As of 2015, video games have generated sales of 74 billion USD annually. They account for the third-largest segment of entertainment behind broadcast and cable TV. Since the release of Pong in 1972 on the Atari platform, video games have been a common staple in many homes as a source of entertainment. With the evolution of the pocket phone, video games have continued to bring a source of entertainment and distraction to the worldwide masses. Here is a list of the top 10 best-selling video games of all time. Enjoy!
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10. Diablo 3
30 Million Copies
Diablo 3 came out in 2012 and is the 3rd instalment in the popular action RPG genre from Blizzard Entertainment. It has sold an incredible 30 million copies for the PC, MAC, XBox 360 and Playstation 3 gaming consoles.
9. New Super Mario Bros
30.79 Million Copies
The New Super Mario Bros came out in 2006 for the Wii and has sold an incredible 30.79 million copies putting it number 9 on the all-time best sellers list.
8. Wii Sports Resorts
32.80 Million Copies
The Wii Sports Resort came out in 2009 and has sold 32.8 million copies since its release. It's the 2nd instalment following the original Wii Sports.
7. Tetris ( Game Boy)
35 Million Copies
If you owned a Game Boy back in the day, it's almost guaranteed you also owned a copy of Tetris. The Game Boy copy of Tetris came out in 1986 and sold an incredible 35.00 million copies.
6. Mario Kari Wii
36.38 Million Copies
Mario Kari for the Wii came out in 2008 and has sold 36.38 million copies worldwide since. It's the 6th best selling video game in history.
5. Super Mario Bros
40.24 Million Copies
An iconic video game that launched some of the most recognisable video game characters in history. The original Super Mario Bros came out in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and sold an amazing 40.24 million copies worldwide.
4. Grand Theft Auto V
54 Million Copies
Grand Theft Auto V is the 5th instalment to the popular GTA series. It's the latest game on the list and has already amassed 54 million sales since its release in 2013. GTA V is available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
70 Million Copies
Minecraft may not be the best most visually appealing game released in modern times, but that hasn't slowed down its enjoyment and cult following. Minecraft is the 3rd best selling video game of all time with 70 million copies sold since 2009. It helps that it is available on almost every video game platform in existence.
2. Wii Sports
82.69 Million Copies
The 2nd best video game of all time is the original Wii Sports. It launched in 2006 and came included with the Nintendo Wii. It also happens to be the best-selling video game of all time on a single platform. Since its 2006 release, 82.69 million copies of Wii Sports have been sold.
100 Million Copies
The number one best-selling video game of all time is tile-matching puzzle game Tetris. We're not just talking about all Tetris games every created and totalled into one. Tetris released in 2006 by Electronic Arts and available on the iOS, Android, Blackberry and Playstation Portable platform has sold a staggering 100 million copies in the last nine years making it the World's best-selling video game of all time.