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The following sales figures are derived from official figures from developers and publishers, along with figures from analyst firms Famitsu, Media Create, NPD and Steam Spy. See the individual franchise articles for more details on the sales figures.

The best-selling RPG franchise of all time is Pokémon, with more than 400 million units sold worldwide. Individually, the best-selling RPG of all time is Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow with more than 70 million units sold worldwide.

Best-Selling Franchises[]

This list only includes franchises that sold above 5 million units.

Rank Franchise Debut Sales Ref
1 Pokémon 1996 480,000,000 [1]
2 Final Fantasy 1987 185,000,000 [2]
3 Monster Hunter 2004 100,000,000 [3]
4 Dragon Quest 1986 88,000,000 [4]
5 Soulsborne 2009 83,400,551 [5]
6 Borderlands 2009 72,000,000 [6]
7 The Witcher 2007 65,000,000 [7]
8 The Elder Scrolls 1994 58,623,000 [8]
9 Lineage 1998 43,000,000
10 Fallout 1997 38,000,000
11 Kingdom Hearts 2002 36,000,000 [9]
12 Dragon Ball (RPG) 1986 28,835,218 [10]
13 Mario RPG 1996 28,840,000 [11]
14 Megami Tensei 1987 27,321,800 [n 1]
15 Tales 1995 25,000,000 [17]
16 Fire Emblem 1990 20,460,956 [18]
17 Persona 1996 18,770,000 [16]
18 Super Robot Taisen / Super Robot Wars 1991 19,100,000 [19]
19 Mass Effect 2007 16,500,000
20 World of Warcraft 2004 14,500,000 [20]
21 Yo-kai Watch 2013 13,000,000 [21]
22 Mana 1991 12,300,000 [22]
23 Drakengard / Nier 2003 12,045,267 [23]
24 Fable 2004 12,000,000 [24][25]
25 Guild Wars 2005 11,500,000
26 Dragon's Dogma 2012 11,000,000 [3]
27 Xeno 1998 11,215,107 [26]
28 SaGa 1989 10,000,000 [27]
29 Inazuma Eleven 2008 8,000,000 [28]
30 Chrono 1995 7,175,871 [29]
31 The Legend of Heroes / Trails 1989 7,166,565 [30][31]
32 Baldur's Gate 1998 5,000,000 [32]

Best-Selling Games[]

This list only counts entries above 3 million.

