PSXE Poll Update: Popularity Doesn't Always Equal Quality
In this industry, great games typically sell well. But when it comes to the most popular of all time, our readers think it's a different story.
We recently learned that Activision owned 5 of the top 10 most popular video games in history - all five from the Call of Duty and Guitar Hero franchises - and while those games garnered high review scores, their lofty position implies the best of the best...and not everyone agrees. In our estimation, the games in question are worthy of attention and legitimately earned at least some of those high scores, but to have them dominate the all-time top ten doesn't seem quite right. Then again, remember that such a list discounted any titles packed in with hardware (Super Mario Bros., Wii Sports, etc.) and the researchers didn't adjust for inflation. They admit that if they did, Super Mario Bros. 3 would be the runaway winner. Even so, the most massive sales in the world doesn't necessarily translate to the best games ever made, right?
This week, we're interested in learning a little more about you. Besides gaming, what's a favorite hobby of yours? Do you like to read when you're not playing? Or are you more of an active type? A movie buff? Into art? Something else? Just let us know; maybe we'll be able to use that information in the future. :)
4/3/2011 8:55:55 PM Ben Dutka