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#51 Posted by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

@MrYaotubo: Thanks, I'll add that in!

So, what are you trying to prove? (not in a bad way)

Nothing whatsoever, I was just sharing the numbers lol. As I say in one of my later posts, i wasn't sure if this was a suitable thread, but I decided to go ahead with it anyway, and on the whole, people seem to be happy :)

#52 Posted by PsychoLemons (1920 posts) -

@MrYaotubo: Thanks, I'll add that in!

@PsychoLemons said:

So, what are you trying to prove? (not in a bad way)

Nothing whatsoever, I was just sharing the numbers lol. As I say in one of my later posts, i wasn't sure if this was a suitable thread, but I decided to go ahead with it anyway, and on the whole, people seem to be happy :)Great

Great to see it, I guess. Are you going to add an updated version of the top 10 best-selling game franchises anytime soon?

#53 Posted by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@MrYaotubo: Thanks, I'll add that in!

@PsychoLemons said:

So, what are you trying to prove? (not in a bad way)

Nothing whatsoever, I was just sharing the numbers lol. As I say in one of my later posts, i wasn't sure if this was a suitable thread, but I decided to go ahead with it anyway, and on the whole, people seem to be happy :)Great

Great to see it, I guess. Are you going to add an updated version of the top 10 best-selling game franchises anytime soon?

I guess that can be the follow up thread, yeah.

#54 Posted by Shewgenja (7951 posts) -

I'll tell you what I take away from it. Being harsh to Nintendo is kind of stupid.

#55 Edited by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

I'll tell you what I take away from it. Being harsh to Nintendo is kind of stupid.

Well yeah, but I mean, anyone with any sense or awareness of gaming history knows that lol, Nintendo usually know what they are doing, and they have performed extraordinarily well each time they have had their backs to the wall. Of course, it remains to be seen if they can pull something out of the hat again this time around.

#56 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38168 posts) -
@charizard1605 said:
@seanmcloughlin said:

Wii sports 82 million? :O

People keep forgetting just how successful Nintendo's software and hardware was last generation :P

Congrats on the modship, btw!

I knew they were good but holy hell that's a lot. Granted it's over a longer period of time but I thought GTA V was absolute gangbusters but to see it dwarfed by that is quite something

and thanks :D

#57 Edited by Mozelleple112 (6611 posts) -

Got about half of them right, lol.

#58 Posted by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:
@seanmcloughlin said:

Wii sports 82 million? :O

People keep forgetting just how successful Nintendo's software and hardware was last generation :P

Congrats on the modship, btw!

I knew they were good but holy hell that's a lot. Granted it's over a longer period of time but I thought GTA V was absolute gangbusters but to see it dwarfed by that is quite something

and thanks :D

Nintendo actually has a lot of games that outsold GTA V. Wii Fit, Wii Sports, Wii Party, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Bros., plus if Pokemon's sales were consolidated, then at the very least Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow.

But yeah, it just goes to show you, people need to understand they're in this for the long haul >.>

#59 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8403 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:
@seanmcloughlin said:

Wii sports 82 million? :O

People keep forgetting just how successful Nintendo's software and hardware was last generation :P

Congrats on the modship, btw!

I knew they were good but holy hell that's a lot. Granted it's over a longer period of time but I thought GTA V was absolute gangbusters but to see it dwarfed by that is quite something

and thanks :D

Wii Sports was a bundled game so not really a fair comparison. GTAV may have a gotten a few 100K from the PS3 bundle at the most.

#60 Posted by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:
@charizard1605 said:
@seanmcloughlin said:

Wii sports 82 million? :O

People keep forgetting just how successful Nintendo's software and hardware was last generation :P

Congrats on the modship, btw!

I knew they were good but holy hell that's a lot. Granted it's over a longer period of time but I thought GTA V was absolute gangbusters but to see it dwarfed by that is quite something

and thanks :D

Wii Sports was a bundled game so not really a fair comparison. GTAV may have a gotten a few 100K from the PS3 bundle at the most.

