GamesIndustry.biz makes us laugh again. The new year has come and the year-end charts weren’t enough: a new flow of charts are arriving! But there’s always something wrong. Do you remember the highest budget games Top10 come out few weeks ago and disclosed completely wrong all the more that EDGE was forced to remove the article from its site? Well, it’s coming another flop10 on the same level.
Look at the expected biggest selling games of 2010 in Matt Martin’s opinion, a GameIndustry.biz editor:
Maybe has the ‘journalist’ thought that Nintendo would have stopped to selling games during 2010?
It’s really weird to think that Super Mario Galaxy 2, the new Legend of Zelda, Pokémon Heart Gold / Soul Silver and evergreens like NEW Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports Resort and Mario Kart Wii won’t sell anything, or an amount of copies that doesn’t permit them to enter in such that chart. Mr Martin might have eaten a very fatty tuna melt before writing this article.
And why should a 2,5 million copies series (God of War) sell more than a 10 million copies one as Gran Turismo when its last episode, a demo (5 Prologue), has sold more than every episode of the former?
Moreover, with the February NPD data it has become clear that Bioshock 2 and Mass Effect 2 won’t be 2010 best sellers even if they have seen a good amount of copies sold. Instead, Final Fantasy XIII has already sold almost 2 million copies in Japan, but most of them were in 2009; with 3 million copies sold to retailers in the other territories, how could it be at number 2 at the end of the year?
Affaire Starcraft 2. It’s hard to say if a PC game might see such high numbers (its position is the number 3), but if nor Spore or Crysis could reach good numbers, it’s not so likely that it will the RTS from Blizzard.
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