Whilst everyone is going nuts over today's release of GTA IV , how about we revisit some of those forgotten gems in the "most successful video game ever" as we recall the 25 best selling games of all time. .
WOW.......I did not realize how lucrative that series really was ....I mean honestly 6 of the top 25 spots is highly commendable ... ... ... ......"The JOEY has Spoken"
that gta4 was out today?
VGcharts has Super Mario at 40 million and pokimon at 30 million.
I think that GTA will steal that spot
Not a chance. You are trying to say that it will steal the spot from the mighty Gameboy? Dream on.
Final Fantasy VIII and X both sold close to 8 million, this has been stated by Square themselves.
i didnt realise..
Look at the userbase of each game Xbox brand --- 40 millon units sold Playstation brand --- over 200 million sold that is why gran tourismo is "bigger" then halo
understand how the user base is directly proportional to gran turismo's sale.at the time,120million ps2s had not yet been sold.
Okay hold on. When a multi game gets released everyone will say of course the 360 version sells more because it has a bigger instal base! Then when a PS2 game sells more then a xbox game it isn't because of the bigger instal base?
@ 5.2 You can say the same about every other game in history. @ 5.3 dude you got me so confused. Bigger install base usually means more software sales...does it not?
heh yeah that's what a bigger instal base means I was just saying or play acting stuff out :)
lol...no words can explain how confused i got at your comment... but now i understand
wtf? Gran Turismo 3 sold 14 million! Those Bastards!
This is confirmed by SCEA... Gran Turismo: 10.85 Gran Turismo 2: 9.37 Gran Turismo 3: 14.87 Gran Turismo 4: 9.21 47.22 million worldwide...
best racing sim ever ^^ still i'm playin GT4 and i can't wait for full GT5 :(
Gran Turismo 3...good memories. That game was unreal when it came out, just unbelievable. I missed many classes back in the day because of that game
Thems big numbers by Nintendo and Sony. Both know the power of great selling titles!
GTA IV will take the top spot, no doubt.
Ok how many TRUE gamers actually played effin Pokemon.. I mean I understand Pokemon is popular with 12 and unders and that about all 12 and unders own a freakin gameboy and what not.. but I think they should filter those out.. hahaha but thats crazy and shows you just how much pokemon rules the world.. Pokemon for president?? Maybe??
You can't discount a game because you wouldn't play it. I never played San Andreas should we take that game off? Nintendogs I've never played either. Pokemon for president haha ^^
It could work and Im pretty sure theres a good size chunk of poeple over 18 that buy pokemon games. You know its a decade old and an rpg so these people grew up on it. Yeah I was like 12 when I bought my frist pokemon game. I buy one pokemon rpg every gen even though my progress in each game gets less and less with each one still enjoy them. Pokemon is huge I think Nintendo would have gone broke if not for that series. Well maybe not but come on thats like a billion dollar franchise.
Pokemon is an RPG. Don't you think that alone counts it as a game for "true" gamers? There's a lot more to it than you see done by the average 12 year old with a Gameshark.
when it came out originally. My friend had a blue so I got the red. There were like 5 of us that played and we were pretty normal kids (most of us were into skating at the time). Although it was geared towards kids, it was a good game w/ a decent story w/ lots to do. I loved it!
Wait where is Super Mario Brothers didnt it sorta sell 40 million? or something like that. Oh and package games count because there are always some bundles with games that count towards sales and everyone would have bought Super Mario Brothers anyway.
Yeah I was thinking that too... weird isn't it. Probably isn't a complete list really.
pokemon red was immense oops did i just say that out loud?
... that I am surprised to see Halo2 on there. Grats to Bungie on making a little history.
Look at all those Nintendo titles. I think I've played all but a couple of the games on this list.
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those numbers are VERY innacurate i know for a fact that pokemon red/blue isnt the number 1 selling game of all time, and san andreas is the number 1 seling game on the ps2 of all time, if thats true then why is vice city ahead of it?
Yes, the very first GranTurismo. Halo did'nt do too bad either.
Vice City could be ahead of of San Andreas, because it might've sold a lot when it was released on the XBox, so those combined would be more. With San Andreas being the best selling game on PS2 their talking about units sold for that system.
MGS has never been a system seller and GT hasn't sold a console since PS1 days. Good luck putting all your eggs in one basket in 2008 Sony. No wonder the Wii owns all and GTA is so important to a console's success.
Actually Wii's game sales have generally been much lower than the PS3's and 360's. And that is despite having sold far more consoles. So no, I don't think it actually does own all.
umm....isn't that why Playstation 1 and 2 lambasted any console that came out against it? Yeah Playstation really didn't have "system sellers" as you put it, but has games that sell very well and contributes to a variety of genre, what does that get you...well 2 systems that broke video game unit sales history, and even last month the PS2 beat up on the next gen systems. So you can have your "system sellers" and your "hardcore games", but it seems it the long run your "system sellers" don't do much in the end Don't get me wrong 360 is doing this now, but to build a system around only hardcore games which gets you system sellers doesn't have a good ending
Where's the mighty MGS??? Thought it was a "big gun". Everyone seems to think it's going to be a best seller.
The pOkemon games were HUGE , I use to spend nights on my gameboy trying to get through those games.
i did too
MGS franchise is one of the greatist in my view but obvisouly cannot out sell pokemon mainly due to the craze that took off with it.
get popcorn ready for GTA4 breaking records
They don't consider the 40+ million copies of Super Mario World. Since the game didn't technically cost money. All it did was sell the SNES and make an even greater profit in sales than a normal game so naturally that doesn't count as sales.
Why do they aggregate Pokémon SKUs? I realize that they are essentially the same games, released at the same times, but they aren't the same SKU. Maybe they should release the next GTA or Gran Turismo in three different versions so they can make a run at the top spot. ;)
This goes to show that everyone wants to be a pokemon master.
At least 10s of millions of people do. Hah.
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