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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.

  1. Wii Sports (Wii - 82.78 million)[1]
  2. Pokemon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow (GB - 46.02 million)[2]
  3. Wii Fit (Wii - 43.79 million)[n 1]
  4. Super Mario Bros. (NES - 40.24 million)[3]
  5. Mario Kart Wii (Wii - 36.75 million)[1]
  6. Tetris (GB - 35 million)[4]
  7. Wii Sports Resort (Wii - 32.95 million)[1]
  8. New Super Mario Bros. (DS - 30.8 million)[5]
  9. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii - 29.79 million)[1]
  10. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (GBC - 29.49 million)[2]
  11. Duck Hunt (NES - 28.31 million)[6]
  12. Wii Play (Wii - 28.02 million)[1]
  13. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum (DS - 25.23 million)[2]
  14. Nintendogs (DS - 23.96 million)[5]
  15. Mario Kart DS (DS - 23.6 million)[5]
  16. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (GBA - 22.54 million)[2]
  17. Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive - 22.22 million)[7]
  18. Super Mario World (SNES - 20.61)[3]
  19. Brain Age (DS - 19.01 million)[5]
  20. Super Mario Land (GB - 18.14 million)[3]
  21. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3/X360 - 17.5 million)[8]
  22. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2 - 17.33 million)[9]
  23. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES - 17.28 million)[3]
  24. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2 - 16.45 million)[10]
  25. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3 - 16.01 million)[10]
  26. Pokemon Black and White (DS - 15.64 million)[2]

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) unless otherwise noted

Title Release year Genre Platform(s) Sales
(million units)
Source(s)
Japan Wii Sports 2006 Sports Japan Wii 82.78 [1]
Japan Super Mario Bros. 1985 Platformer Japan NES, Various 62.67 [11]
Japan Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow 1996 RPG Japan Game BoyGame Boy Advance, Virtual Console 59.52 [2]
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Action Adventure PC Japan PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, United States Xbox 360, Xbox One 52 [8][12][13]
Japan Wii Fit 2007 Fitness Japan Wii 43.79 [n 1]
Soviet Union Tetris 1988 Puzzle Japan Game Boy, NES 43 [n 2]
Sweden Minecraft 2009 Sandbox PC, United States Xbox 360 Japan PlayStation 3, Various 43 [n 3]
Japan Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal 1999 RPG Japan Game Boy ColorNintendo DS 42.21 [2]
Japan Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 Platformer Japan NES, Various 38.52 [11]
Japan Super Mario Bros. 2 1986 Platformer Japan FDS, NES, Various 38.39 [11]
Japan Mario Kart Wii 2008 Racing Japan Wii 36.95 [1]
Japan Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 Platformer Japan Mega Drive, Master System, Various 35.586 [20]
Japan Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald 2002 RPG Japan GBA, 3DS 34.38 [2]
Japan Wii Sports Resort 2009 Sports Japan Wii 32.95 [1]
Japan New Super Mario Bros. 2006 Platformer Japan Nintendo DS 30.8 [21][22]
Japan New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009 Platformer Japan Wii 30.05 [1]
Japan Super Mario World 1990 Platformer Japan Super NES, Various 28.54 [11]
Japan Duck Hunt 1984 Lightgun Shooter Japan NES 28.31 [6]
Japan Wii Play 2006 Party Japan Wii 28.02 [1]
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 [23]
United States Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Japan PlayStation 3, Wii 26.5 [24][25]
Japan Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 2006 RPG Japan Nintendo DS 25.23 [2]
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Action Adventure PC, Japan PlayStation 3, United States Xbox 360 25 [26][27]
United States Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010 FPS PC, Japan PlayStation 3, United States Xbox 360, Japan Wii, Japan Nintendo DS 25 [28][29][30]
United StatesKinect Adventures 2010 Sports United States Xbox 360 24 [31]
United States Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012 FPS PC, Japan PlayStation 3, United States Xbox 360 24 [32]
Japan Nintendogs 2005 Sim Japan Nintendo DS 23.96 [5]
Japan Mario Kart DS 2005 Racing Japan Nintendo DS 23.6 [5]
Japan Super Mario 64 1996 Platformer Japan N64, Nintendo DS 22.97 [11]
United States Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Japan PlayStation 3 22 [28]
Japan Frogger 1981 Action Arcade, Various 20 [33]
United States The Sims 2 2004 Sim PC, Various 20 [34]
United States The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011 Action RPG PC, United StatesXbox 360JapanPlayStation 3 20 [35]
Japan Brain Age 2005 Puzzle Japan Nintendo DS 19.01 [21]
United States Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Xbox One, Japan PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U 19 [36]
Japan Super Mario Land 1989 Platformer Japan Game Boy, Game Boy Color 18.14 [11]
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Action Adventure PC, Japan Playstation 2, United States Xbox 17.5 [37]
Japan Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 2001 Racing Sim Japan Playstation 2 16.45 [10]
Japan Gran Turismo 5 2010 Racing Sim Japan Playstation 3 16.01 [10]
United States The Sims 2000 Life Sim PC, United States Mac OS 16 [38]
United States Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Mac OS X, Japan PlayStation 3, Wii 15.7 [24][39]
United States Call of Duty: World at War 2008 FPS PC, United States Xbox 360, Japan PlayStation 3, Wii 15.7 [24]
Japan Pokémon Black and White 2010 RPG Japan Nintendo DS 15.64 [2]
Japan Street Fighter II 1991 Fighting Japan Super NES, Mega Drive, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 3 (PSN), United States Xbox 360 (XBLM) 15.6 [40]
United States Diablo III 2012 RPG PC, United States Mac OS X, Xbox 360, Japan PlayStation 3 15 [41][42]