Rank Title Year Sales Ref
1 Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow 1996 74,260,000 [33]
2 Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal 1999 42,210,000 [33]
3 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2015 40,000,000 [7]
4 Monster Hunter World / Iceborne 2018 37,925,000 [34]
5 Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald 2002 36,600,000 [33]
6 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011 30,000,000 [35]
7 Diablo III / Reaper of Souls 2014 30,000,000 [36]
8 Pokémon Sword / Shield 2019 26,270,000 [37]
9 Pokémon Sun / Moon / Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon 2016 25,410,000 [33]
10 Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum 2006 25,270,000 [33]
11 Elden Ring 2022 25,000,000 [38]
12 Pokémon Scarlet / Violet 2022 24,920,000 [37]
13 Final Fantasy XIV 2010 24,000,000 [39][40]
14 Monster Hunter Rise / Sunbreak 2021 23,000,000 [41]
15 Dark Souls III 2016 20,000,000 [5]
16 Cyberpunk 2077 2020 20,000,000 [42]
17 Borderlands 2 2012 20,000,000
18 Pokémon X / Y 2013 16,490,000
19 Dark Souls 2011 16,000,000 [5]
20 Pokémon Black / White 2010 15,640,000
21 Ring Fit Adventure 2019 15,380,000
22 The Elder Scrolls Online 2014 15,000,000 [43]
23 Pokémon Legends: Arceus 2022 14,830,000 [44]
24 World of Warcraft 2004 14,500,000 [20]
25 Final Fantasy VII 1997 14,400,000 [45]
26 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 2019 14,000,000 [5]
27 Lineage II 2003 14,000,000 [46]
28 Bloodborne 2015 14,000,000 [5]
29 Fallout 4 2015 13,510,000 [47]
30 Dark Souls II 2014 13,000,000 [5]
31 Fallout 3 2008 12,400,000 [48]
32 Final Fantasy VIII 1999 11,199,111 [49]
33 Fallout: New Vegas 2010 11,000,000 [50]
34 Final Fantasy XV 2016 10,270,000 [49]
35 Final Fantasy XIII 2009 9,605,000
36 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 2006 9,500,000 [48]
37 Monster Hunter 3 2009 9,400,000 [34]
38 Monster Hunter X / Generations 2015 9,100,000
39 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 2016 9,000,000 [51]
40 Final Fantasy X 2001 8,956,188 [49]
41 Final Fantasy XII 2006 8,390,451
42 Monster Hunter 4 2013 8,300,000 [34]
43 Final Fantasy IX 2000 8,127,462 [49]
44 Nier: Automata 2017 7,500,000 [52]
45 Yo-kai Watch 2 2014 7,300,000
46 Persona 5 2016 7,297,000 [16]
47 Final Fantasy VII Remake 2020 7,000,000+ [53]
48 Monster Hunter 2 2006 6,892,005 [34]
49 Final Fantasy X/X-2 2005 6,757,457 [49]
50 Kingdom Hearts III 2019 6,700,000 [54]
51 Dragon Quest III 1988 6,450,000 [55]
52 Dragon Quest V 1992 6,220,000
53 Final Fantasy XIII-2 2011 6,077,000 [49]
54 Kingdom Hearts 2002 6,000,000 [56]
55 Dragon Quest XI 2017 6,000,000 [57]
56 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot 2020 6,000,000 [58]
57 Mass Effect 2 2010 6,000,000 [59]
58 Dragon Quest IV 1990 5,970,000 [55]
59 Dragon Quest VIII 2004 5,810,000
60 Dragon Quest VII 2000 5,565,000
61 Final Fantasy III 1990 5,522,808 [49]
62 Final Fantasy X-2 2003 5,416,355
63 Demon's Souls 2009 5,400,000 [5]
64 Dragon Quest IX 2009 5,350,000 [55]
65 Super NES Classic Edition 2017 5,280,000 [60]
66 Diablo II 2000 5,200,000 [61]
67 Chrono Trigger 1995 5,132,871 [29]
68 Final Fantasy VI 1994 5,084,649 [49]
69 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years 2008 5,034,000

Sales Milestones[]

Worldwide[]

Year Title Platform(s) Sales milestone Market Ref
1980 Temple of Apshai Computers 10,000 USA [62]
1981 Akalabeth: World of Doom Apple II 10,000 USA [63][64]
Temple of Apshai Computers 20,000 USA [62]
1982 Ultima Apple II 20,000 USA [65]
Wizardry Apple II 24,000
Temple of Apshai Computers 40,000 USA [66]
1984 The Black Onyx NEC PC-8801 150,000 Japan [67]
Wizardry Computers 200,000 Worldwide [68]
Hydlide NEC PC 200,000 Japan [69]
1985 Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II Computers 400,000 Japan [66]
Hydlide Computers 400,000 Japan [69]
1986 Temple of Apshai Computers 400,000 Worldwide [70]
Dragon Quest Famicom 1,000,000 Japan [71]
1987 Zelda 2: Link no Bōken FDS 1,050,297 Japan [72]
Dragon Quest Famicom 1,500,000 Japan [73]
Hydlide Multi-platform 2,000,000 Japan [74][69]
Dragon Quest II Famicom 2,400,000 Japan [75][76]
1988 Dragon Quest III Famicom 3,800,000 Japan [75][77]
1992 Dragon Quest III NES 3,895,000 Worldwide [78]
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link NES 4,380,000 Worldwide [79]
1997 Pocket Monsters: Red / Green / Blue Game Boy 5,659,853 Japan [80]
Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 6,000,000 Worldwide [81]
1998 Final Fantasy VII Multi-platform 11,000,000 Worldwide [82]
Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Pikachu Game Boy 15,000,000 Worldwide [83]
1999 Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow Game Boy 22,000,000 Worldwide [84]
2003 Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow Game Boy 45,690,000 Worldwide [85]
2008 Multi-platform 57,690,000
2016 59,190,000

Markets[]

Japan[]

