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pkmntrainerpaul
December 29th, 2010, 03:11 AM
I read at VGChartz a list of the best selling video games of 2010.
This is a list of the 10 best selling games of Nintendo-systems:

1. Wii Sports Resort - 10 million
2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 10 million
3. Wii Fit Plus - 7,9 million
4. Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver - 6,2 million
5. Super Mario Galaxy 2 - 5,5 million
6. Pokémon Black & White - 4,8 million
7. Mario Kart Wii - 4,3 million
8. Wii Party - 3,8 million
9. Just Dance 2 - 3,4 million
10. Mario Kart DS - 3,3 million

Look at number 5 and 6.
Pokémon Black and White is only available in Japan and has sold just 0,7 million copies less than Super Mario Galaxy 2, which is available worldwide.
Does this mean Black and White are going to be the best selling games of 2011?
Discuss!

Pyrax
December 29th, 2010, 03:53 AM
I highly doubt it, considering that almost everyone is obssessed with the PS3 and XBox.
The game that'll be on their minds would be CoD and Modern Warfare.

linkinpark187
December 29th, 2010, 05:48 AM
Among the entire market, probably not, but in the Nintendo market, quite possibly. Hard to say, though. I mean, Skyward Sword is going to be coming out next year, too. We'll see.

Dooonerz
December 29th, 2010, 05:59 AM
I think it could, but only in the Nintendo market, as PS3 and Xbox easily beat out nintendo in terms of popularity and sales. I would like it if Black and White were to be one of the top selling games, but I just don't see it happening with rivals like Sony and Microsoft. I'm sure that a PS3/Xbox game will get released next year, and everyone will buy it, once again beating Nintendo. </3

Azure
December 29th, 2010, 06:03 AM
If it's already sold 4.8M copies in Japan and has only been out for a couple of months and is coming to US & UK in March then it's possible, it may surprise you.

Perrie ✿
December 29th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Through Nintendo charts it could possibly get to number 2, but since Skyward sword is coming out it'll have big competition.

And the Wii has beaten the Ps3 and Xbox before in terms of sale prices. :|

Azure Rathalδs
December 29th, 2010, 07:35 AM
I think it will be seeing as we get more fans for every generation.

560cool.
December 29th, 2010, 08:06 AM
Maybe. Keep in mind that HGSS were about to be best-selling games in March (damn Kratos got 'em !), but not of the year. However, as I see that only in Japan they sold only with 2 million less than HGSS, I think they will rank pretty high...

9 million copies (which is a lot), anyone ? 5 millions (almost) are already in Japan, so I suppose about 4 million copies in the rest of the world...

deneric
December 29th, 2010, 08:24 AM
Plus, there's always Arkham City, KH: Re:Coded and, of course, Elder Scrolls 5 ... I'm not expecting B/W to become the top seller

★Symbiosis★
December 29th, 2010, 10:45 AM
I see black and white being the top sellers on the nitendo market but not the top seller of 2011.We don't even know they might be planning another pokemon game to come out in 2011 which would top black and white most likely.

Bluerang1
December 29th, 2010, 10:50 AM
Hopefully, they deserve it iThink.

Kenshin5
December 29th, 2010, 11:14 AM
I could see it being top selling DS games. I thinking Paper Mario 3DS may get more sales, since it is one of the most popular if not the most popular Nintendo series of all time.

Otherworld9)
December 29th, 2010, 01:13 PM
Seeing the list, pokemon rises one spot or stays the same, but since the diamond and pearl wasn't that popular, and HeartGold and SoulSilver came in fourth place, maybe B/W will be third at most...but with Paper Mario and other game consoles to compete with, no luck and I doubt it. May be for a month, but for the year? Maybe on the 10's list.

PlatinumDude
December 29th, 2010, 04:28 PM
I'm not expecting B/W to make it to the number one spot, but I'm hoping that it would at least make it to the top 5.

dithyrambos
December 29th, 2010, 04:47 PM
This is the list from Siliconera:

