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Per VGChartz estimates- PS4 has now reached 150 x million selling games, including:

  • 7 x 10 million + sellers, including one exclusive in Uncharted 4
  • 25 x 5 milllion + sellers, of which 6 are exclusives:
    • Uncharted 4
    • Spider-Man
    • Last of Us Remastered
    • God Of War
    • Horizon: Zero Dawn
    • Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection

That doesn't even include digital sales- which is crazy! The PS4 is well on it's way to 100 million consoles sold + 1,000,000,000 (that's a billion!) games sold by next holiday season. Here's the complete list of million seller games:
PosGameConsolePublisherVGChartz ScoreCritic ScoreUser ScoreTotal SalesRelease DateLast Update
1 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games N/A 9.7 N/A 19.03m 18th Nov 14 03rd Jan 18
2 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Activision N/A N/A N/A 15.06m 06th Nov 15 14th Jan 18
3 Call of Duty: WWII 
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Activision N/A 8.0 N/A 13.30m 03rd Nov 17 31st Dec 17
4 FIFA 18 EA Sports N/A 8.3 N/A 11.78m 29th Sep 17 02nd Apr 18
5 FIFA 17 Electronic Arts N/A 8.9 N/A 10.94m 27th Sep 16 28th Mar 18
6 Red Dead Redemption 2 
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Rockstar Games 8.0 9.8 N/A 10.55m 26th Oct 18 02nd Nov 18
7 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A 9.2 N/A 10.26m 10th May 16 23rd Sep 18
8 Fallout 4 Bethesda Softworks N/A 8.6 N/A 8.44m 10th Nov 15 24th Mar 18
9 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Activision N/A N/A N/A 8.44m 04th Nov 16 14th Jan 18
10 FIFA 16 EA Sports N/A 8.5 N/A 8.22m 22nd Sep 15 01st Apr 18
11 Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 
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Electronic Arts N/A 7.1 N/A 8.02m 17th Nov 15 24th Mar 18
12 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Activision N/A 8.5 N/A 7.53m 04th Nov 14 04th Jan 18
13 FIFA 19 Electronic Arts N/A N/A N/A 7.46m 28th Sep 18 12th Sep 18
14 Battlefield 1 Electronic Arts N/A N/A N/A 7.24m 21st Oct 16 24th Mar 18
15 Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Activision N/A N/A N/A 7.09m 12th Oct 18 07th Nov 18
16 Marvel's Spider-Man 
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Sony Interactive Entertainment 8.0 9.1 N/A 7.04m 07th Sep 18 26th Sep 18
17 The Last of Us Remastered Sony Computer Entertainment N/A 9.5 N/A 6.66m 29th Jul 14 24th Sep 18
18 FIFA 15 EA Sports N/A 8.1 N/A 6.31m 23rd Sep 14 23rd Mar 18
19 Minecraft Sony Computer Entertainment N/A 9.4 N/A 6.15m 07th Oct 14 14th Sep 18
20 Destiny Activision N/A N/A N/A 5.76m 09th Sep 14 12th Jan 18
21 God of War (2018) 
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Sony Interactive Entertainment 9.0 9.7 N/A 5.67m 20th Apr 18 03rd Dec 18
22 Horizon: Zero Dawn Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A 8.4 8.0 5.67m 28th Feb 17 15th Jan 18
23 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Sony Computer Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 5.66m 07th Oct 15 N/A
24 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 5.31m 19th May 15 04th May 18
25 Final Fantasy XV Square Enix N/A 8.1 N/A 5.03m 29th Nov 16 04th May 18
26 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Activision N/A N/A N/A 4.62m 30th Jun 17 23rd Sep 18
27 Monster Hunter: World Capcom N/A 9.3 9.0 4.56m 26th Jan 18 30th Jan 18
28 Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment N/A 8.8 N/A 4.49m 24th May 16 24th Mar 18
29 Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) Electronic Arts N/A N/A N/A 4.41m 17th Nov 17 29th Dec 17
30 Tom Clancy's The Division Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 4.37m 08th Mar 16 04th May 18