Year Title Platform(s) Sales milestone Ref
1984 The Black Onyx NEC PC-8801 150,000 [67]
Hydlide NEC PC 200,000 [69]
1985 Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II Computers 400,000 [66]
Hydlide Computers 400,000 [69]
1986 Dragon Quest Famicom 1,000,000 [71]
1987 Zelda 2: Link no Bōken FDS 1,050,297 [72]
Dragon Quest Famicom 1,500,000 [73]
Hydlide Multi-platform 2,000,000 [74][69]
Dragon Quest II Famicom 2,400,000 [75][76]
1988 Dragon Quest III Famicom 3,800,000 [75][77]
1997 Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 4,000,000 [86]
Pocket Monsters: Red / Green / Blue Game Boy 5,659,853 [80]
1998 Pocket Monsters: Red / Green / Blue / Pikachu Game Boy 11,000,000 [83]
1999 12,000,000 [83]
2003 Pocket Monsters: Red / Green / Blue / Pikachu Game Boy 13,390,000 [87]
2008 Multi-platform 18,790,000

West[]

Year Title Platform(s) Sales milestone Market Ref
1980 Temple of Apshai Computers 10,000 USA [62]
1981 Akalabeth: World of Doom Apple II 10,000 USA [63][64]
Temple of Apshai Computers 20,000 USA [62]
1982 Ultima Apple II 20,000 USA [65]
Wizardry Apple II 24,000
Temple of Apshai Computers 40,000 USA [66]
1984 Wizardry Computers 200,000 West [68]
1986 Temple of Apshai Computers 400,000 West [70]
1988 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link NES 500,000 West [79][88]
1989 Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest) NES 500,000 USA [78]
1990 Final Fantasy NES 700,000 USA [89]
Dragon Warrior (Dragon Quest) NES 1,500,000 USA [90]
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link NES 2,770,000 West [79][88]
1997 Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 3,000,000 West [81][91]
1998 Pokémon Red / Blue Game Boy 4,000,000 USA [83]
Final Fantasy VII Multi-platform 5,000,000 West [82]
1999 Pokémon Red / Blue / Yellow Game Boy 10,000,000 West [84]
2003 Pokémon Red / Blue / Yellow Game Boy 32,300,000 West [85][87]
2008 Multi-platform 38,900,000

China[]

Title Platform(s) Year Sales milestone Ref
The Legend of Sword and Fairy PC 1995 100,000 [92]
1996 450,000
1997 1,000,000
1998 2,000,000

Platforms[]

Computers[]

Year Title Platform(s) Sales milestone Market Ref
1980 Temple of Apshai Computers 10,000 USA [62]
1981 Akalabeth: World of Doom Apple II 10,000 USA [63][64]
Temple of Apshai Computers 20,000 USA [62]
1982 Ultima Apple II 20,000 USA [65]
Wizardry Apple II 24,000
Temple of Apshai Computers 40,000 USA [66]
1984 The Black Onyx NEC PC-8801 150,000 Japan [67]
Wizardry Computers 200,000 Worldwide [68]
Hydlide NEC PC 200,000 Japan [69]
1985 Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II Computers 400,000 Japan [66]
Hydlide Computers 400,000 Japan [69]
1986 Temple of Apshai Computers 400,000 Worldwide [70]
1987 Hydlide Computers 1,000,000 Japan [74][69]
1997 The Legend of Sword and Fairy PC 1,000,000 China [92]
Diablo PC 1,000,000 Worldwide [93]
1998 Final Fantasy VII PC 1,000,000 West [94]
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds Computers 1,000,000 Worldwide [95][96]
Diablo PC 1,800,000 Worldwide [97]
The Legend of Sword and Fairy PC 2,000,000 China [92]
2000 Diablo II Computers 2,750,000 Worldwide [98]
2001 4,000,000 [99]
2003 Lineage Computers 4,000,000 Worldwide [100]
2005 Lineage Computers 4,300,000 Worldwide [46]
World of Warcraft Computers 5,000,000 Worldwide [101]
2006 World of Warcraft Computers 6,000,000 Worldwide [101]
2007 World of Warcraft Computers 9,000,000 Worldwide [101]
Lineage II Computers 14,000,000 Worldwide [46]
2013 Diablo III Computers 14,500,000 Worldwide [102]
2014 20,000,000 [103]

Consoles[]

