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Submitted by Rearden 1072d ago | article
LX-General-Kaos  +   1072d ago
It makes me happy to see that nintendo exclusive franchises contributed heavily to the top 10 highest grossing videogames.
ATi_Elite  +   1072d ago
The Beast!
Now do you understand why we call it WOW!!

$1.5 billion yearly is the main reason every dam publisher has ran out and tried to make a WoW clone which has left us with 50 million MMO's out there.

Also I wonder how much money Starcraft 2 is making cause S. Koreans pay by the hour to play it and SC2 in Korea is like CRACK!

My only complaint is Why No Team Fortress 2...........I'm sure they sell like $2 Billion dollars a year in Hats! j/k
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sticky doja  +   1072d ago
They didn't list MW3. It sold over a billion the first week it was out.
Clayman  +   1072d ago
I guess they didn't count Wii Sports.
GameTavern  +   1072d ago
There's really no way to count it, since like 80% of its sales includes a system.
Tommy334  +   1072d ago
The worst GTA is the highest figures.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1072d ago
Yea its pretty amazing how that worked out. I dont understand what happened but im glad that it did. Rockstar will have no problem keeping the GTA games coming well off into the future.
YodaCracker  +   1072d ago
Are you talking about the highest rated game of the last decade?
BattleTorn  +   1072d ago
The *newest GTA has the highest figures.
darkride66  +   1071d ago
I couldn't disagree more. I've been playing GTA games for the past 15 years and I can say, without a doubt that GTA4 was the best of the series in my opinion. First time I've ever even finished a GTA game. The characters were the best of the series, voice acting second to none, the story line was fantastic, the portrayal of immigrant community life and the contrast against the traditional american dream. Add to those strengths outstanding gameplay, a huge city to explore, varied missions...it's hands down one of the best games I've ever played since I started playing videogames 30 years ago. And I didn't even play the multiplayer, which I understand was excellent as well.

I'll never understand the hate this game garnered in some circles. It was an absolute masterpiece as a videogame and raised the bar for story telling in gaming while it notched another win for games to be taken serious as the art form they truly are.

By contrast, Black ops was a steaming pile. I hated everything about that sloppy, corridor shooter with it's one dimensional characters and hackneyed "plot". It had a serviceable multiplayer, but I'll never understand it's popularity. One of the worst entries in the COD franchise in my opinion.

And on that note, I think I'll go take a break from Skyrim and finish playing through MW3's campaign.
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IAmLee  +   1072d ago
i don't even have to read it to know theres gonna' be CoD involved.. *sigh*.. what is gaming coming too..
LX-General-Kaos  +   1072d ago
COD is involved.. But instead of downing COD you should pay tribute to the non COD games that did make the list.
BattleTorn  +   1072d ago
" [WoW] has had a base of around 11 million paying subscribers for more than half a decade. This alone brings in over $1.5 billion per year."

$1,500,000,000 / 11,000,000 = $136.36 / 12month = $11/month

Holy Shit!! That math actually works out.
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OcularVision  +   1072d ago
I'm not trying to defend CoD or anything, but didn't MW2 gross over $1 billion in less than 2 months after release? I know for sure GTA IV took a long time for it to reach $1.5B in sales (if it even reached that high).
specialguest  +   1072d ago
Wow! WOW
Just when I thought COD was going to be #1, WOW smashed it with 10Bil. Then again, WOW has been up and running forever with a monthly subscription fee.

1.5Mil per/year. That's like a Black Ops grossing revenue every year.

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