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Top 20 console games ranked by units sold, 1998–2013


Next update March 2015

2013

Rank Title Format
1 Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 3
2 Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360
3 Call of Duty: Ghosts PlayStation 3
4 The Last of Us PlayStation 3
5 Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox 360
6 Minecraft Xbox 360
7 Pokemon X Nintendo 3DS
8 Pokemon Y Nintendo 3DS
9 FIFA 14 PlayStation 3
10 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PlayStation 3
11 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Xbox 360
12 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag PlayStation 3
13 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Xbox 360
14 Tomb Raider 2013 PlayStation 3
15 Battlefield 4 PlayStation 3
16 Skylanders SWAP Force Wii
17 Battlefield 4 Xbox 360
18 Gran Turismo 6 PlayStation 3
19 FIFA 14 Xbox 360
20 Far Cry 3 PlayStation 3

Source: The NPD Group Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2012

Rank Title Format
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PlayStation 3
2 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Xbox 360
3 Halo 4 Xbox 360
4 FIFA 13 PlayStation 3
5 Assassin’s Creed III PlayStation 3
6 Assassin’s Creed III Xbox 360
7 Skylanders Giants Wii
8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PlayStation 3
9 Borderlands 2 Xbox 360
10 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360
11 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Wii
12 Pokemon Black Version 2 Nintendo DS
13 Mass Effect 3 Xbox 360
14 Gran Turismo 5 PlayStation 3
15 New Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS
16 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Xbox 360
17 Far Cry 3 Xbox 360
18 FIFA 13 Xbox 360
19 Just Dance 4 Wii
20 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PlayStation 3

Source: The NPD Group Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Note:
The 2012 list of top 20 ranking console games was revised due to a change in methodology in 2013.

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2011

Rank Title Format
1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PlayStation 3
2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360
3 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Xbox 360
4 Battlefield 3 PlayStation 3
5 Pokemon White Version Nintendo DS
6 Battlefield 3 Xbox 360
7 Pokemon Black Version Nintendo DS
8 Gran Turismo 5 PlayStation 3
9 FIFA Soccer 12 PlayStation 3
10 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PlayStation 3
11 Fit Plus Wii
12 Gears of War 3 Xbox 360
13 Just Dance Wii
14 Call of Duty: Black Ops PlayStation 3
15 Just Dance 2 Wii
16 Just Dance 3 Wii
17 Call of Duty: Black Ops Xbox 360
18 Killzone 3 PlayStation 3
19 Zumba Fitness: Join the Party Wii
20 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PlayStation 3

Source: The NPD Group Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Note:
The 2011 list of top 20 ranking console games was revised due to a change in methodology in 2013.

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2010

Rank Title Format
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops PlayStation 3
2 Fit Plus Wii
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Xbox 360
4 Halo: Reach Xbox 360
5 Gran Turismo 5 PlayStation 3
6 Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3
7 Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360
8 Wii Sports Resort Wii
9 Mario Kart DS Nintendo DS
10 Just Dance Wii
11 Mario Kart Wii Wii
12 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii
13 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii
14 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
15 Pokemon SoulSilver Version Nintendo DS
16 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3
17 Pokemon HeartGold Version Nintendo DS
18 FIFA Soccer 11 PlayStation 3
19 God of War III PlayStation 3
20 Cricket Wii

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Note:
The 2010 list of top 20 ranking console games was revised due to a change in methodology in 2013.

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2009

Rank Title Format
1 Wii Fit Nintendo Wii
2 Wii Sports Resort with MotionPlus Wii Nintendo Wii
3 Wii Play (with remote) Nintendo Wii
4 Mario Kart (with wheel) Nintendo Wii
5 New Super Mario Bros Wii Nintendo Wii
6 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360
7 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3
8 Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training Nintendo DS
9 Wii Fit Plus Bundle Wii Nintendo Wii
10 Carnival Games Nintendo Wii
11 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Wii
12 Big Beach Sports Nintendo Wii
13 Cricket Bundle Wii Nintendo DS
14 Halo 3 Xbox 360
15 Pokemon Platinum Nintendo DS
16 Mario Power Tennis Wii Nintendo Wii
17 EA Sports Active Wii Nintendo Wii
18 More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima Nintendo DS
19 Mario Kart Nintendo DS
20 Assassin’s Creed PlayStation 3

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2008

Rank Title Format
1 Wii Fit Nintendo Wii
2 Wii Play (with remote) Nintendo Wii
3 Mario Kart (with wheel) Nintendo Wii
4 Mario & Sonic at the Olympics Nintendo Wii
5 Grand Theft Auto: IV PlayStation 3
6 Grand Theft Auto: IV Xbox 360
7 Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training Nintendo DS
8 Mario & Sonic at the Olympics Nintendo DS
9 Super Smash Bros Brawl Nintendo Wii
10 Big Beach Sports Nintendo Wii
11 Sight Training Nintendo DS
12 Carnival Games Nintendo Wii
13 More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima Nintendo DS
14 Nintendogs: Lab & Friends Nintendo DS
15 Nintendogs: Dalmation & Friends Nintendo DS
16 Nintendogs: Dachschund & Friends Nintendo DS
17 Mario Kart Nintendo DS
18 Singstar: Abba (software only) PlayStation 2
19 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Platinum PlayStation 2
20 Guitar Hero 3 Bundle PlayStation 2

