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Date: 01/15/10 12:30 PM

142 Responses to Hey Gamer Nerds: Here`s How You Rank [Infographic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18946 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Link: Hey Gamer Nerds: Here`s How You Rank - You`ve dedicated thousands of hours and consumed tons of Cheeto and Red Bull as a gamer. How do you rank as a result?
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Established gamer and Nintendo fan. ( ^-^)v
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    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    Wii Sports is only that high because it comes with the wii, just sayin`
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    srgkoala Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    the only reason wii sports is the top selling game is cuz it came with the damn console >.>
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    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    How can the wii sell it is a POS all it has for its self is its controller.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    PC gamer 4ever. XBox technology is YEARS OLD. Plus, console games, while very fun, simply lack the depth that is possible on PC due to the presence of a keyboard - many more options possible.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    I had such high hopes for the PS3, buuut they took to long to release it, charged 600 FLUCKING DOLLARS FOR IT, aaaaand because of that software developers didn`t want to touch it. Way to go, Sony.
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    p0l4r21 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    How can you say the Wii a piece of poo especially when the failure numbers say it is the most reliable? Come on man it is right there in the info graphic do you know how to read?
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    January 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    18 hours a week???? Who the hell has that kind of time? I think 18 hrs. is a bit of a stretch...
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    jde824 Male 18-29
    238 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    I think the top 5 best selling video games is BS. Wii Sports comes with every Wii. As did Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt with the NES.
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    lol @ console gaming.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    January 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    lostinkorea -

    obviously you do not have kids or a geek for a hubby :)

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    DIETY Male 13-17
    196 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    @lostinkorea

    I`ve played 18 hours in a day before, 15 year-olds have that kind of time.

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    jde824 Male 18-29
    238 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    I think the top 5 best selling video games is BS. Wii Sports comes with every Wii. As did Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt with the NES.
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    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    if u play the wii u are not a gamer im sorry---u may be obsessed with the wii but ur not a gamer...where ur headset? ur controller being clutched so hard its about to break? clan wars? buying the best u can get to have sharp graphics,etc...
    im pretty sure thats where the stats of the average gamer being 32 and 2/5 gamers being girls
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    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    I can play 18 hours a week EASILY!!
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    6point02 Female 18-29
    71 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    ugh edana - i hate the word hubby. it sounds so gross.
  18. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    wereallboned - what do YOU consider a gamer? Some douche with a headset that only plays Halo and Madden? Those are gramers (or posers). I`ve been a gamer since I was 4 years old with an Atari. Sure, I only own a 360 at this point, but many people who play on Wii are more of a gamer than Madden players. At least Zelda, Mario, No More Heroes, etc require more skill. Clans? Screw multiplayer. In my day multiplayer was2 people - sometimes splitscreen.
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    robotobunneh Female 18-29
    265 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Man I get annoyed when people start trying to say that the Wii doesn`t count. I spend just as much money, and get just as worked up playing stuff like Half Life, Borderlands and Left 4 Dead (1 and 2 :P) as I do playing that new Super Mario game on the Wii. Or Bully. Or Cooking Mama.

    Just because I`m not shooting limbs off things doesn`t mean I`m not gaming XD

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    korahn Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Also - having the best looking graphics isn`t the most important part about gaming. That would be the fun factor... unless you`re just a graphics whore (which lends more to the poser theory).
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    Opossum Female 18-29
    32 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    I told my xbox playing boyfriend that the wii sold more than any other console and he didn`t believe me. :( But it`s obvious to any real gamer that graphics are just a plus. And people still play madden?
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    Gorodetsky Male 18-29
    203 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    What about PC games? I think that there are more people with computers than with any console ever invented. This infographic is incomplete, and therefore, sucks.
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    your0mom Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    Citation needed
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    punkipenguin Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    according to this i am an established gamer.
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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    Saying that someone isn`t a gamer because they do/don`t do X is pretty ridonculous. If you play games you`re a gamer, it`s not some exclusive club.
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    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    korahn--A gamer is someone who plays video games more than just occasionally. It doesn`t matter what games they play. Just because you don`t like Madden or Halo or multiplayer games, doesn`t make people who play them any less of gamers.
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    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    And I have to agree with Gorodetsky that this infographic fails because it doesn`t take into account perhaps the largest community of gamers--computer gamers. WoW alone would probably make all of their statistics look trivial...
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    billy66bare Male 18-29
    289 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    I hate that computer gaming is headed down hill. There is sooo much more potential for computers.
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    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    Nintendo owns everyone. Why can`t the world just admit that?
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    DIETY Male 13-17
    196 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    @wereallboned

    I agree, people who think playing wii makes them a gamer are sadly mistaken. To be a gamer you have to be so into a game you either 1. Play it for 24 hour periods or 2. Give up dinner so you can keep playing.

