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A list of the best selling video games worldwide, in terms of both software sales figures and gross revenue figures.

Best-selling games by software sales figures

Single-platform sales

This list lists the best-selling games on a single platform. It does not include combined sales of cross-platform games (such as Madden NFL, for example).

  1. Wii Sports (Wii - 82.90 million)
  2. Super Mario Bros. (NES - 40.24 million)[1]
  3. Mario Kart Wii (Wii - 37.38 million)[2]
  4. Tetris (GB - 35.00 million)[3]
  5. Wii Sports Resort (Wii - 33.14 million)[2]
  6. Pokémon Red/Green/Blue (GB - 31.38 million)
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS- 31.18 million)[4]
  8. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii - 30.32 million)[2]
  9. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (GBC - 29.49 million)[5]
  10. Duck Hunt (NES - 28.30 million)[6]
  11. Wii Play (Wii - 28.02 million)[2]
  12. Kinect Adventures (X360 - 24.00 million)
  13. Nintendogs (DS - 23.96 million)[4]
  14. Mario Kart DS (DS - 23.60 million)[4]
  15. Wii Fit (Wii - 22.67 million)
  16. Wii Fit Plus (Wii - 21.13 million)
  17. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS - 21.10 million)
  18. Super Mario World (SNES - 20.61 million)[1]
  19. Pokémon Sword/Shield (NS - 19.02 million)
  20. Brain Age (DS - 19.01 million)[4]

Multi-platform sales

A list of best-selling games across all console and computer platforms (excluding arcade coin drops, mobile downloads, and online subscriptions).

Sales data from List of best-selling video games (Encyclopedia Gamia) unless otherwise noted

Title Release year Genre Platform(s) Sales
(million units)
Source(s)
Flag of Sweden.svg Minecraft 2009 Sandbox PC, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360 Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, Various 238 [n 1]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Action Adventure PC, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360, Xbox One 135
Flag of Japan.svg Wii Sports 2006 Sports Flag of Japan.svg Wii 82.90 [2]
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario Bros. 1985 Platformer Flag of Japan.svg NES, Various 63.33 [12]
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow 1996 RPG Flag of Japan.svg Game BoyGame Boy Advance, Virtual Console 59.52 [5]
Flag of South Korea.svg PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 2017 Battle Royale PC, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 4, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox One 70
[13][14]
Flag of Japan.svg Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 Platformer Flag of Japan.svg Mega Drive, Master System, Various 44.146 [15]
Flag of Japan.svg Wii Fit 2007 Fitness Flag of Japan.svg Wii 43.8 [n 2]
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal 1999 RPG Flag of Japan.svg Game Boy ColorNintendo DS 42.21 [5]
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 Platformer Flag of Japan.svg NES, Various 39.52 [12]
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario Bros. 2 1986 Platformer Flag of Japan.svg FDS, NES, Various 38.39 [12]
Flag of Japan.svg Mario Kart Wii 2008 Racing Flag of Japan.svg Wii 37.1 [2]
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald 2002 RPG Flag of Japan.svg GBA, 3DS 36.6 [5]
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario World 1990 Platformer Flag of Japan.svg Super NES, Various 34.183 [12]
Flag of Japan.svg Wii Sports Resort 2009 Sports Flag of Japan.svg Wii 33.08 [2]
Flag of Japan.svg New Super Mario Bros. 2006 Platformer Flag of Japan.svg Nintendo DS 30.8 [16][17]
Flag of Japan.svg New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009 Platformer Flag of Japan.svg Wii 30.2 [2]
Flag of Japan.svg Duck Hunt 1984 Lightgun Shooter Flag of Japan.svg NES 28.31 [6]
Flag of Japan.svg Wii Play 2006 Party Flag of Japan.svg Wii 28.02 [2]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Action Adventure PC, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 (PSN), Flag of the United States.svg Xbox, Mac OS X, Xbox 360 (XBLM) 27.5 [18]
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011 FPS PC, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, Wii 26.5 [19][20]
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 2006 RPG Flag of Japan.svg Nintendo DS 25.27 [5]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Action Adventure PC, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360 25 [21][22]
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010 FPS PC, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360, Flag of Japan.svg Wii, Flag of Japan.svg Nintendo DS 25 [23][24][25]
Flag of the United States.svg Kinect Adventures 2010 Sports Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360 24 [26]
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012 FPS PC, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360 24 [27]
Flag of the United States.svg FIFA 18 2017 Sports PC, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360, Xbox One 24 [28]
Flag of Japan.svg Nintendogs 2005 Sim Flag of Japan.svg Nintendo DS 23.96 [4]
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Sun and Moon 2016 RPG Flag of Japan.svg Nintendo 3DS 23.61 [5]
Flag of Japan.svg Mario Kart DS 2005 Racing Flag of Japan.svg Nintendo DS 23.6 [4]
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario 64 1996 Platformer Flag of Japan.svg N64, Nintendo DS 23.24 [12]
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009 FPS PC, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3 22 [23]
Flag of Japan.svg Street Fighter II 1991 Fighting Flag of Japan.svg Super NES, Mega Drive, Various 20.78 [29]
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: WWII 2017 FPS PC, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 4, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox One 20.62 [30]
Flag of Japan.svg Mario Kart 8 2014 Racing Flag of Japan.svg Wii U, Switch 20.16 [31]
Flag of Japan.svg Frogger 1981 Action Arcade, Various 20 [32]
Flag of the United States.svg Terraria 2011 Platformer PC, Various 20 [33]
Flag of the United States.svg The Sims 2 2004 Sim PC, Various 20 [34]
Flag of the United States.svg The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011 Action RPG PC, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360 Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3 20 [35]
Flag of Japan.svg Brain Age 2005 Puzzle Flag of Japan.svg Nintendo DS 19.01 [16]
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013 FPS PC, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360, Xbox One, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U 19 [36]
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario Land 1989 Platformer Flag of Japan.svg Game Boy, Game Boy Color 18.371 [12]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Action Adventure PC, Flag of Japan.svg Playstation 2, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 17.5 [37]
Flag of Japan.svg Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 2001 Racing Sim Flag of Japan.svg Playstation 2 16.45 [38]
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon X and Y 2013 RPG Flag of Japan.svg Nintendo 3DS 16.29 [5]
Flag of Japan.svg Gran Turismo 5 2010 Racing Sim Flag of Japan.svg Playstation 3 16.01 [38]
Flag of the United States.svg The Sims 2000 Life Sim PC, Flag of the United States.svg Mac OS 16 [39]
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007 FPS PC, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360, Mac OS X, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, Wii 15.7 [19][40]
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: World at War 2008 FPS PC, Flag of the United States.svg Xbox 360, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3, Wii 15.7 [19]
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Black and White 2010 RPG Flag of Japan.svg Nintendo DS 15.64 [5]
Flag of the United States.svg Diablo III 2012 RPG PC, Flag of the United States.svg Mac OS X, Xbox 360, Flag of Japan.svg PlayStation 3 15 [41][42]

