List of best-selling video games

This is a list of the best-selling video games of all time. The best-selling video game to date is Minecraft, a sandbox video game originally released for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux in 2011. The game has been ported to a wide range of platforms, selling 200 million copies, including cheaper paid mobile game downloads. Grand Theft Auto V and EA's Tetris mobile game are the only other known video games to have sold over 100 million copies. The best-selling game on a single platform is Wii Sports, with nearly 83 million sales for the Wii console.
Of the top 50 best-selling video games on this list, half were developed or published by Nintendo. Several games were published by Nintendo and their affiliate, The Pokémon Company. Other publishers with multiple entries in the top 50 include Activision and Rockstar Games with five games each, and Electronic Arts, Sega and Sony Computer Entertainment with two games each. Aside from Nintendo's internal development teams, Game Freak is the developer with the most games in the top 50, with five from the Pokémon series. The oldest game in the top 50 is Pac-Man, which was released in July 1980.
Games reported on by player count instead of official sales figures, such as registered accounts, subscriptions, or free-to-play ownership, are included on the list of most-played video games by player count instead. Games reported on by gross revenue are included on the list of highest-grossing arcade games, list of highest-grossing mobile games and list of highest-grossing video game franchises.


TitleSalesPlatformInitial release dateDeveloperPublisher
Minecraft200,000,000Multi-platformMojang StudiosMojang Studios
Grand Theft Auto V130,000,000Multi-platformRockstar NorthRockstar Games
Tetris 100,000,000MobileEA MobileElectronic Arts
Wii Sports82,900,000WiiNintendo EADNintendo
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds70,000,000Multi-platformPUBG CorporationPUBG Corporation
Super Mario Bros.48,240,000Multi-platformNintendoNintendo
Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow47,520,000Multi-platformGame FreakNintendo
Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus43,800,000WiiNintendo EADNintendo
Tetris 43,000,000Game Boy / NESNintendo R&D1Nintendo
Mario Kart Wii37,320,000WiiNintendo EADNintendo
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe33,220,000Wii U / SwitchNintendo EADNintendo
Wii Sports Resort33,130,000WiiNintendo EADNintendo
Red Dead Redemption 231,000,000Multi-platformRockstar StudiosRockstar Games
New Super Mario Bros.30,800,000Nintendo DSNintendo EADNintendo
Terraria30,300,000Multi-platformRe-LogicRe-Logic / 505 Games
New Super Mario Bros. Wii30,300,000WiiNintendo EADNintendo
'30,000,000Multi-platformBethesda Game StudiosBethesda Softworks
Diablo III and '30,000,000Multi-platformBlizzard EntertainmentBlizzard Entertainment
Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal29,490,000Game Boy ColorGame FreakNintendo
Duck Hunt28,300,000NESNintendo R&D1Nintendo
Wii Play28,020,000WiiNintendo EADNintendo
The Witcher 3 / / 28,000,000Multi-platformCD Projekt RedCD Projekt
'27,500,000Multi-platformRockstar NorthRockstar Games
'26,500,000Multi-platformInfinity Ward / SledgehammerActivision
Grand Theft Auto IV25,000,000Multi-platformRockstar NorthRockstar Games
Pokémon Sun / Moon / Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon24,950,000Nintendo 3DSGame FreakNintendo / The Pokémon Company
Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum24,730,000Nintendo DSGame FreakNintendo / The Pokémon Company
Kinect Adventures!24,000,000Xbox 360Good Science StudioXbox Game Studios
FIFA 1824,000,000Multi-platformEA CanadaElectronic Arts
Sonic the Hedgehog23,982,960Multi-platformSonic TeamSega
Nintendogs23,960,000Nintendo DSNintendo EADNintendo
Mario Kart DS23,600,000Nintendo DSNintendo EADNintendo
'22,700,000Multi-platformInfinity WardActivision
Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald22,540,000Game Boy AdvanceGame FreakNintendo / The Pokémon Company
Borderlands 222,000,000Multi-platformGearbox Software2K Games
Super Mario World20,972,500Multi-platformNintendo EADNintendo
Lemmings20,000,000Multi-platformDMA DesignPsygnosis
'20,000,000Multi-platformRockstar NorthRockstar Games
The Last of Us20,000,000PS3 / PS4Naughty DogSony Computer Entertainment
'19,080,000Switch / Wii UNintendo EPDNintendo
Brain Age19,010,000Nintendo DSNintendo SPDNintendo
Super Mario Bros. 319,000,000Multi-platformNintendoNintendo
'19,000,000Multi-platformInfinity WardActivision
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate18,840,000Nintendo SwitchBandai Namco Studios / Sora Ltd.Nintendo
Mario Kart 718,710,000Nintendo 3DSNintendo EADNintendo
Super Mario Land18,370,500Multi-platformNintendo R&D1Nintendo
Gran Turismo 417,830,000PS2 / PSPPolyphony DigitalSony Computer Entertainment