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    clwnz Male 13-17
    101 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    "I hate that computer gaming is headed down hill. There is sooo much more potential for computers."

    No.
    Yea, there are "gaming" computers but they can only do so much (as in a little.), whereas an actual console is meant for games. MMORPGs suck anyway.

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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    I agree, billy.
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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    @clwnz Honestly name one type of game that can be played on console but not computer?

    Computers are best for gaming because the mouse is so helpful! And most computers are more powerful than consoles anyway.

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    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
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    January 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    I don`t like how high the percentages are for Wii.
    Yes.
    Because pretending to play tennis in front of your TV is the COOLEST THING EVER!
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    Subushie Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    i was baffled by the Wii`s statistics. i thought 360 would be the best. but you cant argue with statistics.
  36. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1604 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    I play all the formats, I am not what you would call a gamer I guess. I play my wii sports and fit, and I just bought the new Super Mario for it. I play all the final fantasy`s (best games ever) and on the xbox I play 1 vs 100 live and like small games like peggle.
    my son however plays the halos, gods of war, call of duty etc.
  37. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Don`t be console hatin`, people. We all used to like consoles when we were younger.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    "I don`t like how high the percentages are for Wii.
    Yes.
    Because pretending to play tennis in front of your TV is the COOLEST THING EVER!"

    i completely agree, the wii is fun for like an hour. i played golf with my friends, then it got really boring and i went home and played MW2 on my PS3 for hours.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Yea, there are "gaming" computers but they can only do so much (as in a little.), whereas an actual console is meant for games.

    You couldn`t be more wrong. Nowadays, a low midrange PC has more power than any console. A PS3 was almost on a par with PCs when it came out, but that was eons ago in terms of PC hardware.

    PCs have far more powerful CPUs, far more powerful GPUs, far more memory, far more video memory, faster interconnects, more storage and faster storage (and at a fraction of the price). More powerful audio processors too. The hardware is superior in every way.

    Then there`s input devices. Mouse and keyboard offers far more precision and flexibility than any gamepad...but you can plug a wide selection of gamepads into a PC if you want to, as well as steering wheels (better ones for PC than consoles, too).

    Games are cheaper on PC as well, because of the lack of licensing fees to console manufacturers.

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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    "@clwnz Honestly name one type of game that can be played on console but not computer?

    Computers are best for gaming because the mouse is so helpful! And most computers are more powerful than consoles anyway. "

    I know it does have a PC version... but try playing Katamari Damacy or DDR on the computer.

    Not so fun.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    I hate that computer gaming is headed down hill. There is sooo much more potential for computers.

    It isn`t heading downhill as much as the media wants people to think it is.

    Often, all PC gaming is ignored. At the very least, much PC game sales are ignored. Seriously - charts and suchlike rarely if ever count anything other than boxed retail sales. Some don`t even count boxed retail sales from online-only shops, or even not from any online shops. This hugely biases sales figures against PCs, because nowadays a very large proportion of PC sales are downloads from businesses like Steam.

