Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

March 25, 2011 -

According to NPD Group, Guitar Hero III is the bestselling video game of the "current generation." Other games in the top ten list include Call of Duty: Black Ops, Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, Wii Fit, Wii Plus, and Mario Kart Wii. The data goes all the way back to 1995, and does not include games bundled with systems or digital sales. Those factors probably make a big difference in what games appear in the list.

Top Ten list below:

1. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
3. Wii Fit
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
5. Rock Band
6. Wii Play
7. Guitar Hero World Tour
8. Wii Fit Plus
9. Mario Kart Wii
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Source: ShackNews


Comments

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

Yick, what a terrible freaking list.  I would buy 0 of 10 from that list, seriously.  Taste is dead.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

because all gamers have the exact same taste....

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

Not all have the same taste.  Some have bad taste. 

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

And if someone likes a game, they just like they game. It doesn't make their taste bad, ist just means they have different taste.

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

No, I have to disagree with that.  On nearly the whole Farmville caters to non-gamers.   You can't deny that non-gamers are the target audience for Farmville.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

On an emotional level I tend to feel the same, but if we're being honest we have to admit this is a No True Scotsman fallacy.

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

No True Scotsman would be a Frenchman living in France who has never been to Scotland.  Farmville is France.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

I am so happy that you'll likely choose not to buy games from my studio. That means I'll never have to deal with you as a customer.

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

Darn, and I so wanted to buy games out of your woodshed.  I'm sure your games will be as beloved by gamers as Wii Fit.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

A list of originality there.

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

Numbers that aren't adjusted for inflation are almost meaningless. Also, they fail to mention if these numbers are worldwide sales revenue or just the USA. Definately not counting monthly fees, since world of warcraft would be running away with the gross revenue prize with those counted. Following a couple of links from this article gave me this interesting tidbit:

"Among standalone games, the inflation-adjusted winner appears to be "Super Mario Bros. 3" – which sold 18 million copies on the NES. The game carried an original price of $50. When total sales are converted to today's dollars, they reach $1.7 billion. No other title comes close."

http://www.cnbc.com/id/42253109

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

9 out of those 10 are available on the Wii.

4 of them are Wii exclusive.

None are PS3 or Xbox exclusive.

See Andrew's point yet, Erik?

"Power means nothing without honor and pride."

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Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

Justin Beiber, Twillight movies, and Farmville shit also sell like hotcakes.  See my point yet that Nintendo is pandering to the Zynga crowd?  Popularity and sales mean NOTHING.  Point to where I ever denied the point that Nintendo's garbage sells amazingly well.  If anything the more they sell the more my point is proven that Nintendo has sold out to the Zyna whorehores.

As a former Wii owner I know full on the EMBARASSMENT of owning that system.  That is not an exageration.  But I am talking honest and real embarassment.

Or do you honestly expect us to believe that GAMERS made the Wii popular through Wii Play, Wii Fit,  and Wii Fit Plus?  No, we've been playing Fallout 3, Mass Effect, and many other great games that you will NOT find on your kindergarden/retirement home toy.

So no, I don't agree with Andrew's supposed point.  And it is STILL insulting that he would say "Since you are five years old, go play Little King's Story and De Blob".

Now go catch' em all or something.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

"And it is STILL insulting that he would say "Since you are five years old, go play Little King's Story and De Blob"."

My, that would be mildly insulting.  Good thing I didn't say that.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

You worded it differently.  But the point remains that you suggested it.  And there is no honest way you can suggest it to someone who isn't five years old.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

Of course there is.  Especially considering the fact that Little King's Story is rated T.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

Professor Dum-Dum-Giggle-bottom drink some fermented silly juice or something?  Regardless, it's a moot point.  If you want to insult me that's fine.  But don't expect me to not call you out on it.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

Moot point?  No, it's precisely the point.  You say you're insulted by me name-dropping Little King's Story because it's a game for five-year-olds.  Well, being insulted is absurd because it's not a game for five-year-olds.

Let's go over this again: You listed games.  I said there were more just like them.  You asked me to name them (rhetorical or not).  I did.  That's not an insult.

 

Andrew Eisen

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""You say you're insulted by me name-dropping Little King's Story because it's a game for five-year-olds"

You don't actually expect me to believe that would you?  I've seen stuff from Playskool that looks less Playskool.

