Special Report

Most Popular Video Games of All Time

Source: Courtesy of Rockstar Games

35. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
> Total copies sold: 16,150,000
> Publisher: Rockstar Games
> Primary console: PS2
> Release date: October 28, 2002

“Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” follows the criminal career of Tommy Vercetti and is set in Vice City, Florida. It was designed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. The video game became the best-selling video game of the year when it was released.

Source: Courtesy of Nintendo

34. Super Mario Bros. 3
> Total copies sold: 17,280,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: NES
> Release date: February 12, 1990

“Super Mario Bros. 3” was a video game developed by Nintendo for Famicom/NES. Before the video game was released in North America, footage of “Super Mario Bros. 3” gameplay appeared in the movie “The Wizard,” which drove interest among fans. The game would become one of the best-selling video games ever.

Source: Courtesy of Nintendo

33. Super Mario Land
> Total copies sold: 18,140,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: GB
> Release date: August 1, 1989

“Super Mario Land” marked Mario’s first appearance on the Game Boy. The player assumes the role of Mario whose mission is to defeat Tatanga, also known as the Mysterious Spaceman, and rescue Princess Daisy.

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32. Pokémon Diamond / Pearl Version
> Total copies sold: 18,250,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: DS
> Release date: April 28, 2007

“Pokémon Diamond / Pearl Version” are part of the Generation IV Pokémon game series. The games are the first main series Pokémon games for the Nintendo DS.

Source: Courtesy of Bethesda Softworks

31. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
> Total copies sold: 19,360,000
> Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
> Primary console: X360
> Release date: November 11, 2011

The single-player video game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game won more than 200 Game of the Year awards.