Highest-grossing games by gross revenue figuresEdit

See also: Highest-grossing video game franchises and Arcade gaming

A list of games across all platforms (including arcades, consoles, computers, mobiles, and online transactions) that have grossed at least $1 billion in revenue.

Sales data from List of best-selling video games and Best-selling video games by gross revenues (Encyclopedia Gamia) unless otherwise noted

Title Gross
(million USD)
(no inflation)
Release
year
Gross
as of
(year)
Ref Gross
(million USD)
(with inflation)[43]
Japan Pac-Man 5498.2 1980 2012 [n 7] 15982
Japan Space Invaders 3852 1978 1982 [n 9] 14144
Japan Street Fighter II 6154.3 1991 2008 [40] 10822
South Korea Dungeon Fighter Online 8700 2003 2016 [64][65] 9262
United States World of Warcraft 9230 2004 2016 [66][67] 9230
South Korea CrossFire 8239 2007 2016 [68] 9071
South Korea Lineage 4754 1998 2016 [69] 6985
Japan Wii Sports 5194.1 2006 2012 [n 10] 6171
Japan Super Mario Bros. 2673 1985 2017 [11] 5952
Japan Donkey Kong 2129.3 1981 1994 [70] 5609
United States League of Legends 5288 2009 2016 [71] 5288
Japan Wii Fit 4427 2007 2013 [n 12] 5113
China Westward Journey 3688 2001 2015 [74] 4988
Japan Super Mario Bros. 3 2385 1988 2017 [11] 4830
Japan Monster Strike 4529 2013 2016 [75] 4656
Japan Sonic the Hedgehog 2378 1991 2016 [7] 4181
Japan Puzzle & Dragons 3852.7 2012 2015 [76] 4019
Japan Super Mario World 2143 1990 2011 [11] 3928
Japan Super Mario Bros. 2 1719 1986 2017 [11] 3756
Japan Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow 2384 1996 2016 [2] 3640
South Korea MapleStory 2619 2003 2015 [77] 3410
Japan World Club Champion Football 2507 2002 2012 [n 14] 3338
Japan Wii Sports Resort 2841.3 2009 2013 [n 16] 3172
Japan Mario Kart Wii 2833 2008 2013 [n 18] 3163
SwedenCandy Crush Saga 3052 2012 2015 [85] 3052
Japan Wii Sports Resort (pre-bundle) 2683.3 2009 2012 [n 15] 2995
Japan Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal 1990 1999 2011 [2] 2861
Japan Wii Play 2216 2006 2012 [n 19] 2633
Japan Super Mario 64 1660 1996 2001 [11] 2535
Japan Mario Kart Wii (pre-bundle) 2270.32 2008 2011 [n 17] 2534
United States Ms. Pac-Man 1200 1981 1987 [89] 2530
United Kingdom Grand Theft Auto V 2476 2013 2015 [90] 2476
Japan New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2185 2009 2013 [11] 2439
Japan Duck Hunt 1048 1984 1995 [n 20] 2416
Japan Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald 1646 2002 2014 [2] 2192
Japan New Super Mario Bros. 1785 2006 2013 [11] 2121
Soviet Union Tetris 1102.6 1988 2010 [n 21] 2021
United States Asteroids 800 1979 1982 [n 22] 1985
Japan Final Fantasy XIV 1709.1 2002 2017 [95] 1877
United States Call of Duty: Black Ops
(incl. map packs)
1769.75 2010 2011 [n 23] 1884
Japan Final Fantasy XI Online 1293.3 2002 2017 [95] 1722
Japan Final Fantasy X & X-2 1258.4 2001 2017 [95] 1702
Japan Compilation of Final Fantasy VII 1137.4 1997 2017 [95] 1697
United States Call of Duty: Black Ops
(excl. map packs)
1499.75 2010 2011 [n 23] 1597
Sweden Minecraft 1593 2011 2017 [n 24] 1593
Japan Pole Position (US gross) 579.6 1982 1984 [89] 1438
United States Defender 1000 1980 2002 [89] 1391
United States NBA Jam 1000 1993 2010 [89] 1353
Japan Final Fantasy VII 834.43 1997 2017 [95] 1245
Japan Dragon Quest I & II 507 1986 2014 [98] 1108
Japan Dragon Quest V 646.04 1992 2015 [98] 1103

