Best-selling games of all time
- by Mike
What are the best-selling games of all time? You might expect mega AAA franchises like Halo and Call of Duty to be part of the all-time most popular list. But you might be surprised to find there’s more to it.
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto is one of the best-selling games of all time, with over 1 billion copies sold. It’s also one of the most controversial video games ever made, with its focus on violence and crime.
The game was first released in 1997 by DMA Design (now Rockstar North), a company founded by David Jones and Geoff Howlett. The game was inspired by their experiences playing games like Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament, as well as movies like The Terminator and Escape from New York.
The game was originally designed for the 16-bit console systems that were popular at the time, including Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). However, after its release on these consoles it quickly came under fire due to its violent content–specifically a scene where players can run over pedestrians in an ambulance–and a lawsuit brought against DMA Design by attorney Jack Thompson led to a recall of GTA from stores across America in 2000.
The game was developed by Nintendo and released in 2006, and since then it has sold over 82 million copies worldwide. It is a collection of five games that are played with the Wii Remote. The games included are baseball, bowling, golf, tennis and boxing. The game has been widely praised for its intuitive controls and how easy it is to pick up and play. The game also features some other features such as the ability to play against friends or family members over the internet as well as allowing you to play against a computer controlled opponent.
Red Dead Redemption 2
The open world western action-adventure video game was released on 26th October 2018 and has been a critical and commercial success. It has sold over 50 million copies worldwide as per GamesIndustry.biz.
The game has set many records including becoming the most pre-ordered game ever on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, breaking industry records for highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours and fastest entertainment title to gross $1 billion worldwide. It also became the best-selling digital console release ever with over 8 million units sold digitally within its first week of release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It received universal acclaim from critics, who praised its world design, gameplay mechanics and story.
The game takes place in 1899 America where players control John Marston, a former outlaw who is forced by government agents to hunt down members of his old gang while they search for Bill Williamson’s treasure.
Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart a racing video game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992. The game has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide since its debut, making it one of the best-selling video game franchises ever. Mario Kart games are played on many consoles, including Nintendo’s own handheld devices and game consoles, as well as mobile phones and tablets running Android or Apple’s iOS operating system.
What are the best-selling games of all time? You might expect mega AAA franchises like Halo and Call of Duty to be part of the all-time most popular list. But you might be surprised to find there’s more to it. Grand Theft Auto Grand Theft Auto is one of the…