List of best-selling video games

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This is a list of the best-selling video games of all time. The best-selling video game to date is Minecraft, a sandbox video game originally released for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux in 2011. The game has been ported to a wide range of platforms, selling 200 million copies, including cheaper paid mobile game downloads. Grand Theft Auto V and EA's Tetris mobile game are the only other known video games to have sold over 100 million copies. The best-selling game on a single platform is Wii Sports, with nearly 83 million sales for the Wii console.

Of the top 50 best-selling video games on this list, half were developed or published by Nintendo. Several games were published by Nintendo and their affiliate, The Pokémon Company. Other publishers with multiple entries in the top 50 include Activision and Rockstar Games with five games each, and Electronic Arts and Sega with two games each. Aside from Nintendo's internal development teams, Game Freak is the developer with the most games in the top 50, with five from the Pokémon series. The oldest game in the top 50 is Pac-Man, which was released in June 1980.

Games reported on by player count instead of official sales figures, such as registered accounts, subscriptions, or free-to-play ownership, are included on the list of most-played video games by player count instead. Games reported on by gross revenue are included on the list of highest-grossing arcade games, list of highest-grossing mobile games and list of highest-grossing video game franchises.

List

Rank Title Sales Platform(s) Initial release date Developer(s)[a] Publisher(s)[a] Ref.
1 Minecraft 200,000,000 Multi-platform November 18, 2011[b] Mojang Studios Mojang Studios [3]
2 Grand Theft Auto V 135,000,000 Multi-platform September 17, 2013 Rockstar North Rockstar Games [4]
3 Tetris (EA) 100,000,000 Mobile September 12, 2006 EA Mobile Electronic Arts [5]
4 Wii Sports 82,900,000 Wii November 19, 2006 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [6]
5 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 70,000,000 Multi-platform December 20, 2017 PUBG Corporation PUBG Corporation [7]
6 Super Mario Bros. 48,240,000 Multi-platform September 13, 1985 Nintendo Nintendo [c]
7 Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow 47,520,000 Multi-platform February 27, 1996 Game Freak Nintendo [d]
8 Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus 43,800,000 Wii December 1, 2007 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [6]
9 Tetris (Nintendo) 43,000,000 Game Boy / NES June 14, 1989 Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo [e]
10 Pac-Man 39,098,000 Multi-platform June 1980 Namco Namco [f]
11 Mario Kart Wii 37,320,000 Wii April 10, 2008 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [6]
12 Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe 35,190,000 Wii U / Switch May 29, 2014 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [g]
13 Wii Sports Resort 33,130,000 Wii June 25, 2009 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [6]
14 Red Dead Redemption 2 32,000,000 Multi-platform October 26, 2018 Rockstar Studios Rockstar Games [23]
15 New Super Mario Bros. 30,800,000 Nintendo DS May 15, 2006 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [24]
16 Terraria 30,300,000 Multi-platform May 16, 2011 Re-Logic Re-Logic / 505 Games [25]
17 New Super Mario Bros. Wii 30,300,000 Wii November 11, 2009 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [6]
18 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 30,000,000 Multi-platform November 11, 2011 Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks [26]
19 Diablo III and Reaper of Souls 30,000,000 Multi-platform May 16, 2012 Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment [27]
20 Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal 29,490,000 Game Boy Color November 21, 1999 Game Freak Nintendo [h]
21 Duck Hunt 28,300,000 NES April 21, 1984 Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo [29]
22 Wii Play 28,020,000 Wii December 2, 2006 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [6]
23 The Witcher 3 / Hearts of Stone / Blood and Wine 28,000,000 Multi-platform May 19, 2015 CD Projekt Red CD Projekt [30][31]
24 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 27,500,000 Multi-platform October 26, 2004 Rockstar North Rockstar Games [32]
25 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 26,500,000 Multi-platform November 8, 2011 Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer Activision [33]
26 Call of Duty: Black Ops 26,200,000 Multi-platform November 9, 2010 Treyarch Activision [33]
27 Grand Theft Auto IV 25,000,000 Multi-platform April 29, 2008 Rockstar North Rockstar Games [34]
28 Pokémon Sun / Moon / Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon 24,950,000 Nintendo 3DS November 18, 2016 Game Freak Nintendo / The Pokémon Company [i]
