US Dreamcast games sales

We all know there are some major differences in the gaming tastes between regions; NFL games sell like hot cakes in the US, football/soccer games manage to top the charts in Europe each year and Japanese gamers go crackers for one hundred billion hour long RPGs which they somehow manage to cram into their overworked lives

Well, after recently coming across this information on the Gaming Age Forums I thought I would share it with the Dreamcast faithful. One thing I noticed about the list is the absence of any racing title such as Sega Rally 2, MSR or F355, anywhere near the top, in fact, Sega GT is the highest placing Dreamcast racing title at 31.

Another shocker is Phantasy Star Online, no doubt a game which received some heavy investment from Sega to show off the system's online capabilities, and it doesn't even make the top 40! In fact, at 46 it was surpassed in sales by such quality titles as Dave Mirra BMX, Blue Stinger, and Test Drive 6! It's also interesting to see that games such as Powerstone 2, which are considered extremely rare titles, actually sold a fair bit (especially compared to Japanese sales). Which of the games in the list surprise you most?



1 SONIC ADVENTURE 1,059,252
2 NFL 2K 990,282
3 CRAZY TAXI 966,665
4 NFL 2K1 904,184
5 NBA 2K1 741,208
6 NBA 2K 725,045
7 SOUL CALIBUR 573,619
8 READY 2 RUMBLE BOXING 466,687
9 SHENMUE 458,977
10 WORLD SER BASEBALL 2K1 415,487
11 SONIC ADVENTURE 2 390,291
12 VIRTUA TENNIS 368,035
13 TONY HAWKS PRO SKATER2 354,381
14 RESIDENT EVIL: CODE V 351,926
15 SEGA BASS FISHING 340,035
16 HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2 339,721
17 TONY HAWK PRO SKATER 338,547
18 NFL 2K2 335,375
19 BUDGET ASSORTMENT 325
20 NHL 2K 316,582
21 TOMB RAIDER:REVELATION 300,835
22 JET GRIND RADIO 291,609
23 NBA 2K2 252,727
24 CRAZY TAXI 2 244,367
25 NFL BLITZ 2000 233,821
26 WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 228,908
27 NCAA FOOTBALL 2K2 221,964
28 MARVEL VS CAPCOM 213,691
29 LEGACY KAIN:SOUL REVR 207,879
30 ULTIMATE FIGHTNG CHAMP 205,975
31 SEGA GT 202,123
32 HYDRO THUNDER 200,23
33 DEAD OR ALIVE 2 199,75
34 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 199,286
35 WWE ATTITUDE 199,239
36 POWER STONE 193,923
37 BLUE STINGER 193,347
38 DAVE MIRRA BMX 189,208
39 TOY COMMANDER 188,427
40 WORLD SER BASEBALL 2K2 184,901
41 T.CLANCYS RAINBOW SIX 183,948
42 SEGA SMASH PK VOL. 1 181,623
43 MORTAL KOMBAT GOLD 180,873
44 TEST DRIVE 6 178,208
45 READY 2 RUMBLE BOXING2 173,612
46 PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 166,824
47 FIGHTING FORCE 2 160,764
48 NBA SHOWTIME: ON NBC 158,729
49 RIPPIN' RIDERS 153,65
50 GRANDIA 2 146,918
51 SEGA RALLY 2 145,942
52 EVOLUTION 145,701
53 SEGA MARINE FISHING 140,357
54 TOKYO XTREME RACER 138,625
55 QUAKE III ARENA 131,418
56 AIR FORCE DELTA 129,331
57 VIGILANTE 8 2ND OFFNSE 125,861
