Space Soldiers Obliterated Mario: the Best-Selling Video Games of 2007

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Yes, it rhymes with “two-thousand-heaven,” but that doesn’t mean 2007 (ugh) was a paradise of game titles. Maybe it was the PS3 still finding its footing, but the best-sellers here are exclusively confined to familiar shooters and brightly colored crowd-pleasers. Still there’s a reason this pixelated cream rose to the top, and what this list lacks in variety, it more than makes up for in pulling grand slam status on the basics.
Space Soldiers Obliterated Mario: the Best-Selling Video Games of 2007

2Wii Play (Wii, Nintendo) — 4.12 million

Despite generally middling ratings, Wii Play sold like gangbusters — likely more a reflection on the might-be-your-mom Nintendo Wii crowd than some sort of upset against cool video game violence. Wii Play offers a crap load of mini-games, from laser hockey to table tennis. Also there is one where gamers ride cows to topple scarecrows. Sure, these may sound like the kind of virtual research exercises used to study exposed chimp brains, but there’s some highly addictive charms at work here. For one, having come out the previous year, the Wii was still able to get a lot of mileage out of its novelty wand controller. But yeah, chances are all kinds of families were stoked off the chance to do an activity together.
 

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