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    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    I`m mostly a PC gamer, though I play the portable consoles a fair amount as well. There are certainly some good console games, it`s just that, in my experience, PC games tend to be more in-depth and have more replayability.
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    mais_dare Male 18-29
    121 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    I think the Mario Franchise needs to die rather than milking it like Sonic. Also, the top 5 best selling video games is inaccurate. Aside from Japan, all Wii`s sold come with Wii Sports for free, anyways. Wii Play got high sales last year because it came with a Wiimote and with the coming upgrade with the motion plus, wiimotes are being bundled with that. A smart move to bundle their games and merchandising to maximize item movement and sales, but shouldn`t reflect on a chart where the rest of the competition relies on the actual game to make sales. All other games are competing against the Wii console itself in order to try and sell more copies than Wii Sports.
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    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    sorry if my comment came off sounding like it came from a douchebag--wasnt my intention but looking back it sorta looks that way...
    i think i rly just have a problem with the wii...this is because a majority of these wii players are people who were new to video games (middle to high school generation and people who thought xbox/ps3 was for nerds) or haven`t played video games in years (my parents playing wii tennis)
    people playing wii games aren`t "gamers" to me they are just people playing video games
    when i think of gamers i think of people playing stuff like WoW, clangames, and the kid with the $2000 gaming rig
    i used to be a gamer but now i only play occasionally so i fall into the video game player category...this is all opinion though
  45. Profile photo of wereallboned
    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    i guess i shuld just accept the urbandictionary definition however...sry if i offended any wii players
    The best way to define the term "gamer" is not to define it at all but accept that there are in fact many types of gamers out there and there is no blanket term that can cover them all.
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    LexiVanity Female 13-17
    70 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    Pokemon Red/Green/Blue? Wth is Pokemon Green version?
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    I still love consoles way more than PCs. I like the control system more on consoles than the keyboard/mouse combo.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    I play on a Wii at work, because it`s a laugh with coworkers.

    The games are roughly on a par with free browser games on a PC. It isn`t really gaming. It`s fun in its way and it is playing games, but it`s very different from proper gaming. I`ll play a Wii game by myself for maybe 10 minutes at a time. I`ll play a PC game by myself for maybe 10 hours at a time. The depth of the games is completely different.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    I still love consoles way more than PCs. I like the control system more on consoles than the keyboard/mouse combo.

    That`s a deeply flawed argument, because PCs can use console-style controllers. So you have a far wider choice of console-style controllers on a PC than you do on a console. It`s just that nearly all PC gamers don`t use them because they lack the precision, flexibility and ease of use than mouse+keyboard has. The only type of game that doesn`t suit mouse+keyboard very well is driving games (which still work just as well on a keyboard as on a gamepad).

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    I hate these infographics for the record.
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    mais_dare Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    @LexiVanity
    In Japan before Pokemon Red and Blue were released, Red and Green I think it was being sold in conjunction, and then Blue being released with updated `graphics`(sprites) later. When they distributed outside Japan, the remade Red with the updates and resold them internationally.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1358 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Lol, Nintendo do quite well! lmao
  53. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    @npdarren - I didn`t mean that if you like them then you`re not a gamer, I meant the people who only play those, and nothing else. As was stated by another commenter, "Gamers are people who play games more than occasionally." I`d also add, "and play a multitude of different games." Sure, people have their fav genres, but at least they try others. And to wereallboned, I`m sorry too. Also, amazing how much of an argument this post caused, lol. If you like playing games, then good. It doesn`t matter what console (or PC). but yeah, the term "gamer" seems to be used too leniently over the past few years.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    Yay for video games <3
  55. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
    1324 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    I don`t play games on PC because my computer is crap. My motherboard only has PCI slots (not even PCI-E). WoW and The Orange Box were the extent of my PC gaming. Now that I`ve quit WoW and got Orange Box for 360, I think my PC gaming is done (until The Old Republic MMO that is.)

    huh, a lot of posts from me here. OK I`m done.

  56. Profile photo of router52000
    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Who here has noticed that the wii has just about the same grapics as an n64?
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Holy crap I love these statistics.
  58. Profile photo of unbanned
    unbanned Male 13-17
    999 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    lol my ds is right next to me.
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    Wentzel142 Male 13-17
    136 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    Why does Wii Sports count as the top-selling game? It comes for free with the Wii so you`re not technically buying it on purpose.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    I COULD buy the latest graphics cards, a big wide-screen monitor, fancy new controllers, industrial-strength processors, pristine quality speakers etc. to get a cinematic experience on PC.

    Or I can just pop uncharted 2 into my PS3. Same thing but a hell of lot cheaper and simpler.

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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    Psp ROCKS!
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    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    All about the PS3
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    sonikku Male 18-29
    350 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    this is an appropriate post for me to ask a question that`s been bothering me for a while, as I`ve never been near to a console: how the hell do you control a game on a console? like, if I play a war simulator (e.g. Operation Flashpoint), I use about 30 keys. But, there are, like, 10 buttons on the console control pad. Do you only play arcades on PS3 or what?
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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    @sonikku: Dual joysticks (in the case of 36+ or PS3), the left one is your WASD and the right one is your mouselook.

