Special Report

Most Popular Video Games of All Time

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10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
> Total copies sold: 28,510,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: Wii
> Release date: November 15, 2009

Competition and cooperation are combined in “New Super Mario Bros. Wii.” Players are able to invite up to three others to join in the game at any point, playing as Mario, Luigi, or Blue or Yellow Toad.

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9. Wii Play
> Total copies sold: 28,920,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: Wii
> Release date: February 12, 2007

“Wii Play” was among the first games released for Wii in North America. It consists of nine games, including fishing, billiards, and table tennis.

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8. New Super Mario Bros.
> Total copies sold: 29,850,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: DS
> Release date: May 15, 2006

“New Super Mario Bros.” was the first brand new 2D Mario platform game since “Super Mario World.” The game utilizes 3D graphics to enhance its two-dimensional game-playing experience.

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7. Pokémon Red / Green / Blue Version
> Total copies sold: 31,370,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: GB
> Release date: September 30, 1998

The original line of Pokémon games set the stage for one of the industry’s most successful franchises. Players must set out to collect all 150 Pokémon, dueling other trainers along the way.

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6. Wii Sports Resort
> Total copies sold: 32,900,000
> Publisher: Nintendo
> Primary console: Wii
> Release date: July 26, 1999

The very popular Wii series added “Wii Sports Resort” to the franchise, and this immersive, active-play experience features a dozen activities with a resort theme such as canoeing, cycling, and wakeboarding.