31 Watch Dogs Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 4.32m 27th May 14 15th Mar 18
32 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 4.28m 01st Dec 15 N/A
33 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision N/A 7.5 N/A 4.17m 15th Nov 13 21st Mar 18
34 Assassin's Creed: Unity Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 4.13m 11th Nov 14 04th May 18
35 Batman: Arkham Knight Warner Bros. Interactive N/A 8.1 N/A 4.11m 23rd Jun 15 04th Jan 18
36 Far Cry 4 Ubisoft N/A 8.4 N/A 4.06m 18th Nov 14 23rd Jan 18
37 Destiny 2 Activision N/A N/A N/A 4.06m 06th Sep 17 20th Apr 18
38 Assassin's Creed Origins Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 4.03m 27th Oct 17 10th Jan 18
39 NBA 2K16 2K Sports N/A 8.7 N/A 3.98m 29th Sep 15 28th Mar 18
40 Battlefield 4 Electronic Arts N/A 8.3 N/A 3.94m 15th Nov 13 09th Jan 18
41 Far Cry 5 Ubisoft N/A 7.9 N/A 3.84m 27th Mar 18 28th Feb 18
42 Gran Turismo Sport Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 3.63m 17th Oct 17 13th Jan 18
43 Assassin's Creed Syndicate Ubisoft N/A 8.6 N/A 3.59m 23rd Oct 15 04th May 18
44 NBA 2K17 2K Sports N/A 9.0 N/A 3.52m 16th Sep 16 28th Mar 18
45 FIFA 14 EA Sports N/A N/A N/A 3.43m 15th Nov 13 15th Sep 18
46 Mortal Kombat X 
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 3.42m 14th Apr 15 04th Jan 18
47 Watch Dogs 2 Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 3.35m 15th Nov 16 N/A
48 NBA 2K18 2K Sports N/A 8.1 N/A 3.32m 19th Sep 17 02nd Apr 18
49 Madden NFL 16 EA Sports N/A 8.2 N/A 3.30m 25th Aug 15 31st Mar 18
50 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Bethesda Softworks N/A 8.3 N/A 3.30m 28th Oct 16 01st Apr 18
51 Madden NFL 17 EA Sports N/A 8.5 N/A 3.28m 23rd Aug 16 01st Apr 18
52 Resident Evil VII: Biohazard 
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Capcom N/A 8.6 N/A 3.21m 24th Jan 17 06th Nov 18
53 Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 3.19m 30th Sep 14 04th May 18
54 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft N/A 8.3 N/A 3.19m 15th Nov 13 14th Mar 18
55 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Ubisoft N/A 7.0 N/A 3.09m 07th Mar 17 01st Apr 18
56 Bloodborne Sony Computer Entertainment N/A 8.2 N/A 3.06m 24th Mar 15 10th Apr 18
57 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Konami Digital Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 3.04m 01st Sep 15 04th May 18
58 Killzone: Shadow Fall Sony Computer Entertainment N/A 9.0 N/A 3.02m 15th Nov 13 14th Apr 18
59 inFAMOUS: Second Son Sony Computer Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 2.98m 21st Mar 14 02nd Nov 18
60 Doom (2016) Bethesda Softworks N/A N/A N/A 2.85m 13th May 16 N/A
61 Mafia III 2K Games N/A 6.9 N/A 2.84m 07th Oct 16 02nd Apr 18
62 Diablo III Blizzard Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 2.78m 19th Aug 14 09th Jan 18
63 Far Cry: Primal Ubisoft N/A 7.2 N/A 2.73m 23rd Feb 16 03rd Apr 18
64 Need for Speed (2015) Electronic Arts N/A 7.0 N/A 2.72m 03rd Nov 15 03rd Apr 18
65 Madden NFL 18 EA Sports N/A 8.2 N/A 2.61m 25th Aug 17 03rd Apr 18
66 NBA 2K15 2K Sports N/A N/A N/A 2.49m 07th Oct 14 04th Jan 18
67 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ubisoft N/A 9.5 N/A 2.47m 05th Oct 18 17th Nov 18
68 Dying Light Warner Bros. Interactive N/A N/A N/A 2.42m 27th Jan 15 04th May 18
69 Dark Souls III Namco Bandai Games N/A N/A N/A 2.38m 12th Apr 16 23rd Apr 18
70 Driveclub 
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Sony Computer Entertainment 5.8 7.2 N/A 2.37m 07th Oct 14 25th Sep 18
71 Dragon Age: Inquisition Electronic Arts N/A N/A N/A 2.34m 18th Nov 14 05th Jan 19
72 Ratchet & Clank (2016) Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 2.33m 12th Apr 16 25th Apr 18
