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We know that Splatoon 2 has outsold the original Splatoon, and Street Fighter II (all versions) pretty much buried the 1987 Street Fighter, so what are some other notable sequels (and I mean DIRECT SEQUELS this time) that outsold the original?

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Predicted 15+ million lifetime-sales for God of War:

Uncharted 2 and Halo 2 spring to mind.

Oh and Sonic 2.

Last edited by Landale_Star - on 16 June 2018

Landale_Star said:

Uncharted 2 and Halo 2 spring to mind.

Oh and Sonic 2.

What about Mega Man 2?

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Jak 2, ratchet 2, spyro 2, crash 2

Pinkie_pie said:
Jak 2, ratchet 2, spyro 2, crash 2

Yeah, forgot about those.

There a lot of games actually that did that. Games are not like movies in that they don't tend to drop off after the original thing. Usually, a game sequel only does worse if the first game is bad or disappointing.

Xenoblade 2 comes to mind. Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest did as well.

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