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How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« on: June 02, 2024, 01:03:25 am »
                                                                      BING PULLED UP THE FOLLOWING TONIGHT ON MY OWN ENDS:

(1,181,019) total video games worldwide BING 5-2-2024:

over 5 billion showed up in the search results today:


Total Number of Games:
It’s challenging to pinpoint an exact count, but here’s what we know:
On traditional gaming platforms:


Steam hosts 67,821 games.

GOG offers 4,333 games.

The Ubisoft Store has 265 games.

Nintendo Switch boasts 12,062 games.

PlayStation 4 has 5,366 games.

PlayStation 5 features 974 games.

Xbox offers 3,059 games.


Altogether, that’s 93,880 video games on these platforms.


Mobile gaming:


The App Store houses a whopping 288,153 games.


Google Play Store has an impressive 449,490 games.


Combining both mobile platforms, we get a total of (737,643) games.

However, keep in mind that many games release on multiple platforms, leading to some duplicates. So, the true unique count is likely lower.
In summary, there are over 831,000 games across various platforms, but this number includes duplicates


I have (49,851) owned with some variations and mods

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telekill

Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2024, 08:27:21 am »
I think the real question is how many games reach a certain level of quality that would make them worth someone's time to engage with. The mobile platforms have an insane number of games but how many of those actually function? Seriously. Anyone can upload a game to the Google Store and say it's a game... even a D- average high schooler with a rushed weekend project.

Then I would ask, how many of those games in total (not just the mobile apps) are worth a gamer's time? Gamer's are pickier. We've seen a lot and we know what to give a shot and what to steer away from.

Lastly, congrats on nearing that 50k game accomplishment. Holy hell. I can't even imagine. That's a serious congrats by the way... not sarcastic. If I had more space like a big man cave, I'd probably have most the offerings from the 90's at least.

Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2024, 10:38:18 am »
I only have about 952 physical video games the rest are digital ok? :-\

I live in a small home I cannot fit anymore things in my home I don't live inside a castle.
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Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2024, 02:46:23 pm »
I don't think you can even give an approximation since there are a lot of video games that aren't registered, and also I don't know where to start when I have to give this number. I mean, sure, you can look on Steam to see how many games are there and on PlayStation and Xbox, but that won't cover it, so I have no idea for an answer

Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2024, 06:19:54 pm »
49,851 is probably what will remain since most video games are recycled and refurbished. artwork and game engines are sometimes purchased and recycled by other video game companies today. Only so much artwork can go into a video game before it needs to be rehashed.

In the future you could make unlimited video games from the sprites and artwork of all the 49,851 video games I have today, and no more programing would need to be required I got everything and somebody knows this on this forum what I just posting in this reply is not any new news to at least 2 people or staff members who attend this forum.

I am not trying to be rude but? what I have you can certainly purchase as well I purchased all those video games some of them from stream my collection contains every style and sports video game imaginable not bragging but why don't you guys start buying the same stuff I have from the site I told you about but the GM says is not a valid marketplace BUT IT IS, Just do research on ETSY.

You can all buy what I have darn it! >:(
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Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2024, 06:32:25 pm »
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HOW MANY OF YOU CAN FIT ALL PSYSICAL GAMES IN YOUR HOUSES OR APARTMENTS? i DO NOT LIVE INSIDE A CASTLE AND MOST PEOPLE DO NOT.

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I am tired of dealing with nonsense of the human race, if Nintendo or SEGA is not getting their money I cannot control ANY of  that. :-\
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Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2024, 07:31:30 pm »
I am not trying to be rude but? what I have you can certainly purchase as well I purchased all those video games some of them from stream my collection contains every style and sports video game imaginable not bragging but why don't you guys start buying the same stuff I have from the site I told you about but the GM says is not a valid marketplace BUT IT IS, Just do research on ETSY.

Look at you copied and pasted from your search results.

Yes, Etsy is a legitimate online marketplace specializing in handmade and vintage products.

This does not contradict what I have told you in other posts:
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As you have been told before - Etsy is not, in general, a valid marketplace for ROMs.  ROMs can only be distributed by the owner of the original game through approved marketplaces.

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if Nintendo or SEGA is not getting their money I cannot control ANY of  that. :-\

Actually, you can.  By using approved marketplaces to purchase their games.

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If you continue to suggest that people go to Etsy to purchase ROMs, without providing firm proof that the Etsy seller owns the rights to the games in question I will consider that advocation of piracy, which will result in another ban.

Please provide some links to these valid ETSY ROM shops.


Warmsignal

Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2024, 08:26:34 pm »
Ah, well. Pretty sure that none of us want even a small fraction of "every game". Maybe theflea? I don't know what his actual end goal is. Total number of games is one aspect of game collecting that seldom comes to mind.

Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2024, 09:41:11 pm »
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If you continue to suggest that people go to Etsy to purchase ROMs, without providing firm proof that the Etsy seller owns the rights to the games in question I will consider that advocation of piracy, which will result in another ban.

Please provide some links to these valid ETSY ROM shops.


MASTER LINK EVERYONE AND YOU TOO GM!!

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I don't know how to tell anymore information :-\
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Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2024, 10:52:29 pm »
Wait... what did this thread turn into?  ???

Warmsignal

Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2024, 11:14:47 pm »
Good lord, folks are just selling ZIP files full of downloads one could go find for themselves. Yeah, those are not legal to be sold, but it's a cottage market so Nintendo most likely doesn't care too much (they probably will at some point) and other publishers less so.

Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2024, 11:50:07 pm »
Good lord, folks are just selling ZIP files full of downloads one could go find for themselves. Yeah, those are not legal to be sold, but it's a cottage market so Nintendo most likely doesn't care too much (they probably will at some point) and other publishers less so.

I would not get them for free, I don't think it is a good idea to download from many of those Free ROM websites there could be malware I didn't get anything bad from Etsy though. But I am no longer buying anymore now at least I got enough from them.

I'll probably go GOG if they have something I want and don't already have. if the staff need to know more then try contacting the sellers I do not want to get anyone in trouble :-\
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Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2024, 07:10:45 am »
Good lord, folks are just selling ZIP files full of downloads one could go find for themselves. Yeah, those are not legal to be sold, but it's a cottage market so Nintendo most likely doesn't care too much (they probably will at some point) and other publishers less so.

I do not necessarily disagree with regards to how the major companies feel about it, but forum rules clearly state that advocating for illegal piracy is not allowed (Edit for clarification: specifically telling people where and how to obtain illegal ROMs).  Oldgamerz has received multiple warnings and been given opportunities to provide clarification or walk back statements that were in violation.  He decided to double down on it.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2024, 09:53:10 am by Cartagia »


ferraroso

Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2024, 12:02:00 am »
Going back to the question... I think it is almost impossible to even count how many games exist today (or how many have been made up to this day) as we would first need to define what can be considered a "game" and to specify whether variations of a same game should be considered an "independent" game in itself or not.

As examples to those questions:
- Can The Flowers of Robert Mapplethorpe be considered a game or is it some other kind of electronic enterteinment?
- Should all the variations of Tetris be considered as a single game or should we count each one of them as am individual game in themselves?

This is a rather complex subject...

Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2024, 12:51:11 pm »
What about all the games within games like Roblox and Dreams?