29 Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum 24,730,000 Nintendo DS September 28, 2006 Game Freak Nintendo / The Pokémon Company [j]
30 Call of Duty: Black Ops II 24,200,000 Multi-platform November 12, 2012 Treyarch Activision [33]
31 Kinect Adventures! 24,000,000 Xbox 360 November 4, 2010 Good Science Studio Xbox Game Studios [37]
32 FIFA 18 24,000,000 Multi-platform September 29, 2017 EA Canada Electronic Arts [38]
33 Sonic the Hedgehog 23,982,960 Multi-platform June 23, 1991 Sonic Team Sega [k]
34 Nintendogs 23,960,000 Nintendo DS April 21, 2005 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [24]
35 Mario Kart DS 23,600,000 Nintendo DS November 14, 2005 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [24]
36 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 22,700,000 Multi-platform November 10, 2009 Infinity Ward Activision [33]
37 Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald 22,540,000 Game Boy Advance November 21, 2002 Game Freak Nintendo / The Pokémon Company [l]
38 Animal Crossing: New Horizons 22,400,000 Nintendo Switch March 20, 2020 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [45]
39 Borderlands 2 22,000,000 Multi-platform September 18, 2012 Gearbox Software 2K Games [46]
40 Super Mario World 20,972,500 Multi-platform November 21, 1990 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [m]
41 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 20,270,000 Switch / Wii U March 3, 2017 Nintendo EPD Nintendo [n]
42 Frogger 20,000,000 Multi-platform June 5, 1981 Konami Sega [48][49]
43 Lemmings 20,000,000 Multi-platform February 14, 1991 DMA Design Psygnosis [50]
44 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 20,000,000 Multi-platform October 27, 2002 Rockstar North Rockstar Games [51]
45 The Last of Us 20,000,000 PS3 / PS4 June 14, 2013 Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment [52]
46 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 19,990,000 Nintendo Switch December 7, 2018 Bandai Namco Studios / Sora Ltd. Nintendo [45]
47 Brain Age 19,010,000 Nintendo DS May 19, 2005 Nintendo SPD Nintendo [24]
48 Super Mario Bros. 3 19,000,000 Multi-platform October 23, 1988 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [o]
49 Call of Duty: Ghosts 19,000,000 Multi-platform November 5, 2013 Infinity Ward Activision [54]
50 Mario Kart 7 18,710,000 Nintendo 3DS December 1, 2011 Nintendo EAD Nintendo [35]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Only developers and publishers for the original release of each game are listed, except where noted otherwise.
  2. ^ Although Minecraft was first publicly available on May 17, 2009,[1] and the full release on November 18, 2011, the game first accepted pre-orders on June 13, 2009, so it started accumulating sales at that time.[2]
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. sold 40.24 million units on Nintendo Entertainment System[8] and 660,000 units on Wii Virtual Console,[9] Super Mario Bros. Deluxe version sold 5.07 million units on Game Boy Color, and Classic NES Series port sold 2.27 million units on Game Boy Advance.[10]
  4. ^ Red, Green, Blue and Yellow versions sold 46.02 million units on Game Boy[11][12] and 1.5 million units on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.[13]
  5. ^ Tetris (Game Boy) sold 35 million cartridges.[14] Tetris (NES) sold 8 million cartridges.[15]
  6. ^ The Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man sold 7 million cartridges.[16] The 1982 Coleco tabletop game sold 1.5 million units.[17] The Family Computer version sold 480,000 copies,[18] and its 2004 Game Boy Advance re-release sold an additional 118,000.[19] The mobile phone version sold over 30 million units.[20]
  7. ^ Mario Kart 8 sold 8.45 million units[21] and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 26.74 million units.[22]
  8. ^ Gold and Silver versions sold 23.1 million units[12] and Crystal version sold 6.39 million units on Game Boy Color.[28]
  9. ^ Sun and Moon sold 16.18 million units and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon sold 8.77 million units.[35]
  10. ^ Diamond and Pearl versions sold 17.67 million units,[24] and Platinum version sold 7.06 million units.[36]
  11. ^ Sonic the Hedgehog sold 15 million units on Sega Genesis,[39] 482,960 units on Xbox Live Arcade,[40] 8 million paid mobile downloads up until 2008,[41] and over 500,000 paid Android downloads between 2013 and 2016.[42]
  12. ^ Ruby and Sapphire versions sold 16.22 million units[43] and Emerald version sold 6.32 million units on Game Boy Advance.[44]
  13. ^ Super Mario World sold 20.61 million units on Super Nintendo Entertainment System and 362,500 units on Wii Virtual Console.[9]
  14. ^ The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold 18.60 million units on Nintendo Switch[22] and 1.67 million units on Wii U.[47]
  15. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 sold 18 million units on Nintendo Entertainment System[53] and 1 million units on Wii Virtual Console.[9]

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