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

4Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2, Neversoft)

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2, Neversoft) — 2.72 million One would think the PS3 hadn’t been invented yet considering the console’s absence from this list, but that doesn’t mean Sony was just sitting around with its thumb up its port. In the mid-2000s, gaming companies finally had a read on how to make cash off of non-gaming-gamers (more physical movement). The Guitar Hero franchise had steadily gained traction as a party game — a mix somewhere between karaoke and drumming on the steering wheel, so it made perfect sense to beef up the track list with more recognizable jammers. From Weezer to Santana, living rooms across the country rocked out to an even more amped up catalogue — plus got the chance to square off with noted thrashers Slash, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, and Bret Michaels — a veritable A-Team of musicians where the “A” stands for “affordable/available.” Hey, at least the Jonas Brothers weren’t secret characters.
 

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