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A list of the best selling video games worldwide, in terms of both software sales figures and gross revenue figures.

Best-selling games by software sales figuresEdit

See also: Top Global Markets Report

Single-platform salesEdit

Does not include combined sales of cross-platform games, such as Madden NFL.

Sales data from List of best-selling video games (Wikipedia)

  1. Wii Sports (Wii - 82.54 million)
  2. Super Mario Bros. (NES - 40.24 million)[1]
  3. Mario Kart Wii (Wii - 35.53 million)
  4. Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow (GB/GBC - 32.9 million+)[n 1]
  5. Wii Sports Resort (Wii - 32.58 million)
  6. New Super Mario Bros. (DS - 30.75 million)
  7. Tetris (GB/GBC - 30.28 million) [1]
  8. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii - 28.65 million)
  9. Wii Play (Wii - 28.02 million)
  10. Nintendogs (DS - 23.96 million)
  11. Mario Kart DS (DS - 23.56 million)
  12. Pokemon Gold and Silver (GB/GBC - 23 million)
  13. Wii Fit (Wii - 22.67 million)
  14. Wii Fit Plus (Wii - 21.03 million)
  15. Super Mario World (SNES - 20.61)[1]
  16. Brain Age (DS - 19.01 million)
  17. Super Mario Land (GB/GBC - 18.14 million) [1]
  18. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl (DS - 17.63 million)
  19. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES - 17.28 million)[1]
  20. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2 - 16.45 million)[6]
  21. Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire (GBA - 16.22 million) [1]
  22. Pokemon Black and White (DS - 15.58 million)

Single-platform bundle salesEdit

These games were included in the purchase of the system and thus are counted separately. Games that were originally bundled at launch and have sold five million copies or more.

Multi-platform salesEdit

A list of games across all console and computer platforms (excluding arcade coin drops, mobile downloads, and online subscriptions) that have sold at least 15 million units.

Sales data from List of best-selling video games (Encyclopedia Gamia)

Title Release year Genre Original release platform(s) Sales
(million units)
Source(s)
Japan Wii Sports
(incl. bundled copies)
2006 Sports Japan Wii 82.54 [7]
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Action Adventure PC Japan PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, United States Xbox 360, Xbox One 52 [8][9][10]
Japan Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow 1996 RPG Japan Game BoyJapan Game Boy Advance 44.72 [n 2]
Japan Wii Fit 2007 Fitness Japan Wii 43.53 [n 3]
Soviet Union Tetris
(incl. bundled copies)
1989 Puzzle Japan Game Boy, Japan NES 43 [n 4]
Japan Super Mario Bros. (incl. bundled copies) 1985 Platform Japan NES 40.24 [14][15]
Japan Mario Kart Wii 2008 Racing Japan Wii 35.53 [16]
Japan Pokémon Gold & Silver 1999 RPG Japan Game Boy ColorJapan Nintendo DS 34.9 [n 5]
Sweden Minecraft 2009 Sandbox PC, Java, United States OS X, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Japan PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 33 [19][20][21]
Japan Wii Sports Resort 2009 Sports Japan Wii 32.58 [22]
Japan New Super Mario Bros. 2006 Platform Japan Nintendo DS 30.75 [23][24]
Japan Duck Hunt 1984 Lightgun Shooter Japan NES 28.31 [25]
Japan Wii Play 2006 Party Japan Wii 28.02 [7]
Japan New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009 Platform Japan Wii 28.65 [7]
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Action Adventure PC, Japan PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 (PSN), United States Xbox, Mac OS X, Xbox 360 (XBLM) 27.5 [26]
United States Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Japan PlayStation 3, Wii 26.5 [27][28]
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Action Adventure PC, Japan PlayStation 3, United States Xbox 360 25 [29][30]
United States Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010 FPS PC, Japan PlayStation 3, United States Xbox 360, Japan Wii, Japan Nintendo DS 25 [31][32][33]
United StatesKinect Adventures 2010 Sports United States Xbox 360 24 [34]
United States Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012 FPS PC, Japan PlayStation 3, United States Xbox 360 24 [35]
Japan Nintendogs 2005 Sim Japan Nintendo DS 23.94 [36]
Japan Mario Kart DS 2005 Racing Japan Nintendo DS 23.34 [36]
United States Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Japan PlayStation 3 22 [31]
Japan Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 Platform Japan Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System 20.96 [n 6][38]
Japan Super Mario World 1990 Platform Japan Super NES 20.6 [15][39]
Japan Frogger 1981 Action Arcade, Various 20 [40]
United States The Sims 2 2004 Sim PC, Various 20 [41]
United States The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011 Action RPG PC, United StatesXbox 360JapanPlayStation 3 20 [42]
Japan Brain Age 2005 Puzzle Japan Nintendo DS 19.01 [23]
United States Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Xbox One, Japan PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U 19 [43]
Japan Super Mario Land 1989 Platform Japan Game Boy, Game Boy Color 18.06 [15]
Japan Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 Platform Japan NES 18 [44]
Japan Pokémon Diamond and Pearl 2006 RPG Japan Nintendo DS 17.63 [23]
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Action Adventure PC, Japan Playstation 2, United States Xbox 17.5 [45]
Japan Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 2001 Racing Sim Japan Playstation 2 16.45 [6]
United States The Sims 2000 Life Sim PC, United States Mac OS 16 [46]
Japan Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire 2002 RPG Japan GBA 16
United States Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Mac OS X, Japan PlayStation 3, Wii 15.7 [27][47]
United States Call of Duty: World at War 2008 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Japan PlayStation 3, Wii 15.7 [27]
Japan Pokémon Black and White 2010 RPG Japan Nintendo DS 15.58 [23]
United States Diablo III 2012 RPG PC, United States Mac OS X, Xbox 360, Japan PlayStation 3 15 [48]
Japan Street Fighter II 1991 Fighting Japan Super NES, Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 3 (PSN), United States Xbox 360 (XBLM) 14.9 [n 7]