73 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 2.28m 22nd Aug 17 N/A
74 Madden NFL 15 EA Sports N/A N/A N/A 2.24m 26th Aug 14 04th Jan 18
75 Destiny: The Taken King Activision N/A N/A N/A 2.18m 15th Sep 15 20th Apr 18
76 Need for Speed Rivals Electronic Arts N/A N/A N/A 2.17m 15th Nov 13 16th Jan 18
77 No Man's Sky Hello Games N/A 6.8 N/A 2.16m 09th Aug 16 04th Apr 18
78 Battlefield: Hardline Electronic Arts N/A N/A N/A 2.15m 17th Mar 15 11th Apr 18
79 Need for Speed: Payback Electronic Arts N/A 5.8 N/A 2.08m 10th Nov 17 04th Apr 18
80 Rise of the Tomb Raider Square Enix N/A N/A N/A 2.05m 11th Oct 16 11th Apr 18
81 The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Bethesda Softworks N/A N/A N/A 2.04m 09th Jun 15 15th Sep 18
82 NBA 2K19 2K Sports N/A N/A N/A 2.04m 11th Sep 18 26th Sep 18
83 LittleBigPlanet 3 Sony Computer Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 2.02m 18th Nov 14 03rd Apr 18
84 Just Cause 3 Square Enix N/A 7.5 N/A 1.98m 01st Dec 15 04th Apr 18
85 Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.98m 10th Oct 17 10th Jan 18
86 Dishonored 2 Bethesda Softworks N/A N/A N/A 1.96m 10th Nov 16 25th Apr 18
87 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Square Enix N/A 10.0 N/A 1.92m 04th Sep 18 11th Sep 18
88 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.91m 15th Nov 13 01st Dec 18
89 PlayStation VR Worlds Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.89m 13th Oct 16 06th Apr 18
90 Rocket League 505 Games N/A 8.7 N/A 1.89m 05th Jul 16 04th Apr 18
91 Knack Sony Computer Entertainment N/A 8.4 N/A 1.88m 15th Nov 13 17th Sep 18
92 Madden NFL 19 EA Sports N/A N/A N/A 1.87m 10th Aug 18 27th Feb 18
93 Until Dawn Sony Computer Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.87m 25th Aug 15 14th Sep 18
94 The Evil Within Bethesda Softworks N/A 7.7 N/A 1.86m 14th Oct 14 13th Mar 18
95 The Crew Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 1.79m 02nd Dec 14 04th Jan 18
96 Titanfall 2 Electronic Arts N/A 8.9 N/A 1.72m 28th Oct 16 29th Jun 18
97 For Honor Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 1.71m 14th Feb 17 09th Jan 18
98 Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX Square Enix N/A N/A N/A 1.68m 28th Mar 17 10th Jan 18
99 Injustice 2 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.66m 16th May 17 06th Jan 18
100 NieR: Automata Square Enix N/A N/A N/A 1.65m 07th Mar 17 01st Jan 18
101 The Order: 1886 Sony Computer Entertainment N/A 6.2 N/A 1.62m 20th Feb 15 02nd Jan 18
102 Tekken 7 
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Namco Bandai Games N/A N/A N/A 1.62m 02nd Jun 17 15th Jan 18
103 Wolfenstein: The New Order Bethesda Softworks N/A N/A N/A 1.61m 20th May 14 04th Jan 18
104 Persona 5 Atlus N/A N/A N/A 1.58m 04th Apr 17 31st Dec 17
105 NBA 2K14 2K Sports N/A N/A N/A 1.54m 15th Nov 13 05th Jan 18
106 Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Square Enix N/A N/A N/A 1.51m 28th Jan 14 13th Jun 18
107 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Namco Bandai Games N/A N/A N/A 1.51m 09th Feb 16 22nd Sep 18
108 Rayman Legends Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 1.50m 18th Feb 14 20th Mar 18
109 Mass Effect: Andromeda Electronic Arts N/A N/A N/A 1.47m 21st Mar 17 03rd Jul 18
110 Shadow of the Tomb Raider Square Enix N/A N/A N/A 1.46m 14th Sep 18 12th Sep 18
111 Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 Namco Bandai Games N/A 7.1 N/A 1.45m 25th Oct 16 03rd Mar 18
112 Spyro Reignited Trilogy 
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Activision 8.0 N/A N/A 1.43m 13th Nov 18 08th Apr 18
113 Detroit: Become Human 
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Sony Interactive Entertainment 8.0 8.0 N/A 1.43m 25th May 18 05th Jun 18
