Counting Rupees: Selling out without selling out

Earlier this week, Next Generation published a list of the top 100 selling games of last year. Some sites used the list as an opportunity to analyze the impact of review scores on video games, or to alternately lament or exalt the state of gamers' sophistication, but Joystiq would like to address one of the more perennial issues of the gaming community: Whether artistic and financial success are ultimately incompatible in this industry.

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