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Title: KQ Series
Post by: DancingMagicDance on April 16, 2004, 04:06:14 PM
Is it true that King's Quest was in it's day (and perhaps today) the greatest selling computer game (or game) series of all time?
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: racx_00 on April 16, 2004, 05:47:40 PM
Yes it was but i dont know if it is anymore
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: The Fat Emu on April 18, 2004, 11:02:28 AM
I thought Myst was...
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Yonkey on April 18, 2004, 12:31:07 PM
I thought The Sims were.  :o
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Storm on April 18, 2004, 04:38:09 PM
Many games/series are hyped as the best selling ever...
I wonder what they base those declarations on ???
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Oldbushie on April 23, 2004, 07:09:32 PM
Maybe they use very specific categories. ;)
"King's Quest: the bestselling two-dimensional adventure of a king and his family during better days."
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Storm on April 23, 2004, 07:59:20 PM
Maybe... except that they always called King's Quest three-dimensional  ;)
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: James Thunderland on May 08, 2004, 08:30:24 AM
On all the KQ books and game boxes, they like all say "#1 Best Selling Computer Game"  but then again..those were a while ago  :-\
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: racx_00 on May 12, 2004, 02:16:59 AM
I think they meant exactly what Eric said ;)

they meant 3D as in the landscapes are 3D ;D, i think :S ???
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: etgadsby on May 12, 2004, 08:55:18 PM
Then again I am about to pay out the wazoo so I can play KQI with my NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800...  ;)
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Spikey on May 13, 2004, 08:48:30 AM
The actual title was '3-D Animated Adventure Game', for you folks' info.

And KQ certainly was the best selling game at the time; check the KQ4 Promotional movie (http://www.shaftnet.org/quest/KQ4Promo.avi) for example.

- Spike
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Say on May 13, 2004, 09:04:15 AM
thanks for clearing that up!


welcome to the kq9 forums spikey! :)
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: etgadsby on May 13, 2004, 10:32:34 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood Spikey!   I hope you enjoy your stay stick around while.

If you have any questions just ask!  :D
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: B'rrr on May 13, 2004, 11:12:13 AM
welcome to these forums Spikey!! ...I hope you will like it here!! ; )
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Questing Character on May 13, 2004, 04:59:14 PM
WELCOME SPIKEY!!
Any friend of Jeysie's is a potential asylum patient friend of ours!  I hope you enjoy posting here!
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Jeysie on May 13, 2004, 05:04:38 PM
Nice try, Questie, but unlike me, Spikey is sane. A bit... OK, a lot obsessed with Sierra music, perhaps, but possessing a good grip on reality.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: B'rrr on May 13, 2004, 05:21:34 PM
it is good to know that we have another sane person around here ; )
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: racx_00 on May 14, 2004, 02:13:06 AM
Welcome to the forum Spikey !!!

Nice to know that there are alot of Australians interested in KQ ;D, BTW glad you are from SA cos i am too :o :D
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Storm on May 14, 2004, 06:12:20 AM
Welcome to the forum, Spikey!! ;D

Great! more sane people! The sane are by far the minority here... most of those who enter the forum  don't seem to keep their sanity for long, if they had it to begin with ;P

...KQ certainly was the best selling game at the time; check the KQ4 Promotional movie (http://www.shaftnet.org/quest/KQ4Promo.avi) for example.

Thanks for posting the movie! I've never seen that one before :)
However, it only says KQ is the best selling graphic adventure, not the best selling game of all times :S
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: B'rrr on May 14, 2004, 03:37:38 PM
yeah... I guess we need to found a organisation to protect sanity around here ; )
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Questing Character on May 21, 2004, 05:03:07 AM
Rob, you're not sane!  Stop giving them suggestions!!
Title: Re:KQ Series
Post by: Petter Holmberg on May 21, 2004, 07:14:57 AM
The King's Quest series has sold a total of over 3 million copies, and that was before the release of KQ:MoE. I don't know how high this puts the series on the list, but it is a sensational number. But of course a number distributed over a very long period of time. I'd guess that it's the last 3-4 games, especially KQVII, that makes up for the majority of those sales. It is also possible that sales of the various KQ collections were not included in this calculation. In any case, it was certainly Sierra's bestseller.