58 SLAVE ZERO 123,743
59 ZOMBIE REVENGE 123,518
60 SPEED DEVILS 118,232
61 TRICKSTYLE 116,147
62 SWORD OF BERSERK:GUTS 113,803
63 POWER STONE 2 112,363
64 ECCO THE DOLPHIN 110,062
65 TOMB RAIDER CHRONICLES 107,406
66 MS. PAC-MAN MAZE MAD 106,543
67 SKIES OF ARCADIA 106,042
68 RAYMAN 2 105,65
69 UNREAL TOURNAMENT 104,345
70 18 WHEELER PRO TRUCKER 102,325
71 CENTIPEDE 102,055
72 METROPOLIS STREET RACR 101,757
73 ATARI ANNIVERSARY ED 100,388
74 NAMCO MUSEUM 100,273
75 SONIC SHUFFLE 99,301
76 RESIDENT EVIL 3 98,916
77 SEAMAN 98,555
78 VIRTUA FIGHTER 3TB 96,416
79 NFL BLITZ 2001 95,289
80 ECW:HARDCORE REVLUTION 89,943
81 MCGRATH SPRCROSS 2000 86,498
82 SPACE CHANNEL 5 86,36
83 EXPENDABLE 85,611
84 4X4 EVOLUTION 83,252
85 GAUNTLET LEGENDS 82,515
86 CAPCOM VS SNK 82,188
87 SW EPISODE 1: RACER 81,914
88 SOUTH PARK:CHEFS SHACK 80,033
89 T.CLANCYS ROGUE SPEAR 79,199
90 SW EPISODE 1: JEDI 79,075
91 GRAND THEFT AUTO 2 77,014
92 TEE-OFF 76,673
93 FROGGER 2 75,751
94 DINO CRISIS 75,587
95 SOUL FIGHTER 75,503
96 TIME STALKERS 71,276
97 DYNAMITE COP 71,221
98 SUZUKI ALSTARE RACING 70,755
99 DAYTONA USA 70,276
100 RUSH 2049 69,668
101 SPAWN 69,499
102 STREET FIGHTER ALPHA 3 69,051
103 TENNIS 2K2 68,976
104 WORMS ARMAGEDDON 68,779
105 NFL QTRBACK CLUB 2000 68,778
106 TEST DRIVE LE MANS 2K 68,564
107 ARMY MEN:SARGES HEROES 68,219
108 SPEC OPS: OMEGA SQUAD 67,673
109 VANISHING POINT 67,537
110 SYDNEY 2000 67,461
111 CARRIER 67,093
112 AERO WINGS 66,876
113 DISNEY 102 DALMATIANS 65,964
114 RESIDENT EVIL 2 65,922
115 KING OF FIGHTERS 1999 62,355
116 STAR WARS: DEMOLITION 62,14
117 TOKYO XTREME RACER 2 61,975
118 RE-VOLT 61,672
119 STREET FIGHTR 3:3RD ST 60,246
120 4 WHEEL THUNDER 59,601
121 SHADOW MAN 59,399
122 VIRTUAL ON: ORATORIO 57,813
123 ALONE IN THE DARK 4 57,137
124 CHUCHU ROCKET 56,996
125 SPIDERMAN 55,985
126 TNN HARDCORE HEAT 55,833
127 ARMADA 55,568
128 STREET FIGHTR 3:DOUBLE 54,498
129 LOONEY TUNE SPACE RACE 53,206
130 MAT HOFFMANS PRO BMX 53,155
131 EVOLUTION 2 52,782
132 DEMOLITION RACER: NO 52,041
133 MAKEN X 51,609
134 CART FLAG TO FLAG 51,313
135 HIDDEN & DANGEROUS 50,933
136 PLASMA SWORD 50,464
137 MAX STEEL 50,148
138 MDK 2 50,146
139 SILENT SCOPE 50,044
140 CHAMPIONSHIP SURFER 49,789
141 VIRTUA STRIKER 2 47,836
142 XTREME SPORTS 47,72
143 PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 46,609
144 WILD METAL 45,855
145 GUNDAM SIDE STORY 0079 42,358
146 PEN PEN TRILCELON 42,347
147 EVIL DEAD: HAIL KING 42,234
148 TOY STORY 2 41,86
149 SILVER 40,589
150 NIGHTMARE CREATURES 2 39,908
151 THE GRINCH 39,632
152 FERRARI F355 CHALLENGE 39,593
153 MONACO GRAND PRIX 39,278
154 PSYCHIC FORCE 2012 39,129
155 RECORD OF LODOSS WAR 39
156 CONFIDENTIAL MISSION 37,849
157 COASTER WORKS 37,848
158 ESPN NBA 2 NIGHT 37,538
159 D-2 36,922
160 HOYLE CASINO 36,856
161 STARLANCER 35,584
162 DRACONUS:CULT OF WYRM 35,519
163 KING FIGHTRS EVOLUTION 34,476
