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Old 01-11-2007, 03:27 PM
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Default The Independent: Top 20 Video Game Franchises (same list from Wikipedia)

The Independent: Top 20 Video Game Franchises (same list from Wikipedia)!
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The Independent published a story, which included a list of the "The bestselling games franchises." Here's the list:

- The Bestselling Game Franchises -
1. Mario: 193 million
2. Pokemon: 155 million
3. Final Fantasy: 68 million
4. Madden NFL: 56 million
5. The Sims: 54 million
6. Grand Theft Auto: 50 million
7. Donkey Kong: 48 million
8. The Legend of Zelda: 47 million
9. Sonic the Hedgehog: 44 million
10. Gran Turismo: 44 million
11. Lineage: 43 million
12. Dragon Quest: 41 million
13. Crash Bandicoot: 34 million
14. Resident Evil: 31 million
15. James Bond: 30 million
16. Tomb Raider: 30 million
17. Mega Man: 26 million
18. Command & Conquer: 25 million
19. Street Fighter: 25 million
20. Mortal Kombat: 20 million

Mario and Pokemon are the only franchises to break the 100 million mark. No surprise here, despite Mario's head start, Pokemon is catching up quickly.

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Naturally, a lot of media has picked up the story and credited back to The Independent. You can view the list here: The Independent: The bestselling games franchises. However, this same exact list was available elsewhere a week earlier, on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia
When I looked at the numbers, they looked very familiar from what I saw last month on Wikipedia, in particular the numbers for Mario and Pokemon that I remembered somewhat (I was researching statistics of best selling games). So I went back to the Wikipedia article that lists the top video game franchises, and found that the numbers from The Independent are identical to the numbers listed in the Wikipedia article. Most of the updated numbers on Wikipedia were available since November 2006 and December 2006 (so not exactly new news, per se). History logs show that Wikipedia had the same exact numbers a week earlier since January 2, 2007 (when new sale numbers of Madden NFL 07 were added). Most of the numbers data, as credited in the Wikipedia article, are from press releases, but some are tucked away in articles concerning a single game. You can view the Wikipedia list here: Wikipedia: Best-selling video game franchises

Wikipedia User Discussion
Some users on Wikipedia have also took notice. Here's the article's discussion page concerning The Independent article:

- Who is the first to notice something strange about this top 20 published, apparently, by The Independant? ;-) -- ReyBrujo 12:30, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

- Oh, Gamasutra also picked the information up :-) -- ReyBrujo 17:57, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

- Ha, basically they plagiarized the list from our article and didn't bother crediting us. Dionyseus 18:04, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

- Now Joystiq has posted "London's Independent's list". I posted a comment, I hope Joystiq notices that the list was taken from Wikipedia. Dionyseus 22:59, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

- Thanks to http://www.gamespot.com/news/6164012.html we got the link for The Independent article: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/...cle2141636.ece. I am adding a {{onlinesource}} even if they did not credit Wikipedia :-) -- ReyBrujo 02:20, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

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Old 01-11-2007, 03:33 PM
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LAMO @ Pokemon being more than double than Final Fantasy.

Very nicely done, I think people are also becoming more used to Pokemon being a fully permanent thing as opposed to the times when it was thought to be only a fad.
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Wow, I hope Pokemon gets better than Mario in the future. I hope Crash Bandicoot gets better too.
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LAMO @ Pokemon being more than double than Final Fantasy.
That is quite a shock.

Pokemon games are so fun, it's no wonder they are so high up.

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bejeezus, i didnt know that pokemon was so high up. and youd think that zelda would be higher
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Old 01-13-2007, 02:48 AM
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Sounds like abunch of people who said pokemon was uncool where playing it behind everyones back, lol! Good to see the series is doing well, at least sales wise, although I do wish that Sega would work hard on Sonic to get it back to its old popularity.
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Wow i never knew this much people liked pokemon but i agree with you that some people that think it's uncool probably play it at home. Hope pokemon will go for long or it wil bring this much fans down.
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I wasn't really surprised at the numbers for pokemon. A lot of fans are just in the closet about. But I am surprised that MGS didn't make the list. It's been out for like 20 years now.
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And my classmates said it was a fad.

Never knew LoZ and FF were so much lower than Pokémon. o.o
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And my classmates said it was a fad.

Never knew LoZ and FF were so much lower than Pokémon. o.o
Yeah when they say that pokemon's stupid, i'll say that it's the second best selling game in the world.
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Wow.Pokemon is really high up there!I think Pokemon will eventually be the best selling game when D/P comes out!Die Mario!

No,j/k.I like Mario,but love Pokemon!
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I told my cousin that Madden was in 4th and I thought he was going to cry! I wasen't surprised that Mario came in 1st, I mean look at all the games they have, that is alot. But I'm really happy for Pokemon. I know when Diamond and Pearl come out, Pokemon is probably going to be in both 1st and 2nd place. If they Pokemon D/P sold alot in Japan, wait until it's in America!
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Yeah when they say that pokemon's stupid, i'll say that it's the second best selling game in the world.
but they might say yeah right and then you'll just go say check on wiki.
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I told my cousin that Madden was in 4th and I thought he was going to cry! I wasen't surprised that Mario came in 1st, I mean look at all the games they have, that is alot. But I'm really happy for Pokemon. I know when Diamond and Pearl come out, Pokemon is probably going to be in both 1st and 2nd place. If they Pokemon D/P sold alot in Japan, wait until it's in America!
I like madden too.
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I like madden too.
Don't double post just edit your last one. Also, to quote more than one post at a time, use the 2nd icon in from the right at the bottom of your sig, click once to quote and twice to unquote.
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