Rank Title 2010 Sales (Total Sales) Sys. Publisher
01.Pokémon Black / White 4,494,106 (4,494,106) DS Nintendo
02.New Super Mario Bros. Wii 4,043,637 (4,043,637) Wii Nintendo
03.Final Fantasy XIII 1,903,186 (1,903,186) PS3 Square Enix
04.Tomodachi Collection 1,708,575 (3,456,091) DS Nintendo
05.Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (http://www.siliconera.com/tag/dragon-quest-vi-realms-of-revelation/) 1,339,352 (1,339,352) DS Square Enix
06.Wii Party1,232,562 (1,232,562) Wii Nintendo
07.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 21,222,496 (1,222,496) DS Square Enix
08.Wii Fit Plus 1,132,500 (2,125,139) Wii Nintendo
09.Super Mario Galaxy 2 882,880 (882,880)Wii Nintendo
10.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber 867,600 (867,600) DS Level 5
11.Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 810,089 (810,089) PSP Konami
12.Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep 737,384 (767,348) PSP Square Enix
13.Pokémon HeartGold / SoulSilver 718,148 (3,808,535) DS Nintendo
14.The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (http://www.siliconera.com/tag/the-legend-of-zelda-spirit-tracks/) 668,725 (668,725) DS Nintendo
15.God Eater 634,244 (634,244) PSP Namco Bandai
16.Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition 613,415 (613,415) Wii Nintendo
17.Wii Sports Resort 593,212 (1,989,124) Wii Nintendo
18.Phantasy Star Portable 2 589,837 (589,837) PSP Konami
19.Yakuza 4 574,951 (574,951) PS3 Sega
20.Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage (http://www.siliconera.com/tag/fist-of-the-north-star-ken%e2%80%99s-rage/) 548,032 (548,032) PS3 Tecmo Koei
21.Mario Kart Wii527,257 (2,987,118) Wii Nintendo
22.Inazuma Eleven 2: The Threat of the Invaders Fire/Blizzard 510,208 (1,173,723)DS Level 5
23.Pokémon Ranger: Guardian of Light 487,619 (487,619) DS Nintendo
24.Monster Hunter Diary 483,736 (483,736) PSP Capcom
25.Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP the Best) 480,319 (480,319) PSP Capcom
26.New Super Mario Bros. 435,424 (6,023,845) DS Nintendo
27.Gran Turismo 5 430,707 (430,707) PS3 Sony
28.Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next Plus 407,177 (407,177) PSP Namco Bandai
29.God Eater Burst 388,065 (388,065) PSP Namco Bandai
30.Sengoku Basara 3 385,302 (385,302) PS3 Capcom

It's for Japan only, though. Oh well. It's nice to see Pokemon where it belongs. :)
Source: http://www.4gamer.net/games/000/G000000/20101224052/

ETA: Ooops. Fixed the sloppy CSS. Sorry 'bout that.

adhdguitar
December 29th, 2010, 04:51 PM
I want B/W to take the number one spot, but unfortunately that majority of gamers don't have very good taste. You can expect Modern Crapfest 3 to outsell Pokemon. :'(

imevil
December 29th, 2010, 05:04 PM
pokemon not as big in america as it is in japan. I dont predict it to hit #1

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
December 29th, 2010, 07:22 PM
I predict it will beat out Mario...

Air Pichu
December 29th, 2010, 07:55 PM
If your comparing it to with XBox 360 and PS3 games, it might be up there in the Top 10 (in fact I think it will). As far as I think, Black and White will reach #1 or #2 on a Nintendo basis, but because of so many haters within the Generation shift they've lost many fans. But still, I expect it to be ranked up there.

Erufuun
December 29th, 2010, 08:43 PM
I have no doubt that Pokemon will be the best selling game of the year! <333
And if not, it WILL be up there! ;D

solarowl
December 29th, 2010, 09:29 PM
I'm pretty sure Black and White can at least beat HG and SS. And I want it to be #1, but its hard to beat other game systems like Ps3 and Xbox.

Cherrim
December 29th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Pokémon is a looot bigger in Japan than it is here. There's no doubt it will still sell well, but I wouldn't get my hopes up for it being the biggest title on the market in 2011. There's a lot more for it to compete with in the North American market and it'll definitely be pushed aside for some of the Western blockbusters.

Even out of Nintendo systems only, there's big titles on the horizon like Zelda (is that actually coming out next year?) and the launch of the 3DS so I'd still be wary.

superanthony182
December 30th, 2010, 03:01 PM
well Pokemon is made in Japan they love Pokemon it is not that big any where else.

GlitchCity
January 2nd, 2011, 11:33 AM
I could see Black and White maybe in the top 5, but not in the entire market. Although I was quite suprised and happy that Heartgold and Soulsilver were in the top rankings. So I guess it should be the same for Black and White. I bet pokemon gained a lot of fans back after they released HGSS.

Haowakeorden
January 2nd, 2011, 11:48 AM
Black and White will get pretty high up there, but I can't say for sure. Basically all the other 2011 games I kind of know don't really have a chance, and I haven't heard of a lot of the potential competing games that you've mentioned.