"Let's go over this again: You listed games.  I said there were more just like them.  You asked me to name them (rhetorical or not).  I did.  That's not an insult."

Yes, Let's go over this again: By saying "play these cutsey kiddie games" is insulting.  What I don't get is how you don't get this.  If someone told you "Put on this special helmet and sit at the children's Thanksgiving table" wouldn't you  be insulted?

 

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

""You say you're insulted by me name-dropping Little King's Story because it's a game for five-year-olds"  -Eisen

"You don't actually expect me to believe that would you?"  -Erik

Uh, yes.  As a matter of fact I do expect you to believe you told me that.  'Cause you did.

"By saying "play these cutsey kiddie games" is insulting."

Not when you list 3 other cutesy kiddie games and ask me to name other games like them.  Of course, there's also the niggling little fact that I didn't say that.  In fact, I didn't tell you to play anything.  Go back and read it if you don't believe me.  I didn't ask, request, suggest or otherwise tell you to play any of the games I listed.  The list of games I provided you (per your request, by the way, rhetorical or not) were only to demonstrate that there were other games in the Wii's library along the lines of the ones you listed.

I did not tell you to play any of them.  Here's what I did say: "...if you've already considered all those titles and they simply don't appeal to you, that's cool."  You told me you'd considered all of those titles so I said, "...if none of them float your boat then none of them float your boat.  Nothing wrong with that..."

See?  Nowhere did I try to get you to try them or insist that you'd like them.  In fact, I said as much three days ago: "I'm not arguing what you would or wouldn't like."  Come to think of it, even before that I said, "...I'd say odds are nil that you'll like them."

You can choose to feel insulted if you want, that's up to you.  But the fact remains that my list of games was not an insult and cannot be logically or reasonably construed as such.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

"...if none of them float your boat then none of them float your boat.  Nothing wrong with that..."

How could they possibly "float my boat"?  They couldn't, and you should know that.  The only possible way they could is if I was five years old.  Therefore by stating that there is even a possibility that they could appeal to me you are saying that I'm five years old, hence the insult.

So let me ask you: When you stated them did you know 100% that they could not have the slimmest chance of "floating my boat"?  Otherwise, you insulted me.  And you will notice that you used the word "If" IF.  Had you said "I know they can't float your boat".  But you left the possibility for me to be five years old in there.

Do you understand now?

Maybe if you would have said "I don't recommend these games to anyone our age.  But if you have any nieces or nephews who are stilll teething then they will work."

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

What the.... *arrrrgggghhhh*

I do believe you've killed my ability to use logic. What you are saying makes no sense at all, so either you are mad or a troll. Do please choose one of those two choices so that I can regain a sliver of sanity.

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

If it bothers you that much then go play pokemans with Grif.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

Because anyone who calls themselves a gamer likes everything all the other gamers like amirite?

I own a Wii myself, hell, I own all four none-mobile gaming platforms and at least one mobile one[I don't play games on my phone so I won't count it] and I still go to my Wii every so often for something less serious.

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

This is based on retail sales value (that is, the total amount of money people handed over at the checkout) and not on the number of units sold- three of those come with compulsary hardware bundled and four of them have optional hardware bundles, bumping up the price- this isn't a measure of popularity-as-quality.

Given that the guitar-only bundles of GH could run for up to double what you'd have expected to part with for Call of Duty, it wouldn't have had to sell that many copies to beat it on this chart.

/b

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

While true, I have to say that Wii versions of CoD don't look or feel nearly as nice. And all the music game have given me bad lag on the Wii.

As to exclusivity, half of the Wii's are fitness "games" and the MarioKart is a frachise game that Nintendo would have to implode to not make. And of the non-exclusive, I would argue that the Wii version was a much lower percentage of sales than of the 360 and PS3.

Re: Guitar Hero III Tops 'This Generation's Top Ten'

While you make valid arguments, that doesn't change the fact that said titles are, in fact, up there.

And for the record, both CoD4 and Black Ops may not have looked as good as their PS3 and Xbox counterparts, both Wii iterations still looked very good and played extremely well for being on an inferior system, spec-wise. Even I was amazed.

"Power means nothing without honor and pride."

http://grifsgamereviews.blogspot.com My video game review site.

 
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