About This Statistic
The statistic ranks the best-selling console games of all time. Wii Sports is the best-selling video game with a little over 82.5 million units shipped worldwide. Data for global hardware unit sales by platform can be found here.
Best-selling console games of all time
Given that the top-selling Wii Sports console game was predominantly sold in a bundle with the hugely successful Wii console from Nintendo, it may come as no surprise that Wii Sports dominates the console game field with roughly 82 million units sold. The second best-selling console game of all time, Super Mario Bros. played on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), first reached the market in 1985, making it one of the oldest, most-loved and most-influential games worldwide. Played originally on the NES 8-bit video game console, Super Mario Bros. games have been developed for almost all of Nintendo’s later gaming consoles. As of March 2017, a Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii console had sold almost 31 million units. Being that nearly two thirds of the global best selling games are linked with Nintendo, it is not surprising that the company made 4.46 billion U.S. dollars in sales in 2016.