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The Top 5 Best-Selling Video Games Ever

Brent Lee of The Koalition writes: The latest figures from SuperData Research, a provider of market intelligence covering the global markets for everything that has to do with gaming, shows that the interactive entertainment business generated a massive $91 billion in revenues in 2016. What’s noteworthy here is that consumers spent a colossal $41 billion on mobile gaming, driven mainly by the runaway success of Pokémon GO and Clash Royale. It was closely followed by PC gaming that made $34 billion thanks to the continued success of League of Legends and the recently released Overwatch. One more key takeaway from their stats shows that virtual reality (VR) gaming, still in its infancy, was able to generate $2.7 billion in buyer spending.

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rbailey39d ago

Grand Theft Auto V and Minecraft are both still big sellers according to NPD numbers every month. I'll be very curious to see if Red Dead Redemption 2 either replaces GTA V or is listed alongside it once the game finally comes out.

UnSelf39d ago

RDR 2 won't come within a mile of GTAV sales. GTAV has become synonymous with what many non-gamers consider "gaming"

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Geobros39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Wii Sports is a surprise as it has been released only on Wii console. The rest are multiplatform.

Tigerblud39d ago

That's because it came with every console and the console sold over a 100 million units.

Utalkin2me39d ago

Yeah Wii Sports technically shouldn't count, its a packed in game with a console. This is best selling games not best selling packed in games.

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Tigerblud39d ago

I have never purchased any of these games.

Krysis39d ago

I feel like you are missing out if you haven't played gta5 Trevor is one of my top 5 characters of all time.

Skankinruby38d ago

You didn't miss much, gta sold almost entirely on controversy it was crap.

Geraltowski38d ago

Disagree. To me it was quite fun.

Woolly_39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Only Nintendo's Exclusives made it..

Everything else multiplat, bih..

Utalkin2me39d ago

You mean only packed in games with Nintendo's consoles? That shouldn't even count. Its about best selling games.

Skankinruby38d ago

You know how many millions of sales gta 5 would lose based on this concept? It's actual user base is MAYBE 20 million

ShaunCameron38d ago

It should count. And they did a damn good job at selling consoles.

Utalkin2me38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

@Skankinruby

Do you also know if GTA was packed in with the PS2 it would have been 150 million +. Works both ways.

So if PlayStation packed a game in with each console. It would be number 1,3 and 4 out of the top 5.

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