114 South Park: The Fractured But Whole Ubisoft N/A N/A N/A 1.41m 17th Oct 17 06th Apr 18
115 Dragon Ball FighterZ 
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Namco Bandai Games 7.0 N/A N/A 1.36m 26th Jan 18 02nd Apr 18
116 Street Fighter V 
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Capcom N/A N/A N/A 1.35m 16th Feb 16 08th Jan 18
117 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 
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Bethesda Softworks N/A 9.0 N/A 1.31m 27th Oct 17 10th May 18
118 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.31m 28th Jun 16 31st Mar 18
119 EA Sports UFC 2 EA Sports N/A N/A N/A 1.31m 15th Mar 16 20th Apr 18
120 WWE 2K18 2K Sports N/A N/A N/A 1.31m 17th Oct 17 N/A
121 The Last Guardian Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A 7.9 N/A 1.29m 06th Dec 16 04th Apr 18
122 WWE 2K16 Take-Two Interactive N/A N/A N/A 1.29m 27th Oct 15 11th Apr 18
123 The Sims 4 Electronic Arts N/A N/A N/A 1.29m 17th Nov 17 29th Dec 17
124 Project CARS 
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Bandai Namco Games N/A N/A N/A 1.28m 12th May 15 05th Jan 18
125 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection 2K Games N/A N/A N/A 1.25m 24th Mar 15 N/A
126 WWE 2K17 2K Games N/A N/A N/A 1.22m 11th Oct 16 05th Apr 18
127 Guitar Hero Live Activision N/A N/A N/A 1.21m 20th Oct 15 15th Mar 18
128 Battlefield V 
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Electronic Arts 9.0 N/A N/A 1.21m 20th Nov 18 19th Dec 18
129 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Konami Digital Entertainment N/A 7.6 N/A 1.20m 18th Mar 14 22nd Mar 18
130 Mad Max (2013) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.20m 01st Sep 15 05th Jan 18
131 Dragon Ball: Xenoverse Namco Bandai Games N/A N/A N/A 1.19m 24th Feb 15 11th Sep 18
132 Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue Square Enix N/A 7.6 N/A 1.18m 24th Jan 17 01st Jan 18
133 WWE 2K15 2K Sports N/A N/A N/A 1.16m 18th Nov 14 06th Jan 18
134 MLB The Show 17 Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.16m 28th Mar 17 17th Sep 18
135 LEGO Dimensions Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.15m 27th Sep 15 19th Mar 18
136 LEGO Jurassic World Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.14m 12th Jun 15 06th Apr 18
137 EA Sports UFC Electronic Arts N/A N/A N/A 1.11m 17th Jun 14 05th Jan 18
138 Alien: Isolation Sega N/A N/A N/A 1.09m 07th Oct 14 05th Jan 18
139 LEGO Worlds Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.08m 07th Mar 17 N/A
140 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Square Enix N/A N/A N/A 1.08m 11th Jul 17 22nd Sep 18
141 Shadow of the Colossus 
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Sony Interactive Entertainment 9.0 9.3 N/A 1.07m 06th Feb 18 26th Nov 18
142 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Square Enix N/A N/A N/A 1.04m 17th Mar 15 10th May 18
143 Fallout 76 
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Bethesda Softworks 4.0 5.1 N/A 1.03m 14th Nov 18 02nd Dec 18
144 Nioh Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.03m 07th Feb 17 02nd Nov 18
145 Prey (2017) Bethesda Softworks N/A N/A N/A 1.03m 05th May 17 18th Jan 18
146 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Bethesda Softworks N/A N/A N/A 1.02m 17th Nov 17 11th Sep 18
147 MLB 15: The Show Sony Computer Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.01m 31st Mar 15 01st May 18
148 The Evil Within 2 Bethesda Softworks N/A N/A N/A 1.01m 13th Oct 17 10th May 18
149 LEGO Marvel's Avengers Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment N/A N/A N/A 1.01m 26th Jan 16 06th Apr 18
150 Evolve 2K Games N/A N/A N/A 1.01m 10th Feb 15 10th May 18


