2007 in video gaming

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List of years in video gaming
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2007 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games. New intellectual properties include Assassin's Creed, BioShock, Crackdown, Crysis, Mass Effect, Portal, Rock Band, Skate, The Darkness, The Witcher Uncharted,Super Paper Mario, Super Mario Galaxy,and Mario Party 8

    Events

    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 PC and 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 1 Super Mario Galaxy was released on the Nintendo Wii, introduces Rosalina to the Mario series.
    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

    Month Date(s) Event
    July 11 - 13 E3 Media & Business Summit at several hotels and the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States.[14]
    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

    Video game platforms
    GBA Game Boy Advance
    GCN GameCube
    Lin Linux
    Mac Classic Mac OS / macOS
    NDS Nintendo DS
    PS2 PlayStation 2
    PS3 PlayStation 3
    PSP PlayStation Portable
    Wii Wii
    Win Microsoft Windows
    X360 Xbox 360
    Xbox Xbox
    Release Date Title Systems
    January 2 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol PS2
    Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller NDS
    January 4 GripShift PSN
    January 9 Arthur and the Invisibles GBA, NDS, PS2, PSP, Win
    The Shield PS2
    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 17 NCAA March Madness 07 PS2, X360
    January 22 Hotel Dusk: Room 215 NDS
    The Shield Win
    January 23 Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel NDS
    The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean PSP
    January 30 Rogue Galaxy PS2
    Battlestations: Midway X360, Win
    Sonic the Hedgehog PS3
    January 26 Europa Universalis III Win
    February 5 Diddy Kong Racing DS NDS
    Final Fantasy VI Advance GBA
    February 6 Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia PS2
    Capcom Puzzle World PSP
    Lunar Knights NDS
    Micro Machines V4 NDS
    MVP 07: NCAA Baseball PS2
    Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 PS3, X360
    The Sims Life Stories Win
    February 12 Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure PSP
    Wii Play Wii
    The Warriors PSP
    February 13 Chulip PS2
    Ghost Rider GBA, PS2, PSP
    Kim Possible: Global Gemini NDS
    Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters PSP
    February 14 Paperboy XBLA
    February 15 Myst Online: Uru Live Win
    February 19 Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner PSP
    NBA Street Homecourt X360
    February 20 M.A.C.H. PSP
    Maelstrom Win
    Metal Slug Anthology PSP
    Supreme Commander Win
    Crackdown X360
    Sonic and the Secret Rings Wii
    Virtua Fighter 5 PS3
    February 26 Jade Empire Win
    February 27 300: March to Glory PSP
    Peggle Win
    Bullet Witch X360
    Dance Dance Revolution Universe X360
    Marvel Trading Card Game PSP
    SSX Blur Wii
    February 28 Alien Hominid XBLA
    March 1 Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection PS3
    March 5 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories PS2
    Wario: Master of Disguise NDS
    March 6 Burnout Dominator PS2, PSP
    Def Jam: Icon PS3, X360
    MotorStorm PS3
    NBA Street Homecourt PS3
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 X360
    Uno Free Fall GBA
    March 11 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera PS2
    Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters PS2
    March 13 Call of Duty: Roads to Victory PSP
    God of War II PS2
    Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Lin
    Spectrobes NDS
    March 14 Formula One Championship Edition PS3
    March 19 Custom Robo Arena NDS
    March 20 Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific Win
    Armored Core 4 PS3, X360
    Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Wii
    Cooking Mama: Cook Off Wii
    After Burner: Black Falcon PSP
    Earth Defense Force 2017 X360
    Kororinpa: Marble Mania Wii
    Lost in Blue 2 NDS
    Rocky Balboa PSP
    Theme Park NDS
    UEFA Champions League 2006–2007 PS2, PSP, X360
    Virtua Tennis 3 PS3, X360
    March 21 Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu NDS
    Test Drive Unlimited PSP
    The Godfather: The Don's Edition PS3
    March 23 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Win
    Wing Island Wii
    March 26 Medal of Honor: Vanguard PS2, Wii
    Virtua Tennis 3 PSP
    March 27 The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles X360, Win
    Honeycomb Beat NDS
    Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits NDS
    Disney's Meet the Robinsons PS2, GBA, NDS, Wii, X360, GCN
    Metal Slug Anthology PS2
    Purr Pals NDS, Wii
    March 28 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Win
