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This is a list of computer and video game franchises that have sold at least 5 million copies. Unless otherwise stated, numbers indicate worldwide units sold, ordered alphabetically whenever two or more list the same amount. The exception are the ones specifying shipments, which have lower precedence than others listing sales.  For computer games, franchise sales include expansion packs.

See also: Best selling video games and Franchises (seventh generation)

Franchises sold at least 50 million copiesEdit

Sales data without source from List of best-selling video game franchises (Wikipedia)

Place Franchise Sales
(in millions)
1 Mario 466.47 [1]
Super Mario 275 [1]
Mario Kart 97.42
Mario Sports 36
Mario Party 35.75
Mario & Sonic 22.3
2 Pokémon 245 [1]
3 Wii Series 193 [1]
Wii Sports 110
Wii Fit 43
4 The Sims 175 [2]
5 GTA 157 [1]
6 Need For Speed 150 [1]
7 Tetris 140 [3]
8 Call of Duty 120 [4]
9 Final Fantasy 102 [5]
10 FIFA 100 [6]
11 Madden NFL 99 [7]
12 Sonic the Hedgehog 85 [8]
Sonic Dash 20
13 Pro Evolution Soccer 81.65 [9]
14 Tom Clancy 76 [9]
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 27 [9]
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 25 [9]
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 24 [10]
15 Gran Turismo 70.02 [11]
16 Legend of Zelda 70 [12]
17 The Oregon Trail 65
18 Dragon Quest 62 [13]
19 WWE 2k 60 [14]
20 Battlefield 60[9]
21 Resident Evil 60
22 Assasin's Creed 59
23 Donkey Kong 53.994 [15]
24 Halo 50 [16]
25 Bejeweled 50 [17]
26 LEGO 50 [18]
Lego Star Was 29 [19]
27 Nickelodeon 50
Spongebob Squarepants 20

Franchises sold at least 20 million copiesEdit

Sales data without source from List of best-selling video game franchises (Wikipedia)

Place Franchise Sales
(in millions)
26 Pac-Man 43.243
27 Lineage 43 [20]
28 Just Dance 42
29 Tekken 41 [21]
30 Crash Bandicoot 40
31 Harry Potter 40
32 Guitar Hero 40 [22]
33 Dragon Ball Z 38
34 Star Wars 38 [3]
Star Wars: Battlefront 10
35 NBA Live 35 [23]
36 Tap Tap 35
37 Tomb Raider 35
38 Street Fighter 34 [14]
39 Kirby 33
40 Metal Gear 32.6 [24]
41 Mortal Kombat 32.5
42 Medal of Honor 31 [25]
43 Gundam 30.9 [26]
44 James Bond 30
45 Tony Hawk 30 [14]
47 Mega Man 29 [27]
48 Minecraft 29 [28]
49 Ratchet and Clank 27 [29]
50 Counter-Strike 25 [30]
51 Marvel 25 [9]
52 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 25 [31]
53 Monster Hunter 25
54 Animal Crossing 24.5
55 Petz 24 [14]
56 Super Smash Bros. 23 [9]
57 Batman 22 [9]
58 Yu-Gi-Oh! 21.8
59 Nintendogs 21.67 [32]
60 God of War 21.65 [33]
61 Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu 20.2 [34]
62 Age of Empires 20
63 Castlevania 20 [32]
64 Diablo 20
65 Frogger 20 [35]
66 Imagine 20 [9]
67 J.B. Harold 20 [36]
68 Lemmings 20 [37]
69 Rayman 20
Raving Rabbids 14
70 Simple 20 [38]
71 SingStar 20 [39]
72 Spyro the Dragon 20 [40]
73 Brain Age 20

Franchises sold at least 10 million copiesEdit

Sales data without source from List of best-selling video game franchises (Wikipedia)

