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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. Individualy, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the best selling RPG of all time.[1]

Franchises[]

  1. Pokémon - 380 million
  2. Final Fantasy - 159 million [2]
  3. Grand Theft Auto V - 155 million
  4. Dragon Quest - 82 million [2]
  5. Monster Hunter - 65 million
  6. Red Dead Redemption 2 - 39 million
  7. Kingdom hearts - 32 million
  8. The Elder Scrolls - 52 million
  9. Borderlands - 48 million[3]
  10. Lineage - 43 million
  11. The Witcher - 40 million
  12. Fallout - 38 million
  13. Mario RPG - 28.7 million
  14. Megami Tensei - 23.5 million[4]
    • Persona - 11.1 million[5]
  15. Tales - 23 million[6]
  16. Dragon Ball (RPG) - 17.2 million
  17. Fire emblem - 16.56 million
  18. Mass Effect - 16.5 million
  19. Super Robot Wars - 16 million
  20. World of Warcraft - 14 million
  21. Souls - 14.7 million
  22. Yo-kai Watch - 13 million[7]
  23. Mana - 12.3 million[8]
  24. Fable - 12 million[9][10]
  25. Guild Wars - 11.5 million
  26. SaGa - 9.9 million[11]
  27. Inazuma Eleven - 8 million[12]
  28. Chrono - 5.4 million[13]
  29. Baldur's Gate - 5 million[14]
  30. Nier - 5 million<ref>Nier 1 - 500k - SourceNier Automata - 4.5 million Source </ref>
  31. Suikoden - 2.3 million
  32. Golden Sun - 1.8 million
  33. Mother/Earthbound - 1.5 million

Individual Entries[]

This list only counts entries above 3 million.

  1. Pokémon Red / Blue / Yellow - 59.52 million
  2. Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal - 42.21 million
  3. Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald - 36.6 million
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 30 million[15]
  5. Diablo III and Reaper of Souls expansion - 30 million
  6. The Witcher 3 and expansions (Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine) - 28 million[16][17]
  7. Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum - 25.27 million
  8. Pokémon Sun and Moon /Ultra sun/Ultra moon - 25.09 million
  9. Borderlands 2 - 22 million
  10. Pokémon X and Y - 16.49 million
  11. Pokémon Sword and Shield- 19.02 million
  12. Pokémon Black and White - 15.64 million
  13. World of Warcraft - 15 million subscribers ,
  14. ”Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire” - 14.34 million
  15. Fallout 4 - 14 million
  16. Final Fantasy VII - 13.26 million
  17. Fallout 3 - 12.4 million
  18. ''Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee’’ - 12.49 million
  19. Fallout: New Vegas - 11 million[18]
  20. Final Fantasy XIV - 10.9 million subscribers
  21. Final Fantasy VI - 10.18 million (including SNES Classic bundles)
  22. Dark Souls 3 - 10 million[19]
  23. Final Fantasy VIII - 9.65 million
  24. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - 9.5 million
  25. ''Final Fantasy X'' - 9.34 million
  26. Final Fantasy XV - 8.9 million
  27. ''The Elder Scrolls Online'' - 8.5 million subscribers
  28. Secret of Mana - 7.89 million (including SNES Classic bundles)[20]
  29. ''Final Fantasy XIII'' - 7.7 million
  30. Super Mario RPG - 7.42 million
  31. Final Fantasy XII - 7.4 million
  32. Yo-kai Watch 2 - 7.30 million
  33. Final Fantasy X-2 - 7.24 million
  34. Dragon Quest III - 6.45 million
  35. Dragon Quest V - 6.22 million
  36. Mass Effect 2 - 6 million[21]
  37. Dragon Quest IV - 5.97 million
  38. Final Fantasy IX - 5.93 million
  39. Kingdom Hearts - 5.9 million
  40. Dragon Quest VIII - 5.81 million
  41. Dragon Quest VII - 5.57 million
  42. Dragon Quest IX - 5.35 million
  43. Xeno - 5.27 million
  44. Diablo II - 5.2 million[22]
  45. Final Fantasy I - 5.19 million
  46. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years - 5.06 million
  47. Fable II - 5 million[23]
  48. Kingdom Hearts III - 5 million[24] #''Final Fantasy VII Remake'' - 5 million
  49. Middle-earth: Shadow of War - 3 million(year one sales only)[25]

References[]

  1. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jefferygardiner/
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/ir/pdf/21q2release.pdf
  3. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-05-borderlands-2-has-sold-22-million-units-to-date
  4. https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/printing_annual/2018/ssh_ar18e_web.pdf
  5. https://www.gematsu.com/2019/12/persona-5-worldwide-shipments-top-3-2-million-persona-5-royal-japanese-shipments-top-400000
  6. https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS/status/1125946469188419585
  7. https://www.4gamer.net/games/297/G029753/20160727078/
  8. Best selling Square-Enix games
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20100313175010/http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/11/fable-2-sold-3-5-million-copies-lionhead-needs-5-million-for/
  10. https://twitter.com/bogorad222/status/1233306835475685377
  11. http://web.archive.org/web/20160105145838/www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/group/index.html
  12. http://gematsu.com/2016/07/inazuma-eleven-ares-announced
  13. http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/group/index.html
  14. https://web.archive.org/web/20071023215138/www.xboxgamers.com/index.php?do=viewarticle&id=1889
  15. https://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/interviews/skyrim-creator-todd-howard-talks-switch-vr-and-elder-scrolls-wait-w451761
  16. https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/wp-content/uploads-en/2020/04/management-board-report-on-activities-of-cd-projekt-group-and-cd-projekt-s-a-in-2019.pdf#page=51
  17. https://twitter.com/DarkDetectiveNL/status/1247931336238731266
  18. https://twitter.com/bogorad222/status/742936567715659776
  19. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/dark-souls-3-has-sold-over-10-million-copies-pushi/1100-6477468/
  20. Secret of Mana, Wiki of Mana
  21. https://twitter.com/bogorad222/status/1232581257688731649
  22. https://web.archive.org/web/20120215003616/www.statisticbrain.com/blizzard-entertainment-statistics/
  23. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named :04
  24. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/kingdom-hearts-3-breaks-franchise-sales-records/1100-6464815/
  25. https://twitter.com/bogorad222/status/1345046470458830848
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