Year Title Platform(s) Sales milestone Market Ref
1986 Dragon Quest Famicom 1,000,000 Japan [71]
1987 Hydlide Famicom 1,000,000 Japan [74][69]
Zelda 2: Link no Bōken FDS 1,050,297 Japan [72]
Dragon Quest Famicom 1,500,000 Japan [73]
Dragon Quest II Famicom 2,400,000 Japan [75][76]
1988 Dragon Quest III Famicom 3,800,000 Japan [75][77]
1992 Dragon Quest III NES 3,895,000 Worldwide [78]
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link NES 4,380,000 Worldwide [79]
1997 Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 6,000,000 Worldwide [81]
1998 10,000,000 [82]
1999 10,873,400 [104]
2009 Consoles 10,973,400 Worldwide [104]
2013 Final Fantasy VII Consoles 13,633,000 Worldwide [104]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Consoles 17,000,000 Worldwide [105]
2017 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Consoles 20,000,000 Worldwide [106]
2020 Pokémon Sword / Shield Nintendo Switch 20,350,000 Worldwide [107]
2021 23,900,000 [108]
2022 25,680,000 [109]

Handheld[]

Year Title Platform(s) Sales milestone Market Ref
1990 Makai Tōshi SaGa (Final Fantasy Legend) Game Boy 1,000,000 Japan [110]
1995 Final Fantasy Legend Game Boy 1,370,000 Worldwide [111]
1996 Pocket Monsters: Red / Green / Blue Game Boy 1,663,861 Japan [112]
1997 5,659,853 [80]
1998 Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Pikachu Game Boy 15,000,000 Worldwide [83]
1999 Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow Game Boy 22,000,000 Worldwide [84]
2003 Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow Game Boy 45,690,000 Worldwide [85]
2008 Multi-platform 57,690,000

Subgenres[]

Action RPG[]

Year Title Platform(s) Sales milestone Market Ref
1984 Hydlide NEC PC 200,000 Japan [69]
1985 Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II Computers 400,000 Japan [66]
Hydlide Computers 200,000 Japan [69]
1987 Zelda 2: Link no Bōken FDS 1,000,000 Japan [76][88]
Hydlide Multi-platform 2,000,000 Japan [74][69]
1988 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link NES 2,000,000 Worldwide [79]
1992 4,380,000
2005 Multi-platform 4,971,000
2008 Monster Hunter 2 Multi-platform 5,820,723 Worldwide [113][114]
2010 Monster Hunter 2 Multi-platform 6,020,723 Worldwide [115][114]
Monster Hunter 3 Multi-platform 6,500,000
2011 Monster Hunter 2 Multi-platform 6,720,723 Worldwide [114]
Monster Hunter 3 Multi-platform 9,400,000
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Multi-platform 10,000,000 Worldwide [116]
2012 Diablo III Computers 12,000,000 Worldwide [117]
2013 Diablo III Computers 14,500,000 Worldwide [102]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Multi-platform 20,270,000 Worldwide [105]
2015 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Multi-platform 22,700,000 Worldwide [48]
2016 30,000,000 [118]
2022 Monster Hunter World Multi-platform 32,700,000 Worldwide [41]
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Multi-platform 40,000,000 Worldwide [7]

Japanese RPG[]

Year Title Platform(s) Sales milestone Market Ref
1984 The Black Onyx NEC PC-8801 150,000 Japan [67]
Hydlide NEC PC 200,000 Japan [69]
1985 Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II Computers 400,000 Japan [66]
Hydlide Computers 200,000 Japan [69]
1986 Dragon Quest Famicom 1,000,000 Japan [71]
1987 Zelda 2: Link no Bōken FDS 1,000,000 Japan [76][88]
Momotarō Densetsu Famicom 1,000,000 Japan [119]
Dragon Quest Famicom 1,500,000 Japan [73]
Hydlide Multi-platform 2,000,000 Japan [74][69]
Dragon Quest II Famicom 2,400,000 Japan [75][76]
1988 Dragon Quest III Famicom 3,800,000 Japan [75][77]
1992 Dragon Quest III NES 3,895,000 Worldwide [78]
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link NES 4,380,000 Worldwide [79]
1997 Pocket Monsters: Red/Green/Blue Game Boy 5,659,853 Japan [80]
Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 6,000,000 Worldwide [81]
1998 Final Fantasy VII Multi-platform 11,000,000 Worldwide [82]
Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Pikachu Game Boy 15,000,000 Worldwide [83]
1999 Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow Game Boy 22,000,000 Worldwide [84]
2003 45,690,000 [85]
2008 Multi-platform 57,690,000
2016 59,190,000

Western RPG[]

