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This is a list of best-selling computer and video game franchises that have sold at least 10 million copies. Unless otherwise stated, numbers indicate worldwide units sold, ordered alphabetically whenever two or more list the same amount. The exception are the ones specifying shipments, which have lower precedence than others listing sales. 

Franchise sales include expansion packs when applicable. There is also a separate list of highest-grossing video game franchises below.

See also: Best selling video games, List of highest-grossing video game franchises, and Franchises (seventh generation)

Software sales figures

     – This color indicates a sub-series of a larger video game franchise.

Sold at least 100 million copies

Rank Franchise Sales
(millions)
Ref
1 Mario 740.22
Super Mario 379.98
Mario Kart 154.26
Mario Party 58.19
Mario Sports 56.95
Mario RPGs 28.73 [1]
2 Call of Duty 400

[2]

3 Pokémon 368.00 [3]
Pokémon main series 264.01 [4]
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 16.67
4 Grand Theft Auto 335

[5]

5 FIFA 260  [6]
6 Wii Series 204.73
Wii Sports 116.42
Wii Fit 44.66
Wii Play 29.66
7 The Sims 175

[7]

8 Sonic 171

[8]

Mario & Sonic 23.79 [8]
11 Final Fantasy 159 [9]
9 Assassin's Creed 155[10]
10 Need For Speed 150

[11]

12 Tetris 140  [12]
13 The Legend of Zelda 125.62 [13]
14 NBA 2K 112
15 Pro Evolution Soccer 111

[14]

16 Resident Evil 107 [15]
17 Lego 100

[16]

Sold at least 50 million copies

Franchise Sales
(millions)
Ref
[17]
Madden NFL 99 [18]
Donkey Kong 82.88
Gran Turismo 82.52 [19]
Tom Clancy 82 [20]
Dragon Quest 82 [9]
Tomb Raider 81 [9]
Minecraft 73 [21][22]
Monster Hunter 70 [23]
Animal Crossing 66.51
Halo 65 [24]
The Oregon Trail 65
Super Smash Bros. 64.07
Counter-Strike 60.9 [25]
Battlefield 60 [26]
WWE 60 
Star Wars 59 [n 1]
Star Wars: Battlefront 10
Star Wars: Battlefront (EA) 21
Metal Gear 56.9 [14]
Bejeweled 50 [29]
Crash Bandicoot 50
Just Dance 50 [20]

Sold at least 20 million copies

Franchise Sales
(millions)
Ref
[17]
Dragon Ball 48 [30]
Tekken 46 [n 2]
Street Fighter 46 [34]
Mortal Kombat 45
Pac-Man 43.943 [n 3]
Game & Watch 43.40 [43]
Lineage 43 [44]
Borderlands 43 [45]
Kirby 42.09
Uncharted 41 [46]
Guitar Hero 40 [47]
Harry Potter 40
The Witcher 40 [48]
Medal of Honor 39
Mega Man 36.0 [23]
NBA Live 35 [49]
Tap Tap 35
Brain Age 34.60
Civilization 33 [50]
Red Dead Redemption 31 [51]
Gundam 30.9 [n 4]
James Bond 30 [55]
Tony Hawk 30 [56]
Terraria 27 [57]
Nintendogs 28.60
Duck Hunt 28.60 [58]
Yoshi 28.16

Gears of War

27 [59]
Ratchet & Clank 27 [60][61]
Rayman 26 [20]
Rayman Raving Rabbids 14 [20]
BioShock 25 [62]
Marvel 25 [63]
PGA Tour (EA) 25 [64]
God of War 24.75 [65]
Kingdom Hearts 24 [66]
Petz 24 [20]
Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu 23.5 [14]
Devil May Cry 23 [15]
Far Cry 23 [67]
Puyo Puyo 22 [68]
Batman 22
Warriors 22 [69]
Yu-Gi-Oh! 21.8
Wario 21.73
Imagine 21 [20]
Age of Empires 20 [70]
Castlevania 20 [71]
Diablo 20
Frogger 20 [72]
J.B. Harold 20
Lemmings 20 [73]
Prince of Persia 20 [20]
Simple 20 [74]
SingStar 20 [75]
Spyro the Dragon 20 [76]
Tales 20 [77]
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 20 [78]

