The 20 Best Selling Games of All Time (2023)
Video games have come a long way since the early days of Pong and Space Invaders. Today, the industry is a multi-billion dollar powerhouse, with some of the most popular games selling millions of copies worldwide. From first-person shooters to sports games, consoles to PCs to mobile phones, there is a title for every type of gamer. But which games have sold the most copies of all time? In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 20 best-selling games of all time, from classic titles to modern blockbusters.
The 20 Best Selling Games of All Time
(click on a game title to learn much more about it)
- Tetris (originally released in 1984) – 520 million
- Minecraft (2011) – 173 million
- Grand Theft Auto V (2013) – 170 million
- Wii Sports (2006) – 82 million
- PUBG: Battlegrounds (2017) – 70 million
- Diablo III (2012) – 65 million
- Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2014) – 53 million
- Overwatch (2014) – 50 million
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) – 43 million
- Wii Fit / Wii Fit Plus (2007) – 43 million
- Super Mario Bros. (1985) – 40 million
- The Witcher 3 (2015) – 40 million
- Mario Kart Wii (2008) – 37 million
- Terraria (2011) – 35 million
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020) – 35 million
- Wii Sports Resort (2009) – 33 million
- Pokemon Red, Green And Blue (1996) – 31 million
- New Super Mario Bros. (2006) – 31 million
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009) – 30 million
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) – 30 million
A few notes to this list:
- Some of these sales totals come directly from the publishers while others come from third party sources like industry reports. These number represent the best data I can find, but I don’t guarantee it to be 100% accurate.
- It should also be noted that these number represent sales totals, not active players. Free games with hundreds of millions of users like Fortnite do not appear here but do appear on a list like The 15 Most Popular Video Games of All Time instead.
There you have it- The 20 Best Selling Games of All Time. I will be updating this list in the future as new blockbuster games are launched and new sales data becomes available, so be sure to check back soon!