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Old 2010-03-29, 12:15
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Looking at the largest draws in today's gaming scene (i.e. shoot stuff, snipe and grind)
Professor Layton and the Curious Village was one of the biggest saleing games in the UK last year.

Gaming has moved far beyond just shooting stuff these days.
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Old 2010-03-30, 21:21
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Professor Layton and the Curious Village was one of the biggest saleing games in the UK last year.

Gaming has moved far beyond just shooting stuff these days.
That's true, but living in the US it's reakky is little more than "shoot stuff". The top selling games from today (Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company 2) and the past (Halo, Counter Strike, etc.) are all shooters, or should I say "snipe the n00bs" games.
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Old 2010-03-31, 18:08
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Well that doesn't matter, LBA's have never been mainstream anyway.
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Old 2010-03-31, 20:01
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That's true, but living in the US it's reakky is little more than "shoot stuff". The top selling games from today (Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company 2) and the past (Halo, Counter Strike, etc.) are all shooters, or should I say "snipe the n00bs" games.
Just because particular genre's sell well does not necessarily mean that games in other genres don't exist, or aren't quality...
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He does have a point. First Person Shooters, MMOs, and Strategy games more or less rule the US Market.

Even RPGs are becoming converted to the First Person Shooter genre.
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Old 2010-03-31, 23:39
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I don't know. I checked the top selling games of last year, and I'm pretty sure the Top 10 included

Wii Sports Resort
Wii Fit
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
and Mario Kart Wii

Sure, Wii Fit is nowhere near the artistic effort of Professor Layton, but I can't fit them into the genres you mentioned.
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US at the moment;

1 Pokémon Heart Gold / Soul Si... 362,650
2 God of War III 180,436
3 Wii Sports 140,097
4 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 135,330
5 Zhu Zhu Pets 120,087
6 Just Cause 2 101,369
7 Final Fantasy XIII 88,895
8 New Super Mario Bros. Wii 87,092
9 Final Fantasy XIII 79,280
10 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 63,275

Seems a fair genre spread to me.

Lets see 09...

(console)
01. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, Xbox 360)
02. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii)
03. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, Wii)
04. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii)
05. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Wii)
06. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii)
07. Wii Play (Nintendo, Wii)
08. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, PS3)
09. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
10. Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo, DS)


(PC)
01. The Sims 3 (Electronic Arts)
02. World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King (Activision)
03. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe (Electronic Arts)
04. World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest (Activision)
05. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
06. World Of Warcraft (Activision)
07. The Sims 3: World Adventures (Electronic Arts)
08. Spore (Electronic Arts)
09. Dragon Age: Origins (Electronic Arts)
10. Empire: Total War (Sega)

Not too bad if you ask me. A lot of big-brands etc, but it really isnt that biased towards bloody/fps stuff.
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Let me guess, NPD data? It's not complete for PC sales.
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Yeah. just the first I googled. I Dont think it would change much though.
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He does have a point. First Person Shooters, MMOs, and Strategy games more or less rule the US Market.
I'd add sports in there as well.

However, that doesn't change my point. Just because FPS rule the current generation of consoles doesn't mean that there aren't quality titles being made in other genres, with the possible exception of adventure/platformers. The closest *quality* titles I've seen have been the Ratchet and Clank series.
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