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Events

Hardware

Business

Notable releases

Video game platforms
GBA Game Boy Advance
GCN Nintendo GameCube
PS2 PlayStation 2
Win Microsoft Windows
Xbox Xbox

Trends

Computer games continue to lose ground to console video games with a US sales drop of 14% in 2003. (NPD) Total 2003 entertainment software sales in the United States grew slightly to $7 billion USD; console sales increased to $5.8 billion and computer games accounted for the remaining $1.2 billion. ESA (pdf)

Video game consoles

The dominant video game consoles in 2003 were:

Handheld game systems

The dominant handheld systems in 2003 were:

Additionally, two new handheld consoles were introduced in 2003, the Game Boy Advance SP (an enhanced GBA) and Nokia's N-Gage.

Video game sales

The top 10 selling console video games in 2003 in the United States ranked by units sold, according to NPD, were:

Top Grossing Video Games of 2003
Rank Title Platform Publisher
1 Madden NFL 2004 PS2 Electronic Arts
2 Pokémon Ruby GBA Nintendo
3 Pokémon Sapphire GBA Nintendo
4 Need for Speed: Underground PS2 Electronic Arts
5 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GameCube Nintendo
6 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City PS2 Rockstar Games
7 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! GameCube Nintendo
8 Tony Hawk's Underground PS2 Activision
9 Enter the Matrix PS2 Atari
10 Medal of Honor: Rising Sun PS2 Electronic Arts







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