    On topic I for one think PCs have the potential to be the superior platform, especially considering how certain genres are alot easier to play and control on a PC (thinking MMOs, FPS and strategy). The reason most surveys and some games ignore it is that you have to spend more money more often to keep up than if you just bought a new console every 4 years. Having said that I`m all PC these days so I might be biased :P.

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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    Obviously that should have been 360 and not 36+, curse lack of edit!
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    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    ughhh the red ring of death...
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    MadhatterVTR Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    "Or I can just pop uncharted 2 into my PS3. Same thing but a hell of lot cheaper and simpler."

    lets figure $600 if you bought it on release, your large screen tv probably costing 1,800 and then of course the cost of the game, we`ll say 60, and your surround sound system about 200 for decent speakers. now i didnt shop for deals obviously but right there, thats $2,660 about 1000 dollars more than i spent on my top of the line, custom built pc. granted i could have gotten a bigger monitor, but 19" is big enough for me. so price point wise, shut the drat up

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    Doxyc Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    @sonikku
    Well, firstly, instead of arrow keys to move, moving forward, backward, and strafing is all controled by the left control stick. vertical and horizontal looking, e.g. turning your head, controlled by the right control stick. crouching is done by pressing the control stick straight into the controller, and usually zooming in with a scope is done by doing so with the right control stick. next, shooting is controlled by one or both of the trigger buttons. each other button is assigned one or more actions, like jumping, reloading, switching from walk to run, switching weapons, giving commands, etc. In more recent games, you can even give commands with your voice via a headset. hope this helps.
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    motownc Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    @Doxyc: For first person shooters the mouse and keyboard still beats the controller. Don`t get me wrong I like consoles but if I play, for example, one of my mates on unreal tournament on the PS3 and I`m using mouse and keyboard against their controller it`s an easy win. You can`t beat a mouse for the 180 spin/jump in the air/headshot combo.
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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    Xbox 360 sucks... Me and my boyfriend can definitely attest to that. >_>; We`ve all had broken Xboxes, and just last week he had to send his back to the HQ to get fixed/replaced.

    If mine breaks after warranty I am not buying another one, that`s for sure. t(o.ot)

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    how many of those 360 sales include rebuying (no I didn`t read the comments if thats been said)?

    PS2 isn`t done with sales, they still make games for it, though I don`t know if they`re still making consoles...

    sad to see mario bros fall to Wii Sports, happy to see Mario, Tetris, Pokemon, and Duck Hunt (although, is duck hunt only up there because it was combo`d with Mario?)

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    @motownc: they each have their places. as you stated, mouse and keyboard are 10x`s better for control and aim, but if its a rapid shooting you want, I can hit a controller trigger much faster than I can rapid click a mouse.
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    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    Thats why I play PC games.... And Im a girl....
    Maybe I should go to play L4D more.... Hmmm
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    oh 1 more thing....sorry to triple post.

    "18 hours a week"

    pssshhhhh light weights. I was putting that in daily on WoW when I was playing (promise...not addicted)

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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
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    January 15, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    The massive percentage of female wii owners vs female xbox 360 and PS3 owners bothers me. It just means most female gamers are casual gamers.

    Makes me kinda ashamed.

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    PeRsOnAaNiMa Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    Damn the Wii. Its not gaming, haven`t played mine in 2 years. Nintendo...why did you forsaken us!?
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    mais_dare Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    @iKERAY
    Games traded in or sold to be redistribute grants no extra profit to the developers or manufacturer.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    Obviously that should have been 360 and not 36+, curse lack of edit!

    The old "Delete Post" plus copy-paste combo is your friend.

