The gaming industry started back in 1971. Of course, modern games cannot be compared to those of 50 years ago. Now you can choose entertainment according to hundreds of criteria, taking into account your preferences, genre, age, gender and dozens of others. This is a great opportunity to escape from the troubles of the real world and immerse yourself in the ideal virtual world for new experiences.
As in the rest of the industry, it also has its own leaders. Below is a ranking of the best-selling games in their entire history. This includes the best and most popular time-tested projects. If you still do not have your favorite game, then perhaps you will find it in our selection.
10. Red Dead Redemption 2 (over $31M Sales)
Ranked 10th in Red Dead Redemption 2 with over 31 million sales in its history. This action game is for fans of action and adventure. Red Dead Redemption 2 has managed to win the hearts of fans around the world. It was presented back in 2018, though only on game consoles. On computers, the game became available relatively recently, in 2019.
The plot is set in the Wild West, it is very similar to a western. The main characters are John Marston and Arthur Morgan. This couple are members of a criminal gang. They tried to commit a robbery, but something went wrong. Now the criminal duo is pursuing a gang of bounty hunters and feds. The game is open world, users will be able to independently explore the map, find interesting places and new activities. The project is available in single-player and multiplayer modes, and you can play in the first or third person.
9. Wii Sports Resort (over $33M sales)
The ninth best-selling game on this list goes to Wii Sports Resort. More than 33 million copies have been sold. Most users describe this game as very simple. She comes up to kill a couple of hours in the evening. Despite the rather meager description, this sports simulator really liked the users.
Wii Sports Resort is a small collection of 12 mini-games. Each player gets the opportunity to go to a paradise island called Wuhu and choose their sport there to become a champion.
The game is quite old, it was developed by the Japanese company Nintendo back in 2009 for its console. Then they added a special accessory – a device that can improve the accuracy of the joystick’s reaction. It makes you read the movement of the hand in 3 dimensions at once. The toy allows you to become the best athlete without leaving your home. Become a champion in your favorite sport – basketball, bowling, or maybe fencing? Choose yours.
8. Mario Kart Wii (over $37M sales)
Mario Kart Wii is ranked # 8 on the list of best-selling games of all time. This is another development of the Nintendo company. Many gamers are already familiar with this game, since this is its 5th part.
The presentation took place in 2007, when Mario Kart Wii received many positive reviews. The game is rightfully considered one of the best arcade style racing games. You can choose the best character and play for him, or you can create your own character. This is a great option for a large company. 12 riders can compete in Mario Kart Wii at the same time. There is a huge selection of vehicles and maps.
7. Super Mario Bros (over $40M sales)
Super Mario Bros. is one of the best-selling games in history and the most successful project by Japanese developer Nintendo. Super Mario Bros has even made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for Best Selling. It was released a long time ago, in 1985, but even today it occupies an honorable place in the hearts of many gamers. It was after record sales that Mario became a symbol of the company and became one of the most recognizable characters in the world.
There are 2 main characters in the game – the plumber Mario and his brother Luigi. The main task of the players is to go through the entire Mushroom Kingdom and free Princess Peach. To complete the mission, you will need to clash with the main villain named Bowser. The game was the most loved by gamers in the 90s. Even today there are many who want to feel nostalgic and play Mario.
6. Pokemon Red And Blue (over $45M sales)
Pokemon Red And Blue is another successful project from Japanese developer Nintendo. The game also became a record holder in sales and entered the record book. Released back in 1996, it became the main reason for the Pokemon boom. These creatures soon after the release of the game became recognizable throughout the world.
Pokemon Red And Blue has 2 modes – single player and multiplayer. Each player can try on the role of a coach. His task is to travel around the world and catch Pokémon. He writes all the data about them in a special book, after which he gathers his team of Pokémon and begins to compete with other trainers in order to get victory.
5. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (over $70M sales)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a popular multiplayer online battle royale game. Created by renowned Korean developer Bluehole Studio in 2017. The action game provides the opportunity to try your luck and survive with 100 other players. Do your best to win. All players will receive weapons and will tempt fate in a limited area. Who will survive and who will die – find out for yourself.
4. Wii Sports (over $82M sales)
The popular game from the Japanese developer “Nintendo” is considered the best-selling of all the projects of the company. It was released in 2006 on its own console. Buying a set-top box, users received Wii Sports in addition.
The essence is the same as in the older version of “Wii Sports Resort”, which we described above. Only there are not 12 mini-games, but only 5. These are baseball, boxing, tennis, golf and bowling. A special controller with a motion sensor ensures complete comfort. You can become a super famous athlete right at home.
3. Grand Theft Auto V (over $130M sales)
The third best-selling game of all time is Grand Theft Auto V. It is a successful project by the developer “Rockstar North”. Created in 2013, then it was only available on game consoles, and since 2015 it has become available on computers. Grand Theft Auto V is the undisputed leader in revenue from sales. Not a single game project managed to earn so much.
The main characters of GTA V are three criminals. They brazenly rob, flee the prosecution of the law and fight for areas of influence with other criminal groups. There is a single user mode. Up to 30 players can play in multiplayer mode. Users have to go through 62 missions. The project is incredibly exciting, there is something that you lack in real life, chases, fights, shootouts. In general, you can come off to the fullest.
2. Minecraft (over $200M sales)
The second place in the list of the best-selling games in the world is the legendary “Minecraft”. An indie sandbox building game was created by Swedish programmer Markus Persson. Users can change any elements of the virtual world at their discretion. Move, combine, destroy and create new elements to build the perfect game world. There are three modes available – survival, creativity and hardcore. With the first mode, everything is clear. The second one allows you to forget about enemies and survival, and throw all your strength into creating new structures, creating your own unique world. The third mode is a more difficult version of the first mode. Experienced players get the opportunity to show their strength and skills in order to take the leading position in the rankings.
1. Tetris (over $500M sales)
Tetris is the world’s best-selling game ever. Created back in the Soviet Union for the domestic computer “Electronics 60”. Tetris was developed by Alexey Pajitnov, a programmer from the USSR. Probably, there is no such person in the world who at least once in his life did not combine random Tetris figures. For creating a whole row, you can get a couple of hundred or thousand points. The speed of the game is constantly increasing, it becomes more and more difficult to combine figures. The game is not difficult, but very interesting and addictive. After losing a little, you want to try your luck again and again. Tetris has been at the top of the most popular games for a long time, and it will probably be in the top for decades.