During Ubisoft's financial report there was a slide that listed the top 20 gaming franchises of the last 8 years. The number one spot went to Call of Duty with Mario taking up spot 2. Can you guess the rest?
Great to see Sonic there, even if he's clinging on to the bottom of the list by his fingertips. Series was really struggling about a decade ago but has turned around.
COD on 1. What a shame
It's sad some of the games on this list sold what they did yet they sell more than the Bioshock, Uncharted, and The Legend of Zelda franchises
This really goes to show, it's not always the quality of the game, but marketing and hitting target groups is more important for successful numbers.
Yeah so true I think most of these games like COD are because of the social gimmick like effects it has on people....you know certain people wanting to fit into a group with the new "fad" and what's "cool" at the moment Most of those games are basicaly modern fads of today....like how in the past you had conkers, pokemon cards, crazy bones, beyblades etc
More like hitting a target group .. GTA does not over hype their game with marketing until the end.. just enough to let people know they are out and when to buy their game. But cod abd halo targets college and teens into making them believe those are the cool games to play with friends competitive and they investment in tournaments shows that.. SOCOM did it once.. they trailers where cool fun friends playing and they hit that target.. GT does it by been in racing tournaments.. real racing and it promote itself as the sim to get and invest huge time in that field. Mario is the game to get because we all growth up playing mario and now we are the parents and let our kids play with marie because it was cool when we did it. Fifa sales more because of it 11 vs 11 online option plus easy to play online features in which PES have been having such a weak presentation .. they hit the target. That what marketing should be and games should have the options to catch people attention .. Example KILLZONE SF should be showed as a very beautiful immersing experience that everyone face droll of amazement and then jump into the MP showing that player getting a online invite and a seamless transition of him jumping into the online match while his team is losing and him starting to own everybody .. boom ''KILLZONE SHADOW FALL Only on the PS4 OCTOBER 28 PS4 launch title " "GREATNESS AWAITS" "PS4"
Which I would agree with if I was a shareholder and looking at my dividends for the year. But seeing as we are all supposed to be gamers, be glad that you have played Bioshock, Uncharted series etc. Playing with numbers is rubbish Skate was another great series I liked this gen.
FIFA Soccer, Wii Fit, Just Dance, Madden NFL, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, LEGO, WWF/WWE ...I don't want to live on this planet anymore ¬¬ Honestly hardly non of the great games this gen are even on there. Uncharted, Bioshock, God of War, GT, Gears of War, Lost Odyssey, Batman, Borderlands, Half Life, Portal etc Jeez...no wonder so called "gamers" who only play on COD when your out and about have never played on or even heard about some of the great games out there.
Go look at the highest grossing films over the last ten years or the best selling music singles and you will see similar patterns though, its not just the games industry. Its a reflection on society in general now.
True but that doesn't mean that great series like Bioshock, God of War,Gears of War, Fallout, Half-Life and Journey etc. are not commercial successes. The cream always rises to the top. Just look at Journey and Portal, not the most mainstream titles, and they didn't need to be, because they were brilliant games in there own right and because of that they sold well. On the other end of the scale look at Guitar Hero.....
Mass effect 3,Halo, Sonic, FIFA, Far Cry and Battlefield 3 are great games.
Sad not 1. sony exclusive :(
It's because Sony doesn't recycle their franchises as much, they focus on delivering new experiences gen after gen.
Man FIFA is second best selling game in 2012 and third best selling franchise in recent times football sell! lol
A lot of EA there.
I'm a little suprised sonic was on there was it theolympic games that did it?
I think it's safe to say that Wii Fit is a dead franchise. Maybe Nintendo would have been better making Wi U another motion controlled machine with some Kinect like addition. Wii U doesn't seem to appeal to any demographic except Nintendo diehards.
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