A look at the world’s bestselling video games

The first video game was first released in the 1950’s; however, huge computers were required to play it along with vector displays. This wasn’t just impractical but it was also very costly. The world’s first ever gaming console was released in the 1970’s, the console market has steadily grown ever since, and in recent years the video game market has overtaken the movie market. So, with over 40 years’ worth of video game releases, which are the top sellers of all time? We take a look at the top selling videogames ever as of Jan 2014.

10th – New Super Mario Bros. (Wii)

In 10th place with have the Nintendo Wii title ‘New Super Mario Bros.’ with over 27 million sales.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

9th – Wii Play (Wii)

At 9th we’ve got ‘Wii Play’ with over 28 million sales.

Wii Play (Wii)

8th – Grand Theft Auto V (PS3, X360)

8th place is taken by Rockstar’s ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ with 29 million sales and climbing.


7th – New Super Mario Bros. (NDS)

Whilst this title has taken 10th place on the Wii platform, the game has sold more on the Nintendo DS platform with over 30 million sales.

New Super Mario Bros. (NDS)

6th – Wii Sports Resort (Wii)

Yet another Wii title takes the 6th spot with nearly 32 million sales.

Wii Sports Resort (Wii)

5th – Minecraft (PC, Smart Phone, X360, PS3)

With over 33 million sales, Minecraft is a game rapidly growing as it spreads on to different platforms.


4th – Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

This sixth instalment in the series has proven popular with over 34 million sales.

Mario Kart Wii

3rd – Tetris (GB, GBA)

Have you been waiting for a classic to appear in this list? Here you have it! Tetris has sold over 35 million copies.


2nd – Super Mario Bros. (NES)

Another classic which was made for a console that dates back to the 1980’s, Super Mario Bros. has sold over 40 million copies.

Super Mario Bros. (NES)

1st – Wii Sports (Wii)

Wii Sports is the bestselling videogame by a long way with over 82 million copies sold to date.

Wii Sports (Wii)

Whilst this list is set to change over time, the current top 10 are clearly dominated by the Nintendo Wii platform. If Grand Theft Auto V is released on the latest consoles, the PS4 and XBOX One, then this could challenge the top few. Which are your favourites from this top 10 list? Let us know in the comments below.



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