Sold at least 10 million copies

Franchise Sales
(millions)
Ref
[17]
Luigi's Mansion 19.26
Driver 19 [20]
Warcraft 19
Midnight Club 18.50 [79]
Metroid 18.17
SimCity 18
The Elder Scrolls 17
Starcraft 17
Zuma 17
Professor Layton 17 [80]
Splatoon 16.85
Half-Life 16
Bemani 15.84
Megami Tensei 15.35 [n 6]
Persona 8.35 [n 5]
Backyard Sports 15 [84]
Barbie 15 [85]
Burnout 15 [86]
Fire Emblem 16.40
Hitman 15 [87]
Worms 14 [88]
Dead Rising 14 [15]
Momotaro Dentetsu 14 [89]
Jak and Daxter 13.8
Disney 13.2
Cars 8 [90]
Myst 13
Scribblenauts 13 [91]
Souls 13 [92]
Cooking Mama 12 [93]
SOCOM 12 [94]
Star Fox 11.91
The Room 11.6 [95]
Tomodachi 11.57
Max Payne 11.5 [96]
Left 4 Dead 11
Ace Combat 10.8 [97]
Mass Effect 10.5
Mana 10.5 [98]
Ghosts 'n Goblins 10.5 [23]
Adventure Island 10
Asphalt Urban GT 10 [99]
Bomberman 10
Colin McRae Rally 10
Deer Hunter 10
DreamWorks 10 [100]
The Lord of the Rings 10 [101]
Naruto 10 [102]
Pitfall! 10 [103]
Rock Band 10
The Settlers 10 [20]
Sniper Elite 10 [104]
Watch Dogs 10 [20]
Yo-kai Watch 10 [105]

Highest-grossing video game franchises

Main article: List of highest-grossing video game franchises
See also: List of highest-grossing video games


Franchise Debut
year
Gross
(no inflation)
Ref Gross
(with inflation)
Japan Pokémon 1996 $90 billion (as of 2019) [106][107] $90 billion
Japan Super Mario 1985 $22.6 billion (as of 2016) [108] $42 billion
Japan Final Fantasy 1987 $13.018 billion (as of 2017) [109] $28 billion
Japan Street Fighter 1987 $12.206 billion (as of 2016) [110][111] $26 billion
Japan Pac-Man 1980 $10.098 billion (as of 1999) [n 7] $23 billion
United States Call of Duty 2003 $15 billion (as of 2016) [115][116] $15 billion
Japan Space Invaders 1978 $3.852 billion (as of 1982) [112] $14.453 billion
South Korea Dungeon Fighter Online 2005 $10.3 billion (as of 2017) [112] $12.9 billion
Japan Dragon Quest 1986 $5.236 billion (as of 2016) [117] $11.7 billion
Japan Wii Series 2007 $9.6211 billion (as of 2009) [n 8] $11.4 billion
South Korea CrossFire 2007 $9.864 billion (as of 2017) [112] $11.212 billion
United States Warcraft 1994 $9.702 billion (as of 2017) [112] $9.702 billion
Japan Sonic 1991 $5.1 billion (as of 2014) [118] $9.1 billion
South Korea Lineage 1998 $5.91 billion (as of 2016) [112] $8.87 billion
Japan Resident Evil 1996 $5.2004 billion (as of 2017) [119] $8.11 billion
China Westward Journey 2001 $5.568 billion (as of 2017) [112] $7.695 billion
Japan Donkey Kong 1981 $2.3423 billion (as of 1988) [120] $6.31 billion
Japan Sega Model series 1992 $3.5 billion (as of 2000) [121] $6.1 billion
Japan Monster Strike 2013 $4.529 billion (as of 2016) [112] $4.76 billion
United States Star Wars games 1983 $3 billion (as of 2015) [122] $4.26 billion
United States Madden NFL 1988 $4 billion (as of 2013) [123] $4.2 billion
South Korea MapleStory 2003 $3.151 billion (as of 2014) [112] $4.19 billion
United States Need for Speed 1994 $4 billion (as of 2014) [124] $4.13 billion
Japan Gran Turismo 1997 $2.8 billion (as of 2013) [125] $4 billion
Japan World Club Champion Football 2002 $2.507 billion (as of 2013) [n 10] $3.41 billion
United States Halo 2001 $3 billion (as of 2012) [132] $3.2 billion
United States Guitar Hero 2005 $2 billion (as of 2009) [133] $2.28 billion
United Kingdom Lego 1997 $2 billion (as of 2014) [16] $2.07 billion
United States Skylanders 2011 $2 billion (as of 2014) [134] $2.07 billion
United States Mortal Kombat 1992 $1 billion (as of 1995) [135] $1.61 billion
Soviet Union Tetris 1988 $1.324 billion (as of 2014) [n 11] $1.56 billion
Japan Fate/Stay Night 2004 $1.106 billion (as of 2013) [n 12] $1.43 billion
United States The Sims 2000 $1.2 billion (as of 2007) [142] $1.42 billion
United States Gears of War 2006 $1 billion (as of 2014) [143] $1.03 billion
United States Forza 2005 $1 billion (as of 2016) [144] $1.02 billion