Opticgoo
January 3rd, 2011, 06:59 PM
I'm guessing it'll be in the top 5, not the top spot, even for the Nintendo systems, as said above, there are some big games coming out for the Wii and DS and most people orgasm over the Xbox and the PS ;-;

pkmn.master
January 4th, 2011, 06:47 PM
It is possible. New Pokemon generation games have been shown to get to the top. Diamond and Pearl were top sellers for a while. As for best selling Nintendo game, it is almost impossible for any game of this year to surpass the sales of Black and White. Of course, the 3DS is expected in about three months. All types of players will get their hands on the system that lets you view games in 3D with no glasses. Well, most of them. $300? I think I might hold that off until it's cheaper.

Zorua
January 4th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Will it be THE best selling game of 2011? Quite doubtful, but will it be one of the best selling games of 2011? This sounds a bit more accurate to me, but looking at the statistics that you've posted, there is a chance that, if people are still passionate about Pokemon here in America and haven't grown entirely bored of it, that it will grow to be the best selling DS game in America and probably the best selling game Nintendo ever sold, but I don't think it'll be the best selling game in general, that's a bit of a stretch. D:

Forever
February 2nd, 2011, 01:14 AM
Still alive by about 3 days, lucky!

Pokémon Black/White Version (DS) pre-orders continues to outperform every other game by a significant amount, as it adds 155,000 pre-orders this week down from 208,000 last week. The game currently sits at a total of 759,000 and is six weeks away from launch. It is currently the most pre-ordered game in America and it beats the next closest game by a margin of 4 to 1.

Also from VGCharts. Stalking PokeBeach can be a good thing sometimes.

So as it says, at the moment, there's 759,000 pre-orders for B/W. Let's consider the fact that the mall tours haven't started yet - which would increase interest in the games + make more people want to pre-order, as well as the fact that there's still about a month away... I think being the best selling game is still possible. If they can reach that much on pre-orders alone, then that may be a good indication for sales. :)

Haza
February 2nd, 2011, 02:08 AM
Wow, that's impressive. Maybe the world has missed the freshness of Pokemon that these games seem to bring.

Captain Fabio
February 2nd, 2011, 03:21 AM
Pokemon is huge in Japan, so that is why the sales have been mega. It will still sell well and get high in the table, but I don't think it will outsell some of the other games in the chart.

fenyx4
February 19th, 2011, 01:00 PM
I have high hopes that the games might be contenders for best-selling game of the year, but they do have tough competition such as Skyward Sword, 3DS games, and whatever Call of Duty :tired: has in store for this year. But considered that the games managed to pull this off with before their official release (http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Black_and_White_game_pre-orders_reach_one_million), I'd say it has a definite possibility of being ranked in the top 5. The large accessibility of the DS line further increases this possibility, IMO. I just hope that the Nostalgia Filter (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NostalgiaFilter) doesn't dissuade people from acknowledging Pokemon past the original 151. >_> (honestly, they'd pass up vicious Pokemon like Zoroark, Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyuremu for stuff like Slowpoke, Clefairy, and Wigglytuff? [no offense to those Pokemon, though])

The potential popularity of the Smugleaf meme might also help things... :cer_shifty:

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 19th, 2011, 01:07 PM
I'm certain BW is heading there by now with all the pre-order sales...plus they finally are advertising the games getting new kids to buy them helping it in it's goal to achieve BSG of 2011 :)

Tetra
February 19th, 2011, 01:09 PM
Yup, I think that B/W will get pretty high. But not No.1.

smurf
February 19th, 2011, 01:10 PM
when they hit america it will be the best selling game

PiPVoda
February 19th, 2011, 01:19 PM
I think black and white will be in the top 5. Top 3 is highly unlikely. Can't wait for this game to set records. If its sold over 5 million copies in Japan by January of this year then there is no reason it can't sell 5 million by the end of summer (august) here in the US, or at least by year end. I'm hoping the pokemon fans come out in storms like they did in Japan.
*And as I'm typing this the black and white commercial was on tv...Can't wait!
Worldwide, by the end of 2011 who knows the games will probably have sold over ten million copies or more.

Darthrai
February 21st, 2011, 10:35 AM
Probably not this year (likely to lose to something like Gears of War 3), but in 1-2 years it'll probably become the best-selling game released in 2011:

-M-rated man-fest games for the PS3 and Xbox 360 (like CoD, Halo and Blizzard MMO expansions) usually have an explosive launch, but everyone forgets about them a couple of months afterwards.

-Nintendo games, especially Mario, Pokémon and Wii Fit *shudder* usually have good but not spectacular launches, but steadily sell very well over the years. Hell, Nintendo even predicted this back in 2009 when NSMB Wii had to compete with MW2 and, from what I know, NSMB's sold more copies than MW2 so far.

I remember, back in 2008, GTA 4 was what everyone was talking about. Now you can find it heavily discounted in various game stores, while the original NSMB for DS (an even older game) is selling better and for a higher price.

