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The highest selling games of all time

The highest selling games of all time

1. Minecraft (2011)

To date, Minecraft has sold a whopping 180 million copies, A figure that is only continuing to grow. With that, it's probably not very tricky either that Microsoft bought the studio for an impressive $24 billion.

2. Grand Theft Auto V (2013)

120 million copies sold over seven years is so impressive that the mere thought makes you drop your jaw. The fact that GTA V also continues to sell really well, today, is even more insane. By utilizing amazing Character Concept Art, Rockstar has really proven that they are champions of locking players into a world where they get stuck and then can't get rid of it.

3. Wii Sports (2006)

82.8 (!) Million copies have been sold by this small hysterically boring game, which just as in the case of Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii is clear proof of how successful Wii was as a game console. Everyone would suddenly play fan-tennis and fan-bowling and afterwards this is a fantastic achievement.

4. PUBG (2017)

Brendan Green's home-arm Arma mod is one of those projects in this wonderful game world that fascinates beyond all reasonableness. For it was not just a one-man project, from the start, but also a game that the creator himself doubted on several occasions. Today it has been sold in 60 million copies and paved the way for a whole sub-genre.

5. Super Mario Bros (1985)

Sure, there is some injustice in this placement considering that for most years Nintendo bundled NES together with Super Mario Bros (a couple of years after the machine's international premiere), but we thought about ignoring this. Super Mario Bros, the first game, has been sold today in 48 million copies.

6. Pokémon (1996)

For Nintendo to dominate this entire list, there is no need for a college degree to notice. Nintendo has sold so many games over the past 30 years that it almost solidifies as the numbers start to add up. 47 million Pokémon Red / Blue have been sold, in total.

7. Wii Fit (2007)

3, 8 million copies were sold by Wii Fit before it was finally time for Wii to leave room for Wii-U, and it is of course amazing that one of the best-selling video games of the time is actually a training tool. Given that Nintendo also sold that training plate to the Wii Fit, it would be hysterically exciting to know exactly how big the profits from this particular title really were. Of course, it is about many, many billions of kronor.

8. Mario Kart Wii (2008)

Nintendo managed to sell over 37 million copies of Mario Kart to the Nintendo Wii in just over two years. Impressive.

9. Tetris (1989)

Without Tetris, the Game Boy wouldn't have even come near the success that the machine ultimately became. Because that was the perfect marriage. The monochrome machine without hardware mess and an extremely easy-to-drive, graphic and game-like super-simple puzzle based on one of the best ideas in game history. How many copies were sold then? 35 million.

10. Wii Sports Resort (2009)

Nintendo managed to cram a breathtaking 33 million copies of this highly meaningless game. It is remarkable in many ways. On the other hand, it is cool to note in retrospect that Wii was an incredible success for Nintendo, but it is at least as refreshing to think how broad Nintendo achieved with Wii Sports. As many pensioners played as children. And not many game publishers have succeeded over the years.

Sony still keeping us in the dark with regards to the upcoming PS5 release

Sony still keeping us in the dark with regards to the upcoming PS5 release

It broke down like a minor bomb last week, when Bloomberg revealed that Sony would not deliver as many consoles as previously planned. Where Playstation 4 sold 7.5 million during the first two quarters (ending March 31, 2021), it is estimated that between five and six million Playstation 5 will be manufactured. Not because they can't do more, but because they choose it.
It may not sound so remarkable, but cutting down from 7.5 to five million is a one-third reduction. By comparison, Xbox One had sold 3.9 million Xbox One consoles in the first quarter, after which they ended up reporting good data because it was considered bad PR to show how much it slipped after the competitor. But a reasonable guess is that around five to six million Xbox One devices had been sold on March 31 - and that wasn't numbers people cheered on.

Here, in the name of fairness, it should be pointed out that the Xbox One has not sold as incredibly badly as it has sometimes seemed like in the reporting. It is one of the ten best-selling consoles ever and it beat Mega Drive and Nintendo 64, for example, and many believe that time will probably beat Super Nintendo as well. So it is no disaster to sell these figures to neither Microsoft nor Sony, especially not as they are making money today even outside their own consoles. The seat can be compared to the PSP which was also a success but was always considered a flop because the Nintendo DS went so much better, or how the Nintendo 3DS on the same premises is considered a failure.
But! There is an important difference. Microsoft's numbers basically include no Japanese sales at all. Between 100,000 and 200,000. They simply have no market there. Their consoles were thus scattered throughout the western world. Now, about the same number of consoles will also cover Japan for Sony's part. The risk of deficiencies in the Western world is thus imminent, while Microsoft (which again will miss Japan, no one else thinks otherwise?) May sell more in Western markets. So pretty much the same scenario as with the Xbox 360.
But the article did not stop there, as Bloomberg's sources within Sony talked about a staggering sale throughout the first year. The reasons for this decision are essentially two; corona virus and expensive components. The former has reportedly led to several delays, canceled presentations and more. The latter is also partly a result of the corona virus that affected component production, but Sony has also chosen an unusual hard disk solution that is very expensive and becomes even more expensive when customers are forced to fight for a limited supply.

