LEGO series joins Final Fantasy, GTA, FIFA in selling over 100 million copies

The LEGO video game franchise is now one of the biggest in the history of video games.

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Warner Bros. announced today that it has now sold over 100 million units of LEGO franchise games to date, making the brick-themed franchise one of the biggest in the history of video games.

There are only a handful of gaming franchises that have crossed 100 million units sold. In reaching that mark the LEGO series joins household names like Mario, Pokemon, Need for Speed, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto, and FIFA, among others.

LEGO games date back to the 1990s, but the licensed titles that you're likely most familiar with began in 2005 with the original LEGO Star Wars. Since then, Warner Bros. has made LEGO games based on blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Rock Band.

The most recent non-licensed LEGO game was 2013's Wii U-exclusive, LEGO City Undercover. Just today, Warner Bros. announced LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. In addition, Age of Conan developer Funcom is also working on a LEGO MMO.

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Need more LEGO! So many franchises to try!

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Well if you make enough games it is bound to happen sooner or later.

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Wow, people actually buy that Final Fantasy crap? Let me guess, 99 million were sold in Japan.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You guessed wrong.

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And I will continue to throw my money at them

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why CoD not mentioned here... i think CoD always best selling every year (except 2013)

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I guess it makes sense. It's similar to Assassin's Creed. They've stumbled upon a formula that enables them to make lots of games, all with very different settings/themes/characters, but all with the same sort of gameplay, commonalities, style etc.

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I remember liking LEGO Star Wars, was actually fun. No idea about the other ones but they're probably all good.

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Now I want LEGO Final Fantasy thanks to that title. (No XIII, please xD)

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While 100 million is impressive for any franchise, the Lego games are legion.

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Congratulations to them. Now for LEGO Simpsons......please make it happen.

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