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Looking though VGC numbers, I haven't found anything higher than Halo 3's massive 3.8+ million.

Is that still the king?



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Could have been pokemon sun and moon if it wasn’t for the release date for EU be slightly later than the rest of the world



Only titles that I could think of surpassing that is Pokemon Sun and Moon/ Super Smash Bros Brawl, but those titles didn't have a worldwide launch.. I have a feeling though that some title will surpass Halo 3 within the next year.



It might be gta if we count the PS2 GTA's



Eh, Pokemon cheats with it's sales data anyway. they're two games really and their sales should be separate.
Most people I know who play Pokemon always buy both games. The actual player base for Pokemon is likely close to half of what the sales would suggest.



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bananaking21 said:
It might be gta if we count the PS2 GTA's

I thought GOW already beat that when it became the fastest selling game to exclusively release on a Playstation ever.



MasonADC said:
Only titles that I could think of surpassing that is Pokemon Sun and Moon/ Super Smash Bros Brawl, but those titles didn't have a worldwide launch.. I have a feeling though that some title will surpass Halo 3 within the next year.

I think of one game in special who could Smash that record...



Bofferbrauer2 said:
MasonADC said:
Only titles that I could think of surpassing that is Pokemon Sun and Moon/ Super Smash Bros Brawl, but those titles didn't have a worldwide launch.. I have a feeling though that some title will surpass Halo 3 within the next year.

I think of one game in special who could Smash that record...

completely glossed over that...yeah the record might be broken in 3 months



BoseDK said:
Eh, Pokemon cheats with it's sales data anyway. they're two games really and their sales should be separate.
Most people I know who play Pokemon always buy both games. The actual player base for Pokemon is likely close to half of what the sales would suggest.

Obvious there is no official data that we can go on, but from what I see, only hardcore fans buy multiple versions. There is no way there is only 7-8 million Pokemon fans 



MasonADC said:
BoseDK said:
Eh, Pokemon cheats with it's sales data anyway. they're two games really and their sales should be separate.
Most people I know who play Pokemon always buy both games. The actual player base for Pokemon is likely close to half of what the sales would suggest.

Obvious there is no official data that we can go on, but from what I see, only hardcore fans buy multiple versions. There is no way there is only 7-8 million Pokemon fans 

Yeah definitely most people don't buy both games, only the really hardcore fans do that. That's what trading is for. And I'm sure for those people who do buy both games many of them would be smart about it and just got buy a used copy after they've beaten the one they bought. Rather than the player base being half of what the sales suggest as BoseDK says it's probably like 90%+.