Highest-grossing games by gross revenue figuresEdit

See also: Highest-grossing video game franchises

A list of games across all platforms (including arcades, consoles, computers, mobiles, and online transactions) that have grossed revenues of at least $1.5 billion.

Sales data from List of best-selling video games (Encyclopedia Gamia)

Title Revenue (million USD) (without inflation) Release year Revenue as of (year) Source(s) Revenue (million USD) (2015 inflation)[51]
Japan Space Invaders 3852 1978 1982 [n 9] 13928
Japan Pac-Man 4474.32 1980 2012 [n 12] 12807
Japan Street Fighter II 6125.1 1991 2001 [n 17] 10606
United States World of Warcraft 8454 2004 2013 [71] 8454
South Korea CrossFire 5510 2007 2012 [72] 6267
Japan Wii Sports
(incl. bundled copies)
5194.1 2006 2012 [n 18] 6076
South Korea Lineage 3965 1998 2012 [74] 5737
Japan Wii Fit 4427 2007 2013 [n 20] 5035
Japan Donkey Kong 1704.04 1981 1983 [n 22] 4420
South Korea Dungeon Fighter Online 3317 2005 2011 [80] 4005
China Westward Journey 2937 2001 2012 [81] 3912
Japan Super Mario Bros.
(incl. bundled copies)
1563.03 1985 1990 [n 24] 3427
Japan World Club Champion Football 2507 2002 2012 [n 26] 3287
Japan Puzzle & Dragons 3123.7 2012 2013 [89] 3209
Japan Super Mario World
(incl. bundled copies)
1731 1990 2001 [n 27] 3125
Japan Wii Sports Resort
(incl. bundled copies)
2841.3 2009 2013 [n 29] 3123
Japan Mario Kart Wii
(incl. bundled copies)
2833 2008 2013 [n 31] 3114
South Korea MapleStory 2366 2003 2011 [91] 3033
Japan Wii Sports Resort
(pre-bundle)
2683.3 2009 2012 [n 28] 2950
Japan Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow 1957 1996 2003 [n 32] 2943
Japan Wii Play 2216 2006 2012 [n 33] 2592
Japan Sonic the Hedgehog
(incl. bundled copies)
1451.41 1991 1993 [n 34] 2513
Japan Mario Kart Wii (pre-bundle) 2270.32 2008 2011 [n 30] 2496
Japan Super Mario Bros. 3 1246 1988 2008 [n 35] 2485
Japan Pokémon Gold & Silver 1726 1999 2011 [n 36] 2444
Japan New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2171 2009 2013 [96] 2387
Japan Duck Hunt 1048 1984 [97] 2379
Japan New Super Mario Bros. 1774 2006 2013 [n 37] 2075
United States League of Legends 1988 2009 2014 [98] 1988
United States Asteroids 800 1979 1982 [n 38] 1955
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto V 1949 2013 2014 [101] 1949
United States Call of Duty: Black Ops
(incl. map packs)
1769.75 2010 2011 [n 39] 1855
Japan Final Fantasy XI Online 1243.44 2002 2011 [103] 1630
Japan Super Mario 64 1049.44 1996 2001 [n 40] 1578
United States Call of Duty: Black Ops
(excl. map packs)
1499.75 2010 2011 [n 39] 1572

