Almost everyone enjoys playing video games. Video games are now worth over $159 billion with 2.5 billion gamers worldwide. With hardware and software sales increasing, video games have become an increasingly common form of entertainment in the 21st century. With the rise of gaming, some of the most popular video games have been created. Which games are most popular? Here are the top ten best-selling video games ever.
1) Red Dead Redemption 2 (46 million)
One of the biggest gaming companies in the world Rockstar Studios launched Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018; it is an action-adventure open-world game that had a record-breaking sale of 725 million dollars on its first day of release. RDR 2 is considered the finest game, which has won many awards, including Game of the Year. Along with these achievements, it is one of the highest-selling video games, having sold over 46 million copies by 2022.
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2) Pokemon Gen One (47 Million)
Pokemon is one of the most popular anime franchises. Apart from this, it also has Pokemon Go, whose stories you must have heard. Nintendo first published Pokemon Gen 1 in a red and green version, but later changed it to a red and blue version. Also, there was Pokemon Yellow, which was a special Pikachu version. This game has sold a total of 47 million copies, and the entire franchise has sold a total of 440 million (Best-Selling Video Games Ever).
3) Super Mario Bros (48 Million)
Mario Bros was developed and published by Nintendo in 1983. It’s an adventure platform game where Italian twin brothers plumbers Mario and Luigi investigate the sewers of New York. They also kill the strange creatures that come at them. This game is one of the most popular arcade games in history. In total, this game has sold 48 million copies, which is a huge number.
4) Overwatch (50 Million)
Overwatch released in 2016, is a multiplayer first-person shooting game that was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. In Overwatch or Hero-shooter, as it is also called we are divided into two teams of 6 players each where we have to select heroes with different abilities as characters and do battle. Being a cross-platform game, it has sold over 50 million copies since 2022 (Best-Selling Video Games Ever).
5) Mario Kart 8 (57 Million)
Mario Kart 8 was developed and published by Nintendo. It is a cart racing game. It is the No. 1 game sold on Nintendo Switch, with over 48.41 million copies sold. It’s a multiplayer cart-racing game, which is fun to play at parties and friend gatherings due to its theme. This game was released in WWU too which makes the collective sales of this game more than 57 million.
6) PUBG (75 Million)
PUBG is a free-to-play battle royale game developed and published by Krafton and Tencent Games. This game is a fast-paced shooting game where you’ll get to see many modes. With its astonishing popularity and intuitive user interface, this game sold 75 million copies by 2021. After 2021, it became free-to-play and if we talk about its mobile version, then it was always free-to-play. This is why its mobile version has been downloaded more than 1 billion times so far (Best-Selling Video Games Ever).
7) Wii Sports (83 Million)
Wii Sports is a motion-sensing sports game developed and published by Nintendo. It was released in 2006, and we get to see 5 different games in it which are Tennis, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, and Boxing. This game is the company’s best-selling game as well as the world’s highest-selling single-platform game, having sold more than 83 million copies.
8) Tetris (100 Million)
Tetris is an arcade puzzle game that represented video games in the world in the first few decades of gaming. Tetris is one of the oldest games in the gaming industry, which is produced by Nintendo. This game has made a huge sale of approximately 100 million copies.
9) GTA 5 (170 Million)
This game is also called the biggest game in the gaming industry. Yes, it is GTA 5 from Rockstar Games, which broke all records on its release day and made the highest opening in the entertainment industry. This is why it is the highest-selling PC and console game of the series selling more than 170 million copies because the upcoming games will also have mobile versions available (Best-Selling Video Games Ever).
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10) Minecraft (238 Million)
Minecraft is a sandbox game developed by Mojang and published by Microsoft. This game is basically about surviving different kinds of monsters, building a world, and making wonderful memories in a picturesque open world. Minecraft hasn’t let any other game even come close to it in terms of sales. This is because this game has sold 238 million copies worldwide, a record that is nigh impossible to break.