Best selling games and franchises developed or published by Nintendo.

Worldwide shipments (Graph)

Nintendo hardware sales figures

Consoles

Console sales
Company Home
console sales
Handheld
console sales
Total sales
Nintendo 361.82 million 473.56 million 835.38 million

Home consoles

See also: Best selling game consoles
Platform Released Sales
(millions)
Ref
Wii 2006 101.63 [1]
Nintendo Switch 2017 68.30 [1]
Nintendo Entertainment System 1983 61.91 [1]
Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1990 49.10 [1]
Nintendo 64 1996 32.93 [1]
Nintendo GameCube 2001 21.74 [1]
Wii U 2012 13.56 [1]
Super NES Classic Edition 2017 5.28 [2]
NES Classic Edition 2016 3.6 [3]
Color TV-Game 1977 3 [4]
Virtual Boy 1995 0.77 [5]

Handheld consoles

See also: Best selling handheld consoles
Platform Released Sales(millions) Ref
Nintendo DS and DSi 2004 154.02 [1]
Game Boy and Game Boy Color 1989/1998 118.69 [1]
Game Boy Advance 2001 81.51 [1]
Nintendo 3DS family
(including Nintendo 2DS and New 3DS)
2011 75.94 [1]
Game & Watch 1980 43.4 [6]

Franchises

This list includes all Nintendo franchises that have crossed the 5 million mark. Sales data mostly based on Nintendo's official sales data.

  1. Mario (699.37 million)
  2. Pokémon (362.95 million)
  3. Wii Series (204.73 million)
  4. The Legend of Zelda (123.73 million)
  5. Donkey Kong (82.83 million)
  6. Super Smash Bros (62.32 million)
  7. Animal Crossing (61.37 million)
  8. Game & Watch (43.40 million)
  9. Kirby (42.09 million)
  10. Brain Age (34.53 million)
  11. Nintendogs (28.60 million)
  12. Duck Hunt (28.31 million)
  13. Yoshi (28.16 million)
  14. Wario (21.72 million)
  15. Metroid (18.17 million)
  16. Luigi's Mansion (17.96 million)
  17. Fire Emblem (16.40 million)
  18. Splatoon (16.22 million)
  19. Star Fox (11.91 million)
  20. Tomodachi (11.57 million)
  21. Big Brain Academy (9.49 million)
  22. Excite (7.22 million)
  23. Pikmin (6.06 million)
  24. Style Savvy (5.87 million)
  25. Ring Fit Adventure (5.84 million)
  26. F-Zero (5.81 million)
  27. Xenoblade Chronicles (5.77 million)
  28. Nintendo Land (5.20 million)
  29. Rhythm Heaven (5.15 million)

Best-selling games

This list includes all Nintendo games that have crossed the 10 million mark. For rereleases and remasters of the same game, the sales data is combined.

  1. Wii SportsWii — 82.90 million
  2. Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/YellowGB/GBA/VC — 59.52 million
  3. Super Mario Bros.NES/GBC/GBA — 47.58 million
  4. Pokémon Gold/Silver/CrystalGBC/DS — 42.21 million
  5. Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/EmeraldGBA/3DS — 37.62 million
  6. Mario Kart 8Wii U/Switch — 37.44 million
  7. Mario Kart Wii — Wii — 37.38 million
  8. TetrisNES/GB — 35.84 million
  9. Wii Sports Resort — Wii — 33.14 million
  10. New Super Mario Bros.DS — 30.80 million
  11. New Super Mario Bros. Wii — Wii — 30.32 million
  12. Duck HuntNES — 28.31 million
  13. Wii Play — Wii — 28.02 million
  14. Super Mario WorldSNES/GBA — 26.30 million
  15. Animal Crossing: New HorizonsSwitch — 26.04 million
  16. Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/PlatinumDS — 25.27 million
  17. Pokémon Sun & Moon3DS — 25.09 million
  18. NintendogsDS — 23.96 million
  19. Mario Kart DSDS — 23.60 million
  20. Super Mario 64N64/DS — 22.97 million
  21. Super Mario Bros. 3NES/GBA — 22.71 million
  22. Wii Fit — Wii — 22.67 million
  23. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildSwitch/Wii U — 21.43 million
  24. Wii Fit Plus — Wii — 21.13 million
  25. Super Smash Bros. UltimateSwitch — 21.10 million
  26. Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch — 19.02 million
  27. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!DS — 19.01 million
  28. Super Mario OdysseySwitch — 18.99 million
  29. Mario Kart 73DS — 18.92 million
  30. Super Mario LandGB — 18.14 million
  31. Pokémon X & Y3DS — 16.49 million
  32. Pokémon Black & WhiteDS — 15.64 million
  33. Super Smash Bros. 43DS/Wii U — 14.99
  34. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! — DS — 14.88 million
  35. New Super Mario Bros. U — Wii U/Switch — 14.13
  36. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeN64/3DS — 13.82 million
  37. New Super Mario Bros. 23DS — 13.37 million
  38. Super Smash Bros. Brawl — Wii — 13.32 million
  39. Donkey Kong CountrySNES/GBC/GBA — 13.31
  40. Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) — NES/GBA — 13.03 million
  41. Animal Crossing: New Leaf3DS — 12.82 million
  42. Super Mario Galaxy — Wii — 12.80 million
  43. Super Mario All-StarsSNES/Wii — 12.79 million
  44. Super Mario 3D Land3DS — 12.77 million
  45. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!Switch — 12.49 million
  46. Super Mario PartySwitch — 12.10 million
  47. Animal Crossing: Wild WorldDS — 11.75 million
  48. Splatoon 2Switch — 11.27 million
  49. Super Mario Land 2GB — 11.18 million
  50. The Legend of Zelda: Link's AwakeningGB/GBC/Switch — 10.62 million
  51. Dr. MarioNES/GB — 10.19 million

See also

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/hard_soft/index.html
  2. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180426e.pdf
  3. https://www.resetera.com/threads/nintendo-software-and-hardware-sales-data-from-1983-to-present.2725/
  4. Sheff, David; Eddy, Andy (1999), Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World, GamePress, p. 27, ISBN 978-0-9669617-0-6, "Nintendo entered the home market in Japan with the dramatic unveiling of Color TV Game 6, which played six versions of light tennis. It was followed by a more powerful sequel, Color TV Game 15. A million units of each were sold. The engineering team also came up with systems that played a more complex game, called "Blockbuster," as well as a racing game. Half a million units of these were sold."
  5. Blake Snow (May 4, 2007). The 10 Worst-Selling Consoles of All Time. GamePro.com. Archived from the original on May 8, 2007. Retrieved on November 25, 2007.
  6. http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/clubn/game-and-watch-ball-reward/0/3


External links

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