The 20 Top Selling Video Games of All Time


Video games have become incredibly popular over the past two decades to the tune of millions of copies sold on a worldwide basis. People of all ages enjoy video games because of their ease to play and the entertainment that they provide. Video games can be played on the computer, on consoles hooked up to the television, or on handheld devices. Here we are providing you with the top five best selling console games of all-time and the list does include handheld games as well. After we present the top five,  we will provide a list of the remaining 15 of the 20 top selling video games of all-time.

#5: New Super Mario Brothers (DS 18.45 million copies sold): This game was released in North America in 2006 for the Nintendo DS, which is a handheld system. This game follows the same storyline as all the other Super Mario Bros. games in that Mario has to fight his way through the henchmen working for Bowser in order to rescue Princess Peach.

#4: Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green (Game Boy 20.08 million copies sold): This game was released on Nintendo’s Game Boy in North America in 1998. The main goal of the game is to navigate through the region of Kanto to become a master at Pokémon battling by becoming the Champion of the Region by defeating the Elite Four.

#3: Wii Fit (Wii 21.82 million copies sold): This is one of the most common games on the Wii system, a new console from Nintendo, which was released in North America in 2008. To play this game you need the Wii Balance Board because it is an exercise game, which quickly made it the fifth highest selling video game in history among games not packaged with the console (18.22 million) but is third overall in terms of video games sold.

#2: Nintendogs (DS 22.27 million copies sold over all five versions): The game was released in North America in 2005 and is a real-time pet simulation video game. Since the game is on the DS, which is a touch screen handheld Nintendo device, the player can pet their dog via the touch screen and purchase dog products such as toys and food.

#1: Wii Play (Wii 22.98 million copies sold): This game was released to North American stores in 2007. This game is a counterpart to the series of Wii games including Wii Sports, Wii Fit, and Wii Music. This game features a variety of mini-games including Shooting Range, Find Mii, Table Tennis, Pose Mii, Laser Hockey, Fishing, Billiards, Charge and Tanks.

Remaining  15 of the top 20  Best Sellers:

#6: Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES – 18 million)

#7: Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (DS – 17.41 million)

#8: Mario Kart Wii (Wii – 17.39 million)

#9: Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (DS – 16.81 million)

#10: Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2 – 14.89 million shipped)

#11: Mario Kart DS (DS – 14.61 million)

#12: Pokémon Gold and Silver (Game Boy Color – 14.51 million)

#13: Super Mario Land (Game Boy – 14 million)

#14: Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! (DS – 13.71 million)

#15: Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (GBA – 13 million)

#16: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2 – 12 million)

#17: Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (GBA – 11.82 million)

#18: Super Mario 64 (N64 – 11 million)

#19: Gran Turismo (PS1 – 10.85 million shipped)

#20:  Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS – 10.79 million)

Source by TJ Michaels

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