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These are the best selling role-playing games. This list only include games that are actual role-playing games, not just games with role-playing elements.

Franchises Edit

  1. Pokémon - 300 million
  2. Final Fantasy - 130 million
  3. Dragon Quest - 70 million
  4. The Elder Scrolls - 50 million
  5. Diablo - 49.5 million
  6. The Witcher - 25 million
  7. Mario RPG - 23.41 million
  8. Kingdom Hearts - 22 million
  9. Megami Tensei - 15.35 million
  10. SaGa - 9.9 million
  11. Mana - 6 million

Individual Entries Edit

This list only counts entries above 5 million

  1. Pokémon Red Green and Blue - 31.8 million
  2. Diablo III - 30 million
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 30 million[1]
  4. Pokémon Gold and Silver - 23.10 million
  5. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - 17.67 million
  6. Diablo II - 17 million
  7. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - 16.22 million
  8. Pokémon X and Y - 16.20 million
  9. Pokémon Sun and Moon - 15.91 million
  10. Pokémon Black and White - 15.64 million
  11. Pokémon Yellow - 14.64 million
  12. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - 13.85 million
  13. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver - 12.72 million
  14. Fallout 3 - 12.4 million
  15. Fallout 4 - 12 million
  16. Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen - 12 million
  17. World of Warcraft - 12 million subscribers
  18. Final Fantasy VII - 10 million
  19. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - 9.5 million
  20. Final Fantasy X - 9.34 million
  21. The Elder Scrolls Online - 8.5 million
  22. Final Fantasy VIII - 8.15 million
  23. Final Fantasy XIII - 7.7 million
  24. Final Fantasy XV - 6.5 million
  25. Final Fantasy XII - 6.1 million
  26. Dragon Quest III - 6.05 million
  27. Dragon Quest V - 5.94 million
  28. Dragon Quest IV - 5.92 million
  29. Dragon Quest VII - 5.53 million
  30. Dragon Quest IX - 5.32 million
  31. Final Fantasy IX - 5.3 million
  32. Fallout: New Vegas - 5+ million

References Edit

  1. https://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/interviews/skyrim-creator-todd-howard-talks-switch-vr-and-elder-scrolls-wait-w451761