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Next Generation has posted the top 100 selling games of the last 12 months. Keep in mind the list is for North America and Europe.

Here are just the sports games pulled out of that list.

97. NASCAR 08
PS2/PS3/X360
490K

80. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
Wii (other versions came out earlier and are not counted here)
610K

73. NBA 2K8
PS2/PS3/X360
670K

64. The Bigs
Wii/X360/PS2/PS3/PSP
730K

62. Skate
360/PS3
780K

54. Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground
PS2/PS3/Wii/DS/X360
950K

53. Football Manager 2008 (Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 in America)
PC/X360/PSP
1M

52. Motorstorm
PS3 Exclusive
1M

46. NBA Live 08
PS2/PS3/PSP/360/PC/Wii
1.1M

30. NCAA Football 08
PS2/PS2/XBX/X360
1.5M

20. Forza Motorsport 2
X360 Exclusive
2.1M

18. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
Wii/DS/X360/PS2/PS3/PSP/PC
2.3M

13. WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008
PS2/PS3/PSP/X360/DS/Wii
3.5M

12. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
PS2/PS3/PSP/X360/DS/Wii/PC
3.8M

5. Madden NFL 08
PS2/PS3/PSP/X360/Wii/GC/DS/PC/XBX
5.7M

4. FIFA Soccer 08
PS2/PS3/PSP/X360/Wii/DS/PC
5.7M

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Member Comments
# 1 BlyGilmore @ 04/18/08 10:21 AM
some real interesting numbers here - like NBA Live almost doubling up NBA 2k8 in sales. I was also surprised Football Manager did that well.
 
# 2 MildlyPsycho @ 04/18/08 11:01 AM
That is a good find. That list is full of bad.
 
# 3 tehova @ 04/18/08 11:02 AM
NBA 2K8 has 3 different versions, while Live has 6 listed.
 
# 4 bronco92 @ 04/18/08 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by tehova
NBA 2K8 has 3 different versions, while Live has 6 listed.
Did NBA 2K8 release on other platforms not listed?
 
# 5 BlyGilmore @ 04/18/08 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by tehova
NBA 2K8 has 3 different versions, while Live has 6 listed.
True - although I doubt the PC, PSP and Wii version of Live sold several hundred thousand copies combined.
 
# 6 yamabushi @ 04/18/08 12:32 PM
The NBA2K/Live numbers really stand out for me. But one doesnt have to look any further then Box office totals or TV ratings to see that qaulity doesnt always equal success.
 
# 7 ChaseB @ 04/18/08 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by BlyGilmore
True - although I doubt the PC, PSP and Wii version of Live sold several hundred thousand copies combined.
Actually it does because in past NPDs it's been clear that NBA 2K has outsold NBA Live on the 2 next-gen consoles -- at least in NA.
 
# 8 jmood88 @ 04/18/08 01:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlyGilmore
some real interesting numbers here - like NBA Live almost doubling up NBA 2k8 in sales. I was also surprised Football Manager did that well.
Live is also on more consoles.
 
# 9 RubenDouglas @ 04/18/08 03:38 PM
i thought SKATE was amazing. i didnt hear that great of things about the tony hawk game. thats another "my name alone sells better than yours" type deals that EA has over 2ksports
 
# 10 Shinyhubcaps @ 04/21/08 01:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubenDouglas
i thought SKATE was amazing. i didnt hear that great of things about the tony hawk game. thats another "my name alone sells better than yours" type deals that EA has over 2ksports
Quoted for truth. Then again, people may have been put off by skate.'s difficult-to-beginners control scheme. I hate what's become of the industry if games can skimp and still get top dollar, but I agree completely with you there. 2K8 and skate. are better games, but the misinformed decisions, overemphasis on screenshots, fear of new or difficult control schemes and gameplay engines, and brand name are what lead the worse games to sell substantially more units.

Motorstorm, for the record, has sold 3 million units worldwide. I didn't think that game would sell in Japan, but it must have.
 
# 11 Bahnzo @ 04/21/08 11:54 PM
I think what's most interesting is that a football game outsold a football game.
 
# 12 mercalnd @ 04/22/08 09:45 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bahnzo
I think what's most interesting is that a football game outsold a football game.
FIFA has always been EA Sports' biggest seller worldwide by a good margin. The margin doesn't look big here because it's only North America and Europe. Madden's dominance in North America is offset by FIFA's popularity everywhere else.
 
# 13 KG @ 04/22/08 09:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bahnzo
I think what's most interesting is that a football game outsold a football game.
I thought the same thing....especially with Europe's infatuation with PES
 
# 14 BlyGilmore @ 04/22/08 11:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slizeezyc
Actually it does because in past NPDs it's been clear that NBA 2K has outsold NBA Live on the 2 next-gen consoles -- at least in NA.
Sorry I don't think there's anyway the PC/PSP and Wii versions of Live outsell the PS2/PS3/360 version of NBA 2k8.

The question really is how much of a presense does 2k Sports have in Europe and how does that skew these numbers.
 
# 15 BlyGilmore @ 04/22/08 11:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mercalnd
FIFA has always been EA Sports' biggest seller worldwide by a good margin. The margin doesn't look big here because it's only North America and Europe. Madden's dominance in North America is offset by FIFA's popularity everywhere else.
Yep. If you add Asia, South American and Austrailia to the mix, FIFA's total skyrockets, while Madden will stay largely the same.
 
# 16 BlyGilmore @ 04/22/08 12:05 PM
overall or just sports? in the US and North America its easily the best selling sports game each year. With the exception of probably the wrestling game, each of the top 20 on that list has a huge European following. While I believe Madden has decent sales in Europe, it isn't anything compared to FIFA or PES or probably even Tiger Woods.

(Forza 2 btw was HUGE in Europe. It topped the sales charts in the UK for more than a month I believe when it was launched.)
 
# 17 dbeth @ 04/22/08 12:19 PM
I wonder how much Live outsold 2k8 on the ps2? I think that stat right there might tell the difference.

I honestly think it has to be close in the 360/ps3 battle between Live and 2k8
 
# 18 DC @ 04/22/08 08:43 PM
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73. NBA 2K8 PS2/PS3/X360 670K

46. NBA Live 08 PS2/PS3/PSP/360/PC/Wii 1.1M
People still haven't gotten the memo...........
 
# 19 Chibi @ 04/24/08 10:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubenDouglas
i thought SKATE was amazing. i didnt hear that great of things about the tony hawk game. thats another "my name alone sells better than yours" type deals that EA has over 2ksports
Huh? Skate. is from EA, while THPS is from Activision.
 
# 20 Jethown @ 04/24/08 10:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chibi
Huh? Skate. is from EA, while THPS is from Activision.
I think he was just comparing Tony Hawk's name vs. Skate to EA Sport's name vs. 2K.

Obviously Tony Hawk's game will sell more, as do EA Sports games do compared to 2K, because of their name.
 

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