Guinness World Records announces top 50 video game series

Did your favorite video games of all time make the cut?

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rockleex2966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

Poll vote results? O_o

SixZeroFour2966d ago

lmao, i thought it would have been based off "records"

toaster2965d ago

Well their credibility just dropped off the charts.

jjohan352966d ago

This is the most absurd statistic gathered by Guinness. Top video game series based on a poll of 13,000 people even when we've had tens of millions of consoles sold by each model from each company for several generations. I guess it's the same 13,000 people buying those same consoles over and over lol.

-Alpha2966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

This just tarnishes the legacy/legitimacy of the Guiness World Records. The fact that Halo and COD top the list is just sad. Not to take anything away from Halo or COD, but this list should consist of both consistently qualitative series that have relatively good sales. Time, cultural impact, etc. should all play a factor too. In other words, Mario= #1.

Christopher2966d ago

Kind of a really bad list. Even lists made by IGN/GameSpot are much better than this, and those guys typically have some idiotic items in their lists.

Bob-Dole2966d ago

Stopped reading when I saw "Guitar Hero(#4), Metal Gear(#5)".

presto7172966d ago

Thats exactly where I decided to close the tab.

KiRBY30002966d ago

i stopped when Halo was number 1 on their list.

SixZeroFour2966d ago

i discredited it when i read "Call of Duty - the most successful entertainment launch of all-time - boasts beautifully balanced gameplay with jaw-dropping set pieces and extensive multiplayer options."

i mean i know its my own opinion and prolly not considerred fact, but no way they can say cod has a "beautifully balanced gameplay"

SactoGamer2966d ago

I wasn't so thrilled to have GH so high up, especially when Rock Band was so far down. I'd figure they'd be a lot closer to each other than they are.

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Danteh2966d ago

lol, sad list

IMO it should be:

3.Metal Gear Solid
4.Final Fantasy
5.Gran Turismo
8.God of War
9.Resident Evil


hennessey862966d ago

mine wud be

1. mario
2. sonic
3. final fantasy
4. halo
5. gran turismo
6. resident evil
7. call of duty
8. splinter cell
9. pro evo
10. half life

Wrathman2966d ago

i guessed before lookin at this article that there wasnt a sony game at number1..ur kinda butt hurting in here.

eggbert2966d ago

If you actually think that Mario deserves the #5 place, even behind Guitar Hero, you're an idiot. Mario DEFINED an entire generation of gamers. I don't think any of the other franchises listed on their can even compare to the amount of influence Mario had, Closest thing is probably Pokemon.

Halo and COD are great games, but they aren't even in league with the legendary M.

mikepmcc2966d ago

This is the way all Guinness Records are, most of the time they'll just make up a record for something that they think is cool. The gamer's handbook is the same, nothing is taken seriously, it's kind of a joke.

Shani2966d ago

Totally Agree..
Record not based on record but votes.. and votes by only 13,000 people..

RockmanII72966d ago

No love for the blue bomber?

inveni02966d ago

Yeah, this seems a little messed up. The top games should be the top selling games in proportion to the install base of the console (or PCs) at launch. In my opinion, Mario should be way up there at the top based on these factors, and while Mario may not be people's favorite game of all time, it was certainly one of the top three of all time...not just on sales but on transforming the industry.

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viking805fan2966d ago

Well I bet the votes only came from N.A. sooo I wasnt so surprised about the results....if it was probably worldwide voting it would be totally different.

BlackTar1872966d ago

but who are we to complain about the world records being voted on by the world.

also im just talking out my a**

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BlackTar1872965d ago

im only funny every now and then.

MrMiyagi2966d ago

i logged in to give you a bubble. Your welcome ;P

trounbyfire2966d ago

Is this a joke. I am sure that mario should be one but at least Zelda is up there.

-Alpha2966d ago

Mario should be #1 case closed. Halo and COD are great series in sales and quality for the most part, but Mario is #1. at least LoZ was up there

BloodyCHAMP2966d ago

jus because mario bin around for ages doesnt make it the best franchise around...look at the mario games nowa days their garbage...Marios dead...stop looknig at the past were talking about the present. Halo deserves number 1 because its best franchise TODAY.

CimmerianDrake2966d ago

You have got to be kidding. They are talking about the franchise as a whole. And no franchise has more success than Mario. Mario is synonymous with video games. Mario has been around so long, you can't think of gaming without him. It isn't about just how the games are now, it's about the franchise as a whole. Which also makes this list a huge fail.

Should be something like this in my opinion. Based on overall success, this is my top 5.

1. Mario
2. Legend of Zelda
3. Pokemon
4. Gran Turismo
5. Final Fantasy

Redempteur2966d ago

seriously ..mario #1 for the sher amount of game sold first ..and for the gameplay through the ages on each console ...that managed to stay excellent ...

eagle212966d ago

Bungie is NOT making halo games after reach. It's over. And TODAY Nintendo reported 14.7 million sales of NSMBW (only 6 months) so don't make me laugh man. :)

SuperStrokey11232966d ago

How can any ranking of video game series not have mario at the top? Its sold over 200 million game. Terrible terrible list. Like freaking Madden on the list means its gotta be by sales but yet again mario is in first. No sense making this list does.

spunnups2966d ago

I agree totally. Mario is #1. Everyone knows about Mario, even my parents who would have trouble playing a game with an Atari Joystick.

A couple things stick out for me. #1 Saints Row > God of War?>???? yeah ok.

Halo > GTA and MGS? Yeah right.

lastly. Lego Batman is a series? Fail list is FAIL

BloodyCHAMP2966d ago

halo is most successful franchise today...everyone needs to just accept it

asdr3wsfas2966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

I found a list of the top 20 best selling games of all time on wikipedia. Stuff like wii play is bundled, so just ignore it. I counted 4 unbundled mario platformers and 2 mario karts. It looks like 17 are Nintendo games, we got 2 Gran Turismos and one GTA, but I can't find Halo. Can you help?

1. Wii Play (Wii – 26.71 million, Wii remote bundled with all copies)

2. Wii Fit (Wii – 22.56 million)

3. Nintendogs (DS – 22.27 million, all five versions combined)

4. New Super Mario Bros. (DS – 21.39 million)

5. Mario Kart Wii (Wii – 21.22 million)

6. Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green (Game Boy – 20.08 million approximately: 10.23 million in Japan, 9.85 million in US)

7. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (DS – 18.59 million)

8. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES – 18 million)

9. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (DS – 17.39 million)

10. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2 - 17.33 million)

11. Mario Kart DS (DS – 17.28 million)

12. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2 – 14.89 million shipped)

13. Pokémon Gold and Silver (Game Boy Color – 14.51 million approximately: 7.6 million in US, 6.91 million in Japan)

14. Super Mario Land (Game Boy – 14 million)

15. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! (DS – 13.71 million)

16. Wii Sports Resort (Wii – 13.58 million)

17. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (GBA – 13 million)

18. Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (GBA – 11.82 million)

19. Super Mario 64 (N64 – 11 million)

20. Gran Turismo (PS1 – 10.85 million shipped)

voice_of_ reason2966d ago

It's always nice to see someone get owned by empirical evidence! Well done oobob! And when you look at the best selling franchises of all time, Halo is no in the top tier. Not hating on Halo, just a point of observation!

RockmanII72966d ago

1 - that wiki page is outdated plus since you said "forget Wii Sports" Halo 3 would be #20. I love how everyone is giving you bubbles for posting wrong info.

2 - mario should be #1

UP2966d ago

Thank you oobob. heres a well deserved bubble.

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