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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 260 [2]
3 Wii Series 193 [1]
Wii Sports 110
Wii Fit 43
4 Call of Duty 188
5 Grand Theft Auto 185
6 The Sims 175 [3]
7 Need For Speed 150 [1]
8 Sonic the Hedgehog 140[4]
Sonic Dash 20
9 Tetris 140 
10 Final Fantasy 110 [5]
11 FIFA 100 
12 Lego 100
13 Madden NFL 99 [6]
14 Pro Evolution Soccer 86.8[7]
15 Tom Clancy 82 [8]
16 Halo 80
17 Assassin's Creed 78
18 Legend of Zelda 71
19 Gran Turismo 70.02
20 The Oregon Trail 65
21 Dragon Quest 64 [5]
22 Resident Evil 62[9]
23 WWE 2k 60 
24 Battlefield 60[10]
25 Donkey Kong 56.04 
26 Minecraft 54
27 Crash Bandicoot 50+
28 Bejeweled 50 [11]
29 Just Dance 50[8]

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)
30 Pac-Man 43.243
31 Lineage 43 [12]
32 Tomb Raider 42 [5]
33 Tekken 41 [13]
34 Harry Potter 40
35 Guitar Hero 40 [14]
36 Metal Gear 40[15]
37 Dragon Ball Z 38
38 Star Wars 38 [16]
Star Wars: Battlefront 10
39 Street Fighter 36 [9]
40 NBA Live 35 [17]
41 Tap Tap 35
42 Kirby 34[18]
43 Mortal Kombat 32.5
44 Medal of Honor 31 
45 Gundam 30.9 
46 Super Smash Bros. 30.66
47 James Bond 30 [19]
48 Tony Hawk 30  
49 Mega Man 30 [9]
50 Monster Hunter 29 [9]
51 Ratchet and Clank 27 [20]
52 Brain Age 26.5
53 Animal Crossing 26
54 Rayman 26 [8]
Raving Rabbids 14 [8]
55 Counter-Strike 25 <ref>http://www.gamespot.com/articles/counter-strike-global-offensive-firing-up-early-2012/1100-6328645/</ref>
56 Marvel 25 [21]
57 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 25 [22]
58 Petz 24  [8]
59 Civilization 24 [23]
60 Gears of War 22 [24]
61 Batman 22 
62 Yu-Gi-Oh! 21.8
63 Nintendogs 21.67 [25]
64 God of War 21.65 [26]
65 Imagine 21 [8]
66 Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu 20.5 [7]
67 Age of Empires 20[27]
68 Castlevania 20 [25]
69 Diablo 20
70 Frogger 20 [28]
71 J.B. Harold 20 [29]
72 Lemmings 20 [30]
73 Simple 20 [31]
74 SingStar 20 [32]
75 Spyro the Dragon 20 [33]
76 Kingdom Hearts 20 [5]
77 Prince of Persia 20 [8]
78 Far Cry 20 [8]

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)
79 Warcraft 19
80 Driver 19 [8]
81 Midnight Club 18.5 [34]
82 Dynasty Warriors 18 [35]
83 SimCity 18
84 Uncharted 17
85 Zuma 17
86 Starcraft 17
87 The Elder Scrolls 17
88 NBA 2K 17 [34]
89 Half-Life 16
90 Bemani 15.84
91 Backyard Sports 15 [36]
92 Barbie 15 [37]
93 Burnout 15 [38]
94 Professor Layton 15
95 Metroid 14
96 Worms 14 [39]
97 Jak & Daxter 13.8
98 Tales 13.77
99 Soul 13.38
100 Disney 13.2
Cars 8 [40]
101 Myst 13
102 Devil May Cry 13 [9]
103 Red Dead Redemption 12.5 [34]
104 Cooking Mama 12 [41]
105 SOCOM 12 [42]
106 Star Fox 12
107 Left 4 Dead 11
108 Mass Effect 10.5
109 Ace Combat 10 [43]
110 Adventure Island 10
111 Asphalt Urban GT 10 [44]
112 Bomberman 10
113 Colin McRae Rally 10
114 Deer Hunter 10
115 DreamWorks 10 [45]
117 Lord of the Rings 10 [46]
118 Momotaro Densetsu 10
119 Rock Band 10
120 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 10 [47]
121 Pitfall! 10 [48]
122 Puyo Puyo 10 [49]
123 The Settlers 10 [8]

Franchises sold at least 5 million copiesEdit

  • SaGa (9.9 million)   [5]
  • Saints Row (9.8 million)
  • BioShock (9 million) [34]
  • EA Sports NASCAR series (9 million)
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon (9 million)
  • The Experience (9 million) [8]
  • Watch_Dogs (9 million)[8]
  • Ninja Gaiden (8.774 million)
  • Doom (8.5 million) [50]
  • Dead Space (8.5 million)
  • Carnival Games (8 million) [34]
  • Spider-Man (8 million) [51]
  • Zoo Tycoon (8 million)| 116
  • Hitman (8 million) [5]
  • Onimusha (8 million) [9]
  • Dead or Alive (7.95 million)
  • Dead Rising (7.9 million) [9]
  • Everybody's Golf (7.5 million) [52]
  • Max Payne (7.5 million) [34]
  • Total War (7.5 million)
  • Football Manager (7 million) [53]
  • Moto Racer (7 million) [54]
  • Nancy Drew (7 million)
  • Project Gotham Racing (7 million) [55]
  • Unreal (7 million)
  • Trine (7 million) [56]
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom (7 million)[9]
  • EyeToy (6.7 million)
  • MX vs. ATV (6.5 million) [57]
  • Tomodachi (6.32 million) [58][59]
  • Alone in the Dark (6 million)
  • Buzz! (6 million)
  • Carmen Sandiego (6 million)
  • Conflict (6 million shipped) [60]
  • Guild Wars (6 million) [61]
  • Mana (6 million) [5]
  • NBA Jam (6 million) [62]
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms (6 million)
  • Test Drive (6 million) [63]
  • Turok (6 million) [64]
  • Warhammer 40,000 (6 million) [65]
  • Championship Manager (6 million)
  • The Witcher (6 million)
  • Lost Planet [9]
  • Major League Baseball 2K (5.5 million)
  • Chrono (5.4 million) [5]
  • Ace Attorney (5.3 million)[9]
  • Banjo Kazooie (5.25 million)
  • Yakuza (5.15 million)
  • Anno (5 million) [8]
  • Asterix (5 million)
  • Baldur's Gate (5 million) [25]
  • Brothers in Arms (5 million)
  • Chessmaster (5 million) [66]
  • Mafia (5 million) [34]
  • Oddworld (5 million)
  • Stronghold (5 million) [67]
  • Tecmo Bowl (5 million) [68]
  • TOCA Touring Car series (5 million) [69]
  • Twisted Metal (5 million in North America) [70]
  • V-Rally (5 million)[71]


Possible future inclusions Edit

  • Deus Ex (2m+ confirmed for 3rd game alone)
  • Borderlands (9 million for Borderlands 2)
  • Fate
  • Your Shape
  • Sengoku BASARA
  • 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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