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow sales for Game Boy:
  2. Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow sales:
  3. Wii Fit sales:[7]
  4. Tetris sales:
    • Game Boy: 35 million copies (including bundles)[12]
    • NES: 8 million[13]
  5. Pokémon Gold & Silver sales:
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic the Hedgehog (incl. bundled copies) revenue:
    • Mega Drive / Genesis - $1029.41 million
      • Total 15 million units sold [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v = 7mFs2v7XM4o]
      • Non-bundled copies: 4.34 million units = $271.41 million[37]
      • Bundled copies: 10.66 million units at average mean price (between US, UK and Japan) price of $71.10 each[37] = $758 million
    • Master System - 5.96 million units at £29.99 ($60) each = $358 million
      • Master System console bundles in Europe, for £99.99 each, from 1992 to 1994 [1][2] [3] (since Sonic the Hedgehog was bundled from October 1991 onwards) - 2.96 million units
        • France: 600,000 units
        • Germany: 330,000 units
        • Italy: 180,000 units
        • Netherlands: 100,000 units
        • Spain: 350,000 units
        • United Kingdom: 750,000 units
        • Rest of Western Europe: 650,000 units
      • Master System console bundles in Brazil - Packaged with consoles since late 1991. During 1996-2012, at least 3 million Master System bundles including Sonic the Hedgehog have been sold.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Street Fighter II sales:[49]
  8. Space Invaders revenues:
  9. Space Invaders, overall revenue:
    • Arcade: $3.702 billion as of 1982[n 8]
    • Atari 2600: $150 million as of 1980[55]
  10. Pac-Man revenue:
    • Cabinet sales: $1.14 billion by 1982
      • $1 billion cabinet sales by 1981.[56]
        • $200 million cabinet sales in 1981, therefore $800 million cabinet sales in 1980.
      • 350,000 cabinets sold for $2800 each by 1981. [4] Out of total 400,000 sales by 1982,[57] remaining 50,000 for $2800 means $140 million additional revenue in cabinet sales in 1982.
    • Coin revenues: estimated 10 billion coins (quarters and 100-yen coins) in coin revenues by 1990s[58][59] = $2.95 billion
      • Estimated 7 billion coins by 1981:[57] $2.2 billion
      • Remaining 3 billion coins (1982 onwards) = $750 million in quarters
  11. Pac-Man, retail sales:
  12. Pac-Man, overall revenue:
    • Arcade: $4.09 billion by 1990s[n 10]
    • Console: $298.32 million as of 1982[n 11]
    • Mobile: $84 million as of 2012[66]
    • PC: $2 million as of 1987[67]
  13. In 1992, the game captured 60% of the UK coin-op market, with individual machines taking up to £1000 per week, for an estimated total of £260 million per year.[68]
  14. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior arcade revenue:
    • 1992-1993: $3.126 billion
      • Based on Street Fighter II generating £260 million in 1992 in the UK alone,[n 13] and the annual revenues in the larger Japan and US markets being larger. Generating at least £260 million annually in each of these three markets (the UK, US, and Japan) works out to at least £780 million ($1.563 billion) in 1992.
  15. Street Fighter II arcade revenue:
    • The World Warrior in 1992: $1.563 billion[n 14]
    • Champion Edition: $1.882 billion
      • Japan hardware sales: $257 million in 1992[69]
      • Coin revenue in quarters: $1.625 billion[70]
    • Later versions in 1994: $800 million
  16. Street Fighter II console revenue
    • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (SNES) - 6.5 million units[n 7] = $661 million
      • Japan: 2.9 million units[2] at ¥10,290 ($126) each = $365.4 million
      • UK: 450,000 units at £64.99 [6] ($130) each = $59 million
      • Remaining 3.15 million units at $74.99 = $236.22 million
  17. Street Fighter II, overall revenue:
    • Arcade: $4.245 billion as of 1994[n 15]
    • Consoles: $1.8801 billion as of 2001[n 16]
  18. Wii Sports revenue: 81.99 million units[7] at ¥4800 ($63.35)[73] each = $5.1941 billion
  19. Wii Fit (original) sales revenue:
    • Prices:
    • December 2007 to March 2010: 22.61 million units = $2813 million
      • Japan: 5.36 million units at $116 each = $622 million
        • December 2007 to March 2008: 1.85 million
        • April 2008 to March 2009: 1.58 million
        • April 2009 to March 2010: 1.93 million
      • Overseas: 17.25 million units at $127 (mean average EU/UK/US price) each = $2191 million
    • April 2010 to March 2012: 60,000 (22.67 million - 22.61 million) units at $124 (mean average EU/JP/UK/US price) each = $7.44 million
  20. Wii Fit (original and Plus) sales revenue:
  21. Donkey Kong cartridge sales revenue:
    • Coleco version: $154 million in 1982[78]
    • Famicom version in Japan: 1 million units[79] at ¥4725 [9] each = $54.04 million
  22. Donkey Kong overall revenue:
    • Arcade version: $1.496 billion[77]
    • Coleco and Famicom versions: $208.04 million[n 21]
