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Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Young-Jah » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:52 pm

Is Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic The Hedgehog and Super Mario? Or No.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by MasenkoHA » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:05 pm

I’m gonna say no. But I think it depends on the location and demo.

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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Cursed Lemon » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:08 pm

Different mediums.

Is Bach more popular than Da Vinci?
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Young-Jah » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:38 pm

Cursed Lemon wrote:Different mediums.

Is Bach more popular than Da Vinci?
What, no
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Kid Buu » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:51 pm

Hard to compare. Closest measurement I can think would be this.

Going by that, more popular than Sonic but not Mario.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Young-Jah » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:56 pm

Kid Buu wrote:Hard to compare. Closest measurement I can think would be this.

Going by that, more popular than Sonic but not Mario.
Why not Mario.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by MasenkoHA » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:59 pm

Young-Jah wrote:
Kid Buu wrote:Hard to compare. Closest measurement I can think would be this.

Going by that, more popular than Sonic but not Mario.
Why not Mario.
D-did you even bother to look at what Kid Buu linked to?

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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Young-Jah » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:02 am

MasenkoHA wrote:
Young-Jah wrote:
Kid Buu wrote:Hard to compare. Closest measurement I can think would be this.

Going by that, more popular than Sonic but not Mario.
Why not Mario.
D-did you even bother to look at what Kid Buu linked to?
Yes. But I'm just asking.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by ZodaEX » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:52 am

Young-Jah wrote:
Kid Buu wrote:Hard to compare. Closest measurement I can think would be this.

Going by that, more popular than Sonic but not Mario.
Why not Mario.
Mario has a wider appear to a broader range of people. Partially down to the times. Arguably the Dragon Ball manga is boring because you have to put the effort in to read, and the anime is less approachable because it's long. The mario games are more stand alone than a serialized anime with more than 100 episodes.

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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Bullza » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:12 am

It's considerably more popular than Sonic. Sonic is a game first and even it's games aren't as successful as Dragon Balls now.

Mario would be debatable. Maybe though because Mario is still just limited to gaming even if it is one of the biggest.

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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Young-Jah » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:12 pm

Bullza wrote:It's considerably more popular than Sonic. Sonic is a game first and even it's games aren't as successful as Dragon Balls now.

Mario would be debatable. Maybe though because Mario is still just limited to gaming even if it is one of the biggest.
You do realize that Sonic is the only character to ripping off DB, something that Mario can't even compete against.

#SuperSonicRipoffSSJ.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Young-Jah » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:13 pm

ZodaEX wrote:
Young-Jah wrote:
Kid Buu wrote:Hard to compare. Closest measurement I can think would be this.

Going by that, more popular than Sonic but not Mario.
Why not Mario.
Mario has a wider appear to a broader range of people. Partially down to the times. Arguably the Dragon Ball manga is boring because you have to put the effort in to read, and the anime is less approachable because it's long. The mario games are more stand alone than a serialized anime with more than 100 episodes.
You do realize that Mario did had a anime at one point.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by ZodaEX » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:12 am

Young-Jah wrote:
ZodaEX wrote:
Young-Jah wrote: Why not Mario.
Mario has a wider appear to a broader range of people. Partially down to the times. Arguably the Dragon Ball manga is boring because you have to put the effort in to read, and the anime is less approachable because it's long. The mario games are more stand alone than a serialized anime with more than 100 episodes.
You do realize that Mario did had a anime at one point.
Yes, but it's main product line are video games.

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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by DBZfan29 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:19 am

Young-Jah wrote:
Bullza wrote:It's considerably more popular than Sonic. Sonic is a game first and even it's games aren't as successful as Dragon Balls now.

Mario would be debatable. Maybe though because Mario is still just limited to gaming even if it is one of the biggest.
You do realize that Sonic is the only character to ripping off DB, something that Mario can't even compete against.

#SuperSonicRipoffSSJ.
I remember reading that the creator of Sonic did that as an homage to DBZ. Then I read this really stupid debate on Reddit about what came first because DBZ debuted in the US later than Sonic so it must be a ripoff of Sonic (it’s like it never existed in Japan before 1991).
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Young-Jah » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:46 pm

DBZfan29 wrote:
Young-Jah wrote:
Bullza wrote:It's considerably more popular than Sonic. Sonic is a game first and even it's games aren't as successful as Dragon Balls now.

Mario would be debatable. Maybe though because Mario is still just limited to gaming even if it is one of the biggest.
You do realize that Sonic is the only character to ripping off DB, something that Mario can't even compete against.

#SuperSonicRipoffSSJ.
I remember reading that the creator of Sonic did that as an homage to DBZ. Then I read this really stupid debate on Reddit about what came first because DBZ debuted in the US later than Sonic so it must be a ripoff of Sonic (it’s like it never existed in Japan before 1991).
Hey, it's not Yuji Naka fault, we didn't know why Naka made that homage in the first place.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Young-Jah » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:48 pm

ZodaEX wrote:
Young-Jah wrote:
ZodaEX wrote:
Mario has a wider appear to a broader range of people. Partially down to the times. Arguably the Dragon Ball manga is boring because you have to put the effort in to read, and the anime is less approachable because it's long. The mario games are more stand alone than a serialized anime with more than 100 episodes.
You do realize that Mario did had a anime at one point.
Yes, but it's main product line are video games.
Yeah, but again, this plumber is the first guy to never be transitioned to anime in the modern era.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Thanos » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:01 pm

In the West at least, I'd say Mario has a generational advantage. Although Dragon Ball and Mario are around the same age, Dragon Ball didn't cement itself into Western culture until the past fifteen years or so. A lot of people in their 50's down have Mario in their consciousness, Dragon Ball is more 35-ish and below. It'll probably even out in time, but I think hardly anyone at all regardless of age doesn't at least have a little bit of familiarity with Mario as a character.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by Young-Jah » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:24 pm

Thanos wrote:In the West at least, I'd say Mario has a generational advantage. Although Dragon Ball and Mario are around the same age, Dragon Ball didn't cement itself into Western culture until the past fifteen years or so. A lot of people in their 50's down have Mario in their consciousness, Dragon Ball is more 35-ish and below. It'll probably even out in time, but I think hardly anyone at all regardless of age doesn't at least have a little bit of familiarity with Mario as a character.
So both Mario and DB came in the 80s, while Sonic, Naruto, and Luffy came in the 90s.
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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:50 pm

I'd say no. Mario is well known by just about anyone out there because they know Nintendo ever since the 80's.

This is like saying that Dragon Ball is more popular than McDonald's.

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Re: Dragon Ball more popular than Sonic and Mario

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:56 pm

Thanos wrote:In the West at least, I'd say Mario has a generational advantage. Although Dragon Ball and Mario are around the same age, Dragon Ball didn't cement itself into Western culture until the past fifteen years or so. A lot of people in their 50's down have Mario in their consciousness, Dragon Ball is more 35-ish and below. It'll probably even out in time, but I think hardly anyone at all regardless of age doesn't at least have a little bit of familiarity with Mario as a character.
More around 28 years since Dragon Ball is well known in the West. AB Groupe made the franchise a huge success around European countries but the popularity in some of those countries are nowhere near as much as they were in the 90's.

Back then there were magazines, toys, always on TV, "controversies" and it was extremely hyped up (a lot used to ditch school and even work just to watch it). So as such, the Western country I'd say which is more popular than it was before – America.

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