Gaming is no different than any other business and every game maker is obsessed with sales and numbers. Some games have been around for decades and have been immensely popular while other games have exploded onto the scene in the past couple of years and sell millions of copies. And that makes us wonder just what the bestselling games of all time are. Let’s look at the least and see which ones have raked in the most sales.
This game launched back in early 2017 and has managed to sell over 70 million copies. It is available across the PS4, Xbox One, PCs, and even on mobile phones. Bear in mind that playing on a mobile phone, while limited is free so it doesn’t really count towards the number of games sold the mobile version of the game has been downloaded over 700 million times bringing the parent company PUBG nearly a billion dollars in revenue.
Okay, this one is kind of iffy. Wii Sports came bundled with the Wii console and they consider it their bestselling game ever with more than 82 million copies “sold”. While 82 million is a more than respectable sales figure, is it really a sale if it comes with the console and you could question just how many of those copies were played on a regular basis.
Grand Theft Auto V
This is a HUGELY successful franchise and the sales of GTA V alone have surpassed more than 140 million copies of the game. Not only is this game only one of three games to sell more than 100 million copies, but it also stands as the most profitable game ever created. Initially released back in 2013 since then it has made
2K more than $6 billion in cold hard cash. It makes you wonder why it is taking a decade to launch GTA 6.
Minecraft is considered one of the best video games of all time. While it has no missions to accomplish you can explore the world, build civilizations and the game is never really exhausted. The classic version has been around since 2009 and it is available across all platforms. To date, it has sold more than 200 million copies making it the second bestselling game of all time. Minecraft isn’t just a game it has also spawned toys, education, and a film on Netflix. Here is a look at Minecraft and why it is so great.
The classic game has been around since 1984 and has been played across dozens of platforms making it almost impossible to calculate exactly how many games have been sold. That being said more than 500 million copies of the game can be accounted for, easily making it the best selling game of all time. You’ve undoubtedly played it yourself.
There you have it, the bestselling games of all time. How many have you played?