Highest-grossing games by gross revenue figures

This is a list of the highest-grossing video games of all time. The list includes games across all platforms (including arcades, consoles, computers, mobiles, and online) that have grossed at least $1 billion in revenue. This list includes coin-based sales, which are not added to the game's overall sales.

Title Gross
(million US$)
(no inflation)
Release
year
Gross
as of
(year)
Ref Gross
(million US$)
(with inflation)[43]
Genre
Flag of Japan.svg Pac-Man 9745 1980 2012 [n 6] 19,239 Maze
Flag of Japan.svg Space Invaders 7751 1978 1990 [n 7] 19,045 Shmup
Flag of Japan.svg Street Fighter II 10,610 1991 2017 [29] 17,040 Fighting
Flag of South Korea.svg Dungeon Fighter Online 15,000 2005 2019 [66] 15,000 Beat 'em up
Flag of South Korea.svg CrossFire 12,250 2007 2019 [67] 12,250 MMOFPS
Flag of the United States.svg League of Legends 10,116 2009 2019 [68] 10,116 MOBA
Flag of the United States.svg World of Warcraft 9702 2004 2017 [69] 9702 MMORPG
Flag of South Korea.svg Lineage 6417 1998 2018 [70] 9635 MMORPG
Flag of the United States.svg Fortnite 9000 2017 2019 [71] 9000 Battle royale
Flag of South Korea.svg PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 8228 2017 2018 [n 8] 8228 Battle royale
Flag of Japan.svg Monster Strike 8106 2013 2018 [75] 8106 Puzzle
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Westward Journey 5797 2001 2017 [76] 8012 MMORPG
Flag of Japan.svg Puzzle & Dragons 7000 2012 2018 [75] 7000 Puzzle RPG
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Arena of Valor / Honor of Kings 7000 2015 2018 [n 9] 7000 MOBA
Flag of Japan.svg Wii Sports 5194.1 2006 2012 [n 10] 6305 Sports
Flag of Japan.svg Donkey Kong 4400 1981 2017 [80] 6253 2D platformer
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario Bros. 2673 1985 2017 [12] 6082 2D platformer
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Grand Theft Auto V 6000 2013 2017 [81] 6000 Action adventure
Flag of Japan.svg Wii Fit 4427 2007 2013 [n 12] 5225 Fitness
Flag of Sweden.svg Candy Crush Saga 5062 2012 2017 [84] 5062 Puzzle
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario Bros. 3 2385 1988 2017 [12] 4935 2D platformer
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Go 4700 2016 2019 [n 13] 4793 Augmented reality
Flag of Japan.svg Fate/Grand Order 4402 2015 2018 [n 14] 4545 RPG
Flag of Japan.svg Sonic the Hedgehog 2395 1991 2016 [89] 4303 2D platformer
Flag of South Korea.svg MapleStory 3151 2003 2017 [90] 4192 MMORPG
Flag of Finland.svg Clash of Clans 4067 2012 2017 [n 15] 4067 Strategy
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario World 2143 1990 2011 [12] 4014 2D platformer
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario Bros. 2 1719 1986 2017 [12] 3838 2D platformer
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow 2384 1996 2016 [5] 3720 RPG
Flag of Japan.svg World Club Champion Football 2507 2002 2012 [n 17] 3411 Sports simulation
Flag of Japan.svg Wii Sports Resort 2841.3 2009 2013 [n 19] 3241 Sports
Flag of Japan.svg Mario Kart Wii 2833 2008 2013 [n 21] 3232 Kart racing
Flag of the United States.svg Ms. Pac-Man 1200 1981 1987 [103] 2948 Maze
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal 1990 1999 2011 [5] 2923 RPG
Flag of Japan.svg Virtua Fighter 1680 1993 1996 [103] 2846 Fighting
Flag of Japan.svg Wii Play 2216 2006 2012 [n 22] 2690 Party
Flag of Japan.svg Super Mario 64 1660 1996 2001 [12] 2590 3D platformer
Flag of Japan.svg OutRun 1104 1986 1993 [103] 2465 Arcade racing
Flag of Japan.svg New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2185 2009 2013 [12] 2492 2D platformer
Flag of Japan.svg Duck Hunt 1048 1984 1995 [n 23] 2469 Light gun shooter
Flag of the United States.svg Asteroids 800 1979 1982 [n 24] 2376 Shmup
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald 1646 2002 2014 [5] 2240 RPG
Flag of Finland.svg Clash Royale 2178 2016 2018 [n 25] 2178 Strategy
Flag of Japan.svg New Super Mario Bros. 1785 2006 2013 [12] 2167 2D platformer
Flag of Japan.svg Virtua Fighter 2 1200 1994 2001 [103] 1981 Fighting
Flag of Japan.svg Final Fantasy XIV 1714 2002 2017 [107] 1918 MMORPG
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: Black Ops
(incl. map packs)
1769.75 2010 2011 [n 26] 1925 FPS
Flag of Japan.svg Virtua Fighter 3 1200 1996 2001 [103] 1872 Fighting
Flag of Japan.svg Compilation of Final Fantasy VII 1206.13 1997 2017 [107] 1839 RPG
Flag of Japan.svg Final Fantasy XI Online 1293.3 2002 2017 [107] 1760 MMORPG
Flag of Japan.svg Final Fantasy X & X-2 1258.4 2001 2017 [107] 1739 RPG
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: Black Ops
(excl. map packs)
1499.75 2010 2011 [n 26] 1632 FPS
Flag of Sweden.svg Minecraft 1593 2011 2017 [n 27] 1593 Sandbox
Flag of Japan.svg Pole Position (US gross) 579.6 1982 1984 [103] 1470 Racing
Flag of the United States.svg Defender 1000 1980 2002 [103] 1469 Shmup
Flag of the United States.svg NBA Jam 1000 1993 2010 [103] 1421 Sports
Flag of South Korea.svg TERA Online 1290 2011 2015 [110] 1403 MMO action RPG
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 1150 2006 2014 [5] 1396 RPG
Flag of Japan.svg Final Fantasy VII 903.13 1997 2017 [107] 1377 RPG
Flag of Japan.svg Tetris 699.65 1989 2009 [111] 1311 Puzzle
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon Sun & Moon 1247 2016 2018 [5] 1272 RPG
Flag of Japan.svg Dragon Quest I & II 507 1986 2014 [112] 1132 RPG
Flag of Japan.svg Dragon Quest V 646.04 1992 2015 [112] 1127 RPG
Flag of South Korea.svg Summoners War 1000 2013 2017 [113] 1051 Strategy
Flag of Japan.svg Pokémon X & Y 953 2013 2016 [5] 1001 RPG
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: WWII 1000 2017 2017 [114] 1000 FPS
Flag of the United States.svg Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 1000 2018 2018 [115] 1000 FPS
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Red Dead Redemption 2 1000 2018 2018 [116] 1000 Action adventure


