10 Fastest Selling Games of ALL TIME!September 29, 2018
For this list we’re looking at the games which broke records and became the fastest selling games of all time for their time of course .
Today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Best selling video games of all time.
Please note that many companies are kind of cagey with their sales records so we’re doing the best we can with the data available to us
the first halo was one of those monumental releases the kind that changes the face of gaming forever and kick-starts a big old franchise naturally anticipation was through the roof for halo 2 then despite it having a very troubled production a record-breaking 1.5 million copies had been sold through pre-orders alone so they were off to a good start even before the release date halo 2 finally dropped on November 9th 2004 to much fanfare and media attention selling 2.4 million copies and earning a hundred and twenty five million dollars in 24 hours way above Microsoft’s projection of a hundred million it would go on to clear more than eight million copies making it the original Xbox is most successful title
Grand Theft Auto 4
Like halo 2 hype abounded for Grand Theft Auto 4 it was following three basic masterpieces and it was the first game on the next generation of hardware complete with realistic looking graphics and a detailed world the likes of which had not been seen before and to say had performed well would be a massive understatement within just 24 hours the game had sold three and a half million copies generating three hundred and ten million dollars within one week it had made five hundred million shattering sales expectations these accomplishments earned it three World Records the highest-grossing video game in 24 hours the fastest selling video game in 24 hours and the highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours rate. In case GTA 4 dosen’t work on your pc here’s a list of games for 256mb graphic card.
The first Pokemon game was released in Japan in 1996 and in North America in September of 1998 and in 2013 15 years after their initial North American release the series was still going strong and breaking records that’s just the power of these little pocket monsters one and a quarter million units were pre-ordered in Japan the most for a 3ds game in Japan’s history to make those numbers even more impressive the game sold over 4 million units in its first weekend alone making it the fastest selling 3ds title beating black and white 2’s initial sales by 70%.
yeah salt extremely valid it basically helped redefine the possibilities of online clay so of course it’s equal was gonna make big bank to write over 1 million copies were pre-ordered in North America and it grossed roughly a hundred and seventy million in its first two 24 hours beating Halo 2 by 45 million four months earlier the movie spider-man 3 had shattered opening-weekend records with a hundred and fifty 1 million dollar take halo 3 beat that record in just 24 hours granted video games are much more expensive than movies but Wow two months after release it it sold 5 million copies making it the best-selling game of the year despite being an Xbox 360 exclusive which was released in September hence very late in the year.
a new Blizzard product hell yeah sign well basically everyone up Diablo 3 was breaking records even before it’s official release as it was reported that it had become the most pre-ordered PC title on Amazon and it continued to break records after its release to Activision Blizzard noted that Diablo 3 had become the best-selling day1 PC release of all time selling 3.5 million units and when they included the World of Warcraft annual pass the
number jumped to 4.7 it went on to sell 6.3 million after its first week and then era 37 happened and the internet went ballistic hey you win some you lose some.
Call of duty Black Ops 3
people a cops series seems to be the saving grace of the Call of Duty franchise while modern non blackops games like ghosts advanced warfare and infinite warfare have kinda stumbled black ops 3 shot into the stratosphere coming off the heels of the disappointing ghosts and advanced warfare black ops 3 shattered expectations by grossing 550 million dollars in its first three days and as Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg declared the quote engagement per player was the highest in Call of Duty history it seems as if everyone can’t get enough of their black ops despite hesitancy and fatigue surrounding the Call of Duty brand strange how far can we push technology.
The Elderscrolls v Skyrim
November 2011 was a stacked month for gaming and record-breaking to modern warfare 3 was released on November 8th and Skyrim followed only three days later you’d think this would create a problem but it seemed as if all gamers had a little bit of extra cash that month Skyrim bested Modern Warfare 3 on PC with over 230,000 concurrent players on Steam well over modern warfare 3 78,000 by the following month 10 million copies had been shipped to retailers generating a revenue of 620 million dollars and becoming steams fastest selling game of all time and this game is still generating money with the special edition the VR Edition and the switch port jeez.
the Destiny series has certainly remained controversial ever since its release in September of 2014 the original destiny was met with a surprisingly lukewarm response and its sequel has been lambasted all across the internet for generally just kind of sucking that said gamers were once frothing at the mouth for bungees new IP according to Activision destiny shipped five hundred million dollars worth of games in just 24 hours claiming that it was the most successful original IP launch in gaming history and while Activision seemed pleased with the outcome they never revealed the actual amount of copies sold leading some to ponder whether the game was actually the commercial failure.
Call of duty Modern Warfare 3
despite coming out every single year like clockwork and the sales beginning to suffer call of duty was still all the rage back in 2011 despite that initial tingle of franchise fatigue within its first 24 hours of release the game sold 6.5 million copies in North America and Europe ik waiting to roughly 400 million in revenue this was the third year in a row that called doobi had broken opening-day records with modern warfare 2 grossing 310 million and black ops grossing 360 it went on to gross 775 million after five days beating all previous box-office book and video game sales records Shepherd created a war but only we knew the truth.
Grand theft auto 5
When it comes to video game sales there is simply no competing with the monster that is GTA 5 within 24 hours the game had made 800 million dollars a record-shattering amount roughly equated to 11 million copies and it just kept going it took the game three days to make a billion making it the fastest selling entertainment product in history and in only six weeks it shipped twenty-nine million units to retailers which will has more than gta 4’s entire lifetime sales overall it’s shattered expectations and ended up setting seven World Records you won’t say never but it’s going to be extremely hard for another game to top this well you know aside from GTA 6.