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    Snivellus Female 13-17
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    January 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    Wiis are really terrible. There are very few games on it that are actually worth playing.
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    omgz i hate the wii. the stats lie, it is actually a rubbish console. nintendo managed to make a console that is more fun not to own. go round a friends house and the wii is fun - own one yourself and it is boring.
  81. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
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    January 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    see guys? the guy to girl ratio is not that extreme, but it looks like most girls play wii :/
    well, ill stick to my 360 thank you very much :)
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    TxP Female 70 & Over
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    January 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    sorry to double post, but mikeyniv hit it on the head with a nail, very true. Im soooo glad i never got one
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    I don`t like how they include games bundled into the console in the best-selling games list.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    hey snivellus. wiis aren`t terrible. wiis are the best if you hack them. i hate that people always give crap to wiis. i personally hate xbox and kind of hate ps3 because all they care about is graphics. gameplay just sucks worse than everything and although the wiis gameplay sucks with a lot of games, there are quite a few games that make it all worth while and you can use homebrew to emulate pretty much any old system.
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    daisy822 Female 13-17
    1043 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    i`m surprised more seniors play video games compared to teenagers. O_o
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    I don`t think Wii Sports counts as the highest selling game of all time. Mainly because it was mostly an addon pack, and it came with the console.
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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1841 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    i haven`t seen this pic before, but judging from the statistics, how old is this chart?
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    JOSHISPOSI Male 13-17
    89 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    you can tell this was made by a nintendo fanboy >_>
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    Peveo4589 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    I remember hearing rumors years ago that Nintendo was going to stop making consoles. The Wii really worked out for them.
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    limphotdog Female 18-29
    673 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    lol I find it funny that Wii and Nintendo DS have more sales than the other alternative systems. I know so many people that talk sh*t about them.
    Agh, XBOX 360 red ring of death. Not fun. :-(
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    saaytin Male 18-29
    171 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 11:15 pm
    Im using a PS3 to browse IAB and to write this. Does that count on my hours spent video gaming?
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    steelman Male 13-17
    165 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    360 doesn`t fail in the first 2 years it`s the people that own it that fail because they treat it like a poo ps3
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    Nao_Mi Female 18-29
    52 posts
    January 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm
    @ JOSHISPOSI:
    ...Why? `Cause they have more sales and such? That`s just the facts; Nintendo completely owns the gaming world, lol. (And no, I`m not saying that because I`m a fangirl of them--I`m hardly a gamer at all anymore, and I definitely prefer Sony.)

    @ steelman:
    *coughoverlyobvious360fanboy*
    My husband played his 360, on average, ten or less hours per week.... It Ringed in less than six months. Which, that`s kinda bad, even for 360, but the statistics don`t lie... D:

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    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 12:08 am
    "........ but the statistics don`t lie... D:"

    I`m on my second 360 so that, for me, is a failure rate of 50% so these statistics do lie.

    Oh and for the record. A friend of mine is a game producer and QA manager. He told me the developers find it easier and have more success porting games accross to the 360 as it is closer to the machines they build the games on. PS3 games are harder to code as the processors work differently.

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    PunkAsF82 Female 18-29
    133 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 12:25 am
    just goes to show with the rate of faliure ...

    my brothers had 3 xbox 360s cause they all died and xbox refused to repair them. in 2 years.
    We`ve had the same Wii for 3 years ish and nothing have ever gone wrong...
    The best one was out PS2 which we had for easily 6+ years and when I finally took her to the tip I shed a small tip. She never once froze on me!

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 2:20 am
    I COULD buy the latest graphics cards, a big wide-screen monitor, fancy new controllers, industrial-strength processors, pristine quality speakers etc. to get a cinematic experience on PC.

    Or I can just pop uncharted 2 into my PS3. Same thing but a hell of lot cheaper and simpler.

    A budget CPU and low midrange (or even high budget) graphics card has more power than a PS3 and a PC can use the same TV and speakers that you would be using on a PS3.

    So you`re just plain wrong.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 2:24 am
    this is an appropriate post for me to ask a question that`s been bothering me for a while, as I`ve never been near to a console: how the hell do you control a game on a console? like, if I play a war simulator (e.g. Operation Flashpoint), I use about 30 keys. But, there are, like, 10 buttons on the console control pad. Do you only play arcades on PS3 or what?

    Console games are simplified to fit the limited input systems (i.e. the controllers). So, for example, console games do part of the aiming for you in FPS games. Games that can`t be simplified enough simply aren`t made for consoles.

    One of the complaints with PC gaming is that too many games are simplified for consoles and then badly ported to PC, so they don`t make use of the PC`s superior input systems, graphics, etc.

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    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 2:30 am
    I don`t play on it much but I like the Wii. I`m not bothered about amazing graphics, I just like a fun game.

    I guess I spend about an hour a week in total on my DS and Wii.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 2:35 am
    The failure rate is an overlooked issue when comparing consoles and PCs.