See also

Notes

  1. Minecraft:
    • PC: 26 million[7]
    • Consoles: 17 million[8]
      • Xbox 360: 10 million[9]
      • PS3: 1 million[9]
    • Mobile downloads of Pocket Edition excluded: More than 40 million players[10] (out of 55 million total monthly players)[11]
  2. Wii Fit sales:[2]
  3. Pac-Man arcade revenue:
    • Cabinet sales: $1.14 billion by 1982
      • $1 billion cabinet sales by 1981.[44]
        • $200 million[45] cabinet sales in 1981, therefore $800 million cabinet sales in 1980.
      • 350,000 cabinets sold for $2800 each by 1981.[46] Out of total 400,000 sales by 1982,[47] remaining 50,000 for $2800 means $140 million additional revenue in cabinet sales in 1982.
    • Coin revenues: $8.2 billion
  4. 7.7 million cartridges[54] sold at $29.76 each
  5. Pac-Man, retail sales:
  6. Pac-Man overall revenue:
    • Arcade: $9.34 billion by 1982[n 3]
    • Console: $319.2 million as of 1982[n 5]
    • Mobile: $84 million as of 2012[58]
    • PC: $2 million as of 1987[59]
  7. Space Invaders estimated revenue:
    • Arcade – $7.5 billion (as of 1982)
      • Cabinet sales: $3.1 billion (750,000 cabinets by 1979[60])
        • Japan: $2.4 billion (400,000 cabinets by 1979[60])
          • 1978: $600 million earnings for Taito from 100,000 Japan cabinet sales in 1978.[61] This gives average Japan cabinet price of $6000 each.
        • Overseas: $700 million+
          • 350,000 cabinet sold outside Japan by 1979.[60] US prices ranged from $2,000 to $3,000 per cabinet.[62]
      • Coin drop revenue: $4.4 billion+ (as of 1982)
        • Japan: At least more than $2.4 billion as of 1979 (if 400,000 cabinets cost about $2.4 billion, coin drop earnings would need to be greater in order to be profitable for arcade operators).
        • United States: $2 billion from 60,000 cabinets (as of 1982)[63]
    • Atari systems – $151 million in the US (as of 1990)
      • Atari 2600 – $150,595,407 (1980-1990)
        • 1980-1983 – $150 million[64]
        • 1986-1990 – $595,407[65]
      • Atari 5200 – $208,780 (1986-1989)[65]
      • Atari XE (computer) – $1,612 (1986-1990)[65]
  8. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
    • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PC)
      • 2017 - $900 million[72]
      • 2018 - $1.128 billion[73]
    • PUBG Mobile - $6.2 billion[74]
  9. Arena of Valor / Honor of Kings
  10. Wii Sports revenue: 81.99 million units[2] at ¥4800 ($63.35) each = $5.1941 billion
  11. Wii Fit (original) sales revenue:
    • Prices:
    • December 2007 to March 2010: 22.61 million units = $2813 million
      • Japan: 5.36 million units at $116 each = $622 million
      • Overseas: 17.25 million units at $127 (mean average EU/UK/US price) each = $2191 million
    • April 2010 to March 2012: 60,000 (22.67 million - 22.61 million) units at $124 (mean average EU/JP/UK/US price) each = $7.44 million
  12. Wii Fit (original and Plus) sales revenue:
  13. Pokémon Go:
    • 2016-2017 - $2 billion[85]
    • 2018 - $1.3 billion[86]
      • 2019 – $1.4 billion[87]
  14. Fate/Grand Order
    • Up until 2017 - $2 billion[88]
    • 2018 - $1202 million
    • 2019 – $1.2 billion[87]
  15. Clash of Clans:
    • Up until 2017 - [91]
    • 2018 - $567 million[92]
