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Call of Duty named best games franchise by 2015 Guinness Book

by Mark Tyson on 11 November 2014, 11:05

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Activision's Call of Duty has been crowned the best games franchise in 2015's Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, which was released on 6 November, according to The Independent. The publication awarded the blockbuster franchise the "Best Game Series" achievement following an online poll where gamers and readers were asked to name their favourite individual games.

"More than 5,000 fans of the book from 140 countries across the world took to an online poll to vote for their favourite games, and the top 50 record-breaking games were featured in the book," Craig Glenday, Editor in-Chief at Guinness World Records told The Independent.

Participants of the poll were asked to vote for their favourite individual games. But with several in the list being from long-running series, the results were collated to make up the top 50 video games series. You can see a the list of top 10 video game franchises below, including some big titles CoD managed to trump.

  1. Call of Duty
  2. Super Mario Bros.
  3. Minecraft
  4. Grand Theft Auto
  5. Halo
  6. The Legend of Zelda
  7. FIFA
  8. Assassin's Creed
  9. Battlefield
  10. The Elder Scrolls

This achievement coincides with this week's release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which features Hollywood movie star Kevin Spacey. A report by MCV reveals that the newest entry to the CoD franchise has topped the week one sales numbers of predecessor Ghosts, taking the UK No.1 in the process.

Advanced Warfare's week one unit sales beat the sales of Destiny, Titanfall and Wolfenstein combined by nearly 14 per cent. We have included the GfK Chat-Track All Formats UK Top 10 for the week ending 8 November, and also a video review of the game by GameSpot below.

  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
  2. FIFA 15 (EA)
  3. Football Manager 2015 (Sega)
  4. Alien: Isolation (Sega)
  5. Destiny (Activision)
  6. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (Sony)
  7. Skylanders: Trap Team (Activision)
  8. Sunset Overdrice (Microsoft)
  9. The Evil Within (Bethesda)
  10. Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)



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ugh…. :(
My thoughts exactly. Its basically the x factor winner of the gaming world. Totally false and hyped up rehashes of the same stuff every year, with no real substance. Everyone buys into it because its just easy to do what the media and advertising tells you to do.
I hate people.
wow… what an accurate award…5,000 fans of the book (I'm assuming the guiness book of records) voted, not gamers just people who read guiness book of records.

They haven't even mentioned world of warcraft in the top 10….hell it's not even in the top 20, Diablo isn't mentioned at all. Neither are exactly small gaming franchises.

I'd bet the readers are not that clued up on games and just go with the ones they've seen advertised on tv.
The point is that no numbers are mentioned, very little qualifying statistics!

More than 5,000 fans of the book from 140 countries across the world took to an online poll to vote for their favourite games, and the top 50 record-breaking games were featured in the book’

This is not viable, either in terms of statistics or in terms of news to warrant a “best ever” vote.
Minecraft? TIL that one sample makes a franchise.