[UPDATED] Top 5 Selling Video Games on Every Gaming Platform


[Updated May 23rd, 2008]
What makes video games successful? Is it the marketing, the gameplay or the name? While the correct answer is not known, what IS known is that Video Gamers know what they want. I’ve listed below the “Top 5 Selling Video Games on Every Gaming Platform” with how much revenue they’ve made. Did you know all of the games for PS2 begin with a letter “G”?

Atari 2600

1. Pac-Man (7 million)
2. Pitfall! (4 million)
3. Missile Command (2.5 million)
4. Demon Attack (2 million)
5. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1.5 million)

Nintendo Entertainment System

1. Super Mario Bros. (40.23 million)
– DuckHunt (28.31 million)
2. Super Mario Bros. 3 (18 million)
3. Super Mario Bros. 2 (7.46 million)
4. The Legend of Zelda (6.51 million)
5. Tetris (5.58 million)

Famicom Disk System

1. Super Mario Bros. 2 (2.66 million in Japan)
2. Volleyball (1.98 million in Japan)
3. The Legend of Zelda (1.69 million in Japan)
4. The Legend of Zelda II: Link’s Adventure (1.61 million in Japan)
5. Pro Wrestling (1.42 million in Japan)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

1. Super Mario World (20 million)
2. Donkey Kong Country (8 million)
3. Super Mario Kart (8 million)
4. Street Fighter II (6.3 million)
5. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (4.61 million)

Nintendo 64

1. Super Mario 64 (11 million)
2. Mario Kart 64 (8.47 million)
3. GoldenEye 007 (8 million)
4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (7.6 million)
5. Super Smash Bros. (4.9 million)

Nintendo GameCube

1. Super Smash Bros. Melee (7.09 million)
2. Super Mario Sunshine (5.5 million)
3. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (4.67 million)
4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (3.07 million)
5. Luigi’s Mansion (2.53 million)

Wii

1. Wii Sports (23.19 million)
2. Wii Play (12.27 million)
3. Super Mario Galaxy (6.51 million)
4. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (5.29 million)
5. Mario Party 8 (5.16 million)

Game Boy and Game Boy Color

1. Tetris (33 million)
2. Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green (20.08 million)

  • * Pokémon Red (4.83 million in US)
  • * Pokémon Blue (5.02 million in US)

3. Pokémon Gold and Silver (14.51 million)

  • * Pokémon Gold (7.15 million)
  • * Pokémon Silver (7.36 million)

4. Super Mario Land (14 million)
5. Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (8.26 million)

Game Boy Advance

1. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (13 million)
2. Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (10.66 million)
3. Pokémon Emerald (6.32 million)
4. Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (4.079 million)
5. Super Mario Advance (3.73 million)

Nintendo DS

1. Nintendogs (17.79 million)
2. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (14.17 million)
3. New Super Mario Bros. (13.14 million)
4. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (11.71 million)
5. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! (9.84 million)

Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (6 million)
2. Sonic the Hedgehog (4 million)
3. Aladdin (4 million)
4. NBA Jam (1.93 million in US)
5. Mortal Kombat 2 (1.78 million in US)

Dreamcast

1. Sonic Adventure (2.5 million)
2. Crazy Taxi (1.22 million)
3. Shenmue (1.2 million)
4. Resident Evil Code: Veronica (1.14 million)
5. NFL 2K (1.13 million)

PlayStation

1. Gran Turismo (10.85 million)
2. Final Fantasy VII (9.8 million)
3. Gran Turismo 2 (9.37 million)
4. Tomb Raider II (8 million)
5. Metal Gear Solid (7 million)
5. Tomb Raider (7 million)

PlayStation 2

1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (17.5 million)
2. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (14.88 million)
3. Grand Theft Auto III (14.5 million)
4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (12 million)
5. Gran Turismo 4 (9.92 million)

PlayStation 3

1.Grand Theft Auto 4 (3.51million )
2. MotorStorm (3.28 million)
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warefare (3.18 million)
4. Resistance: Fall of Man (2.83 million)
5. Assasin’s Creed (2.64 million)

PlayStation Portable

1. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (4.85 million)
2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2.52 million)
3. Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (2.18 million)
4. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (2.17 million)
5. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition (1.94 million)

PC

1. The Sims (50 million)
2. Lineage 2 (17 million players)
3. The Sims 2 (13 million)

  • * The Sims 2: Pets [expansion pack] (5.6 million)
  • * The Sims 2: Seasons [expansion pack] (1 million)

4. World of Warcraft (10 million subscribers)

  • * World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade [expansion pack] (3.5 million)

5. StarCraft (9.5 million, includes StarCraft: Brood War)

Xbox

1. Halo 2 (8 million)
2. Halo: Combat Evolved (5 million)
3. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell (3.005 million)
4. Fable (3 million)
5. Project Gotham Racing (2.5 million)

Xbox 360

1. Halo 3 (7.84 million)
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (5.99 million)
3. Gears of War (5.18 million)
4. Grand Theft Auto 4 (4.88 million)
5. Forza Motorsport 2 (3.84 million)


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