    I bought my first PC in 1991. I use my PC about 6 hours a day on average, although not all for gaming. I have had 1, just 1, major hardware failure and that was a cheap PSU. Don`t buy cheap PSUs - it`s a false economy. This is normal for PCs - you expect the hardware to work until you decide to upgrade it. I still have working PC hardware over 10 years old and for all I know my original 18 year old hardware is still working somewhere.

    Then, for people like me, there`s the fun of building, choosing hardware and of tweaking settings. Overclocking is a game in itself that just can`t be played on any console.

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    muller654 Male 13-17
    56 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 2:50 am
    Does the xbox 360 control lok liike a sad robot face 2 any1 else
  101. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 2:52 am
    Personally I don`t know why of all the things in the world video games cause such flame wars. Some people like nintendo, some sony, some microsoft. Who really drating cares? I have a WII and I love it. I have a nintendo DS and I love it. Does that mean I hate the xbox or the ps3? No. They just don`t have many games that look interesting to me but i`m more of a MMO player anyways. I`m sure if i get the money someday for an xbox 360 I would be more than happy to try out some of the games.

    I don`t care if people claim i`m a noob or a casual gamer. I have fun with the games I do play and I`m damn good at them if I do say so myself.

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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 3:16 am
    video game nerd ftw XD
  103. Profile photo of Jammey
    Jammey Male 18-29
    239 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 3:41 am
    `Does the xbox 360 control lok liike a sad robot face 2 any1 else`
    You have blown my mind...
  104. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 3:48 am
    I`m on my second 360 so that, for me, is a failure rate of 50% so these statistics do lie.

    You do not understand statistics.

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    IQover Male 13-17
    1043 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 4:26 am
    Lol Gamers ftw!! :D
  106. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 4:36 am
    "You do not understand statistics."
    You do not understand that was a throw away comment relating only to the percentage of statistics I can prove. :)
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    Joshyboy989 Male 13-17
    169 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 5:16 am
    Corection, the ds recently became the best selling console ever
  108. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 6:52 am
    I don`t even play console games much (although very into Borderlands at the moment)but I still have this bizarre loyalty to playstation. There is no good explanation for it, other than that it`s what I`m used to and... I don`t know. It`s cooler somehow. Shut up.
  109. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 7:27 am
    "360 doesn`t fail in the first 2 years it`s the people that own it that fail because they treat it like a poo ps3"

    That`s amusing. How do they mistreat it? Stick it on a shelf and turn it on occasionally?

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    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 7:31 am
    It`s a little cheat-y, since all those games were bundled in their respective consoles. If you take away all bundled games, Wii Play and Wii Fit. And since Wii Play includes another Wiimote, and doesn`t cost much more than a regular Wiimote, Wii fit clearly takes the prize.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bes...

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    woodmore Female 18-29
    126 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 7:43 am
    Good ol` Nintendo... Always thought it was the best
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    wateva_x Female 13-17
    691 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 8:09 am
    That`s amusing. How do they mistreat it? Stick it on a shelf and turn it on occasionally?

    -

    Letting dust build up in it, allowing the console to overheat, tipping the console on its side while there is a disc running in the machine... all can contribute to the dreaded Red Ring of Death.

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    izzy_meow Female 13-17
    63 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 9:00 am
    HA!
    I guess I`m one of the only girls cool enough to play PS instead of the wii
    gotta say, wii is not a true gaming system. It`s for fancy rich people hwo want to be cool. But that`s just my opinion. The real games are for x-box and PS
  114. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 9:05 am
    "It`s for fancy rich people hwo want to be cool."

    Dude, the Wii is cheaper than the PS3 or Xbox360, what are you talking about?

  115. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 9:54 am
    >izzy_meow
    >The real games are for x-box and PS