This makes Playstation 5 appear to be a costly deal for Sony, which is in line with past information that they have trouble nailing a price tag and are eagerly awaiting what Microsoft will charge for its console. So it is no wonder that Sony has not shown Playstation 5 yet, even though Playstation 4 had been announced for over two months by this time in 2013.
It is difficult to present the console, loosen up with the games and then say that they cannot tell when it is released or what it will cost. And if this is something we have learned most involuntarily, it is that things can be delayed or canceled, no matter how big it is (like the Summer Olympics). So there is the risk that not even promised games can be enjoyed, which is also speculated to be one of the reasons why The Last of Us: Part II was postponed indefinitely, to at least have a safe play for the premiere of the console. If it really was the logistics that was the problem, Ghost of Tsushima will not be launched, as it is probably about the exact same logistics for physical games.
As a sort of last cloud of concern, Sony has, according to several reports, chosen a very ambitious cooling system for the Playstation 5, which is why the development unit looks like it does. The Xbox 360 was slightly trumped when it launched, causing Microsoft to release the silent Xbox One. And I think Sony is in the same line with the violently loud Playstation 4 versus Playstation 5.

This has also been launched as part of the reason why Sony has difficulty telling when to release the console and what it should cost. If that is the case, of course I do not know, but still note that there have been some rumors about this, where a specific one spread last month (which I, however, refused to report when I did not think it was a good sender) said that the console's design is not completely fixed, partly because it was very similar to the Xbox Series X.
This rumor I still do not give much for, but that we have not seen what the Playstation 5 looks like it will probably be in store (no, I do not believe in delays) within seven months starts to feel immediately unstrategic. However, given that production will start this summer, it may actually be that everything is not fully determined yet regarding the design and that there are challenges.

Yesterday we were able to report that there are major announcements in the near future, and although I think Microsoft is doing a lot right now with its Xbox Series X, I am almost even more curious about Sony. What is the console they actually built that is so expensive to manufacture that production has to be cut down and when should it really be released? What titles will I get at it at launch (Sony often shows games that are years away in production)? Will a third party be able to take full advantage of the special hard drive solution without risking the same game for PC and Xbox Series X? Yes, and what will the console look like?
Hopefully they have a positive message for all this (so should anyone who just plays PC, Switch or Xbox hope - good competition makes us all winners), but I'm not really convinced that it will communicate exactly what the fans want to hear .

Coolest Virtual Reality Games You Need To Check Out Right Now

Coolest Virtual Reality Games You Need To Check Out Right Now

There has never been a better time for virtual reality games and potential technological developments. After a much-anticipated wait, partially due to the initial prices of the headsets, we now have a plethora of immersive games to choose from.

With this in mind, we’ve picked four of our current favorites, but we’re expecting that new dimensions and games will come out all the way throughout 2018.

1. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

While most VR games are bite-sized, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard can be considered a welcomed breath of fresh air. Nonetheless, let’s not forget that this is a Resident Evil game, which will bring about a horror and fear element. Yes, you do have the opportunity to play the Biohazard version on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but if you’re looking for an even more immersive experience, Resident Evil 7 will give you a first-person perspective you won’t forget –especially while lying alone in bed.

Another exciting part of this VR experience is that the creators have taken the Resident Evil element to a whole new level. Gone are the days when you just run around shooting your way through an armada of walking dead. By contrast, you’ll need to resort to using your survival skills while encountering the game’s freakish enemies. You’ll play as Ethan Winters, a resident of Dulvey, Louisiana whose wife went missing three years prior. Your primary objective will be to explore a deserted and creaky house in search of the love of your life. Thus, prepare yourself for some heartache and jump scares.

2. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Should you be looking for a party game for your entire squad of friends, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes will keep you and others on the edge of your seat. Developed by Steal Crate Games, the game requires the full commitment of at least two people, but preferably a total of 6 players.

Communication skills, patience, and teamwork are essential in what seems like a team-building activity –one person will work towards defusing a bomb, while the rest of the players give you clear instructions on how to get there. With the right group of people, Keep Talking, and Nobody Explodes an interactive and engaging experience. You can even use a gamepad, or pair it with a controller.

3. Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality

For fans of the humor of Rick and Morty, the Virtual Rick-ability is a puzzle-come-adventure game which combines an unusual sense of humor with the entertainment element. Everything gets better thanks to the voice-acting chops of Rick and Morty star Justin Roiland.

Nonetheless, it should be noted that the entire experience will be dependent on whether you’re a fan of the show or not. If you like your Friday night accompanied by the sometimes dubious jokes of the cartoon with the same name, then the Rick and Morty Simulator might be one to try out.

4. Everest VR

Many people dream of climbing Mount Everest, but few genuinely embark on this dangerous yet enticing adventure. If you’ve ever wondered how the entire experience would pan out, there’s a VR game that can bring you one step closer to the reality of the trip. In fact, it might just make you rethink your confidence.

Similar to The Climb game, Everest VR is a real climbing simulator. Nonetheless, on this occasion, the game pushed you into the middle of a freezing mountain where you need to use your survival skills.

Sure, you could say that you will never feel the weather condition over your VR set, but you might be thankful for that. While the game won’t emulate the exact conditions of Everest, it will bring the grim reality of the journey. At the same time, it’s noteworthy that the entire experience is both emotional and suspenseful.