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Best selling Nintendo games

Best selling games and franchises developed or published by Nintendo.

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Worldwide shipments (Graph)
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Nintendo hardware sales figures

Consoles

Console sales
Company Home
console sales
Handheld
console sales
Total sales
Nintendo 382.65 million 473.56 million 856.21 million

Home consoles

Platform Released Sales
(millions)
Ref
Wii 2006 101.63 [1]
Nintendo Switch 2017 92.87 [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

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 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 (763.45 million)
  2. Pokémon (380.00 million)
  3. Wii Series (204.73 million)
  4. The Legend of Zelda (133.37 million)
  5. Donkey Kong (82.88 million)
  6. Animal Crossing (70.33 million)
  7. Super Smash Bros (66.95 million)
  8. Game & Watch (43.40 million)
  9. Kirby (41.07 million)
  10. Brain Age (34.60 million)
  11. Nintendogs (28.60 million)
  12. Duck Hunt (28.31 million)
  13. Yoshi (28.04 million)
  14. Wario (21.47 million)
  15. Luigi's Mansion (20.42 million)
  16. Metroid (18.14 million)
  17. Splatoon (17.63 million)
  18. Fire Emblem (16.25 million)
  19. Tomodachi (12.99 million)
  20. Ring Fit Adventure (12.21 million)[7]
  21. Star Fox (11.65 million)
  22. Big Brain Academy (9.49 million)
  23. Pikmin (7.46 million)
  24. Excite (6.02 million)
  25. Xenoblade Chronicles (5.88 million)
  26. Style Savvy (5.87 million)
  27. F-Zero (5.85 million)
  28. Clubhouse Games (5.71 million)
  29. Nintendo Land (5.20 million)[8]
  30. 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/3DS(VC) — 48.24 million
  4. Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal — GBC/DS — 42.21 million
  5. Mario Kart 8Wii U/Switch — 39.63 million
  6. Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald — GBA/3DS — 37.62 million
  7. Mario Kart Wii — Wii — 37.38 million
  8. Tetris — NES/GB — 35.84 million
  9. Wii Sports Resort — Wii — 33.14 million
  10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Switch — 31.18 million
  11. New Super Mario Bros.DS — 30.80 million
  12. New Super Mario Bros. Wii — Wii — 30.32 million
  13. Duck Hunt — NES — 28.31 million
  14. Wii Play — Wii — 28.02 million
  15. Super Mario WorldSNES/GBA — 26.30 million
  16. Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum — DS — 25.27 million
  17. Pokémon Sun & Moon — 3DS — 25.09 million
  18. Nintendogs — DS — 23.96 million
  19. Super Mario Bros. 3 — NES/GBA — 23.71 million
  20. Mario Kart DS — DS — 23.60 million
  21. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Switch/Wii U — 23.14 million
  22. Super Mario 64N64/DS — 22.97 million
  23. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — Switch — 22.85 million
  24. Wii Fit — Wii — 22.67 million
  25. Wii Fit Plus — Wii — 21.13 million
  26. Pokémon Sword and Shield — Switch — 20.35 million
  27. Super Mario Odyssey — Switch — 20.23 million
  28. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! — DS — 19.01 million
  29. Mario Kart 7 — 3DS — 18.92 million
  30. Super Mario Land — GB — 18.14 million
  31. Pokémon X & Y — 3DS — 16.49 million
  32. Pokémon Black & White — DS — 15.64 million
  33. New Super Mario Bros. U — Wii U/Switch — 15.63
  34. Super Smash Bros. 4 — 3DS/Wii U — 14.99
  35. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! — DS — 14.88 million
  36. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time — N64/3DS — 13.82 million
  37. Super Mario Party — Switch — 13.82 million
  38. New Super Mario Bros. 2 — 3DS — 13.37 million
  39. Super Smash Bros. Brawl — Wii — 13.32 million
  40. Donkey Kong Country — SNES/GBC/GBA — 13.31
  41. Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) — NES/GBA — 13.03 million
  42. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! — Switch — 13.00 million
  43. Animal Crossing: New Leaf — 3DS — 12.82 million
  44. Super Mario Galaxy — Wii — 12.80 million
  45. Super Mario All-Stars — SNES/Wii — 12.79 million
  46. Super Mario 3D Land — 3DS — 12.77 million
  47. Splatoon 2 — Switch — 11.90 million
  48. Animal Crossing: Wild World — DS — 11.75 million
  49. Super Mario Land 2 — GB — 11.18 million
  50. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — GB/GBC/Switch — 10.62 million
  51. Dr. Mario — NES/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
  7. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
  8. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/wiiu.html


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