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100 bestselling PC games

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  1. LonghornRob

    LonghornRob IncGamers Member

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    100 bestselling PC games

    Linked here is a list of the 100 most bought PC games since 2000, compiled by NextGen. Surprise surprise(/sarcasm) at what is in the top 5, but damn did it ever get whooped by The Sims.
     
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    Iso Link.
     
  3. Johnny

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    World of Warcraft was released november 2004?
     
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    Raistlin Majere IncGamers Member

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    gota cash in on holiday sales.
     
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    PatMaGroin IncGamers Member

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    Doesn't seem like its been that long, eh?
     
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    I read the first page, and wow, those are some obscure games. I didn't continue because I didn't see a link for the last page. What a terrible design.
     
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    What the hell? Starcraft isn't on there but WC3 is?
     
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    Many of those I haven't heard of, probably heard of 25-30 out of 100. I've only played like, 6 out of 100.
     
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    LOL d2 pwned WoW? and d2 got pwned by THE SIMS? I always found the sims an idiotic game... omg, go have a REAL life. Anyone noticed the garbage even after nr.22(?) Counter-Strike? SpongeBob`s dont-know-what, train simulators and stuff like that. Max paine and AoMythology well deserved tho imo.
     
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    Only games since Jan 2000 (felt sure that D2 was before this, but that may just be my lunch), and in the case of HL2 does not include sales through Steam (and also thus much of EP1 sales no doubt) which explains why it is beaten by Doom3. Still, Blizz really kick butt in that top-10, even if it is pwned by The Sims (which is mainly because it is the only game to ever appeal to US women on the mass market). Also, US sales only, but I am not sure that makes a huge difference in terms of the placings, just the hard numbers (given that SC is still a no-no due to it being pre-2000, aswell as Civ2 etc).
     
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    A) WoW is a niche market game. MMORPGS have probably the most specific player base of any type of game, whereas Sims attracted nearly everyone.
    B) Sims has 4 YEARS MORE of sales than WoW.

    B also explains why D2 beat WoW. And A explains why Sims beat D2. So there you go.
     
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    That page navigation is annoying. A one-page list with hotlinks plz. Yeesh.

    P.S. If this included the money made off monthly fees I'm pretty sure WoW would annihilate all of them.

    I lost interest right there.

    Well, that's not really true - this is just populism so it was never going to be very revealing. Heaps of legendary games didn't do that well - Underdogs 4EVA!

    Cross-demographic appeal, my friend. That's why Titanic is still among the highest-grossing movies of all time.

    Starcraft = 1998. Yes, it's that old.
     
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    damn.. slow websites.. they probably just got dugg
     
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    According to wikipedia, there have been 3.5 million copies of StarCraft sold worldwide as of 2006 (1/3 of those being in South Korea).
     
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    Glad to see my two favorite games of all time are in there.:grin:
     
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    Crazy. Every PC Game I own is on that list, minus a couple.
     

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