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The Yoshi franchise is a spin-off of the Mario franchise created by Nintendo. Yoshi made his first appearance in the game Super Mario World for the SNES in 1990. The Yoshi franchise consist of two main branches, the platformer series, and the short lived puzzle series. The plot generally consists of the Yoshis protecting their island or relics from a looming evil threat, often Kamek or a form of Bowser. As of June 2020, the Yoshi franchise has sold over 28.10 million copies worldwide.

Games[]

Main games[]

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
1995 SNES Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 4.12 [1]
1997 N64 Yoshi's Story 2.85 [1]
2002 GBA Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island 2.83 [1]
2004 GBA Yoshi Topsy-Turvy 0.611* [2][3]
2005 DS Yoshi Touch & Go 0.587* [2][4]
2006 DS Yoshi's Island DS 3.36 [1]
2014 3DS Yoshi's New Island 2.03 [1]
2015 Wii U Yoshi's Woolly World 1.56 [1]
2017 3DS Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World 0.55* [5]
2019 Switch Yoshi's Crafted World 2.09 [1]
Total sales 20.588

Other games[]

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
1991 NES Yoshi 1.75 [1]
GB Yoshi 3.12 [1]
1992 NES Yoshi's Cookie 1.12 [1]
GB Yoshi's Cookie 1.53 [1]
1993 SNES Yoshi's Cookie Unknown
SNES Yoshi's Safari Unknown
1996 SNES Tetris Attack Unknown
Total sales 7.52

Notes[]

  • * include VGChartz numbers
    • Yoshi Topsy-Turvy - 0.261 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.35 (NA/EU) [VGChartz]
    • Yoshi Touch & Go - 0.197 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.39 (NA/EU) [VGChartz]
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island DS both sold over a million in Japan alone.
  • Both versions of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island are also classified as Mario games.
  • Yoshi's Cookie got a Japan-only edition for the SNES called Yoshi no Cookie: Kuruppon Oven de Cookie in 1994. It was developed by National Human Electronics to promote their new Kuruppon oven. Only 500 copies of the game were ever produced.
  • Tetris Attack is only branded as part of the Yoshi franchise in the west. In Japan, it is known as Panel de Pon.

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