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The Top 10 Best-Selling Game Franchises

"Halo 3 might shatter sales records, but Master Chief has a long way to go before he topples these gaming giants.

The Halo trilogy barely cracks the worldwide best-selling franchises Top 40, currently resting at a comfy 15 million units sold. Tack on a generous 10 million more courtesy of Halo 3 (Halo 2 rests at 9 million) and it's still light years away from competing with these formidable franchises."

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MK_Red3400d ago

Kinda unfair since most of those games (Speciall Nintendo ones and Madden) have had lots of games in series and are kind yearly.
Glad to see GT and FF make it to the last. Wish MGS was there.

Can't believe GT1 was the best selling PSone game (As trivia part of article says).

Gizmo_Logix3400d ago (Edited 3400d ago )

NES came out in 1985 (Mario Bros). That explains why some of you guys are surprised.

uxo223400d ago

Also some of the franchises are 15 - 20 years old with sequels of 5 or more. I agree kinda a pointless comparison. Kinda like comparing the arizona diamondback with the n.y. yankees for penants won.

secret3400d ago

GEARS OF WAR IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS:
The xbots are still staring, eyes glazed over and empty, at the smoke and mirrors Microsoft is blowing at them.

Turn on the the bright lights, and you'll see that the girl isn't as pretty as she looks when the lights were turned off --> Gears of War dark and gritty **cough. (hiccup** too while I'm at it). There's a reason why Gears was intentionally made dark and short? Smoke and mirrors anyone? There's a reason an ugly girl wants to have sex with the lights turned off or dimmed down? So you can't see how ugly she really is. Trickery for the easily fooled.

Turn on the the lights or shine a bright light on Gears of War, and out of the darkness, after your eyes have adjusted, you'll see that you've been sleeping with --> HALO 3 all along. Turn on the lights, and you get Halo3. Same goes for the dark Bioshock. Flash a light bulb on Bioshock, and you'll see Halo 3 again. The ugly girl looks good only in dimmed lighting. Caution.

Notice the amount of leaves and grass in this game called HAZE. This should be enough to convince you of the power of the PS3. There are no deceptions here with magical artistic deceptions to compensate for a low quality hardware to fool the gullible.

These are a gazillion leaves in open daylight where you can see them in all their glory. No light dimming. No painted leaves. They're all made one by one. Count them all. If HAZE had been multiplatform with the xbox360 in mind, well, lookie here. Suddenly most of the game is in night time. Suddenly, there are more boulders and open plains than an ocean of individually bladed grass and leaves and branches. Suddenly, the campain is only 5 levels with only four enemeis on screen at a time. Remember in the 8-bit days when you fight a huge boss? They' make all the backgrounds black. Smoke and mirrors. But everyone would say, "wow, the NES has awesome graphics. That boss filled half the screen."

But if this is not enough to prove once and for all that the xbox360 sucks, take a look at Grand Turismo 5. That game will forever seal the deal and draw a line between the two consoles. To the left of the line, everything that's xbox360 and multiplatform developed with the xbox360 in mind. Everything to the right of that line, the PS3.

Smoke and mirrors? EGM would rate jessica simpson as a perfect 10 female in looks, albeit. I'd stick to Jessica Alba (or Paris Hilton), in terms of looks, that is. You'd wave the EGM magazine all over my face while you seek out Jessica Simpson's looks. In contrast, I'm waking up with Jessica Alba in bed with me (plus she cooks for me), and I'd tell you that I'm pretty happy with Jessica Alba, someone I find way more attractive and productive. You can hold on to your magazine for proof though...But for me, proof is in the pudding.

Throw in Gamepro while you're at it.

MICROSOFT IS A BAD CITIZEN:
Sadly, I've always noticed that the xbox360 is dumming down this generations graphics due to its limited hardware capabilities. Listen, most developers will want to focus on the xbox360 because they can sell more games because of the larger gullible fanbase prone to be mesmerized by smoke and mirrors and hype (they probably own a Wii by now). Almost all developers will make the ports and multiplatforms for hte PS3 very similar to the quality of the xbox360. And therefore, all gamers this generation has suffered and might continue to suffer from the xbox360 graphical limitations. Mediocre graphics. Microsoft is a liability this generation.

Think of a slow car that got to the freeway early in the morning ahead of everyone and is now causing a massive graphical traffic jam because it got there first and is only mediocre in speed. Because it still wants to be first, all gamers will suffer. Get that 60mph hunk of junk xbox360 off the freeway. What a disservice to gaming society by insisting on being upfront while it's overheating and slow and clunking along at 60mph when everyone has work to do and wants to go faster, xbox360. Greedy, selfish. Think of society for once and not yourself.