  23. Super Mario Bros. (non-bundled) in Japan: 6.81 million[2] cartridges at ¥5145 ($63) each
  24. Super Mario Bros. sales revenue: 40.24 million[14][15] cartridges
    • Japan (not bundled) - 6.81 million cartridges = $429.03 million[n 23]
    • Overseas (including North America bundles) - 33.43 million cartridges at $34 (mean average price) each = $1134 million
  25. World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2010: ¥4.2 billion[84]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2011: ¥3.8 billion[85]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2012: ¥3.6 billion[86] (additional ¥6.8 billion)
    • Fiscal year ended March 2013: ¥1.7 billion [10] [87][88]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2013: ¥3.2 billion
    • April-December 2013: ¥2.1 billion
    • Currency conversion: [11] $224 million
      • ¥4.2 billion = $55.4312 million
      • ¥3.8 billion = $50.2 million
      • ¥3.6 billion = $48 million
      • ¥3.2 billion = $42.2333 million
      • ¥2.1 billion = $28 million
  26. World Club Champion Football revenue:
    • Card revenues up until January 2009 - $1.901 billion
      • 480 million player cards sold as of January 2009, costing around ¥300 each.[82][83] This brings the total card revenue up to ¥144 billion, equivalent to [http://www.x-rates.com/historical/?from = JPY&amount=144000&date=2011-10-30 $1.901 billion].
    • Unit sales revenues from April 2005 to December 2009 - $307.4 million
      • World Club Champion Football: European Clubs 2004–2005 at £90,000 ($189,000) [12] each - $149.4 million
        • 514 units from April 2005 to March 2006: $97.2 million
        • 276 units during April–September 2006: $52.2 million
      • World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs 2006-2007 - 831 units from June 2008 to March 2009 at £90,000 ($189,000) [13] each = $158 million
    • World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs revenues from April 2009 to December 2013 - $224 million[n 25]
  27. Super Mario World sales revenue:20.6 million[15][39] cartridges = $1731 million
    • Japan: 3.55 million cartridges (non-bundled) = $367 million[90]
    • Overseas: 17.05 million cartridges (including North American bundles) at £39.99 ($80) each = $1364 million
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Wii Sports Resort sales revenue: 30.14 million[24] units = $2683.3 million
  29. Wii Sports Resort total revenue:
    • Pre-bundle - 30.14 million units = $2683.3 million[n 28]
    • Post-bundle - 1.75 million units (31.89 million[7] - 30.14 million) at $90 (mean average price)[n 28] each = $158 million
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Mario Kart Wii:
    • Prices:
    • Sales: 28.23 million[94] units = $2270.32 million
      • Japan: 3.32 million units at $76 each = $252.32 million
        • April 2008 to March 2009: 2.3 million units = $150 million
        • April 2009 to March 2010: 430,000 units = $28 million
        • April 2010 to March 2011: 530,000 units[18] = $34.5 million
        • April-June 2011: 60,000 units[18] = $4 million
      • Overseas: 24.91 million units at $81 (mean average AU/UK/US price) each = $2018 million
  31. Mario Kart Wii (incl. bundled copies) revenue:
    • Pre-bundle (until June 2011) - 28.23 million units = $2270.32 million[n 30]
    • Post-bundle (after June 2011) - 7.03 million units at $80 (mean average price)[n 30] each = $562.4 million
  32. Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow sales revenue:
    • Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow (Game Boy) - 32.9 million units[n 1] = $1326.101 million
      • Japan: 13.39 million million units at ¥4095 ($46) each = $616 million
      • United States: 14.95 million units at $34.99 each = $523.101 million
      • United Kingdom: 4.56 million units at $41 (mean average between US and Japan prices) each = $187 million
    • Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen (Game Boy Advance) - 11.82 million[11] units at $53.33 (mean average price) each = $630.4 million
  33. Wii Play sales revenue:
    • Prices:
    • December 2006 to March 2010: 27.38 million units = US$2166.44 million
      • Japan: 2.88 million units at US$63 each = US$181.44 million
      • Overseas: 24.5 million units at US$81 (mean average AU/UK/US price) each = US$1985 million
    • April 2010 to March 2012: 640,000 (28.02 million[24] - 27.38 million) units at US$77 (mean average AU/JP/UK/US price) each = US$49.3 million
  34. Sonic the Hedgehog (incl. console bundles) overall revenue:
    • Console (incl. bundles) versions: $1387.41 million[n 6]
    • Mobile version: $64 million[93]
  35. Super Mario Bros. 3, revenue:
  36. Pokémon Gold & Silver sales revenue:
  37. New Super Mario Bros. revenue: 30.38 million units = $1774 million
  38. [99][100]
  39. 39.0 39.1 Call of Duty: Black Ops overall revenue:
    • 25 million copies as of August 2011 [17] [18] at $59.99 [19] each: $1379.77 billion
    • Map packs: $270 million[102]
  40. Super Mario 64 sales revenues: 11.62 million[15] units


