By 2015, video games have generated sales of 74 billion USD annually. It accounts for the third-largest segment of entertainment behind broadcast and TV.Since the release of Pong in 1972 on the Atari platform, video games have been a common staple in many homes as a source of entertainment for gay and straight alike. With the evolution of the smart phone, video games have continued to bring a source of entertainment and distraction to the worldwide masses.
Diablo 3 was released in 2012 and is the 3rd instalment in the popular action RPG genre from Blizzard Entertainment. It has sold an incredible 30 million copies for PC, MAC, XBox 360 and Playstation 3 gaming consoles.
The New Super Mario Bros was released in 2006 for the Wii and has sold an incredible 30.79 million copies putting it number 9 on the all-time best sellers list.
The Wii Sports Resort was released in 2009 and has sold 32.8 million copies since its release. It’s the 2nd instalment following the original Wii Sports.
If you owned a Game Boy back in the day, it’s almost guaranteed you also owned a copy of Tetris. The Game Boy copy of Tetris was released in 1986 and sold an incredible 35.00 million copies.
Mario Kari for the Wii came was released 2008 and has sold 36.38 million copies worldwide since. It’s the 6th best selling video game in history.
An iconic video game that launched some of the most recognisable video game characters in history. The original Super Mario Bros came out in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and sold an amazing 40.24 million copies worldwide.
Grand Theft Auto V is the 5th instalment of the popular GTA series. It’s already amassed 54 million sales since its release in 2013. GTA V is available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
Minecraft may not be the most visually appealing game released in modern times, but that hasn’t slowed down its enjoyment and its built up quite a cult following worldwide. Minecraft is the 3rd best selling video game of all time with 70 million copies sold since 2009. It helps that it is available on almost every video game platform in existence.
Wii Sports launched in 2006 and initially was bundled with the Nintendo Wii. On its own though it also happens to be the best-selling video game of all time on a single platform and makes the number two spot in all time game sales. Since its 2006 release, 82.69 million copies of Wii Sports have been sold.
The number one best-selling video game of all time is the tile-matching classic – Tetris. And We’re not talking about all the various Tetris games and rip offs from a zillion different developers all wanting to cash in. We’re talking about THE Tetris originally released in 2006 by Electronic Arts and available on the Windows, iOS, Android, Blackberry and Playstation Portable platforms. It has sold a staggering 102 million copies in the last ten years making it the World’s best-selling video game of all time.
Here is a list of the top 10 best-selling video games of all time. How many have you played?