    Jetpac Refuelled XBLA
    March 30 Penumbra: Overture Win
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent PS3
    April 3 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales NDS
    Guitar Hero II X360
    Pimp My Ride PSP
    Prince of Persia: Rival Swords PSP, Wii
    SingStar Pop PS2
    Enchanted Arms PS3
    April 9 Super Paper Mario Wii
    April 19 Super Rub 'a' Dub PS3
    April 22 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (North America) NDS
    April 23 Made Man PS2
    April 24 Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos PSP
    Bionicle Heroes Wii
    SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS NDS
    The Fast and the Furious PSP
    The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Win
    April 25 Eets: Chowdown XBLA
    May 1 Heatseeker PS2, Wii
    Legend of the Dragon PS2, Wii
    May 8 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars X360
    Driver 76 PSP
    Heatseeker PSP
    Infernal Win
    May 10 Calling All Cars! PSN
    May 15 Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon PSP
    Resident Evil 4 Win
    Touch the Dead NDS
    MLB 07: The Show PS2, PS3, PSP
    Etrian Odyssey NDS
    May 16 Aegis Wing XBLA
    Soltrio Solitaire XBLA
    Sudokuro NDS
    Taito Legends 2 PS2
    May 17 Taito Legends Power-Up PSP
    May 22 Odin Sphere PS2
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
    Dawn of Mana PS2
    Death, Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom NDS
    Marvel Trading Card Game NDS
    May 23 Xevious XBLA
    May 25 Penumbra: Overture Lin
    May 29 Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm PS2
    Crush PSP
    Forza Motorsport 2 X360
    Legend of the Dragon PSP
    Mario Party 8 Wii
    Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Wii
    Shadowrun X360, Win
    Tank Beat NDS
    WarTech: Senko no Ronde X360
    May 30 Surf's Up GBA, NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
    May 31 Halo 2 for Windows Vista Win
    June 1 Surf's Up GCN, Win
    June 4 Planet Puzzle League NDS
    Nintendo DS Browser NDS
    June 5 Tomb Raider: Anniversary PS2, Win
    June 7 Ballistics Lin
    Call of Juarez X360
    June 8 Marvel Trading Card Game Win
    June 11 Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Wii
    June 12 Scarface: The World Is Yours Wii
    Dream Chronicles Win
    Tenchu Z X360
    Time Ace NDS
    June 13 Prince of Persia Classic XBLA
    June 18 PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 PSP
    June 19 B-17: Fortress in the Sky NDS
    Dirt X360, Win
    Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground PSP
    SimCity DS NDS
    Raw Danger! PS2
    Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Wii
    Brothers in Arms DS NDS
    Transformers Autobots NDS
    June 25 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Win, PS2, PS3, X360, PSP, NDS, Wii, GBA, Mac
    Hoshigami Remix NDS
    Hour of Victory X360
    Pokémon Battle Revolution Wii
    The Adventures of Darwin PS2
    The Darkness PS3, X360
    June 26 Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition PSP
    Overlord X360, Win
    GrimGrimoire PS2
    Nervous Brickdown NDS
    Ratatouille Wii, X360, PS2, Xbox, NDS, GCN, GBA, PSP
    Switchball Win
    Zendoku NDS
    June 27 Carcassonne XBLA
    June 28 Super Stardust HD PSN
    June 30 Rafa Nadal Tennis NDS
    July 1 Smash Court Tennis 3 PSP
    July 3 Ninja Gaiden Sigma PS3
    Vampire Rain X360
    July 7 The Adventures of Cookie & Cream NDS
    July 10 Project Sylpheed X360
    Riviera: The Promised Land PSP
    July 11 Sonic the Hedgehog XBLA
    July 17 NCAA Football 08 PS2, PS3, XB, X360
    PaRappa the Rapper PSP
    Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology PSP
    July 18 Bomberman Live XBLA
    Deal or No Deal GBA
    July 23 Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword Win
    Deal or No Deal NDS
    NASCAR 08 PS2, PS3, X360
    July 24 Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter's Battle NDS
    Final Fantasy II PSP
    July 25 Escape from Bug Island Wii
    Wing Commander Arena XBLA
    July 27 The World Ends With You NDS
    July 30 Drake & Josh: Talent Showdown NDS
    Mario Strikers Charged Wii
    Picross DS NDS
    July 31 Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl PSP
    August 6 Chameleon: To Dye For! NDS
    August 7 Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars PSP
    Mega Man Star Force NDS
    August 9 Piyotama PS3, PSP
    Tomb Raider: Anniversary PSP
    August 14 Billy the Wizard: Rocket Broomstick Racing Wii
    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
    Dragoneer's Aria PSP
    The Settlers II NDS
    August 22 Street Trace NYC XBLA
    August 27 Carnival Games NDS, Wii
    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii
    NHRA: Countdown to the Championship PSP
    August 28 Blue Dragon X360
    Dead Head Fred PSP