  16. World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2010: ¥4.2 billion[95]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2011: ¥3.8 billion[96]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2012: ¥3.6 billion[97] (additional ¥6.8 billion)
    • Fiscal year ended March 2013: ¥1.7 billion [2] [98][99]
    • Fiscal year ended 31 March 2013: ¥3.2 billion
    • April-December 2013: ¥2.1 billion
    • Currency conversion: [3] $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
  17. World Club Champion Football revenue:
    • Card revenues up until January 2009 - $1.901 billion
      • 480 million player cards sold as of January 2009, costing around ¥300 each.[93][94] This brings the total card revenue up to ¥144 billion, equivalent to [http://www.x-rates.com/historical/?from = JPY&amount=144000&date=2011-10-30 $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) [4] 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) [5] each = $158 million
    • World Club Champion Football: Intercontinental Clubs revenues from April 2009 to December 2013 - $224 million[n 16]
  18. 18.0 18.1 Wii Sports Resort sales revenue: 30.14 million[17] units = $2683.3 million
  19. Wii Sports Resort total revenue:
    • Pre-bundle - 30.14 million units = $2683.3 million[n 18]
    • Post-bundle - 1.75 million units (31.89 million[2] - 30.14 million) at $90 (mean average price)[n 18] each = $158 million
  20. 20.0 20.1 Mario Kart Wii:
    • Prices:
    • Sales: 28.23 million[101] units = $2270.32 million
      • Japan: 3.32 million units at $76 each = $252.32 million
        • April 2008 to March 2009: 2.3 million units = $150 million
        • April 2009 to March 2010: 430,000 units = $28 million
        • April 2010 to March 2011: 530,000 units[102] = $34.5 million
        • April-June 2011: 60,000 units[102] = $4 million
      • Overseas: 24.91 million units at $81 (mean average AU/UK/US price) each = $2018 million
  21. Mario Kart Wii (incl. bundled copies) revenue:
    • Pre-bundle (until June 2011) - 28.23 million units = $2270.32 million[n 20]
    • Post-bundle (after June 2011) - 7.03 million units at $80 (mean average price)[n 20] each = $562.4 million
  22. Wii Play sales revenue:
    • Prices:
    • December 2006 to March 2010: 27.38 million units = US$2166.44 million
      • Japan: 2.88 million units at US$63 each = US$181.44 million
      • Overseas: 24.5 million units at US$81 (mean average AU/UK/US price) each = US$1985 million
    • April 2010 to March 2012: 640,000 (28.02 million[17] - 27.38 million) units at US$77 (mean average AU/JP/UK/US price) each = US$49.3 million
  23. 28.31 million[6] at = pc&a=page_h_title&title_id=20004 ¥4500] ([http://fxtop.com/en/historical-exchange-rates.php?A=4500&C1=JPY&C2=USD&DD1=01&MM1=01&YYYY1=1988&B=1&P=&I=1&DD2=31&MM2=12&YYYY2=1988&btnOK=Go%21 $37) each
  24. [104][105]
  25. Clash Royale:
    • Up until 2017 - $1.278 billion[106]
    • 2018 - $900 billion[86]
  26. 26.0 26.1 Call of Duty: Black Ops overall revenue:
    • 25 million copies as of August 2011 [7] [8] at $59.99 [9] each: $1379.77 billion
    • Map packs: $270 million[108]
  27. Minecraft sales revenue: 122 million units
    • PC: 26 million units at $26.95 = $700.7 million
    • Consoles: 17 million units[8] at $19.99[109] = $339.8 million
    • Mobile & other: 79 million units at $6.99 = $552.2


