2001 in video gaming

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Events[edit | edit source]

Business[edit | edit source]

  • Sega announces that it will no longer develop home consoles, in order to focus on game development. The Dreamcast is waiting to finish the production in May. But a lot of games were released for it in the same year.
  • Zylom founded in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
  • Indrema in April closes and its L600 Entertainment System multimedia home console is never released.
  • Activision acquires Treyarch Invention LLC
  • PCCW (Pacific Century CyberWorks Japan Co., Ltd.) acquires VR1 Entertainment
  • Midway Games announces that it will no longer manufacture arcade games
  • November 23 — GamePark releases the GP32 (GamePark 32) wireless-multiplayer multimedia handheld console in South Korea
  • December — Panasonic's Q multimedia console

Lawsuits[edit | edit source]

  • Sega of America Inc. v. Kmart Corporation; Sega sues Kmart over an unpaid debt of over USD$2 million dollars
  • Uri Geller v. Nintendo; Geller sues Nintendo over his resemblance to a Pokémon character. The suit is dismissed.

Notable releases[edit | edit source]

North American release dates:

Video game sales[edit | edit source]

The top 10 selling console video games in 2001 in the United States ranked by units sold, according to NPD, were:

Top Grossing Video Games of 2001
Rank Title Platform Publisher
1 Grand Theft Auto III PS2 Rockstar Games
2 Madden NFL 2002 PS2 Electronic Arts
3 Pokémon Crystal GBC Nintendo
4 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty PS2 Konami
5 Super Mario Advance GBA Nintendo
6 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec PS2 Sony
7 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PS2 Activision
8 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 PS1 Activision
9 Pokémon Silver GBC Nintendo
10 Driver 2 PS1 Infogrames

Computer game sales[edit | edit source]

The top 10 selling computer games in 2001 in the United States ranked by units sold, according to NPD, were:

Top Grossing Computer Games of 2001
Rank Title Publisher
1 The Sims Electronic Arts
2 Roller Coaster Tycoon Infogrames
3 Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone Electronic Arts
4 Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Vivendi Universal
5 The Sims: House Party Electronic Arts
6 The Sims: Livin' Large Electronic Arts
7 The Sims: Hot Date Electronic Arts
8 Diablo II Vivendi Universal
9 Sim Theme Park Electronic Arts
10 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings Microsoft

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)

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Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
Game Boy Advance June 22, 2001 Handheld console Europe
Game Boy Advance March 21, 2001 Handheld console Japan
Game Boy Advance June 11, 2001 Handheld console North America
GameCube September 14, 2001 Home Console Japan
GameCube November 18, 2001 Home Console North America
GP32 November 23, 2001 Handheld Console South Korea
Pokémon Mini December 14, 2001 Microconsole Japan
Pokémon Mini November 16, 2001 Microconsole North America
Xbox November 16, 2001 Home Console North America