Year Title Platform(s) Sales milestone Market Ref
1980 Temple of Apshai Computers 10,000 USA [62]
1981 Akalabeth: World of Doom Apple II 10,000 USA [63][64]
Temple of Apshai Computers 20,000 USA [62]
1982 Ultima Apple II 20,000 USA [65]
Wizardry Apple II 24,000
Temple of Apshai Computers 40,000 USA [66]
1984 Wizardry Computers 200,000 Worldwide [68]
1986 Temple of Apshai Computers 400,000 Worldwide [70]
1989 The Bard's Tale Computers 407,000 Worldwide [120]
Wizardry Computers 500,000 USA [121]
1997 Diablo PC 1,000,000 Worldwide [93]
1998 Multi-platform 2,000,000 [122]
2000 Diablo Multi-platform 2,300,000 Worldwide [98]
Diablo II Computers 2,750,000
2001 Diablo II Computers 4,000,000 Worldwide [99]
2005 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Multi-platform 4,000,000 Worldwide [123]
2005 World of Warcraft Computers 5,000,000 Worldwide [101]
2006 6,000,000
2007 9,000,000
2008 11,500,000
2010 World of Warcraft Computers 12,000,000 Worldwide [124]
2012 Diablo III Computers 12,000,000 Worldwide [117]
2013 Diablo III Computers 14,500,000 Worldwide [102]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Multi-platform 20,270,000 Worldwide [105]
2015 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Multi-platform 22,700,000 Worldwide [48]
2016 30,000,000 [118]
2022 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Multi-platform 40,000,000 Worldwide [7]

Annual Best-Sellers[]

1980s[]

Year Top-seller Platform(s) Market Sales Revenue Ref
1980 Temple of Apshai Computers USA 10,000 $400,000 [62][125]
1981 Wizardry Apple II USA 24,000 $1,200,000 [65][126]
1982
1983 Wizardry Computers Worldwide 50,000 $2,500,000 [68][126]
1984 Hydlide NEC PC Japan 200,000 $5,700,000 [69][127]
1985 Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II Computers Japan 400,000 $13,000,000 [66][128]
1986 Dragon Quest Famicom Japan 1,000,000 $73,000,000 [71][90]
1987 Dragon Quest II Famicom Japan 2,400,000 $173,000,000 [75][76][90]
1988 Dragon Quest III Famicom Japan 3,800,000 $304,000,000 [75][77][90]
1989 Mother (EarthBound Beginnings) Famicom Japan 501,625 $26,100,000 [129][130]
1980s Dragon Quest III Famicom Japan 3,800,000 $304,000,000 [75][77]

1990s[]

Year Top-seller Platform Market Sales Revenue Ref
1990 Dragon Quest IV Famicom Japan 2,721,876 $180,000,000 [131][132]
1991 Final Fantasy IV SNES Worldwide 1,460,000 $162,000,000 [n 2]
1992 Dragon Quest V SFC Asia 3,000,000 $381,000,000 [135][90]
1993 Secret of Mana SNES Worldwide 1,332,000 $118,000,000 [136][137][138]
1994 Final Fantasy VI SNES Worldwide 2,825,952 $329,000,000 [89][139][104]
1995 Dragon Quest VI SFC Japan 2,482,640 $325,000,000 [140][90]
1996 Super Mario RPG SNES Worldwide 1,995,898 $151,000,000 [n 3]
1997 Final Fantasy VII PS1 Worldwide 6,000,000 $480,000,000 [n 4]
1998 Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Pikachu Game Boy Worldwide 7,288,391 $291,000,000 [n 5]
1999 Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow Game Boy Worldwide 10,998,666 $422,000,000 [152][84][151]
1990s Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow Game Boy Worldwide 22,000,000 $928,000,000 [84][151]

2000s[]

Year Top-seller Platform(s) Market Sales Ref
2000 Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal Game Boy Color Worldwide 7,448,900 [153][154]
2001 Worldwide 11,400,000 [n 6]
2002 Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire GBA Japan 3,197,762 [156][159]
2003 Worldwide 6,120,000 [160]
2004 Pokémon FireRed / LeafGreen GBA Worldwide 5,800,000 [161]
2005 World of Warcraft Computers Worldwide 4,000,000 [101]
2006 Pokémon Diamond / Pearl Nintendo DS Japan 4,355,495 [162]
2007 Worldwide 9,867,185 [163][164]
2008 Fallout 3 Multi-platform Worldwide 4,700,000 [165][166]
2009 Dragon Quest IX Nintendo DS Japan 4,100,968 [167]
2000s Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow Multi-platform Worldwide 35,690,000 [84][85]