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  62. 7 million cartridges sold at $29.76 each
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  67. Over 100,000 copies at £9.95 ($19) each
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  72. CrossFire revenues:
  73. 3.78 million units (3.77 million until 2012 and 10,000 in 2013) at ¥4800 ($63.35) each
  74. Lineage revenues:
  75. 75.0 75.1 Wii Fit to cost £70
  76. Wii Fit Plus sales revenue: 20.86 million units = $1606.41 million
  77. Donkey Kong revenue: $1.496 billion during 1981-1982
    • Cabinet sales revenue: $494 million during 1981-1982
    • United States coin revenue: $1.002 billion from July 1981 to December 1982
      • July-December 1981: $175 million
        • July-October 1981: 4,000 cabinet sales per month, at $288 weekly average earnings per cabinet = $50 million
          • July 1981: 4,000 cabinets = $5 million
          • August 1981: 8,000 cabinets = $10 million
          • September 1981: 12,000 cabinets = $15 million
          • October 1981: 16,000 cabinets = $20 million
        • November-December 1981: 50,000 cabinets at $288 weekly earnings each [50] = $125 million
      • 1982: $827 million
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    "And we received from Coleco an agreement that they would pay us three percent of the net sales price [of all the "Donkey Kong" cartridges Coleco sold]." It turned out to be an impressive number of cartridges, 6 million, which translated into $4.6 million.
    ~ Sid Sheinberg
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  80. Dungeon Fighter Online:
  81. Westward Journey revenues
    • Westward Journey Online II (launched 2002) from 2002 to 2003: $37 million
    • Westward Journey Online II and Fantasy Westward Journey (launched 2004) from 2004 to 2008: $1.3 billion
    • Fantasy Westward Journey from 2009 to 2011: $1.5 billion+
      • $400 million in 2009 [65]
      • $400 million+ in 2010 [66]
      • $400 million+ in 2011 [67]
      • $400 million+ in 2012 [68] [69]
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  90. 3.55 million cartridges at $103) each
  91. $1.8 billion as of 2011 [70]
    • 2003-2010: $1.5 billion [71]
      • 2003-2005: $310 million [72]
      • 2006: $200 million [73]
      • 2008: $500 million [74]
      • 2009: $200 million [75]
      • 2007 and 2010: $290 million
    • 2011: $300 million
    • 2012: Unknown
    • 2013: $326 million
    • 2014, January-September: $240 million
  92. Mean average price between ¥4800 and ¥5800
  93. 8 million downloads at $8 each [76]
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  96. New Super Mario Bros. Wii:
  97. 28.31 million at ¥4500 ($37) each
  98. League of Legends:
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  101. Grand Theft Auto V:
  102. Call of Duty: Black Ops, revenues
    • Game sales: $1 billion in 2010 [82]
    • Map packs: $270 million as of September 2011 [83]
  103. Final Fantasy XI Online revenues
    • Fiscal year 2002: $48 million [84][85]
    • Fiscal year 2003: $102.4 million [86][87]
    • Fiscal year 2004: $159 million [88][89]
    • Fiscal year 2005: $180.4 million [90][91]
    • Fiscal year 2006: $157 million [92][93]
    • Fiscal year 2007: $139 million [94][95]
    • Fiscal year 2008: $122.34 million [96][97]
    • Fiscal year 2009: $117 million [98]
    • Fiscal year 2010: $115 million [99][100]
    • Fiscal year 2011: $103.3 million [101][102]


Best selling video games
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