IEAA flags top performers in 2005 games market

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IEAA flags top performers in 2005 games market

Last Friday night (24th February) the Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA) held its annual awards night, where the 2006 game sales champions were announced.

The Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA) has held its annual awards night, where the 2006 game sales champions were announced.

The IEAA also announced overall results for the 2005 calendar year. A five percent increase over the 2004 calendar year in sales for all games was recorded.

PC game sales increased by 10 percent while console game sales grew by five percent. Sales of game console hardware grew by nine percent in the same period. All statistics were compiled by the GFK Australia research group.

"In a highly competitive sector, video games continue to increase share of the consumer entertainment dollar and these figures highlight the consistent year onyear growth of the interactive games industry," IEAA CEO Chris Hanlon said in a statement.

The individual winners for the 2005 calendar year held few surprises.

List of Winners 2006 Interactive Entertainment Industry Awards

Console Games

Best Selling Adventure
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
PS2 Take 2 Interactive

Best Selling Action
Star Wars Battlefront 2
PS2 Electronic Arts

Best Selling Racing
Gran Turismo 4
PS2 Sony Computer Entertainment

Best Selling Sports
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006
PS2 THQ

Best Selling RPG
Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith
PS2 Electronic Arts

Best Selling – All Other
Buzz: The Music Quiz
PS2 Sony Computer Entertainment

Console Hardware

Best Selling Home Console
Playstation 2
Sony Computer Entertainment

Best Selling Handheld Console
Nintendo DS
Nintendo

PC Games

Best Selling Strategy
Age of Empires 3
Microsoft

Best Selling Action
Battlefield 2
Electronic Arts

Best Selling Adventure
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Take 2 Interactive

Best Selling RPG
World of Warcraft
Vivendi Universal Games

Best Selling Racing
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Electronic Arts

Best Selling Simulator
Flight Sim 2004 Century of Flight
Microsoft

Handheld Games

Best Selling Adventure
Super Mario 64
NDS Nintendo

Best Selling Racing
Need for Speed Underground Rivals
PSP Electronic Arts

Best Selling RPG
Pokemon Emerald
GBA Nintendo

Best Selling Simulator
Nintendogs Dachschund & Friends
NDS Nintendo

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