Quote from: "Hidoshi"
I'd be largely doubtful of such a notion. There's few other RPG series' with the cult following Suikoden has, the only ones I can think of being Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, and potentially Sakura Taisen or Shin Megami Tensei. It may not be a system seller overall, but it can swing a few buyers here and there.
The key word being cult. Not a big seller. DQ and FF are definitely MASS market titles with broad appeal. Nothing wrong with that, I like them too, but they're certainly not cult titles like you're describing. Those games are system sellers.
Shin Megami Tensei is a good example of a cult title though, as I would say maybe Disgaea might be another one. A Suikoden title will be a system seller for me, whichever it's on, if I don't have it. I don't think Suikoden fans are a majority of gamers though.