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2007 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and new intellectual properties such as Assassin's Creed, BioShock, Crackdown, Crysis, Mass Effect, Portal, Skate, The Darkness, The Witcher and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

Events[edit]

Month Date(s) Event
March 14 Microsoft announces Games for Windows – Live, a version of Xbox Live for the Windows platform. The service launched on May 8.[1]
27 Microsoft announces the new "Xbox 360 Elite" stock-keeping unit (SKU). The revision comes with a bigger hard drive and the ability to output HDMI. It went on sale in April.[2]
28 Nintendo and Sega announce Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the Nintendo DS and Wii. This marks the first time Sonic and Mario have ever appeared in a video game together.
April 11 Sony announces that they are discontinuing the 20 GB PlayStation 3 SKU, one of two SKUs available at the systems launch, leaving only the 60 GB SKU available for consumer purchase.[3]
May 19 Blizzard Entertainment announces StarCraft II at Seoul, South Korea.[4]
June 27 Nintendo announces WiiWare, a service similar to Xbox Live Arcade, that will allow developers to release original downloadable games for the Wii. Previously the only downloadable games available on the Wii have been limited to its Virtual Console program.[5]
July 5 After an outpouring of complaints over faulty Xbox 360 hardware, Microsoft announces an extension for the Xbox 360's warranty that applies retroactively to all consumers who have purchased the console since launch.[6]
August 29 Nokia reveals plans to revive its failing N-Gage brand in November; however, this time the line will not be a console, but rather a service players can download onto Nokia phones and/or PCs.[7]
September 25 Halo 3 is released and grosses US$170 million in a 24-hour period, a record for the highest grossing opening day in video game history.[8]
26 Activision buys Bizarre Creations, developer of the Project Gotham Racing series.[9]
October 1 Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is released in the United States on the Wii's Virtual Console, twenty-one years after it was released in Japan.
5 Bungie announces its split with Microsoft to become an independent studio.[10]
10 The Orange Box (A video game compilation that includes Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal & Team Fortress 2) is officially released in North America on gaming platforms: PC & Xbox 360.
11 Electronic Arts (EA) announces plans to buy VG Holding Corp., which owns both Pandemic Studios and BioWare, effectively making both companies subsidiaries.[11]
November 6 EA closes down its EA Chicago studios.[12]
December 19 3D Realms releases a teaser trailer for Duke Nukem Forever[13] after six years since the last trailer and eleven years since announcing the game.[citation needed] It was not released until 2011, 4 years later.

Business[edit]

Month Date(s) Event
July 10 - 13 E3 Media & Business Summit at several hotels and the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States.
August 23 - 26 The Leipzig Games Developers Convention in Leipzig, Germany.
24 - 26 Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, United States.
September 20 - 23 Tokyo Game Show at the Makuhari Messe International Convention complex in Mihama-ku, Chiba, Japan.
28 - 30 Digital Life at New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York, United States.
October 18 - 20 E for All Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, United States.
November 2 - 4 Videogames Expo (VGXPO) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
27 - 28 Montreal Games Summit at the Palais de Congress international convention.

Game releases[edit]

Video game platforms
GBA Game Boy Advance
GCN Nintendo GameCube
Lin Linux
Mac Mac OS / OS X
NDS Nintendo DS
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSP PlayStation Portable
Wii Wii
Win Microsoft Windows
X360 Xbox 360
Xbox Xbox

October 23 Nicktoons: Attack of the ToybotsPlaystation 2 PS2, WiiNDSGBA- SpongeBob SquarePants: AtlantisPlaystation 2, NDS, GBA- SpongeBob Squarepantis: Atlantis SquarepantisWii-