Bundles still count, yo. I do admit on its own Wii Sports and GTA V would not have been a comparison at all, but one needs to remember, most people literally bought a Wii just to play Wii Sports (and later on, Fit, Play, Kart, Brawl, and NSMB). I mean, you really can't take away from its achievement.

#61 Posted by ArisShadows (22615 posts) -

I got about 6 of them right, not bad. I would have gotten 7, but strangely I was wrong on Sims 2 being the top for simulation.

#62 Posted by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

I got about 6 of them right, not bad. I would have gotten 7, but strangely I was wrong on Sims 2 being the top for simulation.

What were the other ones you got wrong? :p

#63 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8403 posts) -

@ArisShadows said:

I got about 6 of them right, not bad. I would have gotten 7, but strangely I was wrong on Sims 2 being the top for simulation.

What were the other ones you got wrong? :p

Fair enough. I know people that had never played a video game in their lives(and haven't since then) that were crazy about Wii Sports.

#64 Edited by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

Fair enough. I know people that had never played a video game in their lives(and haven't since then) that were crazy about Wii Sports.

Yeah. I mean, they tapped into a new demographic and managed to sell to it; their failing was in their inability to retain it.

#65 Posted by ArisShadows (22615 posts) -

@ArisShadows said:

I got about 6 of them right, not bad. I would have gotten 7, but strangely I was wrong on Sims 2 being the top for simulation.

What were the other ones you got wrong? :p

      • Shooter: - Call of Duty: Black Ops (27 milli) / I figured it was a CoD game.
      • Racing game? - Mario Kart Wii (35 million) / Should have known it was this.
      • Action Adventure game? - Grand Theft Auto V (32.5 million) / Should have been obvious.
      • Simulation game? - Nintendogs (24 million) / Damn you Sims 2.
      • Action game? God of War III (5.1 mill) / Didn't know GoW 3 sold that much.
      • Adventure game? Myst (6 million)/ Myst certianly make sense.
#66 Posted by Big_Pecks (5193 posts) -

Surprised at Simulation. I guessed The Sims 2 but I guess Nintendogs was bundled.

#67 Posted by MrYaotubo (2520 posts) -

In wich genre does Minecraft fit in? Because I´m pretty sure it´s the best selling game of whatever genre it fits in.

#68 Posted by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

@treedoor said:

I'm pretty certain I recall an article stating World of Warcraft had sold three times as many games as its current subscriber base (which was around 10+ million at the time). Unfortunately that article was written years ago, and I can't find it.

I also find it hard to believe that The Sims didn't sell more than 24 million copies.

blizzard releases stats not too long ago. They claim over 100k accounts was made before about year ago you had to buy the game to even make a account

#69 Edited by StrifeDelivery (1285 posts) -

I guess the Pokemon Red/Blue takes the cake for RPG's, and I'm assuming that combines the sales for Red and Blue, which can be questionable.

#70 Posted by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

Surprised at Simulation. I guessed The Sims 2 but I guess Nintendogs was bundled.

It was not

In wich genre does Minecraft fit in? Because I´m pretty sure it´s the best selling game of whatever genre it fits in.

Not quite sure, which is why I didn't put it there.

#71 Posted by Gue1 (9172 posts) -

Wii Sport shouldn't count since the thing came bundled with the console for like 5 years. lol

#72 Posted by nini200 (9388 posts) -

Wow I got 6 right lol Interesting though, I didn't know some of those titles sold that many

#73 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15833 posts) -

I always found Wii Sports Boxing fun especially during beerfests or kegfests.

#74 Posted by Evo_nine (1581 posts) -

God of War III highest selling action game....lol

i dont think so.

#75 Posted by MrYaotubo (2520 posts) -

@Big_Pecks said:

Surprised at Simulation. I guessed The Sims 2 but I guess Nintendogs was bundled.

It was not

@MrYaotubo said:

In wich genre does Minecraft fit in? Because I´m pretty sure it´s the best selling game of whatever genre it fits in.

Not quite sure, which is why I didn't put it there.

Sandbox?

#76 Edited by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

God of War III highest selling action game....lol

i dont think so.

