Numbers & Stats Behind Videogames [Infographic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Tech

You"ll be surprised at the Top 5 video games of all time--there are a few there that have to be wrong...
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Male 1,108
merielle, console gaming was pretty much all we had at the start of gaming history, but you`re a little to young to remember pong and atari 2600.
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Male 84
wii sports / duckhunt / Super Mario Bros- apparently people are buying the game and getting the system for free with it
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Male 13
Duck Hunt and Super Mario was sold with consoles as well, lifestarted
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Female 8
I don`t think wii sports should count. I mean it is given out with the system so does that really count as you "buying" it.
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Female 111
Oh yay. I am an "established gamer". And agreed, PS3 is pretty awesome.
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Female 64
its obvious these are just based on console gaming.. not cpu.
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Female 22
PS3 is waaayyyyyy bettter than xbox [:
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Male 12,365
Note the lack of WoW, the expansion packs, the Sims or any of the Sims expansion packs in the top selling list. The two most successful games (although is the Sims actually a game?) ever, completely ignored.

Blizzard makes well over a billion dollars a year from WoW, every year, year in, year out. On any chart that wants to even vaguely wave at accuracy, that has to count for more than a game that no-one actually buys because it`s bundled with the system. By that standard, Minesweeper is probably a "best-selling" game.

It`s odd how many people are so desperate to kill off the PC as a gaming platform. Game publishers, game reviewers, pretty much everyone associated with gaming in the media. Why?
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Male 1,351
@Wentzel142

Yer `bout a few years late on the uptake, there. That discussion`s long done, with the general consensus being Nintendo will pit Jumpman on yer house if`n you argue that bundle-sales are a cheap way of boosting sell count.
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Male 3,296
i have a 360 an a ps3..... 360 is child`s play IMO
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Male 101
Old infographic is old.
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Male 136
Wii Sports shouldn`t count as the best-selling video game. It was included with the Wii, so you had no choice but to buy it.
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Male 1,081
Why does PC only have one statistic? PC is teh baest!

And that system failure stat reminded me of the time I got a broken Wii, and my replacement was broken as well, so I got a second replacement.
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Male 512
I find the lack of Ocarina of Time, Half Life, and FF VII in the Top 5 list disturbing.
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Male 2,748
yea, i disagree with the top selling games...
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Male 17
hey Ace, don`t you mean "wii-tarded"? :P
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Male 4,393
repost
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Male 107
ehh, I wish I knew the percentage for the amount of this that is wrong and/or more than 5 years old information. Sure there`s sources, but I don`t think the infographics have much verified information.
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Male 4
is everything on here a repost lately?
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Male 699
i wasted so much money on the wii, only good thing about it is i can play melee on it... but thats what the gamecube`s for...
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Male 699
so now we know %80 of females and %41 of males are retarded
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Female 109
Holy repost. This wasn`t even posted very long ago. :\
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Male 13
deffinate repost these facts are at least a year old now. i think after the MW2 release PS3 and xbox will have a leg up on the wii
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Male 599
Wii sports is the best selling video game of all time? Can you really consider a game that comes packaged with every single new Wii system as a game sale? I mean sure, I`ve got a copy with my Wii, but if I had a choice I guarantee you I certainly would not have gotten it!
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Female 236
Yeah I haven`t played on my Wii for 348753984758 years now. I stick with the PS3!!
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Male 10
the wii.....i mean really the wii whatever hapened to the real gamers...does anyone who has a ps3 and wii or xbox 360 and wii accually play the wii more than the xbox or ps3.i have all 3 and i havent played the wii for probably 2 years.
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Male 2,159
I have all 3, but I would play my (superior) PS3 a lot more if GRAN TURISMO 5 would actually get released!!!! >:-@
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Male 3,296
i have a 360 an a ps3..... 360 is child`s play IMO
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Female 355
1% more of 50 and older plays than under 18? I call shenanigans!
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Female 65
I feel ashamed for Nintendo. I`ve been a loyal gamer for years but now they`re a bunch of sell outs... trying to appeal to house wives and the such. *sniff*
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Male 1,162
>>I have all 3<<

Spoiled little brat.
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Male 2,199
PC all the way man... on a side note, i know a guy who has had to replace his xbox like 5 times now...
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Male 955
Wasn`t this posted like a week ago?
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Male 25
why do they combine all the console software sales against pc at the end? Obviously 3 platforms would beat 1.
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Male 117
Yup, repost... And i`m pretty sure the numbers there for the PS3 in the US are wrong, no? Last time i cared to notice it wasn`t far behind...
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Male 757
i have all 3, ps3 is definitely my favorite hands down, and the xbox failure rate is definitely way higher than that, its at the very LEAST 50, i dont know a single xbox owner who hasnt had to replace it at least once. sorry im just bitter cuz microsoft wont replace my red ringed xbox.
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Male 719
This just in:

Ever since the console war between the Sega Genesis/Megadrive, Nintendo releases about 4 A+ games per year, while the competition has 40 B+ or higher games per year.