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Great numbers...

You may as well consider the average 20-40% digital attach ratio and include all that tracked over 700k as million sellers... plus you can look at 3-4M as 5M sellers, 8M as 10M sellers.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

You summed up just now dominant ps4 is in terms of software.

And very soon there will be 3 more 10m sellers. Bo4, fifa 19 and spiderman. 10 x 10m sellers and counting. Incredible for a season who's software isn't heavily lob sided towards a few titles.



Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End  8.7 million as of December 21st 2017

Detroit: Become Human over 2 million sold as of Oct 2018

God of War over 5 million as of April 2018

Horizon Zero Dawn 7.8 million as of Feb 2018

Spider-Man
over 9 million as November 25th



Im gonna "assume" that Spiderman + God of War + Uncharted 4 + Horizon Zero Dawn all end up over 10m if they arnt already.



There was once a time when 5 million was a major milestone, and 10 million a rarity that happened maybe once or twice a generation without the benefit of heavy bundling. Only three NES games sold between 5 and 10 million copies (Zelda I, Tetris, and SMB2), and only three (SMB, Duck Hunt, and SMB3) sold over 10 million. Of course, SMB and Duck Hunt were originally bundled with the NES in N. America through most of the system's life, leaving SMB3 as the only game not originally bundled with its system to sell over 10 million copies during the 8-bit era. The only other games in the 20th century to sell over 10 million copies without the benefit of heavily bundling through most of its life were Super Mario 64 and Gran Turismo, and the N64 & PS1 only had 20 other games between the two of them to sell over 5 million copies.

Granted, nearly all games were exclusives in the 80s & 90s, and Europe was largely a non-factor in the 8-bit & 16-bit eras, but still. Even on single platforms, we see multiple games sell over 10 million copies, whereas that milestone was passed by only three games prior to 2000 if we exclude titles that benefited from heavy bundling. Big games have gotten a lot bigger over the past 10-15 years.



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That's because the gaming market has greatly expanded globally. Back then the major markets was just U.S. and Japan but since then Europe has emerged as a major market as well. Mainland Asia is also gaining prominence. From here on out as long as the big three continues to be Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo with no additional major competitors, games will continue to sell even more.



Shadow1980 said:
There was once a time when 5 million was a major milestone, and 10 million a rarity that happened maybe once or twice a generation without the benefit of heavy bundling. Only three NES games sold between 5 and 10 million copies (Zelda I, Tetris, and SMB2), and only three (SMB, Duck Hunt, and SMB3) sold over 10 million. Of course, SMB and Duck Hunt were originally bundled with the NES in N. America through most of the system's life, leaving SMB3 as the only game not originally bundled with its system to sell over 10 million copies during the 8-bit era. The only other games in the 20th century to sell over 10 million copies without the benefit of heavily bundling through most of its life were Super Mario 64 and Gran Turismo, and the N64 & PS1 only had 20 other games between the two of them to sell over 5 million copies.

Granted, nearly all games were exclusives in the 80s & 90s, and Europe was largely a non-factor in the 8-bit & 16-bit eras, but still. Even on single platforms, we see multiple games sell over 10 million copies, whereas that milestone was passed by only three games prior to 2000 if we exclude titles that benefited from heavy bundling. Big games have gotten a lot bigger over the past 10-15 years.

Unfortunately a lot of the growth on the 5M and 10M sellers came from the loss of mid-tier and low-tier plus a lot of games that can't be profitable anymore on the sub-100k and 100-500k goals...



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Shadow1980 said:
There was once a time when 5 million was a major milestone, and 10 million a rarity that happened maybe once or twice a generation without the benefit of heavy bundling. Only three NES games sold between 5 and 10 million copies (Zelda I, Tetris, and SMB2), and only three (SMB, Duck Hunt, and SMB3) sold over 10 million. Of course, SMB and Duck Hunt were originally bundled with the NES in N. America through most of the system's life, leaving SMB3 as the only game not originally bundled with its system to sell over 10 million copies during the 8-bit era. The only other games in the 20th century to sell over 10 million copies without the benefit of heavily bundling through most of its life were Super Mario 64 and Gran Turismo, and the N64 & PS1 only had 20 other games between the two of them to sell over 5 million copies.

Granted, nearly all games were exclusives in the 80s & 90s, and Europe was largely a non-factor in the 8-bit & 16-bit eras, but still. Even on single platforms, we see multiple games sell over 10 million copies, whereas that milestone was passed by only three games prior to 2000 if we exclude titles that benefited from heavy bundling. Big games have gotten a lot bigger over the past 10-15 years.

Unfortunately a lot of the growth on the 5M and 10M sellers came from the loss of mid-tier and low-tier plus a lot of games that can't be profitable anymore on the sub-100k and 100-500k goals...



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Single player is dead, I almost forgot!



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

Incredible. Don't think anyone could predict the PS4 would do so well pre MS E3 disaster. Even after that very few would have predicted this much success.