    ...Real gamers play on a Pc -.-

  116. Profile photo of Dextrine
    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 10:15 am
    real gamers play on a pc

    truer words have never been spoken

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    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 10:23 am
    how is the wii for fancy rich people? its cheaper, has garbage graphics compared to wat a ps3/360 can achieve (no need for 1080i/1080p tvs)
    actually most of my poorer friends got the wii while my richer friends have ps3s
  118. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 11:12 am
    real gamers play on a pc

    amen to that

  119. Profile photo of MrRubik
    MrRubik Male 13-17
    68 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 11:17 am
    NINTENDO FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  120. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 11:17 am
    360 does have a high failure rate ,my kid is on his 3rd one and he does not mistreat it.My theory is Microsoft`s self destruct chip set to go off right after your warranty expires lol.Too bad it has the best games (out of consoles) and the best online play.Then there`s the Wii a favorite of fat housewives and little kids .
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 11:25 am
    Real gamers play both PC and console games. </discussion>
  122. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 11:25 am
    a lot of lurking old people on iab nowadays.
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    Bard Male 18-29
    138 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    Wii sports and super mario bros came with the systems. Wii sports is practically a tec demo! How does that even count? It`d be like citing frecell as one of the best selling games because it came with your windows! gah!
  124. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    God bless the Wii.
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    zokeman Male 13-17
    153 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Wow. I never thought ANYBODY 30+ was considered a "gamer."
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    Josh_nobody Male 18-29
    2 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    How is Duckhunt number 5 on the topselling list when the only copies i`ve seen were the Duckhunt/Super Mario Bros. combo?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 16, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    Wow. I never thought ANYBODY 30+ was considered a "gamer."

    The oldest gamer I know is in her 70s. She got into it when one of her grandkids got a NES not long after they came out.

    I go back to the ZX-81, which my parents bought me in 1981. I wasn`t really a gamer until I bought the Spectrum I spent 6 weeks picking fruit for 30 hours a week to save up for. £180 was a lot of money for a 13 year old in 1982. So I`ve been a gamer for over 27 years.

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    The_Enforcer Male 70 & Over
    18 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 6:38 am
    What about Modern Warfare 2? not to be a fanboy or anything, but didn`t that game sell a buttload of copies in the first 2 weeks or something?
  129. Profile photo of akabane
    akabane Male 18-29
    1093 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 9:31 am
    WOOOOOOO!!! NINTENDO OWNS EVERYTHING! I love being a nintendo fanboy. surprise zelda isnt on the top selling list.
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    Giraldus117 Male 13-17
    64 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    only casual fags play the wii and xbox 360
  131. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    my gaming pc could beat all the consoles in a head to head knock out
  132. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    Metalic...YOU LIE
    ATARI FTW!!!
  133. Profile photo of popo38
    popo38 Female 13-17
    335 posts
    January 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    Wii is for fags
  134. Profile photo of Qtee_mo
    Qtee_mo Female 18-29
    414 posts
    January 18, 2010 at 11:34 am
    GO PS3!!!!! <3<3<3
  135. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    January 20, 2010 at 3:56 am
    this is a pretty cool list. I personally own a 360 and a wii...
    wii is awesome for zelda, metroid, mario, and some other exclusives. However, 360 has the best online community by far! As for PS3... It has the performance and visuals.
    But if you are a PC gamer, you get the best of all consoles ;)
  136. Profile photo of johnie69
    johnie69 Male 18-29
    4 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:30 am
    poo yeah ps3 and pc are the best
  137. Profile photo of seanmoo2
    seanmoo2 Male 18-29
    29 posts
    February 6, 2010 at 1:38 am
    it`s a sad world (for me, at least) when my 51 year old father is a bigger gamer than i am heh
  138. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    PC is still by far the best. you can create a much faster system, with much better graphic, way more memory and also develope hacks for the game.

    that aside out of the consoles the 360 is the best for pure gamers. ps3 has the graphics but the games are lame and so is their online community. 360 online is so much more developed.

    wii-well it just plain sucks and is losing ground big time. i dont think nintendo will make another console that will compete as well as the wii did.

    anywho that is my 2 cents and then some

  139. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Girdalus

    umm hate to break it to you but the Xbox 360 is a much better gaming machine for true gamers. the PS3 has the stupidest games and crap for an online community.

    you sound like a ps3 fanboy...sad fanboys still exist but someone has to be the douchbags

  140. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    here is a secret as to why the wii is winning teh battle

    IT IS CHEAP

    nuff said

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    chidoricody Male 18-29
    35 posts
    November 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    To clear things up, PS3 is better for 1p games, but the 360 is dominant in online games. The Wii is for those who want to play games, but prefer to just sit back and chill, and not have to worry about becoming addicted or dealing with petty drama ^^
  142. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    September 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    Why does it say that Mario is the most successful franchise, then say right beneath it in the Top 5 Videogames that Wii Sports is?

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