    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam PS2, PS3, X360
    Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms Win
    Warhawk PS3
    Wild Arms 5 PS2
    August 29 Monster Hunter Freedom 2 PSP
    August 31 Guild Wars: Eye of the North Win
    Lair PS3
    September 4 Medal of Honor: Airborne PS3, X360, Win
    The Sims 2: Bon Voyage Win
    September 7 Stranglehold X360
    September 9 Balls of Fury NDS
    September 10 DK Jungle Climber NDS
    Drawn to Life NDS
    September 11 Dirt PS3
    Fatal Inertia X360
    Jam Sessions NDS
    NHL 08 PS2, PS3, X360, Win
    Zoey 101: Field Trip Fiasco NDS
    September 12 Heavenly Sword PS3
    September 13 PixelJunk Racers PSN
    Skate PS3, X360
    September 17 7 Wonders of the Ancient World NDS
    Eternal Sonata X360
    Stuntman: Ignition PS2, PS3, X360
    September 18 Coded Arms: Contagion PSP
    Digimon World Dawn NDS
    Digimon World Dusk NDS
    Sonic Rush Adventure NDS
    Dewy's Adventure Wii
    World in Conflict Win
    MySims NDS, Wii
    Warriors Orochi PS2
    September 19 Geon: Emotions XBLA
    September 20 LocoRoco Cocoreccho PSN
    September 24 Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Win
    Jackass: The Game NDS
    September 25 Balls of Fury Wii
    CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder PS2
    Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire Wii
    Halo 3 X360
    Hot Wheels: Beat That! PS2
    The Settlers: Rise of an Empire Win
    Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party Wii
    Race Driver: Create & Race NDS
    Soul Nomad & the World Eaters PlayStation 2
    September 26 Hot Wheels: Beat That! X360
    September 27 Jackass: The Game PSP
    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer Win
    September 30 Hot Wheels: Beat That! 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
    Geometry Wars: Waves XBLA
    Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow PSP
    The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night PS2, GBA, NDS
    Backyard Hockey NDS
    October 3 Ninjabread Man Wii
    Tetris Splash XBLA
    October 4 Crash of the Titans PSP, PS2, Xbox 360, GBA, NDS
    Feel Ski PSN
    October 8 MinDStorm NDS
    October 9 Folklore PS3
    Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal PS2, Wii, X360
    Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck NDS
    Blade: Shattered Blade Wii
    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
    Sega Rally Revo PS3, PSP, X360
    Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron PSP
    The Cheetah Girls: Pop Star Sensations NDS
    Thrillville: Off The Rails NDS, PS2, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Win, X360
    Touch Detective 2 ½ NDS
    October 10 Half-Life 2 X360
    Half-Life 2: Episode One X360
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two X360, Win
    Portal X360, Win
    Team Fortress 2 X360, Win
    The Orange Box X360, Win
    Yaris XBLA
    October 11 Everyday Shooter PS3
    October 15 Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day NDS
    The Aly & AJ Adventure NDS
    October 16 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth GBA, NDS, PS2, Wii
    Beautiful Katamari X360
    Clive Barker's Jericho PS3, X360, Win
    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure Wii
    Front Mission NDS
    Mercury Meltdown Revolution Wii
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations NDS
    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation X360
    Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Win
    Painkiller: Overdose Win
    Spider-Man 3 PSP
    Victorious Boxers: Revolution Wii
    October 17 Every Extend Extra Extreme XBLA
    Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals PC
    October 19 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Lin
    October 22 Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights PS3
    The Sims 2: Castaway NDS, PS2, PSP, Wii
    October 23 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Win
    Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles PSP
    Ed, Edd n Eddy: Scam of the Century NDS
    Pac 'n Roll Wii
    Power Rangers: Super Legends NDS
    Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction PS3
    Tomb Raider: Anniversary X360
    Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots PS2, Wii NDS GBA
    SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis PS2, NDS, GBA
    Mega Man ZX Advent NDS
    October 24 Exit XBLA
    Hellgate: London PC
    The Eye of Judgment PS3
    October 25 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure NDS, PS2, Wii
    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
    El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera NDS
    Ratatouille: Food Frenzy NDS
    John Woo Presents Stranglehold PS3
    October 30 Bee Movie Game NDS, PS2, Wii, Win, X360
    Ben 10: Protector of Earth NDS, PS2, PSP, Wii
