ⓘ 2008 in video gaming

                                     

ⓘ 2008 in video gaming

2008 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games. New intellectual properties include Army of Two, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, LittleBigPlanet, Mirrors Edge, Race Driver: Grid, Grand Theft Auto IV and Spore.

                                     

1. Hardware and software sales

Canada

  • Based on figures from the NPD Group

Video game console sales in Canada first seven months of 2008

Japan

  • Based on figures from Enterbrain

Video game console sales of 2008 in Japan

Best-selling video games of 2008 in Japan

  • Based on figures from Dengeki

Best-selling video games of 2008 in Japan

                                     

1.1. Hardware and software sales Japan

  • Based on figures from Enterbrain

Video game console sales of 2008 in Japan

Best-selling video games of 2008 in Japan

  • Based on figures from Dengeki

Best-selling video games of 2008 in Japan

                                     

1.2. Hardware and software sales United States

  • Based on figures from the NPD Group

Video game console sales in the US first six months of 2008

Best-selling video games of 2008 in the US

  • Based on figures from the NPD Group via IGN; the games publishers are listed in brackets

Best-selling video games of 2008 in the US by platform

^ a: In the IGN articles used as sources, IGN lists the titles as the "Top 10 Sellers in 2008"; however, the IGN articles were published on December 9–12, 2008, so the articles might not take into account November and December sales figures, as the NPD Group did not release Novembers console game sales figures until December 11, 2008.

  • Based on figures from the NPD Group

Best-selling console games of all time in the US as of May 1, 2008

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


                                     

1.3. Hardware and software sales Other

  • Based on figures from Enterbrain, GfK Chart-Track, and the NPD Group, respectively

Best-selling video games in Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States combined January–July 2008

Best-selling video games in Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States combined July–September 2008

                                     
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