Best Selling Video Games 1979 - 2020 -

Best Selling Video Games 1979 – 2020

Captain Gizmo
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This data visualization video shows the best selling video games since 1979. It includes all their ports for newer systems such as for Super Mario Bros for the Wii, Wii U, etc. It does not include Free-to-Play video games, I will include those in a different video.

For top selling I selected those with 1 million in sales units for the first few years, then those with 5 million in sales for the next few years, then 10 million, etc. This was to avoid crowding the chart and to avoid adding games that don’t even peek out for a single year.

These stats come from Wikipedia, articles and from Google Books searches. Some of the data includes approximate numbers as the data available skipped years.

In the video I included quick clips of how the games looked.


  1. where are all these statistics coming from?

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  3. Where is csgo metin2 wolfenstein FIFA and oder

  4. Really hoping I was going to see mario 64 or Golden eye or halo 3

  5. If you feel useless remember there are people who plays trash games like free fire 🤦🏻‍♀️

  6. So… Sonic the Hedgehog was outsold by Sonic 2 wasn’t it? I thought that was the overall best selling Genesis game. Regardless, it sold nothing on the Virtual Console and through the various collections post 2004?

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  8. Notch fucked up selling Minecraft.
    And rockstar fucked up with the trilogy remasters.

  9. I am surprised that wow is not mentioned at all in the top 10 since it reached several millions users

  10. Ive waited outside a store on opening night for COD… not tetris

  11. This graph is incorrect. Reason being, fortnite was the most popular game worldwide in 2019-2020 and league of legends was right behind it but late 2020 it became the most played worldwide

  12. Tetris really? These days new good games are launching

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  14. Diablo 3 most popular then Witcher 3?
    Tell me about it

  15. Breaks my heart that mortal Kombat wasn't in there once

  16. Damn you Tetris!! You got too cocky at the end!!

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