2005 game sales figures from NPD Group

By Derek Sooman on July 29, 2005, 7:10 AM
According to figures released by the NPD Group, game industry sales topped $4.1 billion between January 1 and June 30. This is an increase of 21 percent over last year's $3.4 billion.

This seems due in great part to sales of Nintendo's DS and Sony's PSP - portables sales are booming, increasing unit sales for the entire industry 11 percent from last year. Console hardware sales did fall 6 percent, but software and accessories sales were slightly up at three and six percent, respectively. PC games are only marginally increasing, up 9.2 percent from last year to $2.8 billion.

The complete Top 10 consoles games of 2005 are:

1. Gran Turismo 4 (PS2, Sony Computer Entertainment, Feb 05 $49)
2. Pokemon Emerald (GBA, Nintendo, Apr 05, $34)
3. MVP Baseball 2005 (PS2, Electronic Arts, Feb 05, $49)
4. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (PS2, LucasArts, May 05, $49)
5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2, Take-Two Interactive, Oct 04, $47)
6. God of War (PS2, SCE, Mar 05, $50)
7. Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA, Nintendo, Jan 05, $50)
8. Resident Evil 4 (GC, Capcom, Jan 05, $50)
9. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (PS2, Take-Two, Apr 05, $49)
10. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Xbox, LucasArts, May 05, $49)

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