Skip to comments."SOCOM 3: US Navy SEALs" tops game sellers
Posted on 11/15/2005 9:00:54 PM PST by Panerai
Sony's third-person shooter "SOCOM 3: US Navy SEALs" was the best-selling video game in the United States in October, market research firm The NPD Group said on Tuesday.
Electronic Arts had the second and third most popular games with sports titles "NBA Live 06" and "Madden NFL 06." The top three sellers were all for play on Sony's PlayStation 2 console, according to NPD, which tracks sales of software and other retail products.
The No. 4 title was Take-Two Interactive Software's urban action game "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories" for Sony's PlayStation Portable. Rounding out the top five was Atari's fighting game "Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi" also for the PlayStation 2.
Talk about a game whose welcome is VERY worn out. I don't see why GTA is popular anymore.
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"I don't see why GTA is popular anymore."
uh, innovative gameplay, and a system that allows the player to do and go almost anywhere they want?
They really need to make a multiplayer version though. Hopefully they'll have a new game out when the PS3 is still relatively cutting edge.
That alone should be reason enough why SOCOM 3 comes on top (and this from a guy who's never played SOCOM). Hope it goes on to do well, and I'm looking forward to the console version of America's Army.
I think the fact that it was still the fourth most popular game, while being on a PORTABLE game system, says something. How many PSPs have sold compared to PS2s?
Also, if you don't get why it is popular anymore, you didn't get why it was popular from the get go.
Interesting. Thanks for the ping.
Until they give me a mouse and keyboard I just can't play a shooter on a console.
Agreed! I enjoyed playing Halo on a friend's console, but I always was left wishing I had a mouse and keyboard for it, instead of a gamepad.
Those gamepads just arent precise, I can bullseye a gnat's ass at 500 meters while flying through the air sideways in UT with WASD but I'm lucky if I can kill at point blank range with a gamepad.
Great game, I just wish they'd use more realistic battle areas.
North Africa, SE Asia, & POLAND????
The PSP version supports up to six players!
Isn't that funny. I have a console, but still enjoy playing on my computer more. Something about the gamepad that is just too different, I guess. A console and gamepad always feel more arcade-ish to me.
Thanks, dude, for the link.