13/11/2013

☆The Best Selling Games Of 1979 to 2012☆ #RetroGaming #GamersUnite

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So as the two gaming giants COD & GTA go head to head in all out battle for the Number 1 spot in the Video Games Charts all over the gaming world, we started to think about the best selling games from years gone by and how many units they managed to shift each gaming year since 1979.

What are the best selling games?

What systems did they belong to?

How many were sold?

Is there a difference in how many were sold back then and how many gets you top spot now?

We have some if not all the answers in our GAMES FREEZER run down below.

Settle back and strap into your Delorean (don't forget your Flux Capacitor!) for a trip back down into memory lane as we investigate.........


The Best Selling Games Of 1979 to 2012



1979
ADVENTURE
     

ATARI 2600
1 Million Copies Sold

1980
ATARI 2600 
2.7 Million Copies Sold 

1981
ATARI 2600 
4.5 Million Copies Sold 

1982
ATARI 2600 
7.8 Million Copies Sold

1983
ATARI 2600 
1.5 Million Copies Sold

1984
Nintendo Entertainment System
28 Million Copies Sold


1985
Nintendo Entertainment System
40 Million Copies Sold


1986
Nintendo Entertainment System
6.5 Million Copies Sold


1987
Nintendo Entertainment System
4.3 Million Copies Sold


1988
Nintendo Entertainment System
17.2 Million Copies Sold

1989

 Nintendo Gameboy
 30.6 Million Copies Sold

1990

Super Nintendo
20.6 Million Copies Sold

1991

SEGA Megadrive
15 Million Copies Sold

1992

 Nintendo Gameboy
 11.6 Million Copies Sold

1993

Super Nintendo
10.5 Million Copies Sold

1994

Super Nintendo
8.5 Million Copies Sold
      
1995

Super Nintendo
4 Million Copies Sold

1996

 Nintendo Gameboy
 31.5 Million Copies Sold

1997
  Sony Playstation
      11.1 Million Copies Sold

1998

 Nintendo Gameboy
 14.6 Million Copies Sold

1999
 Nintendo Gameboy Colour
 23.1 Million Copies Sold

2000
 Nintendo Gameboy Colour
 12 Million Copies Sold

  Sony Playstation 2
  14.5 Million Copies Sold

  Sony Playstation 2
  17.5 Million Copies Sold

2003
Call Of Duty

 
  Playstation 2
Microsoft X-BOX
5.7 Million Copies Sold

  Sony Playstation 2
  12 Million Copies Sold

2005
Nintendogs



     Nintendo DS
     9.2 Million Copies Sold

  Sony Playstation 2
  1.8 Million Copies Sold

2007
Wii Sports



Nintendo Wii
6.62 Million Copies Sold

2008
Wii Play


Nintendo Wii
5.28 Million Copies Sold

2009
Wii Sports Resort


Nintendo Wii
8.9 Million Copies Sold

2010
Call Of Duty : Black Ops

 
Playstation 3
 
X-Box 360

  6.3 Million Copies Sold

2011
Call Of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 


Playstation 3
 
X-Box 360
  7.1 Million Copies Sold

2012
Call Of Duty : Black Ops 2


Playstation 3
 
X-Box 360
  10 Million Copies Sold

So that's your full run down from 1979 to 2012....That's 33 years of gaming right there!

Our favourite year was 1990 and the amazing Super Mario World on the SNES!


What was your favourite year?

 

We bet you were surprised to see Nintendogs pop up! (we were)

 

Although we were surprised not to see Street Fighter 2, Mario Kart Wii or even Super Mario Kart on the SNES feature...

 

Who do you think will win the best sellers battle of 2013?

 

How many millions will they sell?

 

Let ☆The Freezer☆ Know Your Thoughts By Commenting Below