The most recent MGS4 trailers after Beauty & the Beast all look suspicisouly low quality. This is a suggestion that Kojima might be contemplating a possible crossover to the xbox360 by "future proofing it" for the xbox360's limiations. Perhaps some kind of deal with Microsoft is pending and Kojima is just prepping the game to appear on the xbox360 just in case any deals do go through. And so, the graphical crime on this generation has occured again. Capping off this generation's potential to the limitations of that slow car up front,getting in everyone's way and causing a huge slow down traffic jam and smiling smugly as everyone is late to work or school and car horns are blaring.

Look at Final Fantasy XIII, and you know for sure that cannot go multiplatform based on the graphics.

Look at the PS3, the model citizen. Blazing breakneck speed graphics to clear up the freeway from traffic jams. Folding to help the entire world through research of medicine and space and societal issues, according to Stanford University and government & not-for profit groups.

All xboxts and microsoft care about, in contrast, is hurting people in hope to benefit themselves somehow. They seem to care about their own consoles than the well-being of humans by abusing anyone who talks down on their xbox360. And Microsoft is even worse. It's knowingly continuing to realease faulty hardware on its own xbots. Why? Doesn't it even care about it's own supporters? Do they care about you xbots by doing this?

And if you're buying a PS3, you won't miss out on anything. Here's something for you to think about:::::

READ THIS EVERYONE:::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
PS3 ports of xbox360 games + your PC computer versions of Halo, Gears, Bioshock, and so on ==> free xbox360 without the internet fees, without the need to buy a hi-definiition player, without the need for wii motion sensors, without the clunky two piece design, without junk games you'd never buy, without worry about hardware issues, without the loud noise. But it also comes with PS3, PS2, PS1, and PSN games. Let alone SACD playback.

To think that you can watch bluray movies in all its glory, too, in addition to playing the game shown above. Spiderman 3 and Harry Potter anyone?

Oh, and another thing. XBOTS will have spend the most money this generation. They're the most gullible. Smoke and mirrors can get them to rebuy the same machine over and over again even when it breaks. Smoke and mirrors can get them to think that Gears of War is actually a grpahical breakthrough. Smoke and mirrors can get them to think that they're saving money with the xbox360.

Here, try this.
Add your xbox360 console cost
Add your HD-DVD and / or Bluray player (most likely a PS3, especially if you like games, too)
Add movie costs
Add $100-$400 internet fees for the life of the console
Add game accessories (wi-fi, gamepads, and so on)
Add games on either consoles
Add Wii to experience motion sensing

Deduct and add whatever applies to you

Now tell me how much money you've saved...

PS3 owners get a free bluray player, a free PS2, a free PS1, a free xbox360 when coupled with the PC computer versions of Halo, Gears, and Bioschock along with ports of xbox360 games with mediocre xbox360 graphics because developers focus on the console with a larger fan base to make more money that way, a free SACD player, a free video chat to save long distance phone bills, a free linux computer, and anything else?

And if I don't like Gears of War, Bioshock, or Halo and all those other psycho death metal crack cocaine games that I'm sure prison inamates and mass murderers would prefer (compared to games Hillary Clinton would prefer), why should I buy an xbox360? For it's price and other issues, why would I want it? What else does it do?

Seriously...

Fighter3400d ago

I'm surprised that the Resident Evil franchise is not in there. I guess it was that Gamecube (timed) exclusive that hurt it a little.

MK_Red3400d ago

I think the reason that Resident Evil series as well as MGS and Halo aren't there is because their not so many numbers / games. Only 3 MGS games, 4 REs and 3 Halos while there have been a million versions of Mario and Madden. Of all the games in top 10, only GT has below 5 games (Main and spin-off) and even that is no higher than 10th.

Rute3400d ago

MK Red: Even if you don't count the remakes, there are still at least 14 RE games: Resident Evil, RE 2, RE 3, RE 0, RE 4, RE Deadly Silence, RE Code: Veronica, Resident Evil Gaiden, Resident Evil Outbreak, Outbreak 2, RE Dead Aim, RE Survivor plus two mobile games (RE and RE missions). When all the versions of each game are counted, it totals 37 games.

MK_Red3400d ago

I know but a lot of them were GameCube exclusive for some time.

risk3400d ago

while its unfair...its not unfair :P you dont get multi million copies sold overnight. gran turismo has been at it for 10 years.

pilotpistolpete3400d ago

Is it just me, or is it scary that Pokemon is almost caught up with Mario?

MK_Red3400d ago

It is scary indeed. I never understood why so many people buy Pokemon games.

djt233400d ago

because it is fun game (i mean one on handheld system)
for some reason nintendo cant make a good one on there console

happygamer3400d ago

the pokemon anime sux as a series but the games are usually awesome. a lot of fun a lot of stuff to do nice rpg games.

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