Top Ten Best Selling Games of All Time – As of 2016, video games have generated sales of 74 billion USD yearly. They account for the third-largest segment of entertainment after broadcast and cable TV. Since the launch of Pong in 1972 on the Atari platform, best selling video games have been a common staple in many homes as a basis of entertainment. With the development of the pocket phone, video games have continued to bring a cause of entertainment and interruption to the worldwide masses. Here is a list of the top ten best-selling games of all time 2016. Enjoy!
List of Top Ten Best Selling Games of All Time 2016 Ranking
10. Diablo 3
Diablo 3 came out in 2012 and is the 3rd instalment in the commended 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
The New Super Mario Bros get out in 2006 for the Wii and has sold an incredible 30.79 million copies setting it number 9 on the all-time best sellers list.
8. Wii Sports Resorts
The Wii Sports Resort came out in 2009 and has sold 32.8 million copies as its release. It’s the 2nd instalment following the original Wii Sports.
7. Tetris ( Game Boy)
If you owned a Game Boy reverse in the day, it’s almost certain you also owned a copy of Tetris. The Game Boy copy of Tetris came out in 1986 and sold an unbelievable 35.00 million copies.
6. Mario Kari Wii
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 records.
5. Super Mario Bros
An iconic video game that originated some of the most recognisable video game characters in history. The new Super Mario Bros get out in 1985 for the Nintendo Activity System and sold an amazing 40.24 million copies worldwide.
4. Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Car V is the 5th instalment to the famous GTA series. It’s the latest game on the list and has already amassed 54 million sales since its launch in 2013. GTA V is available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
Minecraft may not be the best most visually appealing game launched in modern times, but that has not slowed down its pleasure and cult following. Minecraft is the 3rd best selling video game of all time with 70 million copies sold as 2009. It helps that it is available on almost every video game platform in existence.
2. Wii Sports
The 2nd best video game of all time 2016 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. As its 2006 release, 82.69 million copies of Wii Sports have been sold.
The number one best-selling video game of all time is tile-matching puzzle game Tetris. We are not just talking about all Tetris games every created and totalled into one. Tetris launched 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.