Forums - Sales Discussion - Current-gen megahits (5m+ sales) by genre

 

Wii (18)

X360 (17)

PS3 (9)

Sports

3

0

1

Mini-game collection

3

1

0

FPS

0

9

4

3rd PS

0

3

0

Action-adventure

1

1

2

RPG

0

1

0

Fitness

2

0

0

2D platformer

2

0

0

3D platformer

2

0

0

GTA-style

0

1

1

Racing

1

1

1

Dance

3

0

0

Fighting

1

0

0

 A  (perhaps poiontless) result of a quick investigation following a comment in one of the threads that Wii users had the least varied tastes.  I realise that some would argue certain games belong to a genre not identified here, or that some games could be in a different one (I can see why some might suggest M&S Olympics is more of a mini-game collection than a sports game, for example, though I wouldn't be so sympathetic to an argument that suggested the same about the Wii sports games).  Nonetheless, I think this shows that the comment made is, at the very least, subject to challenge.

 



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The lack of RPGs is depressing.

Fighting game numbers are to be expected, while they've been revitalized this generation they're no longer capable of being megahits like SF2 was on the SNES.

GTA Style is Sandbox ..

 

Seece said:
GTA Style is Sandbox ..

I did consider that, but realised that some games that are quite different would then be grouped together (there are similarities between them, but I wouldn't consider GTA and Assassins' Creed the same type of game, for example).



Declan said:
Seece said:
GTA Style is Sandbox ..

I did consider that, but realised that some games that are quite different would then be grouped together (there are similarities between them, but I wouldn't consider GTA and Assassins' Creed the same type of game, for example).

Right, also Gears isn't FPS



 

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Seece said:
Declan said:
Seece said:
GTA Style is Sandbox ..

I did consider that, but realised that some games that are quite different would then be grouped together (there are similarities between them, but I wouldn't consider GTA and Assassins' Creed the same type of game, for example).

Right, also Gears isn't FPS


I assumed the 3 TPS games were the 3 Gears games...



Seece said:
Declan said:
Seece said:
GTA Style is Sandbox ..

I did consider that, but realised that some games that are quite different would then be grouped together (there are similarities between them, but I wouldn't consider GTA and Assassins' Creed the same type of game, for example).

Right, also Gears isn't FPS

I never thought it was - I've counted those as 3rd person shooters (as GreyianStorm rightly assumed).



Wii is the most diverse of the three...

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There's a few things wrong with this.

-The Wii has sold 30 million more consoles than either competitor.

-It's limited to 5m+ selling games.

-It makes no mention of games just below this threshold.

I don't think you could draw any really meaningful data from this chart to support your argument. A better chart would be all the million sellers split into category's for each console. Better yet would the cumulative sales of every game in a specific genre per console. Then you could look at the figures in relation to the size of the install base.

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its very easy to prove a point when you set an arbitrary number that will help your point get proven. Tell me now why 5mil is the cut off for games? Is it because the wii has a quite a few very high selling games, and then little in between while the hd consoles have relatively few "mega hits" and a huge amount of games that hover between the 2-5mil mark?