Place Franchise Sales
(in millions)
74 Gears of War 19 [41]
75 Kingdom Hearts 19
76 Warcraft 19
77 Midnight Club 18.5 [42]
78 Dynasty Warriors 18 [43]
79 SimCity 18
80 Driver 18 [9]
81 Prince of Persia 18 [9]
82 Uncharted 17
83 Zuma 17
84 Starcraft 17
85 The Elder Scrolls 17 [42]
86 NBA 2K 17
87 Half-Life 16
88 Far Cry 16 [44]
89 Bemani 15.84
90 Backyard Sports 15 [45]
91 Barbie 15 [46]
92 Burnout 15 [47]
93 Professor Layton 15
94 Metroid 14
95 Worms 14 [48]
96 Jak & Daxter 13.8
97 Tales 13.77
98 Soul 13.38
99 Disney 13.2
Cars 8 [49]
100 Myst 13
101 Red Dead Redemption 12.5 [42]
102 Cooking Mama 12 [50]
103 SOCOM 12 [51]
104 Devil May Cry 12
105 Star Fox 11.5
106 Civilization 11 [42]
107 Left 4 Dead 11
108 Mass Effect 10.5
109 Ace Combat 10 [52]
110 Adventure Island 10
111 Asphalt Urban GT 10 [53]
112 Bomberman 10
113 Colin McRae Rally 10
114 Deer Hunter 10
115 DreamWorks 10 [54]
116 Hitman 10
117 Lord of the Rings 10 [55]
118 Momotaro Densetsu 10
119 Rock Band 10
120 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 10 [56]
121 Pitfall! 10 [57]
122 Puyo Puyo 10 [58]

Franchises sold at least 5 million copiesEdit

  • SaGa (9.9 million)  [59]
  • Saints Row (9.8 million)
  • BioShock (9 million) [42]
  • EA Sports NASCAR series (9 million)
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon (9 million)
  • Ninja Gaiden (8.774 million)
  • Doom (8.5 million) [60]
  • Dead Space (8.5 million)
  • Carnival Games (8 million) [42]
  • Spider-Man (8 million) [61]
  • Zoo Tycoon (8 million)
  • Dead or Alive (7.95 million)
  • Onimusha (7.9 million) [14]
  • Everybody's Golf (7.5 million) [62]
  • Max Payne (7.5 million) [42]
  • Total War (7.5 million)
  • The Settlers (7 million)
  • Football Manager (7 million) [63]
  • Moto Racer (7 million) [64]
  • Nancy Drew (7 million)
  • Project Gotham Racing (7 million) [65]
  • The Experience (7 million) [9]
  • Unreal (7 million)
  • EyeToy (6.7 million)
  • MX vs. ATV (6.5 million) [66]
  • Alone in the Dark (6 million)
  • Buzz! (6 million)
  • Carmen Sandiego (6 million)
  • Conflict (6 million shipped) [67]
  • Guild Wars (6 million) [68]
  • Mana (6 million) [3]
  • NBA Jam (6 million) [69]
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms (6 million)
  • Test Drive (6 million) [70]
  • Turok (6 million) [71]
  • Warhammer 40,000 (6 million) [72]
  • Championship Manager (6 million)
  • The Witcher (6 million)
  • Major League Baseball 2K (5.5 million)
  • Dead Rising (5.4 million) [14]
  • Chrono (5.4 million) [3]
  • Banjo Kazooie (5.25 million)
  • Yakuza (5.15 million)
  • Anno (5 million) [9]
  • Asterix (5 million)
  • Baldur's Gate (5 million) [32]
  • Brothers in Arms (5 million)
  • Chessmaster (5 million) [73]
  • Mafia (5 million) [42]
  • Oddworld (5 million)
  • Stronghold (5 million) [74]
  • Tecmo Bowl (5 million) [75]
  • TOCA Touring Car series (5 million) [76]
  • Twisted Metal (5 million in North America) [77]
  • V-Rally (5 million) [78]

Possible future inclusions Edit

  • Deus Ex (2m+ confirmed for 3rd game alone)
  • Borderlands
  • Fate
  • Your Shape
  • Lost Planet
  • Sengoku BASARA
  • Ace Attorney
  • Dino Crisis
  • Breath of Fire
  • Final Fight
  • Ghosts'n Goblins
  • Monster Farm

DFC Intelligence franchisesEdit

2005 list of the top franchises worldwide. (source)

  1. Mario and spinoffs - Nintendo
  2. Final Fantasy - Square Enix
  3. NFL Football games - EA
  4. Zelda - Nintendo
  5. Grand Theft Auto - Take-Two
  6. Marvel games - Activision + others
  7. Pokemon - Nintendo
  8. Need for Speed - EA
  9. Dragon Quest - Square Enix
  10. Gran Turismo - Sony

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Best selling franchises
Halo · Grand Theft Auto · Final Fantasy · The Legend of Zelda · Mario · Pokemon · Gran Turismo · Metal Gear Solid · Madden NFL · Call of Duty · Resident Evil · (more)
See also: Best selling games · Best selling franchises
Best selling games
Worldwide · United States · Japan · Franchises · Best selling new IPs · Seventh generation · Sixth generation
Nintendo games · Capcom games · Ubisoft games · Square-Enix games · Blizzard games · Konami games · Sega games
See also: Best selling games · Best selling franchises
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