EA's ``Madden NFL 2006'' Top Game Across All Platforms, According to IGN's GamerMetrics.
IGN Entertainment's GamerMetrics customer intelligence measurement tool listed EA's "Madden NFL 2006" as the top game of the season across all platforms. According to GamerMetrics, fans were most interested in "Call of Duty" for Microsoft's new platform, Xbox 360, while the earlier Xbox players' favorite was "Ninja Gaiden Black" this year. PS2 gamers named "Shadow of the Colossus" to top their wishlists, spooky "Resident Evil 4" came in first for Nintendo's GameCube and PC gamers were wowed by "Civilization IV."
The leading Internet media and services company serving the gamer demographic compiled information from its massive audience to determine which games topped fall wish lists for all game devices including handhelds. According to IGN's research "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories" appealed most to the PSP users, "Mario Kart DS" beat "Nintendogs" on the Nintendo DS and "Pokemon Emerald" was highest on lists of the younger GBA audience.
GamerMetrics data is based more than 25 million users' activity on IGN.com, GameSpy.com, TeamXbox.com and fileplanet.com, supported by a pool of more than half a million users telling the leading gamer resource which titles they have, want and are watching.
Top 5 games in each category for the Holidays were: Overall Category 1 Madden NFL 06 X360, PS2, Xbox, GCN, Sports PC, PSP, DS, GBA 2 Need for Speed Most X360, PS2, Xbox, GCN, Racing Wanted PC, PSP, DS, GBA 3 NBA Live 06 X360, PS2, Xbox, GCN, Sports PC, PSP 4 Call of Duty 2 X360, PC First-Person Shooter 5 Perfect Dark Zero X360 First-Person Shooter Xbox 360 1 Call of Duty 2 X360 First-Person Shooter 2 Perfect Dark Zero X360 First-Person Shooter 3 Project Gotham Racing 3 X360 Racing 4 Kameo: Elements of Power X360 Third-Person Adventure 5 Madden NFL 06 X360 Sports Xbox 1 Ninja Gaiden Black Xbox Third-Person Action 2 Far Cry Instincts Xbox First-Person Shooter 3 Star Wars Battlefront II Xbox Shooter 4 Burnout Revenge Xbox Racing 5 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Xbox Third-Person Apocalypse Action RPG PlayStation 2 1 Shadow of the Colossus PS2 Third-Person Adventure 2 Dragon Ball Z Budokai: PS2 Fighting Tenkaichi 3 Resident Evil 4 PS2 Third-Person Action Adventure 4 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2006 PS2 Wrestling 5 Soulcalibur III PS2 Fighting Nintendo GameCube 1 Resident Evil 4 GCN Third-Person Action Adventure 2 Fire Emblem: Path of GCN Strategy RPG Radiance 3 Battalion Wars GCN Third-Person Action 4 WWE Day of Reckoning 2 GCN Wrestling 5 Dance Dance Revolution GCN Music Mario Mix PC 1 Civilization IV PC Turn-Based Strategy 2 F.E.A.R. PC First-Person Shooter 3 Call of Duty 2 PC First-Person Shooter 4 Age of Empires III PC Real-Time Strategy 5 Battlefield 2 PC First-Person Shooter PlayStation Portable 1 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty PSP Third-Person City Stories Action 2 WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW PSP Wrestling 2006 3 Burnout Legends PSP Racing 4 Madden NFL 06 PSP Sports 5 Star Wars Battlefront II PSP Third-Person Action Nintendo DS 1 Mario Kart DS DS Racing 2 Nintendogs DS Virtual Pet 3 Castlevania: Dawn of DS Action Sorrow Adventure 4 Animal Crossing: Wild DS Adventure World 5 Advance Wars: Dual Strike DS Turn-Based Strategy Nintendo GBA 1 Pokemon Emerald GBA Turn-Based RPG 2 The Legend of Zelda: The GBA Action Minish Cap Adventure 3 Final Fantasy IV GBA RPG 4 Fire Emblem: The Sacred GBA Turn-Based Stones Strategy RPG 5 Gunstar Super Heroes GBA Action
Taking the heartbeat of the business directly with gamers, IGN is a resource for anyone who needs to understand the year ahead in the games market. The GamerMetrics tool tracks and reports on more than 42 million game content page views for 33,000 game titles and more than 500,000 game file downloads from FilePlanet.
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IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc., is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 33 million unique users worldwide in the month of October 2005, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix(a). IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others), is the web's number one videogame information destination and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. IGN also owns and operates the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes and one of the leading male lifestyle websites, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S. and in Montreal.
(a) comScore Media Metrix, October 2005 Worldwide data. Worldwide data cited herein represent an aggregate of 32 countries reported by comScore Media Metrix on a monthly basis.
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