14/04/2014

☆The Top Selling Video Games Of All Time (1979 - Onwards)☆ #RetroGaming #GamersUnite

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Have You Ever Wondered What Was The Top Selling Game Way Back In 1979 And Actually How Many Copies It Sold?

 

We wanted to see how many copies you had to sell in '79 to get the number one spot compared to nowadays in the ultra competitive video games market of today....

 

We took a visit to trusty Wikipedia to find out more..


Take a look at these classics and see if you can spot any major surprises along the way....






1979 - Adventure - Atari 2600 - 1 million
1980 - Missile Command - Atari 2600 - 2.76m
1981 - Pitfall! - Atari 2600 - 4.5m
1982 - PacMan - Atari 2600 - 7.81m
1983 - Mario Bros - Atari 2600 - 1.59m
1984 - Duck Hunt - NES - 28.3m
1985 - Super Mario Bros - NES - 40.24m
1986 - The Legend Of Zelda - NES - 6.5m
1987 - Zelda II - NES - 4.38m
1988 - Super Mario Bros 3 - NES - 17.28m
1989 - TETRIS - GameBoy - 30.6m
1990 - Super Mario World - SNES - 20.6m
1991 - Sonic - Megadrive - 15m
1992 - Super Mario Land 2 - 11.6m
1993 - Super Mario All Stars - SNES - 10.5m
1994 - Donkey Kong Country - SNES - 8.5m
1995 - Super Mario World 2 - SNES - 4m
1996 - Pokemon Red, Green, Blue - GB - 31.3m
1997 - Gran Tursmo - Playstation - 11.15m
1998 - Pokemon "Pikachu Edition" - GB - 23.1m
1999 - Pokemon Gold, Silver - GBC - 23.1m
2000 - Pokemon Crystal - GBC - 12m
2001 - Grand Theft Auto III - PS2 - 14.5m
2002 - GTA Vice City - PS2 - 17.5m
2003 - Call Of Duty - Various - 5.7m
2004 - GTA San Andreas - PS2 - 12m
2005 - Nintendogs - DS - 9.2m
2006 - Madden 2007 - PS2 - 1.8m
2007 - Wii Sports - Wii - 6.62m
2008 - Wii Play - Wii - 5.28m
2009 - Wii Sports - Wii - 8.9m
2010 - COD: Black Ops - Various - 6.3m
2011 - COD: Modern Warfare 3 - Various - 7.1m
2012 - COD: Black Ops 2 Various - 10m
2013 - Grand Theft Auto V - Various - 32.5m


The All Conquering Super Mario On The NES Comes Out On Top With A Whopping 40million Sales!, So No Surprises There Then.....

The Only Game That's Even Come Close In Recent Years Being GTA V With An Almighty 32.5m Spread Across All The Formats.....

The Lowest Selling Number 1 Was Way Back In '79 With The 1million Selling Adventure....

 

So, what do you make of the list?

(2005 was a bad year!)

 

Any Surprises For You In That Little Lot? 

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