    The Simpsons Game NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
    Napoleon Dynamite: The Game NDS, PSP
    Naruto: Rise of a Ninja X360
    Hellgate: London Win
    Hooked! Real Motion Fishing Wii
    Manhunt 2 PS2, PSP, Wii
    The Witcher Win
    TimeShift Win, X360
    Virtua Fighter 5 X360
    Viva Piñata: Party Animals X360
    November 2 Tabula Rasa Win
    Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Australia) X360, PSP
    November 5 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am PS2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare NDS, PS3, X360, Win
    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Wii
    Shrek: Ogres and Dronkeys NDS
    The Simpsons Game PSP
    November 6 Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War PS3, X360
    F.E.A.R. Files X360
    Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour Wii
    Hot Wheels: Beat That! NDS
    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii
    Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
    LifeSigns: Surgical Unit NDS
    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker NDS
    Ontamarama NDS
    Power Rangers: Super Legends PS2, Win
    Silent Hill: Origins PSP
    SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike PSP
    November 7 Dr. Seuss: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! NDS
    Switchball XBLA
    November 9 Empire Earth III Win
    Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends NDS
    November 12 Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth X360
    Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Imagination Invaders NDS
    SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis Wii
    Super Mario Galaxy Wii
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat NDS
    November 13 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem PSP
    Beowulf: The Game PS3, Win, X360
    Enchanted NDS
    Jenga World Tour NDS
    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men PS3, Win, X360
    Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 Wii
    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus PSP
    Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Wii
    Smarty Pants Wii
    Contra 4 NDS
    Sonic Rivals 2 PSP
    Tomb Raider: Anniversary Wii
    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
    November 14 Need for Speed: ProStreet Wii, PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Win
    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men PS3, X360, Win
    Shrek n' Roll X360
    Soldier of Fortune: Payback PS3, X360, Win
    November 15 Crysis Win
    Orcs & Elves NDS
    Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 Wii, NDS
    November 16 SimCity Societies Win
    Assassin's Creed PS3, X360
    Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity Wii
    Hot Wheels: Beat That! Win
    Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Wii, NDS
    November 19 Link's Crossbow Training Wii
    Mario Party DS NDS
    Sega Rally Revo Win
    Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PS3
    Unreal Tournament 3 Win
    November 20 Aqua Vita PS3
    CSI: Dark Motives NDS
    Mass Effect X360
    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings NDS
    Godzilla: Unleashed PS2
    Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash NDS
    Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminis PS2, Win, Xbox
    Rock Band PS3, X360, Wii
    Soulcalibur Legends Wii
    Operation Creature Feature PSN
    Time Crisis 4 PS3
    Trauma Center: New Blood Wii
    November 21 Undertow XBLA
    November 23 Geometry Wars: Galaxies NDS
    November 26 Master of Illusion NDS
    November 27 Boogie NDS
    Cruis'n Wii
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies Wii
    Speedball 2 Tournament Win
    November 30 Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords Wii
    December 1 Tomb Raider: Anniversary Mob
    December 3 18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul Win
    December 4 Alvin and the Chipmunks NDS, PS2, Wii, Win
    Beowulf: The Game PSP
    Draglade NDS
    Psychonauts XBLA
    December 5 Godzilla: Unleashed Wii
    December 6 High Velocity Bowling PlayStation 3
    December 7 Jenga World Tour Wii
    December 11 Half-Life 2 PS3
    Half-Life 2: Episode One PS3
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two PS3
    NeoGeo Battle Coliseum PS2
    Portal PS3
    Super Swing Golf: Season 2 Wii
    Team Fortress 2 PS3
    The Orange Box PS3
    Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge PS2, Wii, Win
    December 12 Arkadian Warriors Win, XBLA
    Universe at War: Earth Assault Win
    December 18 Indianapolis 500 Legends NDS, Wii
    Nights: Journey of Dreams Wii
    Sonic the Hedgehog iOS
    December 19 Elements of Destruction NDS
    December 26 SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam XBLA