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wii Fit sales:[1]
  2. Tetris sales:
    • Game Boy: 35 million copies[4]
    • NES: 8 million[14]
  3. Minecraft:
    • PC: 26 million[15]
    • Consoles: 17 million[16]
      • Xbox 360: 10 million[17]
      • PS3: 1 million[17]
    • Mobile downloads of Pocket Edition excluded: More than 40 million players[18] (out of 55 million total monthly players)[19]
  4. Pac-Man revenue:
    • Cabinet sales: $1.14 billion by 1982
      • $1 billion cabinet sales by 1981.[44]
        • $200 million[45] cabinet sales in 1981, therefore $800 million cabinet sales in 1980.
      • 350,000 cabinets sold for $2800 each by 1981.[46] Out of total 400,000 sales by 1982,[47] remaining 50,000 for $2800 means $140 million additional revenue in cabinet sales in 1982.
    • Coin revenues: 10 billion coins (quarters and 100-yen coins) in coin revenues by 1990s[48][49] = $3.953 billion
      • 7 billion coins by 1982[47] = $3.203 billion
        • $1 billion in 1980.[50]
        • $1.2 billion in 1981.[51][45][52]
        • 1982: $1.003 billion in US (at least 95,000 machines with $203 weekly earnings per machine)[53]
      • Remaining 3 billion coins (1982 onwards) = $750 million in quarters
  5. 7.7 million cartridges[54] sold at $29.76 each
  6. Pac-Man, retail sales:
  7. Pac-Man, overall revenue:
    • Arcade: $5.093 billion by 1990s[n 4]
    • Console: $319.2 million as of 1982[n 6]
    • Mobile: $84 million as of 2012[58]
    • PC: $2 million as of 1987[59]
  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[63]
  10. Wii Sports revenue: 81.99 million units[1] at ¥4800 ($63.35) each = $5.1941 billion
  11. 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
  12. Wii Fit (original and Plus) sales revenue:
  13. World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2010: ¥4.2 billion[80]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2011: ¥3.8 billion[81]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2012: ¥3.6 billion[82] (additional ¥6.8 billion)
    • Fiscal year ended March 2013: ¥1.7 billion [2] [83][84]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2013: ¥3.2 billion
    • April-December 2013: ¥2.1 billion
    • Currency conversion: [3] $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
  14. 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.[78][79] This brings the total card revenue up to ¥144 billion, equivalent to $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) [4] 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) [5] each = $158 million
    • World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs revenues from April 2009 to December 2013 - $224 million[n 13]
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Wii Sports Resort sales revenue: 30.14 million[22] units = $2683.3 million
  16. Wii Sports Resort total revenue:
    • Pre-bundle - 30.14 million units = $2683.3 million[n 15]
    • Post-bundle - 1.75 million units (31.89 million[1] - 30.14 million) at $90 (mean average price)[n 15] each = $158 million
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Mario Kart Wii:
    • Prices:
    • Sales: 28.23 million[87] 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[88] = $34.5 million
        • April-June 2011: 60,000 units[88] = $4 million
      • Overseas: 24.91 million units at $81 (mean average AU/UK/US price) each = $2018 million
  18. Mario Kart Wii (incl. bundled copies) revenue:
    • Pre-bundle (until June 2011) - 28.23 million units = $2270.32 million[n 17]
    • Post-bundle (after June 2011) - 7.03 million units at $80 (mean average price)[n 17] each = $562.4 million
  19. 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[22] - 27.38 million) units at US$77 (mean average AU/JP/UK/US price) each = US$49.3 million
  20. 28.31 million[6] at ¥4500 ($37) each
  21. Tetris sales revenue:
    • Physical - 43 million units = $1003.57 million
      • Game Boy - 35 million cartridges (including bundles)[4] at $19.99 each = $699.65 million
      • NES - 8 million cartridges[14] at $37.99 each = $303.92 million
    • Mobile - 100 million downloads[91] at $0.99[92] = $99 million
  22. [93][94]
  23. 23.0 23.1 Call of Duty: Black Ops overall revenue:
    • 25 million copies as of August 2011 [7] [8] at $59.99 [9] each: $1379.77 billion
    • Map packs: $270 million[96]
  24. Minecraft sales revenue: 122 million units
    • PC: 26 million units at $26.95 = $700.7 million
    • Consoles: 17 million units[16] at $19.99[97] = $339.8 million
    • Mobile & other: 79 million units at $6.99 = $552.2


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Best selling video games
Worldwide sales · Gross revenue

Franchises · United States · Japan · Best selling new IPs · Sixth generation · Seventh generation
Nintendo · Sega · Capcom · Konami · Square Enix · Ubisoft · Blizzard

See also: Best selling games · Best selling franchises


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