Release Date Title Systems
January 12 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition X360, PS3, Win
January 15 WarioWare: Smooth Moves Wii
January 16 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All NDS
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Mac, Win
January 22 Hotel Dusk: Room 215 NDS
January 30 Rogue Galaxy PS2
Battlestations: Midway X360, Win
February 5 Final Fantasy VI Advance GBA
February 6 Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 PS3, X360
The Sims Life Stories Win
February 12 Wii Play Wii
The Warriors PSP
February 13 Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters PSP
February 15 Myst Online: Uru Live Win
February 20 Maelstrom Win
Supreme Commander Win
Crackdown X360
Sonic and the Secret Rings Wii
Virtua Fighter 5 PS3, X360
February 26 Jade Empire Win
February 27 Peggle Win
Bullet Witch X360
March 1 Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection PS3
March 5 Wario: Master of Disguise NDS
March 6 Def Jam: Icon PS3, X360
MotorStorm PS3
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 X360
March 13 God of War II PS2
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Lin
Spectrobes NDS
March 19 Custom Robo Arena NDS
March 20 Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific Win
Armored Core 4 PS3, X360
Cooking Mama: Cook Off Wii
After Burner: Black Falcon PSP
Kororinpa: Marble Mania Wii
Lost in Blue 2 NDS
March 23 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Win
March 27 The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles X360, Win
Disney's Meet the Robinsons PS2, GBA, NDS, Wii, X360, GCN
March 28 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Win
March 30 Penumbra: Overture Win
April 3 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales NDS
Guitar Hero II X360
SingStar Pop PS2
Enchanted Arms PS3
April 9 Super Paper Mario Wii
April 22 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl NDS
April 24 The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Win
May 8 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars X360
May 15 Resident Evil 4 Win
MLB 07: The Show PS2, PS3, PSP
Etrian Odyssey NDS
May 17 Odin Sphere PS2
May 22 Odin Sphere PS2
Dawn of Mana PS2
May 25 Penumbra: Overture Lin
May 29 Forza Motorsport 2 X360
Mario Party 8 Wii
Shadowrun X360, Win
May 31 Halo 2 for Windows Vista Win
June 1 Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Europe) PS2, Win
June 4 Planet Puzzle League NDS
Nintendo DS Browser NDS
June 5 Tomb Raider: Anniversary (North America) PS2, Win
June 7 Ballistics Lin
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Australia) PS2, Win
June 11 Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Wii
June 12 Scarface: The World Is Yours Wii
Dream Chronicles Win
June 19 Dirt X360, Win
SimCity DS NDS
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Wii
Brothers in Arms DS NDS
June 25 Pokémon Battle Revolution Wii
The Darkness PS3, X360
Overlord X360, Win
June 26 Ratatouille Wii, X360, PS2, Xbox, NDS, GCN, GBA, PSP
July 3 Ninja Gaiden Sigma PS3
July 17 NCAA Football 08 PS2, PS3, XB, X360
July 23 Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword Win
July 30 Mario Strikers Charged Wii
Picross DS NDS
August 7 Mega Man Star Force NDS
August 9 Tomb Raider: Anniversary (North America) PSP
August 14 Heroes of Mana NDS
Madden NFL 08 GCN, NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox, X360, Win
Luminous Arc NDS
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon NDS
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 PS2
August 15 Sam & Max Season One Win
August 20 Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! NDS
August 21 BioShock X360, Win
August 27 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii
August 28 Blue Dragon X360
Dead Head Fred PSP
Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms Win
Warhawk PS3
Wild Arms 5 PS2
August 31 Guild Wars: Eye of the North Win
September 4 Lair PS3
Medal of Honor: Airborne PS3, X360, Win
September 7 Stranglehold X360
September 10 DK Jungle Climber NDS
Drawn to Life NDS
September 11 Dirt PS3
Jam Sessions NDS
NHL 08 PS2, PS3, X360, Win
September 12 Heavenly Sword PS3
September 13 Skate PS3, X360
September 17 Eternal Sonata X360
September 18 Sonic Rush Adventure NDS
Dewy's Adventure Wii
World in Conflict Win
MySims NDS, Wii
Warriors Orochi PS2
September 24 Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Win
September 25 Halo 3 X360
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire Win
Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party Wii
October 1 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass NDS
October 2 Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol NDS
Project Gotham Racing 4 X360
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Win
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night PS2, GBA, NDS
Backyard Hockey NDS
October 4 Crash of the Titans PSP, PS2, Xbox 360, GBA, NDS
October 9 Folklore (video game) PS3
Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck NDS
Bleach: The Blade of Fate NDS
Mountain Bike Adrenaline PS2
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions PSP
FIFA Soccer 08 NDS, PS2, Wii, X360, Win
October 10 The Orange Box X360, Win
October 15 Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day NDS
October 16 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
Beautiful Katamari X360
Clive Barker's Jericho PS3, X360, Win
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure Wii
Front Mission NDS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations NDS
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation X360
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Win
Painkiller: Overdose Win
Mega Man ZX Advent NDS
October 17 Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals PC
October 19 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Lin
October 23 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Win
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction PS3
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (North America) X360
October 24 Hellgate: London PC
October 26 Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Europe) X360, PSP
October 28 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock PS2, PS3, Wii, X360, Mac, Win
October 29 Battalion Wars 2 Wii
Cars Mater-National Championship Wii, PS3, X360, PS2, NDS, GBA
October 30 The Simpsons Game NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja X360
Hellgate: London Win
Manhunt 2 PS2, PSP, Wii
The Witcher Win
TimeShift Win, X360
November 2 Tabula Rasa Win
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Australia) X360, PSP
November 5 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare NDS, PS3, X360, Win
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Wii
November 6 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker NDS
November 9 Empire Earth III Win
Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends NDS
November 12 Super Mario Galaxy Wii
November 13 Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 Wii
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Wii
Contra 4 NDS
Sonic Rivals 2 PSP
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (North America) Wii
November 14 Need for Speed: ProStreet Wii, PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Win
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men PS3, X360, Win
November 15 Crysis Win
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 Wii, NDS
November 16 SimCity Societies Win
Assassin's Creed PS3, X360
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Wii, NDS
November 19 Mario Party DS NDS
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PS3
Unreal Tournament 3 Win
November 20 Mass Effect X360
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings NDS
Rock Band PS3, X360, Wii
Time Crisis 4 PS3
Trauma Center: New Blood Wii
November 26 Master of Illusion NDS
December 1 Tomb Raider: Anniversary (North America) Mob
December 7 Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Europe) Wii
December 12 Universe at War: Earth Assault Win
December 18 Nights: Journey of Dreams Wii