DFC Intelligence franchises

2005 list of the top franchises worldwide. (Source)

  1. Mario and spinoffs - Nintendo
  2. Final Fantasy - Square Enix
  3. NFL Football games - EA
  4. Zelda - Nintendo
  5. Grand Theft Auto - Take-Two
  6. Marvel games - Activision + others
  7. Pokemon - Nintendo
  8. Need for Speed - EA
  9. Dragon Quest - Square Enix
  10. Gran Turismo - Sony

See also

External links

Notes

  1. Star Wars franchise - 38 million
  2. Tekken series:
  3. Pac-Man series:
  4. Gundam series:
    • Sales through to March 2004: 20 million[52]
    • Sales from March 2004 to March 2012: 10.9044 million[53][54]
  5. 5.0 5.1 Persona:
    • Up until March 2017: 6.9 million[68]
    • Persona 5 sales during April-June 2017: 1.25 million
      • Persona 5 sold 1.8 million units worldwide,[81][82] including 550,000 Japanese sales in 2016.[83]
  6. Megami Tensei franchise:
    • Persona series: 8.15 million[n 5]
    • Other Megami Tensei games: 7.2 million[68]
  7. Pac-Man series revenue:
    • Pac-Man - $9.745 billion by 1980s[112]
    • Ms. Pac-Man (arcade) - $350 million in 1988[113]
    • Pac-Mania (arcade) - $2.82 million in the US in 1987[114]
  8. Wii series:[112]
    • Wii Sports: $5.1941 billion
    • Wii Fit: $4.427 billion
  9. World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2010: ¥4.2 billion[128]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2011: ¥3.8 billion[129]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2012: ¥3.6 billion[130][131]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2013: ¥3.2 billion
    • April-December 2013: ¥2.1 billion
    • Currency conversion: [1] $224 million
      • ¥4.2 billion = $55.4312 million
      • ¥3.8 billion = $50.2 million
      • ¥3.6 billion = $48 million
      • ¥3.2 billion = $42.2333 million
      • ¥2.1 billion = $28 million
  10. World Club Champion Football revenue:
    • Card revenues up until January 2009 - $1.901 billion
    • Unit sales revenues from April 2005 to December 2009 - $307.4 million
      • World Club Champion Football: European Clubs 2004–2005 at £90,000 ($189,000) [2] each - $149.4 million
        • 514 units from April 2005 to March 2006: $97.2 million
        • 276 units during April–September 2006: $52.2 million
      • World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs 2006-2007 - 831 units from June 2008 to March 2009 at £90,000 ($189,000) [3] each = $158 million
    • World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs revenues from April 2009 to December 2013 - $224 million[n 9]
  11. Tetris sales revenue:
    • Handheld/Console - $904 million
      • Game Boy - 30 million cartridges (including bundles)[12] at $19.99 each = $599.7 million
      • NES - 8 million cartridges[136] at $37.99 each = $303.92 million
    • Mobile - 425 million downloads[137] at $0.99[138] = $420 million
  12. Fate/Stay Night franchise revenue:
    • Fate/Grand Order game revenue in 2017 – $982 million [139]
    • Anime series DVD/BD sales revenue in Japan – ¥8.8204 billion ($111 million)[140]
    • Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Ch.1 anime film box office gross: $12,552,227[141]


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      • SD Gundam G Generation Seed - 406,618
      • Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam - 299,101
      • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED|Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow - 218,285
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      • MS Saga: A New Dawn - 180,386
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      • Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam - 357,783
      • Gundam Musou Special - 277,182
      • Gundam Battle Universe - 252,092
      • Gundam Musou 2 - 206,438
      • Giren no Yabou: Axis no Kyoui - 174,107
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      • Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next Plus - 339,034
      • SD Gundam G Generation Wars - 307,754
      • Mobile Suit Gundam Senki - 233,473
      • Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna - 181,888
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