Amazon numbers speak: PSP, DS, and PC

We just finished a long article with the lists of Amazon best sellers (plus a bit of analysis and commentary) for the big three home consoles, and now it’s time for the handhelds and the PC.

Why do we bother to report what’s hot on Amazon? Because these numbers are important. This isn’t some silly poll. It’s not an election. These lists show which things people are paying good money for. And when that many people are spending this much on these things, it’s worth talking about from time to time.

These are timely lists. Amazon updates the rankings every hour.

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Here’s a sneak peak at the lists (for the full lists, click on the Full Article link below):

  • Top 10 sellers for PSP.GTA and Star Wars take control of the list, but Madden is still nearly unstoppable.
  • Top 10 sellers for DS. Nintendo of America is the clear winner with Mario and the three Nintendogs titles.
  • Top 10 sellers for PC. Sims and Microsoft Flight Simulator take the list.

You know what to do. Click on the Full Article link to see the full lists.

We just finished a long article with the lists of Amazon best sellers (plus a bit of analysis and commentary) for the big three home consoles, and now it’s time for the handhelds and the PC.

Why do we bother to report what’s hot on Amazon? Because these numbers are important. This isn’t some silly poll. It’s not an election. These lists show which things people are paying good money for. And when that many people are spending this much on these things, it’s worth talking about from time to time.

These are timely lists. Amazon updates the rankings every hour.

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Top 10 sellers for PSP. GTA and Star Wars take control of the list, but Madden is still nearly unstoppable.

  1. Madden NFL 07 (one of EA Sports’ more popular games, it keeps appearing in top 10 lists for all platforms and consoles)
  2. Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
  3. accessory: Sony PSP PlayGear Pocket (a protector case that doubles as a sunshield while gaming and a stand while watching movies)
  4. Star Wars Battlefront 2
  5. Medal of Honor: Heroes
  6. Lego Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy (this title is sometimes not in the top 10 lists of other platforms, but it has found a comfy home in the PSP)
  7. Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
  8. Daxter (the underhyped success story; we’re glad that Jak’s sidekick from the Jak and Daxter series of games is doing well in a game all his own)
  9. Marvel Ultimate Alliance
  10. Killzone: Liberation (beating SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 2, which came in 11th)

Top 10 sellers for DS. Nintendo of America is the clear winner with Mario and the three Nintendogs titles.

  1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo of America’s FTW title)
  2. Brain Age (the hype has died down and it’s STILL going strong)
  3. Nintendogs Labrador Retriever and Friends (another Nintendo of America success – this one beats the other two Nintendogs titles because retrievers are the best)
  4. Final Fantasy 3 (Square Enix USA was smart to remake a popular Japan-only title and give it to the world)
  5. Pokemon Ranger
  6. Nintendogs Dalmatian and Friends
  7. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team
  8. handheld: Nintendo DS Electric Blue (yes, the DS is still selling very well)
  9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
  10. Nintendogs Daschund and Friends

Top 10 sellers for PC. Sims and Microsoft Flight Simulator take the list.

  1. The Sims 2 Pets Expansion Pack (EA’s simulation franchise keeps going)
  2. Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe DVD
  3. Medieval 2: Total War
  4. Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave
  5. Neverwinter Nights 2 (DVD)
  6. The Sims 2 Happy Holiday Stuff (’tis the season, right?)
  7. Worldwide Soccer Manager 2007 (it is the game of the world – worldwide, more people are into soccer than basketball or baseball, so while many Americans don’t care about this game, a lot of other people do)
  8. Crazy Machines: The Wacky Contraptions Game
  9. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
  10. The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff

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