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USA Charts: NFL Street on top in January; Sonic Heroes makes a strong Cube showing

The latest console software charts from market research firm NPD Funworld show that NFL Street on the PS2 was by far the biggest selling title in the month of January, with Sega's Cube version of Sonic Heroes coming in second.

The latest console software charts from market research firm NPD Funworld show that NFL Street on the PS2 was by far the biggest selling title in the month of January, with Sega's Cube version of Sonic Heroes coming in second.

The PS2 version of NFL Street sold very strongly, with its sales figure amounting to twice as much as the Xbox version and almost six times as much as the GameCube version - as strong an illustration of the Cube's demographic difference from its rivals as we've seen recently.

By contrast, the second best selling title of the month was a GameCube game - Sega's Cube version of Sonic Heroes. This compares with the UK's figures for the game, where although it has enjoyed a very successful launch, the bulk of its sales have been on the PS2.

One other Cube title makes it into the top ten ranking, with Mario Kart: Double Dash still selling very strongly - over 100,000 units last month, on top of huge sales in November and December - while the Xbox has three games in the chart, starting with NFL Street at number four and moving down to the Grand Theft Auto Double Pack at six and the now-discounted Halo at seven

No Game Boy Advance games made it into the ranking this month, with Super Mario Brothers 3: Mario Advance 4 being the best selling title on the diminutive console, with around 64,000 units shifted. Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire also continue to sell well, with around 85,000 units sold between them.

Pos. Platform Title Publisher
1. PS2 NFL Street EA Sports
2. GC Sonic Heroes Sega
3. PS2 Need for Speed Underground EA Games
4. XBX NFL Street EA Sports
5. GC Mario Kart: Double Dash Nintendo
6. XBX Grand Theft Auto Double Pack Rockstar
7. XBX Halo Microsoft
8. PS2 True Crime: Streets of LA Activision
9. PS2 Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance 2 Interplay
10. PS2 SOCOM II: Navy SEALs Sony

Based on data from NPD Funworld.

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Rob Fahey is a former editor of GamesIndustry.biz who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.