2010s[]

Year Top-seller Platform(s) Sales Ref
2010 Pokémon Black / White Nintendo DS 4,914,813 [168]
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Multi-platform 10,000,000 [116]
2012 Diablo III Computers 12,000,000 [117]
2013 Pokémon X / Y Nintendo 3DS 11,610,000 [169]
2014 Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS 9,350,000 [170]
2015 Fallout 4 Multi-platform 12,000,000 [171]
2016 Pokémon Sun / Moon Nintendo 3DS 14,690,000 [172]
2017 Pokémon Sun / Moon / Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon Nintendo 3DS 8,530,000 [n 7]
2018 Monster Hunter World Multi-platform 13,300,000 [175]
2019 Pokémon Sword / Shield Nintendo Switch 16,060,000 [176]
2010s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Multi-platform 30,000,000 [118]

2020s[]

Year Top-seller Platform(s) Sales Ref
2020 Cyberpunk 2077 Multi-platform 13,000,000 [177]
2021 Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl Nintendo Switch 13,970,000 [178]
2022 Pokémon Scarlet / Violet Nintendo Switch 20,610,000 [179]
2023 Hogwarts Legacy Multi-platform 22,000,000 [180]
2020s Elden Ring Multi-platform 25,000,000 [38]

Most Famous Franchises[]

The following tables list the percentage of a country's population who recognize the most famous RPG franchises.

Japan[]

Rank Franchise Fame Ref
1 Pokémon 86% [181]
2 Dragon Ball 83%
3 One Piece 70.8% [182]
4 Dragon Quest 66.6%
5 Final Fantasy 62.4%
6 Gundam 59.8%
7 Yo-kai Watch 58.3%
8 Monster Hunter 55.6%
9 Yu-Gi-Oh! 51.8%
10 Fate 27.9%

United States[]

Rank Franchise Fame Ref
1 Pokémon 90% [183]
2 World of Warcraft 73% [184]
3 Final Fantasy 71%
4 Dragon Ball Z games 71%
5 Diablo 62%
6 Fallout 59%
8 The Witcher 59%
7 Kingdom Hearts 51%
9 Borderlands 51%
10 Dragon Age 51%

United Kingdom[]

Rank Franchise Fame Ref
1 Pokémon 75% [185]
2 World of Warcraft 65%
3 Final Fantasy 53%
4 The Witcher 53%
5 Fallout 50%
6 Dragon Ball Z games 49%
7 Cyberpunk 2077 39%
8 Borderlands 38%
9 Diablo 38%
10 Monster Hunter 31%
Kingdom Hearts 31%

Notes[]

  1. Megami Tensei franchise:
    • Megami Tensei series (up until 2017) – 7,200,000[12]
    • Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster – 500,000[13]
    • Shin Megami Tensei V – 800,000[14]
    • Soul Hackers 2 – 51,800[15]
    • Persona series – 18,770,000[16]
  2. Final Fantasy IV
    • 1991 sales
    • Prices[104]
      • Japan - ¥9720 ($119)
      • United States - $80
  3. Super Mario RPG
  4. Final Fantasy VII
    • 1997 sales - 6,000,000[81]
      • Japan - 3,447,500[147]
      • United States - 1,500,000[148]
      • Europe - 1,052,500
    • Prices[104]
      • Japan - ¥7800 ($90)
      • United States - $49.99
      • Europe - £44.99 ($90)
  5. Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Pikachu
    • 1998 sales
      • Red / Green / Blue (Japan) - 1,739,391[149]
      • Red / Blue (United States) - 4,000,000[83]
      • Pikachu (Japan) - 1,549,000[150]
    • Prices[151]
      • Japan - ¥4095 ($46)
      • United States - $34.99
  6. Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal sales in 2001:
    • Japan - 826,125 units
      • Crystal Version sold 749,863.[155] Gold and Silver versions sold 76,262.[156]
    • United States - 3,127,659 units[157]
    • Europe - €221 million[158] (7.4 million units)
  7. Pokémon Sun / Moon / Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon sales in 2017:
    • Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon7.17 million[173]
    • Pokémon Sun / Moon1.36 million[172][174]

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