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The 5 Biggest Video Game Hits of 2017 So Far


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The list of 2017's most successful video games includes four releases from this year and a nearly four-year-old game that just won't seem to slow down. 

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The 5 Biggest Video Game Hits of 2017 So Far

  1. 1. Text Text The 5 Biggest Video Game Hits of 2017 So Far Image source: Cisco.
  2. 2. The Switch version of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the definition of a “system-seller” and became the company’s fastest-selling launch game. It’s also the fastest-selling game in the series’ 31-year history. Image source: Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. 3. In its launch month, more copies of the Switch version of Zelda were sold than the system itself – likely owing to the console’s scarcity and people buying both the regular and special edition versions of the title. . Image source: Nintendo.
  4. 4. Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a big hit for the company and stands as the fastest-selling entry in the history of the series. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Image source: Nintendo.
  5. 5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an updated version of a game that Nintendo first released on the Wii U console in 2014, and the comparatively low cost of bringing it to the Switch console suggests the game will be hugely profitable. Image source: Nintendo.
  6. 6. Sony’s Horizon: Zero Dawn launched at the end of February and had sold more than 3.4 million copies by the beginning of June. Image source: Sony. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  7. 7. That’s a very strong performance for a new intellectual property and bodes well for sales of the game’s upcoming downloadable expansion. It also suggests that Sony will develop a sequel. Image source: Sony.
  8. 8. Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands had the biggest launch of any game in 2017 so far and posted the second-best launch of any title in the company’s Tom Clancy franchise. Ghost Recon: Wildlands Image source: Ubisoft.
  9. 9. Wildlands sales performance helped Ubisoft deliver a 41% operating income increase in its last fiscal year. It also helped push the registered player base of Tom Clancy games to 44 million users – up more than 150% over the last 18 months. Image source: Ubisoft.
  10. 10. In North America, Grand Theft Auto V has ranked as high as No. 3 and never below No. 6 in each sales month this year. That’s an incredible performance for a game that first released in 2013. Grand Theft Auto V Image source: Take-Two.
  11. 11. In addition to great sales for the core game, Grand Theft Auto V’s online mode has also been generating better- than-expected sales and lifting Take-Two Interactive’s financial performance. Image source: Take-Two.
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