Please provide me with concrete numbers for an action game that sold higher, and I will gladly update that list.

#77 Posted by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Big_Pecks said:

Surprised at Simulation. I guessed The Sims 2 but I guess Nintendogs was bundled.

It was not

@MrYaotubo said:

In wich genre does Minecraft fit in? Because I´m pretty sure it´s the best selling game of whatever genre it fits in.

Not quite sure, which is why I didn't put it there.

Sandbox?

I guess lol.

I'll update it now.

#78 Posted by Evo_nine (1581 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

God of War III highest selling action game....lol

i dont think so.

Please provide me with concrete numbers for an action game that sold higher, and I will gladly update that list.

There is no simple "action genre"

Action adventure

Action role play

Action shooter

who decided God of War represents the ENTIRE action genre out there.

#79 Posted by Evo_nine (1581 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

God of War III highest selling action game....lol

i dont think so.

Please provide me with concrete numbers for an action game that sold higher, and I will gladly update that list.

Here is no simple action genre...youve got...

- ACtion RPG, Action shooter, action adventure etc etc

Who decided that GOd of War represents the entire "action" genre anyways?? lol

Even the wiki states that god of war is "action adventure"

#80 Posted by Basinboy (10930 posts) -

Where do the numbers come from, out of curiosity? Also, Wii Sports shouldn't count IMO - only standalone titles.

Also, F*CK YEAH MYST.

#81 Edited by charizard1605 (54491 posts) -

@Basinboy said:

Where do the numbers come from, out of curiosity? Also, Wii Sports shouldn't count IMO - only standalone titles.

Also, F*CK YEAH MYST.

Wikipedia, I linked to it on the previous page, I think.

And eh, I can understand the argument against bundles, but... it is what it is.

#82 Edited by Jag85 (4267 posts) -

Nice list. However, there's two issues I'd raise:

Tetris and Minecraft figures appear to include mobile downloads. Without mobile downloads, Tetris sold about 43 million (35 million bundled with Game Boy and 8 million on NES) and Minecraft sold about 25 million (14 million on PC, 10 million on 360, and 1 million on PS3). Should cheap mobile downloads count?

Action games are a very broad genre, including platformers, shooters, fighters, brawlers, etc. God of War III falls under hack & slash, or more broadly, brawlers. Maybe you should rename it to one of those terms instead? It doesn't really make any sense to associate action games exclusively with brawlers.

#83 Posted by Heil68 (42710 posts) -

Will be interesting to compare these numbers to what the WiiU will muster this gen, but nonetheless awesome numbers for those games for Nintedno.

#84 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (3325 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@MonsieurX said:

I don't agree with the usual "it's packaged,so it counts as a sale"

I'm not sure what you're trying to say...?

@musicalmac said:

This is a compelling thread, mega kudos.

And I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic :P

Wii Sports total number of sales

i think bundled games should count because a lot of people bought wii just for wii sports. i know my parents did

#85 Posted by m_machine024 (14844 posts) -

Didn't know MKWii sold that much! :O

#86 Posted by DaBrainz (7607 posts) -

Myst was awful

#87 Posted by MonsieurX (28761 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@charizard1605 said:

@MonsieurX said:

I don't agree with the usual "it's packaged,so it counts as a sale"

I'm not sure what you're trying to say...?

@musicalmac said:

This is a compelling thread, mega kudos.

And I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic :P

Wii Sports total number of sales

i think bundled games should count because a lot of people bought wii just for wii sports. i know my parents did

But a lot of people bought a Wii and it came with Wii sports

#88 Edited by Jag85 (4267 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@charizard1605 said:

@MonsieurX said:

I don't agree with the usual "it's packaged,so it counts as a sale"

I'm not sure what you're trying to say...?

@musicalmac said:

This is a compelling thread, mega kudos.

And I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic :P

Wii Sports total number of sales

i think bundled games should count because a lot of people bought wii just for wii sports. i know my parents did

But a lot of people bought a Wii and it came with Wii sports

And most of those people brought the Wii for Wii Sports. That's what you call a killer app.