The Best Selling Consoles and Games In History

 

What was your favorite gaming system as a kid or even now?  I’m an old school NES guy though there are two other systems in my life I was addicted to as well.  The first was Sega Genesis.  I swear I must have played Altered Beast for 50 straight hours when I first got my Genesis.   The next would be Super Nintendo.  Playing Street Fighter II on there with my special 6 button joystick took up more time than probably anything else over the span of 3 months.

The funny thing is that these systems don’t even compare to the technology we see today in video games.  Still though, youth is youth and I’ll always have a fondness for those days.  But when it comes to the best systems and games of all-time, which ones win?  When it comes to actual dollar sales, the following 13 systems and games are at the top of the list:

Nintendo GameCube

Manufactured by: Nintendo
Released: 2001
Sales: $21.74 million
Highest selling game: Super Smash Bros. Melee: 7.09 million copies.

 

Xbox

Manufactured by: Microsoft
Released: 2001
Sales: $24 million
Highest selling game: Halo 2 : 8.49 million copies.

 

N64

Manufactured by: Nintendo
Released: 1996
Sales: $32.93 million
Highest selling game: Super Mario 64: 11.89 million copies.

 

PlayStation 4

Manufactured by: Sony
Released: 2013
Sales: $37.7 million
Highest selling game: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: 8.7 million copies sold.

 

Nintendo Game & Watch

Manufactured by: Nintendo
Released: 1980
Sales: $43.4 million

 

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Manufactured by: Nintendo
Released: 1990
Sales: 49.1 million
Highest selling game: Super Mario World: $20.6 million

 

Sega Mega Drive / Genesis (including add-ons)

Manufactured by: Sega
Released: 1988
Sales: 46—49.6 million. . $40—43 million without add-ons.
Highest selling game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2: 6.03 million units sold.

 

Nintendo Entertainment System

Manufactured by: Nintendo
Released: 1983
Sales: 61.91 million
Highest selling game: Super Mario Bros.: $40.24 million

 

Xbox 360

Manufactured by: Microsoft
Released: 2005
Sales: $83.7 million
Highest selling game: Kinect Adventures!: $24 million

 

PlayStation 3

Manufactured by: Sony
Released: 2006
Sales: $83.8 million
Highest selling game: Grand Theft Auto V: $21.3 million

 

Wii

Manufactured by: Nintendo
Released: 2005
Sales: $101.59 million
Highest selling game: Wii Sports: $82.79 million

 

PlayStation

Manufactured by: Sony
Released: 1994
Sales: $102.49 million
Highest selling game: Gran Turismo: $10.85 million

 

PlayStation 2

Manufactured by: Sony
Released: 2000
Sales: $155 million
Highest selling game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: $17.33 million.


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