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Saturday, April 2, 2011

NPD's Top 10 Grossing Games of Our Generation

Check it out here for the list.

It's not adjusted for inflation, and considers the entire package sale for games, which skews the report slightly in favor of games that required (or packaged in) peripherals.

So of course, Guitar Hero 3's popularity multiplying the sales in both game and guitar to each other as a unit or separately have obviously made a difference.

Also, the other games on the list have extra collector's edition packs.  If you want to make money in the video game industry, that seems to be the way to do it.

What games would you pick for the Top 10 of our (or your) generation?

29 comments:

  1. Wii Fit seriously ? People should go outside and play basketball instead

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  2. Modern Warfare springs to mind.

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  3. Ughh Wii Fit? Really?

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  4. Yeah having owned Wii Fit, I much prefer going outside to play sports. Yoga's good though. I'm following you by the way, also here's my blog, I think you may like it: jay-reid.blogspot.com

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  5. Team Fortress is the best!

    That list is full of expensive games, not necessarily ones everyone likes.

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  6. Wii Fit must be fun +followed

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  7. Duke Nukem Forever will be in my Top 10 when it comes out :D

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  8. I'm kinda suprised that none of the Halo games were on the list. It does seem kinda skewed.

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  9. great blog!
    followed!

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  10. counter strike is my favourite

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  11. Awesome blog, following.

    Anything Mario;

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  12. in my list i would include games like Deus ex and system shock 2. i took a liking to those games due to being able to solve problems in multiple ways

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  13. Starcraft should be there because I heard Activison owns blizzard!

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  14. some surprised on there. goes to show the general public buys whats pushed at them for the most part. like the blog, following.

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  15. Starcraft just didn't retail for as much, remember that the numbers are not adjusted for inflation, so it just doesn't hold up to the games that have sold in the last decade. It's been a battle-chest for the last 10 years at around $30-40.

    Plus it was one of the earlier torrentable games ;-)

    Source games are definitely up top for quality, not so much for top grossing however.

    Viva Pokemon a lá 1999, the year of the greatest game ever. Pokémon Snap.

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  16. Barbie: The Island Princess for Wii. LOL. ;p

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  17. Haha, that list is hilarious. I don't know what I would pick, but definitely not a lot of those.

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  18. This list is really surprising, but a lot of them make sense

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  19. i like your blog. keep up the good work

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  20. mmmm,... i guess CS would be it

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  21. Wii fit is only good for old people and fat people. REAL tennis and REAL boxing is unduplicable!

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  22. Battlefield series mos def :)

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  23. Duke baby, DUKE!

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