One other possibility is that B/W might be a fresh enough start for the series to re-launch a huge Pokémon craze like in the late 1990s, in which case they might even outsell Red and Blue! (Unlikely though.)

Yup, Nintendo's got the real power. Everyone's going to buy Gears of War 3 until Modern Warfare 3 comes out, and then they'll stop buying MW3 when the Halo remake comes out, and then they'll stop buying that when the Zerg expansion for SC2 comes out... (Actually, the Halo remake has a high chance of lasting a long time, considering that it's a remake of a game now considered a classic.)

Kendosis
February 21st, 2011, 10:43 AM
I predict it will be in the top 3 at least.

Pops
February 21st, 2011, 11:02 AM
Doubt it, good man.

Xbox and PS3 are mind blockers. :)

XDragonRiderX
February 21st, 2011, 11:17 AM
It would maybe get the 3rd on the top selling games. On a unrelated note, PkmnTrainerPaul, are you ever going to finish Pkmn FR: The Next Chapter?

PiPVoda
February 27th, 2011, 09:18 AM
Probably not this year (likely to lose to something like Gears of War 3), but in 1-2 years it'll probably become the best-selling game released in 2011:

-M-rated man-fest games for the PS3 and Xbox 360 (like CoD, Halo and Blizzard MMO expansions) usually have an explosive launch, but everyone forgets about them a couple of months afterwards.

-Nintendo games, especially Mario, Pokémon and Wii Fit *shudder* usually have good but not spectacular launches, but steadily sell very well over the years. Hell, Nintendo even predicted this back in 2009 when NSMB Wii had to compete with MW2 and, from what I know, NSMB's sold more copies than MW2 so far.

I remember, back in 2008, GTA 4 was what everyone was talking about. Now you can find it heavily discounted in various game stores, while the original NSMB for DS (an even older game) is selling better and for a higher price.

One other possibility is that B/W might be a fresh enough start for the series to re-launch a huge Pokémon craze like in the late 1990s, in which case they might even outsell Red and Blue! (Unlikely though.)

Yup, Nintendo's got the real power. Everyone's going to buy Gears of War 3 until Modern Warfare 3 comes out, and then they'll stop buying MW3 when the Halo remake comes out, and then they'll stop buying that when the Zerg expansion for SC2 comes out... (Actually, the Halo remake has a high chance of lasting a long time, considering that it's a remake of a game now considered a classic.)
+1, Nintendo games seem to do better over the long-term compared to the must have and extremely hyped games such as Gears of War, Modern Warfare, etc. I think there are many people who have had their interest in pokemon resparked thanks to black and white. I definitely know for sure that they'll outsell diamond and pearl.

インフェルノの津波
February 27th, 2011, 07:16 PM
You'll be surprised how well Pokemon Black and White shall sell, it has features we've never seen in a Pokemon game that makes it very JRPG-esque.

Plus Pokemon games stick around for a long time, contrary to games such has Halo, Call of Duty, anything from Sony lasts for a year or two, then you stop hearing about it. Halo Reach will last longer than it's predecessors, like was Black Ops, but they too shall not live as long as Pokemon.

The only game series that comes to mind that would beat Pokemon would be Mario.

Remember folks, Nintendo is all about long-living games that keep printing money, Sony and Microsoft focus on the "Big-Bang" kind of games/consoles, that give them a lot of money at first but dwindles down over time.

MrGriszell
March 1st, 2011, 12:41 AM
I really wouldnt be surpriszed if t were

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
March 1st, 2011, 10:45 AM
I think it'll definitely be up there, especially with so many people buying both versions.

Solice
March 1st, 2011, 11:21 AM
If we are considering Nintendo games only, then it just may, but of all games in 2011, it's impossible. With games such as, Gears of War 3, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, and Modern Warfare 3, coming out this year it's highly unlikely it will take the top spot. We all know MW3, no matter how terrible a game it will be like it's predecessors, will take the spot light. I would love for Pokemon to be #1 overall, though. Would be a sight for sore eyes in the gaming spectrum of things.

Boarbeque
March 1st, 2011, 04:19 PM
That list is wrong. Call of Duty almost always sells the most.

ShinyMeowth
March 1st, 2011, 09:38 PM
Whether or not those two are the best selling games of 2011, I am pretty sure they are going to be the best games of 2011.

インフェルノの津波
March 1st, 2011, 09:51 PM
What a minute, may I ask you why you only included Nintendo games?

If you mean Nintendo wise, probably, but what about the other consoles?

solarowl
March 1st, 2011, 10:48 PM
They will get into one of the top games, but they have tough competition. But the sales so far have been great, so it might be really close.