Hardware and software sales[edit]

Europe[edit]

Video game console sales of 2007 in Europe[14][15]

Place Console Units sold
1 Nintendo DS 8.7 million
2 Wii 4.8 million
3 PlayStation 2 3.8 million
4 PlayStation Portable 3.1 million
5 PlayStation 3 2.8 million
6 Xbox 360 1.9 million

Japan[edit]

Video game console sales of 2007 in Japan[16][17][18][19]

Place Console Units sold
1 Nintendo DS 7,143,702
2 Wii 3,629,361
3 PSP 3,022,659
4 PlayStation 3 1,206,347
5 PlayStation 2 816,419[20]
6 Xbox 360 257,841

Best-selling video games of 2007 in Japan[17][21][22]

Place Title Console Units sold
1 Wii Sports Wii 1,911,520
2 Monster Hunter Portable 2 PSP 1,489,898
3 Wii Play Wii 1,487,484
4 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness NDS 1,256,516
5 Mario Party DS NDS 1,232,644
6 New Super Mario Bros. NDS 1,176,939
7 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl NDS 1,094,389
8 Mario Party 8 Wii 1,053,934
9 Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen NDS 1,052,827
10 Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! NDS 1,033,933

North America[edit]

  • Based on figures from the NPD Group via IGN;[23][24] the games' publishers are listed in brackets:

Best-selling video games of 2007 in North America (by platform)

Place Nintendo DS[25] PC[26] PlayStation 2[27]
1 Pokémon Diamond
(Nintendo)
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
(Blizzard Entertainment)
Madden NFL 08
(Electronic Arts)
2 Pokémon Pearl
(Nintendo)
The Sims 2: Seasons
(Electronic Arts)
God of War II
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
3 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
(Nintendo)
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
(Electronic Arts)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
(RedOctane)
4 Diddy Kong Racing
(Nintendo)
The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
(Electronic Arts)
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
(RedOctane)
5 Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!
(Nintendo)
Supreme Commander
(THQ)
MLB 07: The Show
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
6 Spectrobes
(Disney Interactive)
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
(Midway)
Spider-Man 3
(Activision)
7 High School Musical: Makin' the Cut!
(Disney Interactive)
The Orange Box
(Valve)
NCAA Football 08
(Electronic Arts)
8 MySims
(Electronic Arts)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(Activision)
Transformers: The Game
(Activision)
9 Paws and Claws: Pet Vet
(THQ)
BioShock
(2K Games)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
(Rockstar Games)
10 Mario Party DS
(Nintendo)
The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff
(Electronic Arts)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
(Bandai)
Place PlayStation 3[28] PlayStation Portable[29]
1 Madden NFL 08
(Electronic Arts)
MLB 07: The Show
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
2 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(Activision)
Madden NFL 08
(Electronic Arts)
3 Assassin's Creed
(Ubisoft)
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
4 MotorStorm
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
Transformers: The Game
(Activision)
5 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
(RedOctane)
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
(Square Enix)
6 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
(Ubisoft)
300: March to Glory
(Warner Bros. Interactive)
7 NCAA Football 08
(Electronic Arts)
Call of Duty: Roads to Victory
(Activision)
8 Heavenly Sword
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
Major League Baseball 2K7
(2K Games)
9 Ninja Gaiden Sigma
(Tecmo)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
(Ubisoft)
10 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
(Bethesda Softworks)
Ghost Rider
(2K Games)
Place Wii[30] Xbox 360[24]
1 Wii Play
(Nintendo)
Halo 3
(Microsoft)
2 Mario Party 8
(Nintendo)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(Activision)
3 Super Mario Galaxy
(Nintendo)
Guitar Hero II
(RedOctane)
4 Super Paper Mario
(Nintendo)
Madden NFL 08
(Electronic Arts)
5 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
(RedOctane)
Assassin's Creed
(Ubisoft)
6 WarioWare: Smooth Moves
(Nintendo)
BioShock
(2K Games)
7 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
(Nintendo)
Crackdown
(Microsoft)
8 Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
(Capcom)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
(RedOctane)
9 Mario Strikers Charged
(Nintendo)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
(Ubisoft)
10 Pokémon Battle Revolution
(Nintendo)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
(Capcom)

