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ELSPA Sales Awards (March 08)

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The ELSPA Sales Awards for March 08 are out. :)


This titles got following awards in March 08:


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[B][U]Silver award [> 100.000 units]:[/U][/B]
WII  	COOKING MAMA  				505 GAMES		
DS 	SONIC RUSH ADVENTURE 			SEGA		
WII 	LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA 	LUCASARTS		
WII 	RATATOUILLE 				THQ		
PC 	THE SIMS 2: H&M STUFF 			EA		
PS2 	THE SIMS 2: CASTAWAY 			EA		
PS2 	LITTLE BRITAIN: THE VIDEO GAME 		MASTERTRONIC		
XB360 	TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS 2 	UBISOFT		
DS 	MY WORD COACH 				UBISOFT		
PS3 	GRAN TURISMO 5: PROLOGUE 		SONY		
DS 	TOUCHMASTER 				MIDWAY		
PC 	STAR WARS: EMPIRE AT WAR 		LUCASARTS
3x Wii
3x NDS
2x PS2
2x PC
1x 360
1x PS3

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[B][U]Gold award [> 200.000 units]:[/U][/B]
XB360	FIFA 07 				EA
DS	SIGHT TRAINING DS 			NINTENDO
DS	MYSIMS 					EA
DS	MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES 	SEGA
WII	CARNIVAL: FUNFAIR GAMES			TAKE 2
3x NDS
1x 360
1x Wii

Code:
[B][U]Platinum award [> 300.000 units]:[/U][/B]
PS3	ASSASSIN'S CREED 	UBISOFT
PS3	MOTORSTORM 		SONY
2x PS3

Code:
[B][U]Double platinum award [> 600.000 units]:[/U][/B]
PS2	NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON 			EA
WII	MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES 	SEGA
XB360	GEARS OF WAR 				MICROSOFT
1x PS2
1x Wii
1x 360

Code:
[B][U]Diamond award [> 1.000.000 units]:[/U][/B]
DS	NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.		NINTENDO
1x NDS





Gratulation to Assassin´s Creed, Motorstorm, Mario & Sonic, Gears of War and especially New Super Mario Bros.
And all other games. ;)
 

test_account

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Cool :) I was actually thinking of the ELSPA numbers earlier and wondered if they were updated and now i see they are so thanks for posting these numbers :)
 

carlosp

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i thought there were 1 mio. preorders for GT5:p, how can this be?? Less then 200.000 sold?
 

Psychotext

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carlosp said:
i thought there were 1 mio. preorders for GT5:p, how can this be?? Less then 200.000 sold?
Europe as a whole. Though oddly the UK usually makes up at least 20% of software sales... perhaps not in the case of the PS3.
 
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Psychotext said:
Nice post. Got a link to the full list?
http://www.elspa.com/?l=saleaward


Some total statistics:

Games over 100.000 units:
293x Playstation 2
169x PC
65x Playstation
61x Nintendo DS
47x Game Boy Advance
44x Xbox 360
38x Playstation Portable
38x Xbox
25x Wii
11x Playstation 3
10x Game Boy Color
7x Gamecube
2x Nintendo 64
1x Dreamcast

Games over 200.000 units:
152x Playstation 2
56x PC
31x Playstation
24x Nintendo DS
18x Xbox 360
12x Game Boy Advance
10x Playstation Portable
10x Wii
9x Xbox
6x Playstation 3
6x Game Boy Color
2x Gamecube

Games over 300.000 units:
78x Playstation 2
27x PC
18x Playstation
16x Nintendo DS
8x Xbox 360
6x Wii
5x Game Boy Color
4x Playstation 3
3x Xbox
3x Playstation Portable
2x Game Boy Advance

Games over 600.000 units:
26x Playstation 2
3x Nintendo DS
3x Xbox 360
2x Wii
2x PC
1x Game Boy Color
1x Playstation
1x Xbox
1x Plasytation Portable

Games over 1.000.000 units:
4x Playstation 2
2x Nintendo DS
 

Ghost

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FASTEST PRODUCTS TO REACH - DIAMOND STATUS
GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY PS2 8 WEEKS
GRAND THEFT AUTO 3 PS2 62 WEEKS
GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS PS2 3 WEEKS
THE SIMPSONS: HIT & RUN PS2 119 WEEKS

4th biggest game in UK gaming history.
 

Psychotext

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Looking at the "Fastest To" page it looks like San Andreas went platinum on release and double platinum by the second week. Impressive.

Shame they wont be tracking the multiplatform stats as one for liberty city.
 

Ghost

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Wollan said:
So what time period is this for?
Edit: No COD4, I'm confused.


OP is the milestones that were reached in March only, check the link for the full lists.
 

llonesmiz

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Wollan said:
So what time period is this for?
Edit: No COD4, I'm confused.

Those are the games that crossed the various thresholds during this month. If I remember correctly COD4 was over 600k for 360 and over 300k for PS3.

Edit: I was right about COD4.
 
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Wollan said:
So what time period is this for?
Edit: No COD4, I'm confused.
This is just a list with games, which exceeded 100.000 units, 200.000 units [...] in March 08 in the United Kindgom. :)
 

industrian

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Ghost said:
4th biggest game in UK gaming history.

Us folks in the United Kingdom sure do like our GTA games. And games like GTA for that matter.

