Midway Entertainment has moved up a slot to take the number four position in overall game sales in the United States. The NPD Group data ranked companies on the basis of actual unit sales in a representative sample for the entire calendar year of 1999. Midway grabbed the fourth spot behind industry giants Nintendo, Electronic Arts, and Sony Computer Entetainment. Midway was ranked fifth on last year's list. In addition to being the fourth largest seller of games, Midway was also ranked second in third party publishing.