Special Report

Most Popular Video Games of All Time

Source: Courtesy of Nintendo

20. Wii Fit
> Total copies sold: 22,700,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: Wii
> Release date: May 21, 2008

“Wii Fit” is a home exercise video game with various activities that require participants to stand on the Wii Balance Board. One or several people can participate. “Wii Fit” demonstrated that video games could help people exercise.

Source: Courtesy of Nintendo

19. Pokémon Gold / Silver Version
> Total copies sold: 23,100,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: GB
> Release date: October 14, 2000

The Pokémon Gold and Silver versions were released following the huge success of the franchise’s Red / Blue / Yellow versions. The games introduced 100 new Pokémon and new features including Pokémon breeding and friendship.

Source: Courtesy of Nintendo

18. Mario Kart DS
> Total copies sold: 23,260,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: DS
> Release date: November 14, 2005

This entry into the Mario Kart series featured a cast that included Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Toad, who compete in more than 30 courses.

Source: Courtesy of Activision

17. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
> Total copies sold: 24,140,000
> Publisher: Activision
> Primary console: X360
> Release date: November 10, 2009

The sixth “full” installment in the Call of Duty series, “Modern Warfare 2” features an expanded multiplayer mode with online capabilities.

Source: Courtesy of Nintendo

16. Nintendogs
> Total copies sold: 24,680,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: DS
> Release date: August 23, 2005

This video game from Nintendo lets players select a puppy from various breeds and train them and nurture them. The dogs vary in color and personality. A sequel to the game, entitled “Nintendogs + Cats,” was released in 2011.

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