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September 2017 NPD: top 20 best-selling games in the U.S.

September 2017 NPD: top 20 best-selling games in the U.S.
From N4G - October 24, 2017
balance2theforce8m ago(Edited 5m ago)

Well I honestly knew that was a crock of crap and an argument of convenience. All you'd ever hear from many of those folks to Nintendo players were 3rd party this, 3rd party that, 3rd party 3rd party ad naseaum. Whether they were some of the highest rated or best games of the gen like Super Mario Galaxy or Metroid Prime, you could NEVER bring up exclusives as a Nintendo fan without them being downplayed, ignored or yourself downvoted to the pits of Hades.

Hell, even the start of this gen, the exclusive worship was not nuts. That may have had to do with nothing worthwhile being mentioned for some boxes and not others. We bag on MS now for a lack of them, but were content to brag abour an extra half dozen grass blades and better 3rd party games when MS did have some exclusives to show. It was not until the ps4 got games worth bringing up in a conversation that all the exclusives are the end all be all zombie parrot speak started to be the rallying cry.

Before we were happy with 3rd party superiority and games like Resogun and Do not Starve (or whatever it was called) , remasters and indie titles. And you will never hear me say there's anything wring with that, but that's the truth Anyone that is not deluding themselves and being realistic know that 3rd parties rule the roost on any of these platforms...except Nintendo's. For better or worse they have been the ONLY ones that have proven rhat they are NOWHERE NEAR as dependent or at the mercy of 3rd parties as the other guys. I would ve willing to bet that neither one of them would make it as long as they have without that 3rd party lifeline.

And even Nintendo are trying to make mote strides to getting and keeping them. So even the company that has some of the most enduring and recognizable characters/franchises on the gaming landscape and proven that they do not need them like a sony or MS sees the importance of 3rd parties and mulriplats. That goes to show you right there that even they recognize that the casual gamer that makes up most of the base these days (yes, the bulk of any base are casuals) are not basing their decision solely on exclusives. And that's a company that KNOWS they are still able to do their thing virtually exclusively on the strength of their exclusives!

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