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    The first Kunio-kun game was an arcade game. The earliest versions of Tetris were for computers.

    This is the first I've ever heard anything about Mega Man being an arcade game first. Do you have a source on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    The sentence does mean that, and you're the only person in this topic who drew a different interpretation. I can see how the "spawned the most games" could be confusing, but "that lead to franchises" makes it pretty clear. Sequels don't "lead to franchises", new IPs do (or new game IPs, in case of something like DuckTales, which already existed in other media). Either way, this is another case where it shows that it's best to read through a topic before hitting reply, and especially before flinging out insults.
    Another example would be Metal Gear Solid on the PS1. Because yes, the series originally released on the MSX2, but after the NES ports, the series all but disappeared until a whole two generations later. Its popularity and the reason the series still exists isn't because the original releases, it's because the PS1 release. Just like Mario Bros isn't the reason why the series blew up, it was the NES.

    Now I know you might say, "well there's only one Metal Gear on the PS1." But the topic does also read "that lead to franchises that are still alive today." And if not for Metal Gear Solid and its popularity, the franchise wouldn't exist, the same way it didn't exist for such a long time after it first released. Seriously. 8 years without an entry and that's the Metal Gear 2 NES port. It's not like Kojima was working on an open world 2D game that would surpass everyone's expectations being the reason why it skipped a full generation and past the middle of the PS1 gen.

    The topic title asks two questions, and none specifically state when the initial release of a series that still exists today. It actually only took this long for a reply because I was trying to think of a series that only exists because of a future title and didn't gain its popularity from its initial release. Because most games that gain popularity and exist are going to exist because of that initial release. Metal Gear is a rarity for sure. I'm sure there are others.
    Everything in the above post is opinion unless stated otherwise.

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    Are you seriously still arguing this? The topic creator himself confirmed that the question is about where game franchises originated, not where sub-series within franchises originated, nor where franchises were popularized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    Are you seriously still arguing this? The topic creator himself confirmed that the question is about where game franchises originated, not where sub-series within franchises originated, nor where franchises were popularized.
    Yeah basically.

    I think the NESs popularity can be attributed to the fact that so many of todays popular series started on NES.
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