Milo: If they're so great, how come they're not tearing up the charts, babe?
ďTo be popular one must be a mediocrity.Ē
"Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar... If the public likes you, you're good."
Mickey Spillane, author of the Mike Hammer series, a textbook example of this trope
"Weíve had fans of the show leave comments on the site before where you and I were accused of being small-minded comics fans who just canít accept any alternate takes on the Superman mythos. Iíll be the first to admit that I have a pretty well-defined idea of what Superman is and isnít, but I still think thatís a flawed argument, as itís based on the premise that Smallville isnít dumb and terrible on its own merits, which weíve clearly seen is not the case."
By observing the relation between Meta Scores and total sales in Table 7 we see that the amount of scores on each interval forms a bell curve around the 70ís, much like with grades on an exam. As expected, higher scores lead to higher average sales. The only exception is from games scored in the 20ís, whose expectations are similar to that of games in the 70ís. It should be noted however that of the 7 titles that scored in the 20ís, 2 have sold over half a million.