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84 Responses to Numbers & Stats Behind Videogames [Infographic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Link: Numbers & Stats Behind Videogames - 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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    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    wow
  3. Profile photo of sweetrebelnc
    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    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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    xlnc14 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    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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    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    repooooooooooost
  6. Profile photo of p0l4r21
    p0l4r21 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Repost!
  7. Profile photo of Zynx
    Zynx Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    How many times do we have to see these same numbers paired up with different graphics?
  8. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    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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    thecurt Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    Well that would make sense since Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt both came with the NES.
  10. Profile photo of marcus2
    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    R-R-R-REPOST.
  11. Profile photo of DeSheaaaaa
    DeSheaaaaa Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    This was up 2 weeks ago?
  12. Profile photo of xxamsey
    xxamsey Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    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.
  13. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    We`ve never had an infographic repost before. You suck IAB!
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    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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    Froggybuster Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    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.
  16. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Wow. Deja vu.
  17. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Im suprised people dont like ps3`s as much as xbox!
  18. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    The DS and the Wii are brilliant. Nintendo is the best. :D
  19. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    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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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    REPOST!
  21. Profile photo of Load
    Load Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    wasn`t this up like a month ago?
  22. Profile photo of Vasudeva
    Vasudeva Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Repost
  23. Profile photo of Einstein37
    Einstein37 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    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...``
  24. Profile photo of Load
    Load Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    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
  25. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    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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    Ethan406 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    i swear i saw this like 10 days ago lol still like it thou.
  27. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    well wii sports is the one that COMES with it...
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    Ston Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    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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    BahamaBoy Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    i never did this before so: repost :)
  30. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    FAIL! i-am-bored posted this weeks ago
  31. Profile photo of NessieBabii
    NessieBabii Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    repost
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    March 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm
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    microxscream Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    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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    npdarren Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    repost. not even an old repost.
  35. Profile photo of alchemist18
    alchemist18 Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    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.)
  36. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    This looks within a month familiar I would estimate.
  37. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    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.
  38. Profile photo of Load
    Load Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    according to the link that I posted on the repost it`s from 01/15/2010.
  39. Profile photo of seabass101dg
    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    repost
  40. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    Wii Sports shouldn`t be considered for the best selling game title, as it comes free with every Wii.
  41. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    duck hunt? ugh, no thanks.
  42. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    i repeat. if you play the wii seriously, and it`s the only game system you own, YOU ARE NOT A GAMER!!!
  43. Profile photo of connor53
    connor53 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    I can`t believe I fell into that 2.7% for fried wiis.
  44. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    This is a startlingly quick repost.

    Buuut, I have learned why PC users hate consoles. Damn, Microsoft can be such homos.
  45. Profile photo of crazyfangirl
    crazyfangirl Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    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
  46. Profile photo of Hayllee
    Hayllee Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    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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    daisy822 Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    repost.
  48. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    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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    shappy Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    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.
  50. Profile photo of Shokz
    Shokz Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    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...
  51. Profile photo of superrey19
    superrey19 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    why do they combine all the console software sales against pc at the end? Obviously 3 platforms would beat 1.
  52. Profile photo of SephirothA83
    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    Wasn`t this posted like a week ago?
  53. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    PC all the way man... on a side note, i know a guy who has had to replace his xbox like 5 times now...
  54. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    >>I have all 3<<

    Spoiled little brat.
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    Sqam Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    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*
  56. Profile photo of Dainty
    Dainty Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 12:02 am
    1% more of 50 and older plays than under 18? I call shenanigans!
  57. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 12:39 am
    i have a 360 an a ps3..... 360 is child`s play IMO
  58. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 2:16 am
    I have all 3, but I would play my (superior) PS3 a lot more if GRAN TURISMO 5 would actually get released!!!! >:-@
  59. Profile photo of sleathy8
    sleathy8 Male 50-59
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    March 21, 2010 at 5:42 am
    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.
  60. Profile photo of GirlieMutant
    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 5:53 am
    Yeah I haven`t played on my Wii for 348753984758 years now. I stick with the PS3!!
  61. Profile photo of riotDX
    riotDX Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 5:58 am
    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!
  62. Profile photo of L0LitsN0rman
    L0LitsN0rman Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 7:07 am
    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
  63. Profile photo of xxlittleme
    xxlittleme Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 7:14 am
    Holy repost. This wasn`t even posted very long ago. :\
  64. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2010 at 8:12 am
    so now we know %80 of females and %41 of males are retarded
  65. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2010 at 8:22 am
    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...
  66. Profile photo of nckf55
    nckf55 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 8:23 am
    is everything on here a repost lately?
  67. Profile photo of Byrdman1525
    Byrdman1525 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2010 at 8:31 am
    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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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 10:16 am
    repost
  69. Profile photo of KingGrimlock
    KingGrimlock Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 11:57 am
    hey Ace, don`t you mean "wii-tarded"? :P
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    yea, i disagree with the top selling games...
  71. Profile photo of ZIMAAgent7
    ZIMAAgent7 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    I find the lack of Ocarina of Time, Half Life, and FF VII in the Top 5 list disturbing.
  72. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    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.
  73. Profile photo of Wentzel142
    Wentzel142 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    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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    SaiyanRocker Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Old infographic is old.
  75. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    i have a 360 an a ps3..... 360 is child`s play IMO
  76. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    @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.
  77. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    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?
  78. Profile photo of iamJasmin
    iamJasmin Female 13-17
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    March 21, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    PS3 is waaayyyyyy bettter than xbox [:
  79. Profile photo of merielle
    merielle Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    its obvious these are just based on console gaming.. not cpu.
  80. Profile photo of rawryness
    rawryness Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2010 at 1:16 am
    Oh yay. I am an "established gamer". And agreed, PS3 is pretty awesome.
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    lifestarted Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 6:27 am
    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.
  82. Profile photo of Isquire2
    Isquire2 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Duck Hunt and Super Mario was sold with consoles as well, lifestarted
  83. Profile photo of mic_bastid
    mic_bastid Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:03 am
    wii sports / duckhunt / Super Mario Bros- apparently people are buying the game and getting the system for free with it
  84. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2010 at 10:51 am
    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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