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    • Westward Journey Online II and Fantasy Westward Journey (launched 2004) from 2004 to 2008: $1.3 billion
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      • $400 million+ in 2010 [42]
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    • $400 million+ in 2012 [44] [45]
    • 2015: $451 million
    • 2016: $380 million ($95 million per quarter)
    • 2017: $1.5 billion
    • June-October 2018: $229 million
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    • Map packs: $270 million as of September 2011 [53]
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  109. TERA revenues:
    • 2011: $175.334 million
      • January-February 2011: $89.334 million [54][55]
      • March-December 2011: $86 million [56] [57]
    • February-December 2012: $403.2 million
      • February-April 2012: $240 million [58]
      • May 2012: 717,458 subscriptions at $78.33 average each = $56.2 million
      • June-December 2012: $107 million
        • 900,000 subscriptions (1.4 million - 500,000)
        • Retail revenue: 182,542 additional sales at $63.33 average each = $12 million
        • Subscription revenue: 900,000 subscriptions at $15 each for seven months = $95 million
    • 2013: $236 million
      • January-July 2013: $143.1 million
        • January 2013: 900,000 subscriptions at $15 each = $14 million
        • TERA Rising (North America & Europe) during February-July 2013: $129.1 million
          • United States: $86.04 million
            • Freemium revenue: $12 million monthly for six months = $72 million
            • Elite subscriptions: 156,000 subscriptions at $14.99 each for six months = $14.04 million
          • Europe: Half of US revenue = $43.02 million
    • 2014: $236 million
    • 2015: $239 million ($19.9 million monthly)
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