So only diablo? I guess theres not much loss then.
He recited this list as if this stuff has the same weight as Mario, zelda, smash bros, Mario kart, animal crossing, and pokemon lol
What are you two even talking about?
-CoD is massive, in case you didn't know. It is currently the 3rd highest selling game series of all time with over 400+ million sales, and Call of Duty Vanguard was one of the bestselling games of 2021, it outsold the Pokemon gen 4 remakes as far as I know.
-Diablo 3 was one of the bestselling RPG's of all-time, it hit 30m sales within 3 years of it's release, and a further 6 years have passed since Blizzard released that 30m number, so it's probably more like 35m+ now. Diablo 4 is going to be pretty damn huge most likely.
-Overwatch was huge when it launched in 2016, it won many GOTY awards in 2016 and Blizzard reported that they made more than $1b in revenue from Overwatch in the first year, and 3 years after release they reported that the game had hit 50m players, and as of January 2021, a year ago, it had reached over 60m lifetime players. As of now Overwatch 1 is still the 18th most played game on Xbox even though it is 5 and a half years old. Overwatch 2 is most likely going to be pretty huge when it releases.
-Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Remake sold 1m in 2 weeks when it released in 2020, a respectable amount for sure.
-Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy sold 10m copies in 2 years, while Crash Bandicoot 4 sold less, but still a respectable amount.
-Spyro Reignited Trilogy sold pretty well, for instance in the UK it released the same week as Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, and outsold each of them individually (though losing to both of them combined)
-Starcraft 2 sold 4.5m in it's first 6 months back in 2010, if Blizz ever decides to release Starcraft 3 I'm sure it will be a big seller.
-Candy Crush is still one of the biggest mobile games even after 10 years on the market. In 2020 the game brought in over $1b in revenue for Activision, and supposedly the game still has 250m active players (people who play the game at least once a month)
The only franchise on pi's list that is dead imo is Guitar Hero, the latest Guitar Hero flopped and I can't see Xbox attempting to revive it.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 18 January 2022