List of best-selling Nintendo 64 video games

This is a list of video games for the Nintendo 64 video game console that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. The best-selling game on the Nintendo 64 is Super Mario 64. First released in Japan on June 23, 1996, it was a launch title for the system and the first Super Mario game to use three-dimensional graphics. The game went on to sell nearly 12 million units worldwide.[1] Mario Kart 64, the second in the Mario Kart series, is the second-best-selling game on the platform, with sales of more than 9.8 million units.[1] The console's top five is rounded out by Rare's GoldenEye 007 in third, with sales of just over 8 million units,[2] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in fourth, with 7.6 million units sold worldwide,[3] and Super Smash Bros. in fifth, with sales of more than 5.5 million units.[4]

Nintendo 64 with controller

There are a total of 46 Nintendo 64 games on this list which are confirmed to have sold or shipped at least one million units. Of these, 13 were developed by internal Nintendo development divisions. Other developers with the most million-selling games include Rare and AKI Corporation, with seven and four games respectively in the list of 46. Of the 46 games on this list, 32 were published in one or more regions by Nintendo. Other publishers with multiple million-selling games include THQ with four games, Rare with three games, and Acclaim Entertainment with two games. The most popular franchises on Nintendo 64 include Pokémon (14.55 million combined units), The Legend of Zelda (10.96 million combined units), Donkey Kong (10.15 million combined units), and Star Wars (7.87 million combined units).

ListEdit

Key
Game was bundled with Nintendo 64 consoles during its lifetime
No. Game Developer(s)[a] Publisher(s)[a] Release date[b] Sales Ref.
1 Super Mario 64 Nintendo EAD Nintendo June 23, 1996 11,910,000 [1]
2 Mario Kart 64 Nintendo EAD Nintendo December 14, 1996 9,870,000 [1]
3 GoldenEye 007 Rare Nintendo August 25, 1997 8,090,000 [2]
4 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo EAD Nintendo November 21, 1998 7,600,000 [3]
5 Super Smash Bros. HAL Laboratory Nintendo January 21, 1999 5,550,000 [4]
6 Pokémon Stadium Nintendo EAD Nintendo April 30, 1999 5,460,000 [5]
7 Donkey Kong 64 Rare Nintendo November 22, 1999 5,270,000 [5]
8 Diddy Kong Racing Rare Rare November 14, 1997 4,880,000 [5]
9 Star Fox 64 Nintendo EAD Nintendo April 27, 1997 4,000,000 [5]
10 Banjo-Kazooie Rare Nintendo June 29, 1998 3,650,000 [5]
11 Pokémon Snap
Nintendo March 21, 1999 3,630,000 [5]
12 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo EAD Nintendo April 27, 2000 3,360,000 [3]
13 Star Wars Episode I: Racer LucasArts LucasArts April 30, 1999 3,100,000 [5]
14 Banjo-Tooie Rare Nintendo November 20, 2000 3,000,000 [6]
15 Wave Race 64 Nintendo EAD Nintendo September 27, 1996 2,940,000 [5]
16 Yoshi's Story Nintendo EAD Nintendo December 21, 1997 2,850,000 [5]
17 Mario Party Hudson Soft Nintendo December 18, 1998 2,700,000 [5]
18 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire LucasArts Nintendo December 3, 1996 2,600,000 [5]
19 Pokémon Stadium 2 Nintendo EAD Nintendo December 14, 2000 2,540,000 [5]
20 Perfect Dark Rare Rare May 22, 2000 2,520,000 [5]
21 Mario Party 2 Hudson Soft Nintendo December 17, 1999 2,480,000 [5]
22 Mario Tennis Camelot Software Planning Nintendo July 21, 2000 2,320,000 [5]
23 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Nintendo December 7, 1998 2,170,000 [5]
24 1080° Snowboarding Nintendo EAD Nintendo February 28, 1998 2,030,000 [5]
25 Excitebike 64 Left Field Productions Nintendo April 30, 2000 2,000,000 [7]
26 Mario Party 3 Hudson Soft Nintendo December 7, 2000 1,910,000 [5]
27 WCW/nWo Revenge THQ October 26, 1998 1,880,000 [8]
28 Hey You, Pikachu! Ambrella Nintendo December 12, 1998 1,830,000 [5]
29 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards HAL Laboratory Nintendo March 24, 2000 1,770,000 [5]
30 Cruis'n USA Williams Nintendo December 3, 1996 1,720,000 [5]
31 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Edge of Reality Activision February 29, 2000 1,610,000 [8]
32 F-1 World Grand Prix Paradigm Entertainment Nintendo July 31, 1998 1,600,000 [5]
33 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Iguana Entertainment Acclaim Entertainment March 4, 1997 1,500,000 [9]
34 Mario Golf Camelot Software Planning Nintendo June 11, 1999 1,470,000 [5]
35 Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Iguana Entertainment Acclaim Entertainment October 21, 1998 1,400,000 [10]
36 Paper Mario Intelligent Systems Nintendo August 11, 2000 1,370,000 [5]
37 WCW vs. nWo: World Tour THQ November 30, 1997 1,300,000 [8]
38 Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside Left Field Productions Nintendo April 27, 1998 1,190,000 [5]
WWF No Mercy THQ November 17, 2000 1,190,000 [8]
40 Jet Force Gemini Rare Rare October 11, 1999 1,160,000 [5]
41 WWF WrestleMania 2000 THQ October 12, 1999 1,140,000 [8]
42 Pilotwings 64 Nintendo June 23, 1996 1,120,000 [5]
43 F-Zero X Nintendo EAD Nintendo July 14, 1998 1,100,000 [5]
44 Pocket Monsters' Stadium Nintendo August 1, 1998 1,094,765 [11]
45 007: The World Is Not Enough Eurocom Electronic Arts October 17, 2000 1,080,000 [8]
46 Namco Museum 64 Mass Media Games Namco October 31, 1999 1,040,000 [8]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Only developers and publishers for the original release of each game are listed.
  2. ^ Only the initial release date on this platform is listed.

ReferencesEdit

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