    Hardware and software sales

    Europe

    Video game console sales of 2007 in Europe[15][16]

    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

    Video game console sales of 2007 in Japan[17][18][19][20]

    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[21]
    6 Xbox 360 257,841

    Best-selling video games of 2007 in Japan[18][22][23]

    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

    • Based on figures from the NPD Group via IGN;[24][25] the games' publishers are listed in brackets:

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

    Place Nintendo DS[26] PC[27] PlayStation 2[28]
    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[29] PlayStation Portable[30]
    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[31] Xbox 360[25]
    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

    Best-selling video games of 2007 in the UK[32][33][34][35]

    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)[36]
    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

    Video game console sales of 2007 in the US[37][38][39]

    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[38][39][40]

    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)[41]

    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

    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.

    Highest critically reviewed games (Metacritic)

    Number Video Game Developer Publisher Platform Release Date Average score Number of reviews Refs
    1 Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo EAD Nintendo Wii November 12 97 73 reviews [42]
    2 BioShock Irrational Games 2K Games Xbox 360 August 21 96 88 reviews [43]
    3 The Orange Box Valve Corporation Valve Corporation Microsoft Windows, Linux October 10 96 54 reviews [44]
    4 Halo 3 Bungie Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 September 25 94 86 reviews [45]
    5 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Infinity Ward Activision Xbox 360 November 5 94 70 reviews [46]
    6 God of War II SCE Santa Monica Studio Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 2 March 13 93 70 reviews [47]
    7 Rock Band Harmonix Electronic Arts/MTV Games Xbox 360 November 20 92 72 reviews [48]
    8 Mass Effect BioWare Electronic Arts Xbox 360 November 20 91 74 reviews [49]
    9 Crysis Crytek Electronic Arts PC November 13 91 56 reviews [50]
    10 Forza Motorsport 2 Turn 10 Studios Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 May 29 90 66 reviews [51]

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