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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 the Tetris (EA) mobile game are the only other 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, over half were developed or published by Nintendo, including most of the top ten. Several games were published by Nintendo and their affiliate, The Pokémon Company. Other publishers with multiple entries in the top 50 include Activision, Electronic Arts, Rockstar Games and Sega. 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 Frogger , which was released in June 1981.
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.
|Title||Sales||Platform(s)||Initial release date||Developer(s)||Publisher(s)||Ref.|
|Minecraft||200,000,000||Multi-platform||November 18, 2011||Mojang Studios||Mojang Studios|
|Grand Theft Auto V||130,000,000||Multi-platform||September 17, 2013||Rockstar North||Rockstar Games|
|Tetris (EA)||100,000,000||Mobile||September 12, 2006||EA Mobile||Electronic Arts|
|Wii Sports||82,900,000||Wii||November 19, 2006||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds||60,000,000||Multi-platform||December 20, 2017||PUBG Corporation||PUBG Corporation|
|Super Mario Bros.||48,240,000||Multi-platform||September 13, 1985||Nintendo||Nintendo|
|Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow||47,520,000||Multi-platform||February 27, 1996||Game Freak||Nintendo|
|Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus||43,800,000||Wii||December 1, 2007||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|Tetris (Nintendo)||43,000,000||Game Boy / NES||June 14, 1989||Nintendo R&D1||Nintendo|
|Mario Kart Wii||37,320,000||Wii||April 10, 2008||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe||33,220,000||Wii U / Switch||May 29, 2014||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|Wii Sports Resort||33,130,000||Wii||June 25, 2009||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||31,000,000||Multi-platform||October 26, 2018||Rockstar Studios||Rockstar Games|
|New Super Mario Bros.||30,800,000||Nintendo DS||May 15, 2006||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|Terraria||30,300,000||Multi-platform||May 16, 2011||Re-Logic||Re-Logic / 505 Games|
|New Super Mario Bros. Wii||30,300,000||Wii||November 11, 2009||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||30,000,000||Multi-platform||November 11, 2011||Bethesda Game Studios||Bethesda Softworks|
|Diablo III and Reaper of Souls||30,000,000||Multi-platform||May 16, 2012||Blizzard Entertainment||Blizzard Entertainment|
|Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal||29,490,000||Game Boy Color||November 21, 1999||Game Freak||Nintendo|
|Duck Hunt||28,300,000||NES||April 21, 1984||Nintendo R&D1||Nintendo|
|Wii Play||28,020,000||Wii||December 2, 2006||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|The Witcher 3 / Hearts of Stone / Blood and Wine||28,000,000||Multi-platform||May 19, 2015||CD Projekt Red||CD Projekt|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||27,500,000||Multi-platform||October 26, 2004||Rockstar North||Rockstar Games|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3||26,500,000||Multi-platform||November 8, 2011||Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer||Activision|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops||26,200,000||Multi-platform||November 9, 2010||Treyarch||Activision|
|Grand Theft Auto IV||25,000,000||Multi-platform||April 29, 2008||Rockstar North||Rockstar Games|
|Pokémon Sun / Moon / Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon||24,950,000||Nintendo 3DS||November 18, 2016||Game Freak||Nintendo / The Pokémon Company|
|Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum||24,730,000||Nintendo DS||September 28, 2006||Game Freak||Nintendo / The Pokémon Company|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops II||24,200,000||Multi-platform||November 12, 2012||Treyarch||Activision|
|Kinect Adventures!||24,000,000||Xbox 360||November 4, 2010||Good Science Studio||Xbox Game Studios|
|FIFA 18||24,000,000||Multi-platform||September 29, 2017||EA Canada||Electronic Arts|
|Sonic the Hedgehog||23,982,960||Multi-platform||June 23, 1991||Sonic Team||Sega|
|Nintendogs||23,960,000||Nintendo DS||April 21, 2005||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|Mario Kart DS||23,600,000||Nintendo DS||November 14, 2005||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||22,700,000||Multi-platform||November 10, 2009||Infinity Ward||Activision|
|Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald||22,540,000||Game Boy Advance||November 21, 2002||Game Freak||Nintendo / The Pokémon Company|
|Borderlands 2||22,000,000||Multi-platform||September 18, 2012||Gearbox Software||2K Games|
|Super Mario World||20,972,500||Multi-platform||November 21, 1990||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|Frogger||20,000,000||Multi-platform||June 5, 1981||Konami||Sega|
|Lemmings||20,000,000||Multi-platform||February 14, 1991||DMA Design||Psygnosis|
|Grand Theft Auto: Vice City||20,000,000||Multi-platform||October 27, 2002||Rockstar North||Rockstar Games|
|The Last of Us||20,000,000||PS3 / PS4||June 14, 2013||Naughty Dog||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Brain Age||19,010,000||Nintendo DS||May 19, 2005||Nintendo SPD||Nintendo|
|Super Mario Bros. 3||19,000,000||Multi-platform||October 23, 1988||Nintendo||Nintendo|
|Call of Duty: Ghosts||19,000,000||Multi-platform||November 5, 2013||Infinity Ward||Activision|
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||18,910,000||Switch / Wii U||March 3, 2017||Nintendo EPD||Nintendo|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||18,840,000||Nintendo Switch||December 7, 2018||Bandai Namco Studios / Sora Ltd.||Nintendo|
|Mario Kart 7||18,710,000||Nintendo 3DS||December 1, 2011||Nintendo EAD||Nintendo|
|Super Mario Land||18,370,500||Multi-platform||April 21, 1989||Nintendo R&D1||Nintendo|
|Grand Theft Auto III||17,500,000||Multi-platform||October 22, 2001||DMA Design||Rockstar Games|
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