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12-13-2010 @ 2:14PM
"Fastest-selling PC game" How's it stack up against cross-platform stuff like Madden or Call of Duty? Just curious. When I see niche breakdowns like that, it always makes me wonder what part of the story we aren't getting.
12-13-2010 @ 2:24PM
Blizzard is a PC developper only.And Wow is the most succesful money maker in the gaming industry ever.This year the MMO part of Blizzard will go above the 1.3 billion dollar market on a YEARLY basis.No game - even cross platform comes even close.The 2nd most succesful games (on all platform is around 1.2 billion) and that was COD4, but of course it is NOT going to bring in much anymore.I think Wow is now around 6.5 billion dollars revenu total.As a single game it beats every income record in the 30 years of video gaming.Just to compare: the movie Titanic holds the record for the movies: 1.7 billion dollars.So WOW brought in almost 4 times MORE then the most succesful movie ever made...MAKES you think ....
12-13-2010 @ 2:41PM
I'm not talking total revenue. Obviously a game with 12 million+ monthly subscribers is going to bring in more money than games with a one-time purchase price. I'm not retarded. I know this.What I'm wondering is the comparison of units sold. Where does Cataclysm stack up against COD4, Madden 2011, etc. in first-day sales?
12-13-2010 @ 4:34PM
Accourding to Wikipedia the top 10 best selling games ever are...Wii Sports 67.71Super Mario Bros. 40.23Tetris 35.00New Super Mario Bros. 24.13Mario Kart Wii 24.01Pokémon Red, and Blue 23.64Nintendogs 23.26Wii Fit 22.61Wii Sports Resort 20.94Super Mario World 20.00(all stats in the millions)Even if all 12 million subscribers got Cataclysm it still falls incredibly short of the top 10.
12-13-2010 @ 9:05PM
Actually, the top grossing movie of all time is James Cameron's Avatar, at 2.1 billion or something.
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