GTA4 is going to hit the UK like an asteroid.
 

donny2112

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Captain Smoker said:
Some total statistics:

I haven't checked your totals, so you may have already taken this into account. A game gets a sales award for each level that it reaches. That means a Diamond game will have a Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Double Platinum award, as well. If you don't take that into account, you could have duplicate entries in those system breakdowns between award levels.
 

Psychotext

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donny2112 said:
I haven't checked your totals, so you may have already taken this into account. A game gets a sales award for each level that it reaches. That means a Diamond game will have a Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Double Platinum award, as well. If you don't take that into account, you could have duplicate entries in those system breakdowns between award levels.
Looks like you're right. There's 26 PS2 games at Double Platinum level but 4 of those are also listed as Diamond titles.

That's going to change the numbers quite a lot, though it's technically right as there are x games over 100,000 etc.
 

Phife Dawg

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Thanks. M&S already at over 600k in the UK alone - wow!

Is the Little Britain video game as bad as the idea sounds?

carlosp said:
i thought there were 1 mio. preorders for GT5:p, how can this be?? Less then 200.000 sold?
Retailer pre-orders.
 

brain_stew

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Mario and Sonic must be damn near 1 million units already when the DS version is taken into account, no doubt the Wii version will hit a million units in its lifetime. If you count the two releases as one then I don't see anything stopping it from being the best selling game of all time in the UK. We've still got the olympics to come ffs. Talk about success.

Oh, and go go New Super Mario Bros. astonishing performance.
 

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Captain Smoker said:
Code:
[B][U]Diamond award [> 1.000.000 units]:[/U][/B]
DS	NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.		NINTENDO

I never understood all the hate that this game got from some people on GAF (people in real life loved it and never complained of course)

I've played that game start to finish 4 times without ever feeling like I was bored. It nailed the fun factor dead on in my opinion. Deserves those sales.
 

Magicpaint

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jibblypop said:
I never understood all the hate that this game got from some people on GAF (people in real life loved it and never complained of course)

I've played that game start to finish 4 times without ever feeling like I was bored. It nailed the fun factor dead on in my opinion. Deserves those sales.
I always defended it as well. I thought the level design was fantastic. I'm glad Mario has hit it big in UK (and I mean GTA-level big).
 

Psychotext

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Ok... sheer boredom and work avoidance made me decide to grab all of the data from the site and put it into a spreadsheet. I noticed that there were quite a few games that appeared at gold / platinum etc but not at silver. I also dealt with a bunch of typos and duplicated games and finally managed to pull out some stats from it.

Bear in mind my numbers don't match the OPs because I sanitised the data. The numbers below are the number of games per platform at their highest award level.
Code:
	Diam	D-Plat	Plat	Gold	Silver		Total
XB360	0	3	5	10	27		45
DC	0	0	0	0	1		1
GBA	0	0	2	10	27		39
GBC	0	1	4	1	3		9
N64	0	0	0	0	2		2
DS	2	1	13	9	37		62
GC	0	0	0	2	6		8
PC	0	2	25	31	110		168
PSX	0	1	17	14	40		72
PS2	4	22	52	76	146		300
PS3	0	0	4	2	5		11
PSP	0	1	2	8	27		38
WII	0	2	4	4	16		26
XBOX	0	1	2	7	31		41

Just for the hell of it... you can take these numbers and give each platform a total number of games sold. Yes, I know it's massively inaccurate because you lose everything under 100k and also have to assume that each title only sold exactly the target for the award... but I don't care! :lol

Code:
PS2	62,600,000
PC	25,900,000
PSX	12,500,000
DS	12,000,000
XB360	8,000,000
XBOX	5,700,000
PSP	5,500,000
GBA	5,300,000
WII	4,800,000
GBC	2,300,000
PS3	2,100,000
GC	1,000,000
N64	200,000
DC	100,000

Yup... the PS2 was truly a freaking monster.

[Edit - You can basically ignore everything that came before the PS2, GC, XBOX and GBA because it seems like they only started tracking the awards some time around 2000]
 

apujanata

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Psychotext said:
Ok... sheer boredom and work avoidance made me decide to grab all of the data from the site and put it into a spreadsheet. I noticed that there were quite a few games that appeared at gold / platinum etc but not at silver. I also dealt with a bunch of typos and duplicated games and finally managed to pull out some stats from it.

Bear in mind my numbers don't match the OPs because I sanitised the data. The numbers below are the number of games per platform at their highest award level.
Just for the hell of it... you can take these numbers and give each platform a total number of games sold. Yes, I know it's massively inaccurate because you lose everything under 100k and also have to assume that each title only sold exactly the target for the award... but I don't care! :lol

Code:
PS2	62,600,000
PC	25,900,000
PSX	12,500,000
DS	12,000,000
XB360	8,000,000
XBOX	5,700,000
PSP	5,500,000
GBA	5,300,000
WII	4,800,000
GBC	2,300,000
PS3	2,100,000
GC	1,000,000
N64	200,000
DC	100,000

Yup... the PS2 was truly a freaking monster.

S/W wise, X360 is doing great, while Wii is doing ok, and PS3 is doing better than I thought it will do.

DS doing way better than GBA (more than double) is a surprise for me. I can see DS S/W hitting 18 Million, or even 24 Million.

PS2 is a monster.