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Xbox Turns 15 in Europe, Top 10 Best-Selling Xbox Games in Europe

Xbox Turns 15 in Europe, Top 10 Best-Selling Xbox Games in Europe - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 March 2017 / 55,767 Views

The original Xbox launched 15 years ago in Europe on March 14, 2002 for £300. It launches with Halo: Combat Evolved, Gotham Racing, Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding, Fuzion Frenzy, and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee.

The console sold 7.17 million units lifetime in the region. Two games sold over one million units and 17 sold over 500,000 units.


To celebrate the anniversary of Microsoft's first home console in Europe, we have compiled the top 10 best-selling games for the system in Europe:

10th. PGR: Project Gotham Racing 2 - 0.59 Million


9th. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - 0.59 million


8th. FIFA 2005 - 0.60 million


7th. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - 0.61 Million


6th. Project Gotham Racing - 0.61 Million


5th. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - 0.63 Million


4th. Need for Speed Underground 2 - 0.80 Million


3rd. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - 1.04 Million


2nd. Halo: Combat Evolved - 1.30 Million


1st. Halo 2 - 1.53 Million


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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snyps (on 15 March 2017)

Love my Xbox! Steel Battalion, Blood Wake, and so SO MANY quality exclusives.

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tinfamous12 (on 15 March 2017)


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malistix1985 (on 15 March 2017)

Amazing console! I bought all of these games on it :D

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VersusEvil (on 15 March 2017)

The best console ever. Great memories.

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mountaindewslave VersusEvil (on 15 March 2017)

insane amount of power for its generation. Gamecube was competitive in a few categories, but raw power the OG Xbox was pretty sick. Threw in Project Gotham Racing recently and honestly it looks pretty good today

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LivingMetal (on 17 March 2017)

Those titles are VERY mainstream.

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Seventizz (on 16 March 2017)

My favourite console of all time! I abandoned my ps2 shortly after I bought my Xbox. Such great memories - especially online. Odd that Rainbow Six 3 isn't on this list. Mech Assault and Burnout 3: Takedown are surprising omissions as well.

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Darwinianevolution (on 15 March 2017)

A dumb question, why is Project Gotham Racing called that? What is the Gotham part? The game is not set on the DC universe, and I can only find two cities called Gotham: one in the UK and one in Wisconsin, neither of them matching the game's setting. Where is the game located? Where is Gotham?

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Ka-pi96 Darwinianevolution (on 15 March 2017)

Apparently it's a spiritual succesor to Metropolis Street Racer. So I guess they thought Metropolis is also the name of Supermans City so let's reference our previous game by putting Batman's city in the name.

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Why all the downvotes? I just asked a question. :(

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Ka-pi96 (on 15 March 2017)
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