United Kingdom[edit]

Best-selling video games of 2007 in the UK[31][32][33][34]

Place Title Publisher Units sold
1 FIFA 08 Electronic Arts 1,391,435
2 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain? Nintendo 1,016,558
3 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision 935,044
4 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Konami 787,382
5 More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima Nintendo 760,225
6 Halo 3 Microsoft 735,176
7 The Simpsons Game Electronic Arts 734,595
8 Wii Play Nintendo 688,002
9 Assassin's Creed Ubisoft 670,286
10 WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 THQ 563,121

Best-selling video games of 2007 in the UK (by platform)[35]
The games' publishers are listed in brackets:

Place Nintendo DS PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3
1 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain?
(Nintendo)
FIFA 08
(Electronic Arts)
Resistance: Fall of Man
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
2 More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima
(Nintendo)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
(Konami)
MotorStorm
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
3 New Super Mario Bros.
(Nintendo)
The Simpsons Game
(Electronic Arts)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(Activision)
4 Cooking Mama
(505 Games)
Final Fantasy XII
(Square Enix)
FIFA 08
(Electronic Arts)
5 Big Brain Academy
(Nintendo)
High School Musical: Sing It!
(Disney)
Assassin's Creed
(Ubisoft)
6 Pokémon Diamond
(Nintendo)
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008
(THQ)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
(Konami)
7 42 All-Time Classics
(Nintendo)
Need for Speed: ProStreet
(Electronic Arts)
Formula One Championship Edition
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
8 Nintendogs: Labrador & Friends
(Nintendo)
Spider-Man 3
(Activision)
Need for Speed: ProStreet
(Electronic Arts)
9 Sonic Rush
(Sega)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
(Rockstar Games)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
10 Zoo Tycoon DS
(THQ)
Transformers: The Game
(Activision)
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008
(THQ)
Place PlayStation Portable Wii Xbox 360
1 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
(Rockstar Games)
Wii Play
(Nintendo)
Halo 3
(Microsoft)
2 FIFA 08
(Electronic Arts)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
(Sega)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(Activision)
3 Sega Mega Drive Collection
(Sega)
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
(Nintendo)
Assassin's Creed
(Ubisoft)
4 Pro Evolution Soccer 6
(Konami)
Super Mario Galaxy
(Nintendo)
Forza Motorsport 2
(Microsoft)
5 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
(Rockstar Games)
Mario Party 8
(Nintendo)
FIFA 08
(Electronic Arts)
6 Sonic Rivals
(Sega)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
(Nintendo)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
(Konami)
7 The Simpsons Game
(Electronic Arts)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
(Nintendo)
Crackdown
(Microsoft)
8 FIFA 07
(Electronic Arts)
Mario Strikers Charged Football
(Nintendo)
Gears of War
(Microsoft)
9 Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
(Rockstar Games)
Sonic and the Secret Rings
(Sega)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
(Capcom)
10 Need for Speed: Carbon
(Electronic Arts)
Resident Evil 4
(Capcom)
BioShock
(2K Games)

United States[edit]

Video game console sales of 2007 in the US[36][37][38]

Place Console Units sold
1 Nintendo DS 8.50 million
2 Wii 6.29 million
3 Xbox 360 4.62 million
4 PlayStation 2 3.97 million
5 PSP 3.82 million
6 PlayStation 3 2.56 million

Best-selling video games of 2007 in the US[37][38][39]

Place Title Console Units sold
1 Halo 3 X360 4.82 million
2 Wii Play Wii 4.12 million
3 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare X360 3.04 million
4 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock with guitar PS2 2.72 million
5 Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2.52 million
6 Pokémon Diamond NDS 2.48 million
7 Madden NFL 08 PS2 1.90 million
8 Guitar Hero II with guitar PS2 1.89 million
9 Assassin's Creed X360 1.87 million
10 Mario Party 8 Wii 1.82 million

Best-selling video games of all time in the US (as of September 25, 2007)[40]

Note: This list only includes games that were released after NPD started tracking video game sales data.

Place Title Units sold
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 8.6 million
2 Madden NFL 07 7.4 million
3 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 6.8 million
4 Madden NFL 06 6.5 million
5 Halo 2 6.3 million
6 Namco Museum 6.2 million
7 Super Mario 64 6.0 million
8 Madden NFL 2005 5.9 million
9 Grand Theft Auto III 5.7 million
10 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 5.3 million

Success[edit]

Both GameTrailers and ScrewAttack have called and listed 2007 as the best year in gaming history due to so many memorable releases of well received games.

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