It's hard to take Wikipedia seriously. Anyone with functional hands can log on and edit nearly any entry of the sprawling database. Don't agree with their page about the history of Dr. Pepper? Log on and change it. If enough people complain, sure, it might get fixed, but in general everything is up for grabs.
With that in mind, GamesRadar presents the "List of best-selling video games." The page is locked, so it's not open for rampant editing. The page also lists all its sources. Seems like it's totally legit, huh? Curious to see what information such a list would hold, GamesRadar waded through the numbers, stats and lists and came away dumbfounded. Most of the list sounds right, but listen to some of these doozies:
1. Nintendogs is the third best selling console game of all time. The series has sold more copies than Halo and Halo 2 combined.
2. For all its supposed popularity, God of War hasn't sold as many copies as Silent Hill 2. Granted, the latter has been out for a long time, but God of War had much stronger word of mouth and a larger web presence. This list also doesn't mention how God of War II has sold, though it's assumed that it's performing quite well.
3. As a franchise, Driver has outsold Metroid. Typing that caused us physical pain. This data doesn't include Prime 3 though, so there's still hope.
4. Donkey Kong games have outsold all Sonic games. Poor guy's not even competition for DK, much less Mario.