164 KISS: PSYCHO CIRCUS 34,453
165 INCOMING 34,428
166 NFL QTRBACK CLUB 2001 33,383
167 NBA HOOPZ 33,382
168 STRIKER PRO 2000 33,3
169 SUPER MAGNETIC NEO 33,046
170 BUZZ LIGHTYEAR OF STAR 33,011
171 TEST DRIVE V-RALLY 32,841
172 NHL 2K2 32,542
173 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE 32,239
174 PROJECT JUSTICE 31,952
175 FUR FIGHTERS 30,849
176 GREATEST ARCADE HITS 2 30,434
177 DISNEY MAGICAL RACING 30,368
178 WACKY RACES 29,861
179 ELEMENTAL GIMMIC GEAR 29,646
180 MTV SKATEBOARDING 29,595
181 REEL FISHING WILD 29,417
182 OUTTRIGGER 29,209
183 ARCADES GREATEST HITS 29,152
184 ALIENFRONT ONLNE W/MIC 29,118
185 MAXIMUM POOL 28,805
186 TETRIS 28,804
187 Q-BERT 27,821
188 POD 2 SPEEDZONE 27,319
189 DONALD DUCK GOIN' 27,088
190 LAST BLADE 2 27,064
191 OMIKRON 27,064
192 BUST A MOVE 4 26,953
193 CONFLICT ZONE 26,878
194 RAZOR FREESTYLE SCOOT 26,343
195 FATAL FURY:MARK WOLVES 26,026
196 SEGA BASS FISHING 2 25,807
197 CHICKEN RUN 25,709
198 IRON ACES 25,438
199 JOJO'S BIZARRE VENTURE 25,023
200 SPEED DEVILS 2 24,66
201 RAILROAD TYCOON 2 24,379
202 DEATH CRIMSON OX 24,262
203 ESPN INTL TRACK&FIELD 24,021
204 SAMBA DE AMIGO 23,225
205 SUPER RUNABOUT SANFRAN 22,587
206 DRAGON RIDERS: PERN 22,043
207 CAESARS PALACE 2000 20,124
208 SEVNTH CROSS EVOLUTION 20,113
209 FLOIGAN BROTHERS 19,886
210 BANG! GUNSHIP ELITE 19,82
211 WORMS WORLD PARTY 19,49
212 SNO-CROSS CHAMP RACING 19,087
213 HEAVY METAL: GEOMATRIX 18,974
214 TECH ROMANCER 18,871
215 BOMBERMAN ONLINE 18,79
216 ILLBLEED 18,61
217 AERO WINGS 2:AIRSTRIKE 18,42
218 CANNON SPIKE 18,15
219 DUCATI WORLD RACING 17,893
220 RED DOG: SUPERIOR FIRE 17,759
221 WETRIX 17,51
222 DISNEY'S DINOSAUR 17,083
223 ROADSTERS 17,037
224 SPORTS JAM 16,871
225 SPIRIT OF SPEED 1937 16,255
226 WHO WANTS BEAT MILLION 16,123
227 PRINCE OF PERSIA 16,115
228 SURF ROCKET RACER 15,781
229 VIRTUA ATHLETE 2000 15,594
230 GUNBIRD 2 14,61
231 TYPING OF THE DEAD 14,489
232 BANGAI-O 14,42
233 THE RING 14,238
234 DEEP FIGHTER 14,061
235 OOGA BOOGA 13,446
236 MARS MATRIX 13,393
237 SPORTS BUNDLE 11,861
238 STUPID INVADERS 11,64
239 KAO THE KANGAROO 11,601
240 MAG FORCE RACING 11,402
241 INDUSTRIAL SPY OPERATN 10,745
242 SOUTH PARK RALLY 10,025
243 F1 WORLD GRAND PRIX 9,842
244 GIGA WING 2 8,716
245 GIGA WING 8,653
246 MR. DRILLER 8,575
247 CHARGE N' BLAST 6,721
248 URBAN CHAOS 6,439
249 ECW: ANARCHY RULZ 4,99
250 ECCO W/DREAMSHOCK 2 1,265

Comments

  1. Is there a list of Dreamcast game sales in Europe and a list for worldwide games sales .this article and the one on Japanese game sales are great and very informative

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  2. Unfortunately, as Europe is quite segmented I have never been able to find a complete set of numbers for the region. Now if someone had them to hand it would be great to share them...

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