Top 10 Best Selling Games
We all know which video games are our personal favorites, but which games are the most popular overall? This list details the top 10 best-selling games of all time, across platforms, by number of copies sold. Read on to learn which old favorites and modern classics made the list.
10. Wii Play (28.2 million)
The third Wii game to crack the top 10, Wii Play is a "party style" video game that is made up of nine "mini-games" designed to teach players to use the Wii remote.
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (28.5 million copies)
This first-person shooter, the sixth installment in the series, was released in 2009 for Xbox, Playstation 3, and Microsoft Windows.
8. New Super Mario Brothers (30.75 million copies)
This side-scrolling Mario game, harkening back to the style of the original classic, was released in 2006 exclusively for the Nintendo DS handheld system.
7. Grand Theft Auto V (32.5 million copies)
Released in 2013, more than four years after its predecessor, this hotly anticipated sequel is by far the best-seller of the GTA franchise.
6. Wii Sports Resort (32.58 million copies)
This sequel to Wii Sports was released in 2009 and while first sold as a standalone, it was later bundled with the Wii console. It includes simulations of swordplay, frisbee, archery, wakeboarding, basketball, table tennis, golf, bowling, power cruising, canoeing, cycling, and air sports.
5. Mario Kart Wii (35.53 million copies)
An updated version of the Super NES classic racing game, Mario Kart for Wii was released in April 2008. One of the most exciting new features was the online multiplayer mode.
4. Super Mario Brothers (40.24 million copies)
Though this plumber has gone on to star in dozens of games, it all started here for Mario with the U.S. launch cartridge for the NES.
3. Minecraft (54 million copies)
Minecraft is the little indie game that could; after debuting in an online beta version in 2009, there are now versions of the building simulation for the Android, iOS, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
2. Wii Sports (82.54 million copies)
The launch title for Nintendo's Wii system debuted along with the system itself in 2006, and includes simulations of tennis, baseball, bowling, golf, and boxing.
1. Tetris (143 million copies)
This ubiquitous puzzle game, first released in Russia in 1984, originally debuted in the United States in a PC version in 1987, followed by a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version in 1989.