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Best selling games and franchises developed or published by Nintendo.

Nintendo consoles worldwide

Worldwide shipments (Garaph)

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Nintendo hardware sales figures

ConsolesEdit

See also: Best selling game consoles
Console sales
Company Home
console sales
Handheld
console sales
Total sales
Nintendo 312.65 million 470.51 million 783.16 million
Home consoles
Platform Released Hardware sales
(million units)
Ref
Wii 2006 101.63 [1]
Nintendo Entertainment System 1983 61.91 [1]
Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1990 49.1 [1]
Nintendo 64 1996 32.93 [1]
Nintendo GameCube 2001 21.74 [1]
Nintendo Switch201719.67 [2]
Wii U 2012 13.56 [1]
Super NES Classic Edition 2017 5.28 [3]
Color TV-Game 1977 3 [4]
NES Classic Edition 2016 3.6
Virtual Boy 2016 0.77 [5]
Handheld consoles
See also: Best selling handheld consoles
Platform Released Sales
Nintendo DS and DSi 2004 154.02 million
Game Boy and Game Boy Color1989 and
1998
118.69 million
Game Boy Advance 2001 81.51 million
Nintendo 3DS family
(including Nintendo 2DS and New 3DS)
2011 72.89 million[6]
Game & Watch 1980 43.4 million[7]

FranchisesEdit

Sales data from Best selling game franchises, unless otherwise noted. Sales data largely based on Nintendo's official sales data.

  1. Super Mario (627.51 million)
  2. Pokémon (301.5 million)
  3. Wii Series (203.15 million)
  4. The Legend of Zelda (105.62 million)
  5. Donkey Kong (56.1 million)
  6. Game & Watch (43.4 million)[8]
  7. Super Smash Bros (40 million)[9]
  8. Kirby (36.5 million)[9]
  9. Brain Age (34 million)[10]
  10. Animal Crossing (32.4 million)[11][12][13]
  11. Yoshi (29.17 million)[14]
  12. Nintendogs (28.25 million)[15][16]
  13. Wario (22 million)
  14. Metroid (17.44 million)
  15. Star Fox (12 million)
  16. Splatoon (10.95 million)[17]
  17. Big Brain Academy (10 million)
  18. Fire Emblem (10 million)*
  19. Luigi (10 million)
  20. Tomodachi (9.96 million)[18][19]
  21. F-Zero (5 million)
  22. Pikmin (5 million)
  23. Excite (5 million)
  24. Nintendo Land (5 million)

* This entry uses numbers from VGChartz, so may be questionable.

Best-selling gamesEdit

Sales data from List of best-selling video games and individual franchise articles, largely based on Nintendo's official sales data. For versions of the same game, sales data is combined.

  1. Wii SportsWii — 82.85 million
  2. Super Mario Bros.NES/GBA/Various — 63.33 million
  3. Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/YellowGB/Various — 59.52 million
  4. Wii Fit — Wii — 43.8 million
  5. Tetris — GB/NES — 43 million
  6. Pokémon Gold/Silver/CrystalGBC/DS — 42.21 million
  7. Super Mario Bros. 3 — NES/Various — 39.52 million
  8. Super Mario Bros. 2 — NES/Various — 38.39 million
  9. Mario Kart Wii — Wii — 37.10 million
  10. Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald — GBA/3DS — 36.6 million
  11. Super Mario WorldSNES/Various — 34.183 million
  12. Wii Sports Resort — Wii — 33.08 million
  13. New Super Mario Bros.DS/ — 30.80 million
  14. New Super Mario Bros. Wii — 30.20 million
  15. Duck Hunt — NES — 28.31 million
  16. Wii Play — Wii — 28.02 million
  17. Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum — DS — 25.27 million
  18. Nintendogs — DS — 23.96 million
  19. Pokémon Sun & Moon — 3DS — 23.61 million
  20. Mario Kart DS — DS — 23.60 million
  21. Super Mario 64N64/DS/Wii — 23.24 million
  22. Wii Fit Plus — Wii — 21.13 million
  23. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! — DS — 19.01 million
  24. Super Mario Land — GB/3DS — 18.371 million
  25. Mario Kart 8Wii U / Switch — 17.04 million
  26. Mario Kart 7 — 3DS — 17.04 million
  27. Pokémon X & Y — 3DS — 16.29 million
  28. Pokémon Black & White — DS — 15.64 million
  29. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! — DS — 14.88 million
  30. Pokémon Yellow — GB — 14.64 million
  31. Super Smash Bros. Brawl — Wii — 13.27 million
  32. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time — N64/3DS — 13.22
  33. Super Mario All-Stars — SNES/Wii — 12.79 million
  34. Super Mario Galaxy — Wii — 12.77 million
  35. Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver — DS — 12.72 million
  36. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — Various — 12.71
  37. New Super Mario Bros. 2 — 3DS — 12.61 million
  38. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island — Various — 12.23 million
  39. Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen — GBA — 12.00 million
  40. Super Mario 3D Land — 3DS — 11.96 million
  41. Animal Crossing: Wild World — DS — 11.75 million
  42. Animal Crossing: New Leaf — 3DS — 11.69 million
  43. Super Mario Land 2 — GB — 11.18 million
  44. Super Mario OdysseySwitch — 10.41 million
  45. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Switch / Wii U — 10 million

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Historical Data: Consolidated Sales Transition by Region (xlsx). Nintendo (April 27, 2017). Archived from the original on 2017-10-26. Retrieved on April 27, 2017.
  2. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/hard_soft/
  3. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180426e.pdf
  4. Sheff, David; Eddy, Andy (1999), Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World, GamePress, p. 27, ISBN 978-0-9669617-0-6, "Nintendo entered the home market in Japan with the dramatic unveiling of Color TV Game 6, which played six versions of light tennis. It was followed by a more powerful sequel, Color TV Game 15. A million units of each were sold. The engineering team also came up with systems that played a more complex game, called "Blockbuster," as well as a racing game. Half a million units of these were sold."
  5. Blake Snow (May 4, 2007). The 10 Worst-Selling Consoles of All Time. GamePro.com. Archived from the original on May 8, 2007. Retrieved on November 25, 2007.
  6. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/hard_soft/index.html
  7. Nintendo software and hardware sales data from 1983 to present
  8. https://web.archive.org/web/20171012043805/http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=963700
  9. 9.0 9.1 Numbers from Wikipedia's List of best-selling video game franchises, where the original sources come directly from Nintendo's Japanese site.
  10. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/ds.html
  11. http://www.nintendofeed.com/2013/06/feature-is-animal-crossing-one-of.html
  12. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/ds.html
  13. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/3ds.html
  14. Yoshi
  15. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/ds.html
  16. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/3ds.html
  17. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
  18. http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/24/this-week-in-sales-tomodachi-collection-sees-big-launch-sales/
  19. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2014/141029e.pdf


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