This decade, Nintendo realized they could sell 1000 terrible games, in addition to the 4 A+ games that people expected, and nobody would care who didn`t before.
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Female 1,043
repost.
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Female 459
Ugh, the wii is fun but not a game console in my eyes. Also, that two out of five gamers are girls stat MUST be wrong, or everyone I go to school with are a really, really rare group of people.
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Female 132
I`m a girl with a PS3...I guess I never really thought about how rare that is...at least that`s how it is where I`m from
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Female 1,283
This is a startlingly quick repost.

Buuut, I have learned why PC users hate consoles. Damn, Microsoft can be such homos.
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Male 207
I can`t believe I fell into that 2.7% for fried wiis.
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Male 5,314
i repeat. if you play the wii seriously, and it`s the only game system you own, YOU ARE NOT A GAMER!!!
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Male 2,160
duck hunt? ugh, no thanks.
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Male 312
Wii Sports shouldn`t be considered for the best selling game title, as it comes free with every Wii.
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Male 478
repost
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Male 160
according to the link that I posted on the repost it`s from 01/15/2010.
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Male 12,365
It was wrong last month and it`s still wrong.

To pick one wrong thing from many - the PC game sale count only includes retail sales from physical shops. That`s wildly inaccurate on PC, given how deeply online it is. There are PC gamers with dozens, even hundreds, of games who have never even been in a physical game shop. I`m considered unusual because I bought most of my games boxed from a shop, but even I have over 20 games bought online as a direct download and another half a dozen bought online as physical media and posted to me.
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Male 1,067
This looks within a month familiar I would estimate.
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Female 356
Why did the girls pick Wii`s?

It`s giving the rest of us a bad rap!!!

360 FTW!!! (ring of death happened to me, too.)
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Male 601
repost. not even an old repost.
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Female 120
Wii`s? Whats so great about Wii`s?
Xbox360 all the way !
Though, the red ring of death is extremely disappointing. :(
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Male 1,378
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Female 118
repost
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Male 894
FAIL! i-am-bored posted this weeks ago
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Male 48
i never did this before so: repost :)
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Male 198
Not only that, Skine, but some of the NES bundles had both Duck Hunt and SMB on the same cart, so they likely counted it as both, and not as a separate title.
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Female 3,828
well wii sports is the one that COMES with it...
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Male 192
i swear i saw this like 10 days ago lol still like it thou.
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Male 719
Interesting: Of the best selling games of all time, four were packaged with the console.

This is like when Prince included the price of his newest CD in concert tickets, and counted this as album sales. That is, both cases are fairly disingenuous.
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Male 160
Well, I remember someone saying that if you`re going to call repost you have to link to repost.
So here it is


Reposted link
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Male 63
At first I was like:
``Hey cool another infographic about video game!
I enjoyed the other one, I hope this one is as good as the previous one!``
Then I was like:
``Ah... it IS the previous one... blargh...``
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Male 9
Repost
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Male 160
wasn`t this up like a month ago?
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Female 9,402
REPOST!
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Male 1,598
So the average time spent playing games in a week is 18 hours...

Since I got Pokemon HeartGold this Sunday, I`ve played about 20 hours so far of that game alone, Not even including other games.

Is that good or bad?
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Male 749
The DS and the Wii are brilliant. Nintendo is the best. :D
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Male 25,416
Im suprised people dont like ps3`s as much as xbox!
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Male 848
Wow. Deja vu.
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Male 122
Now, IAB, theres a difference between reposting someting from years ago and one from just a month or 2 ago. Get a grip, or you will lose visitors.
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Male 4,290
Asspenny - the light bars add up to 100%, and the dark bars add up to 100%. Imagine it as "How are new gamers distributed across ages? Now how about established gamers?"
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Male 10,440
We`ve never had an infographic repost before. You suck IAB!
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Female 857
Okay, I`m not even on here that often, and I know this is a repost (maybe because I love infographics). C`mon now, we only had this posted a few weeks ago.
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Female 186
This was up 2 weeks ago?
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Male 677
R-R-R-REPOST.
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Male 411
Well that would make sense since Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt both came with the NES.
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Male 1,347
I don`t really understand the new gamer v established gamer thing. Unless that "(percentages)" is a typo or it`s not reporting the number of people who said they weren`t gamers, shouldn`t it add up to 100%?.
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Male 26
How many times do we have to see these same numbers paired up with different graphics?
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Male 504
Repost!
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Female 1,401
repooooooooooost
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Male 165
how can wii sports be number 1 in the best selling video games, if it comes free with every wii?
does the purchase of every wii automatically mean a wii sports game is sold?
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Female 846
uhm....i feel like this has been posted before...like, recently. And btw, I absolutely love inforgraphics. Everyone who says they dont are probably slow readers.
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Male 299
wow
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Male 19,850
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