Did your favorite video games of all time make the cut?
Poll vote results? O_o
lmao, i thought it would have been based off "records"
Well their credibility just dropped off the charts.
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.
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.
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.
Stopped reading when I saw "Guitar Hero(#4), Metal Gear(#5)".
Thats exactly where I decided to close the tab.
i stopped when Halo was number 1 on their list.
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"
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.
lol, sad list IMO it should be: 1.Mario 2.Zelda 3.Metal Gear Solid 4.Final Fantasy 5.Gran Turismo 6.Counter-Strike 7.Pokemon 8.God of War 9.Resident Evil 10.Halo Etc
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
i guessed before lookin at this article that there wasnt a sony game at number1..ur kinda butt hurting in here.
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... nuff said...lol
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.
Totally Agree.. Record not based on record but votes.. and votes by only 13,000 people..
No love for the blue bomber?
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.
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.
but who are we to complain about the world records being voted on by the world. also im just talking out my a**
im only funny every now and then.
i logged in to give you a bubble. Your welcome ;P
Is this a joke. I am sure that mario should be one but at least Zelda is up there.
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
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.
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
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 ...
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. :)
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.
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
HALO is King!
halo is most successful franchise today...everyone needs to just accept it
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)
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! http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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
Thank you oobob. heres a well deserved bubble.
This just shows how young the audience was that they surveyed. To have Cod, Halo, and guitar hero in the top 5 shows that most of these people haven't played video games until this generation.
How is LittleBigPlanet on the list, I thought this was top 50 video game series and I think that Metal Gear should be higher than Guitar Hero and Call of Duty, this is bullshit -.-' EDIT: and Mario should be #1
Everyone knows who is really #1. We also know who is #2 and #3. Let 230,000,000 people vote next time (hint hint)...lol
We all know if it was for records, A Mario Game would probably at the top. If its by ratings it will be Ocarina of Time.
going to cause problems. They should have done it based on sales, total review scores and least amount of glitches.
EPIC FAIL, Runescape is an online game and it's not even a series, Pong should be in the top games of all time, but that's not a series either. "We are confident that this 'top 50' more accurately reflects the tastes of the average gamer and not just the critics"- So by average gamer, they mean average gamer under 18?
WTF? Guinness can just close up shop for all I care. This is a terrible list. LOL! Left4Dead is on the list!!! OMFG! RUNESCAPE?! This has to be a joke.
KZ1 and KZ2 were great games, but I'm not so sure the series deserves a place on the top 50 series of all time list just yet. And Halo #1? Mario #6? Lol.
Something is wrong with this list and I can't quite make out what it is.... Runescape (#17)...GoldenEye 007 (#31) oh, there it is! Seriously though, GoldenEye should be higher and there are a few games that shouldn't even be on there.
They used a poll on their website (that probably 99% of gamers have never even visited) to determine what an "accurate reflection of average gamers" is? lol, what? If Mario not making the top 5 wasn't enough of a double take, look at Saints Row getting on there at the expense of Metroid. How did Skate get on there when the godfather of skateboarding games, Tony Hawk, didn't make the cut? There's two soccer games, but no Donkey Kong? How 'bout "Tom Clancy" being listed as a game series. Those games (Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Hawx, End War etc) have nothing to do with eachother, or Tom Clancy for that matter. Yet they have a seperate listing for Lego Batman. Umm, shouldn't all Lego games fall under the same umbrella the way Tom Clancy games do? Same with Goldeneye 007 on there, why not just have a 007 category? Inconsistent. I think Guinness needs to lay off the Guinness. ;)
is the best franchise
Not by a damn longshot. Halo has to lick the assorted crud and animal excrement off the boots of the likes of the Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, and Gran Turismo series before it can even come close to comparing.
The site is live and we already have Halo fanboy? I love this site. ^_^
No Mega Man, no Castlevania, no Mass Effect, no DuckTales. "Gamers" have no taste. Runescape is terrible and Guitar Hero should in no way be that high.
For reminding me of Mega Man and Castlevania. Though Mass Effect still has a long way to go before touching any of the truly deserving top franchises.
Final Fantasy 20 Are you kidding me?
I just realized Saints Row on there.... OMG
Guinness World Records is a joke these days (much like the Nobel Peace Prize).
Yes, especially the Peace Prize...being given out to just anyone these days...
Truly repulsive. Of course gamers don't visit their website on a regular bases, I have no fucking why they thought this would be better than their previous method, asking developers, publishers, journalists, professionals, you know... the people that make up the industry?
Epic fail!!!! Since when is the Guinness world Records based on votes. Gran Turismo sits below Need for Speed and God of War is #30? WTF?
litttlebigplanet is a series? and i think uncharted shudve taken its place
I would have thrown in Xenosaga myself and Wild Arms those are some great game sieres aswell.
ok so i think the list should start with these ten franchises... 1.final fantasy 2.zelda 3.mario 4.metal gear 5.gran turismo 6.resident evil 7.crash bandicoot 8.halo 9.sonic 10.battlefield not even really in that order but those should be in the top 10 easy
No love for Jak and Daxter, though not unexpected. /sigh.
halo #1? really? wow
I don't even want to know.
no doom? seriously? everybody has played doom.
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