Top 10 Best Selling Games Ever Made in the History of Gaming

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Nowadays with the rise of the esports and gaming industry. Video games have become a part of our lives. Everyone is now addicted to games either it is Mobile, PC, or console games. So many gamers wanted to know which were the most successful games of all time. We already saw the highest prize pool esports tournament before. Now its time to have a look at the best selling and most successful games ever made in the history of Gaming.

We have the answer. We are presenting you the list of best-selling games of all time.

  1. Minecraft
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Wii Sports
  4. PUBG
  5. Super Mario
  6. Pokemon
  7. Mario Kart Wii
  8. Tetris
  9. Wii Sports Resort
  10. Diablo 3

(We’ve counted sales as of April 2020)

 

1) Minecraft ~180 Million units sold

  • Initial release date: November 18, 2011
  • Platform(s): Multi
  • Developer: Mojang

Minecraft became the most-selling game in the History of gaming. Mojang sold around 180 million copies of Minecraft along with 300 Million free users in China. Minecraft is like a survival game. The purpose is to build and survive. This game is available on mobile and PC platforms. We can play it offline as well as online with friends. Microsoft bought Minecraft for 2.5 Billion dollars. Thus it deserves the rank 1 title of the best selling games ever list.

minecraft most selling game ever
minecraft most selling game ever

2) Grand Theft Auto V ~120 Million units sold

  • Initial release date: September 17, 2013
  • Platform(s): Multi
  • Developer: Rockstar North
  • Production Cost: $265 Million

Within the few months of the initial release, GTA V became the most popular video game ever selling 50 Million copies within a few months. Grand Theft Auto is the third game to break 100 million sales record. GTA V is an adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. This game is like a grand entry after the release of GTA IV in 2008. This game is available on Xbox One, PlayStation, and PC.

GTA V most successful game ever
GTA V 2nd most sold game ever

3) Wii Sports ~82.8 Million units sold

  • Initial release date: November 19, 2006
  • Platform(s): Wii
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD
  • Production Cost: $250

Wii Sports is Nintendo’s best-selling game ever. Despite its low cost in making, it is the top-selling game. This game bundles five sports- tennis, baseball, bowling, golf, and boxing. This game is simple and attractive.

Wii sports 3rd most sold game ever
Wii sports 3rd most sold game ever

4) PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PubG) ~ 60 Million units sold

  • Initial release date: December 20, 2017
  • Platform(s): Multi
  • Developer: PUBG Corporation
  • Production Cost: $100k to $150k

PlayerUnknown’s Battleground popularly known as PUBG is a fourth best-selling game in our list selling around 60 million copies worldwide. Pubg is one of the bestselling and most popular games. Pubg is a multiplayer battle royale game. Pubg is available online and cannot be played offline. Pubg PC and Pubg Mobile has around 400 million active players. Pubg is available for Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and for Mobile.

most selling game ever
PUBG 4rd most sold game ever

5) Super Mario Bros. ~48.2 Million units sold

  • Initial release date: September 13, 1985
  • Platform(s): Multi
  • Developer: Nintendo

Super Mario Bros was released in the year 1985 and gained so much popularity that every gamer from kid to an old man wanted to play that game. It was developed by Nintendo and first released in Japan. The central character in this game is Mario and his brother Luigi. The purpose of this game is to travel the mushroom kingdom to rescue Princess Toadstool from the browser.

Mario 5rd most sold game ever
Mario 5rd most sold game ever

6) Pokémon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow ~47.5 Million units sold

  • Initial release date: February 17, 1996
  • Platform(s): Multi
  • Developer: Gamefreak

The era of games changes with the release of these games in Japan. Around 47 million copies are sold of this game. This game is developed by a Japanese video game developer company Gamefreak and published by a popular Japanese company Nintendo. The Game was first released in Japan in 1996 in only Red and Green edition with the special edition Blue released that same year. Pokemon needs no clarification for the title claim of one of the most successful games ever made

most successful game ever
Pokemon 6rd most sold game ever

7) Mario Kart Wii ~37.24 Million units sold

  • Initial release date: April 10, 2008
  • Platform(s): Wii
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD

Mario Kart Wii is a racing game of the Mario Kart game series. In this game, there is a character Mario which takes part in 32 different races. This game is the best-selling racing game and it is the second best-selling game of the Wii series. This game is available on the Wii platform. This game is available for single-player and multiplayer modes. The player has to participate in races or battles using karts or bikes. It is one of the most successful games ever made

best selling game ever
Mario Kart 7rd most sold game ever

8) Tetris ~35 Million units sold

  • Initial release date: June 14, 1989
  • Platform(s): Gameboy
  • Developer: Nintendo R&D1

Tetris is a puzzle video game developed by a Japanese company Nintendo for Gameboy. It was released in the year 1989. It was the first game to be function-able with the Game link cable. This game created a storm in the gaming strategies. This game gained its popularity and became the most selling game at that time. It is available only its console Gameboy. Now, based on its concept many other games are available on the market.

most successful game ever
Tetris 8rd most sold game ever

9) Wii Sports Resort ~33.1 Million units sold

  • Initial release date: June 25, 2009
  • Platform(s): Wii
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD

Wii Sports Resorts is a sports video game developed by Nintendo. This game is available only on the Wii gaming console. It was first released in Japan and in other countries. This game is first released for Microsoft Windows and OS X.

most successful game ever
Wii sports 9rd most sold game ever

10 ) Diablo III ~30 Million

Diablo III is an action strategy game. It is the third game of the Diablo Series. In this game, the player has to choose a character from Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, Witch Doctor, or Wizard to beat the enemy and win the game. This game became popular within one year of release and won the tenth position on our list.

best selling game ever
Diablo 10th most sold game ever

At Last:

Gaming is now so popular that every company is now trying to enter into the gaming industry. Investors want to invest in gaming in order to create more chances of earning and more esports opportunities. There are many successful careers in gaming that have a high demand. These were the top 10 best selling and most successful games ever made. If you guys know any more best selling games that deserve a spot on the list then do let us know. Happy Gaming.

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