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2007

Rank Title Format
1 Halo 3 Xbox 360
2 Pokémon Diamond Nintendo DS
3 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training Nintendo DS
4 Pokémon Pearl Nintendo DS
5 Need for More Speed Carbon PYM PlayStation 2
6 More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima Nintendo DS
7 Nintendogs: Dalmation & Friends Nintendo DS
8 Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3
9 Singstar Pop Hits Bundle PlayStation 2
10 Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo Wii
11 Mario Party 8 Nintendo Wii
12 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Platinum PlayStation 2
13 Nintendogs: Lab & Friends Nintendo DS
14 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360
15 Nintendogs: Dachshund & Friends Nintendo DS
16 Need for Speed Pro Street PlayStation 2
17 Singstar Pop Hits (software only) PlayStation 2
18 Motorstorm Game PlayStation 3
19 The Simpsons Game PlayStation 2
20 Assassin's Creed Xbox 360

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2006

Rank Title Format
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Platinum PlayStation 2
2 WWE Smackdown vs Raw (2007) PlayStation 2
3 The Simpsons: Hit & Run Platinum PlayStation 2
4 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories PlayStation 2
5 New Super Mario Bros Nintendo DS
6 Need for Speed Carbon CE PlayStation 2
7 Singstar Party (software only) PlayStation 2
8 Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training Nintendo DS
9 Singstar Rocks! (software only) PlayStation 2
10 Gran Turismo 4 Platinum PlayStation 2
11 Ratchet Gladiator Platinum PlayStation 2
12 Tekken 5 Platinum PlayStation 2
13 Singstar Pop (software only) PlayStation 2
14 Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends Nintendo DS
15 Nintendogs: Dachshund & Friends Nintendo DS
16 V8 Supercars 3 PlayStation 2
17 Lego Star Wars Platinum PlayStation 2
18 Buzz: The Big Quiz Bundle PlayStation 2
19 Nintendogs: Lab & Friends Nintendo DS
20 Singstar 80s (software only) PlayStation 2

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2005

Rank Title Format
1 Gran Turismo 4 PlayStation 2
2 Pokémon Emerald Game Boy Advance
3 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PlayStation 2
4 Need for Speed: Underground 2 PlayStation 2
5 Simpson's Hit & Run Platinum PlayStation 2
6 Ratchet & Clank 3 Platinum PlayStation 2
7 Buzz: The Music Quiz Bundle PlayStation 2
8 Need for Speed: Most Wanted PlayStation 2
9 WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006 PlayStation 2
10 Super Mario 64 Nintendo DS
11 Need for Speed: Underground Platinum PlayStation 2
12 Shrek 2 PlayStation 2
13 Ratchet & Clank 2 Platinum PlayStation 2
14 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas XB Xbox
15 Burnout 3 PlayStation 2
16 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith PlayStation 2
17 Jak 3 Platinum PlayStation 2
18 Crash Bash 5: Wrath Cortex Platinum PlayStation 2
19 Nintendogs: Lab & Friends Nintendo DS
20 AFL Premiership 2005 PlayStation 2

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2004

Rank Title Format
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PlayStation 2
2 Halo 2 Limited Collectors’ Edition Tin Xbox
3 Need for Speed: Underground 2 PlayStation 2
4 Halo 2 Xbox
5 The Simpsons: Hit & Run Platinum PlayStation 2
6 Need for Speed: Underground Platinum PlayStation 2
7 Ratchet and Clank Platinum PlayStation 2
8 V8 Supercars 2 PlayStation 2
9 SingStar PlayStation 2
10 Grand Theft Auto Twin Pack Xbox
11 Gran Turismo 3 Platinum PlayStation 2
12 Pokémon Fire Red Game Boy Advance
13 The Simpsons: Road Rage PlayStation 2
14 Need for Speed: Underground PlayStation 2
15 Athens 2004 PlayStation 2
16 Crash Band 5: Wrath Cortex Platinum PlayStation 2
17 V8 Supercars Platinum PlayStation 2
18 Pokémon Leaf Green Game Boy Advance
19 Need for Speed: Underground 2 Xbox
20 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Platinum PlayStation 2

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2003

Rank Title Format
1 Eyetoy: Play PlayStation 2
2 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City PlayStation 2
3 Gran Turismo 3 Platinum PlayStation 2
4 V8 Supercars Platinum PlayStation 2
5 Pokémon Ruby Game Boy Advance
6 Pokémon Sapphire Game Boy Advance
7 Crash Brand 5: Wrath Cortex Platinum PlayStation 2
8 Need for Speed: Underground PlayStation 2
9 Rugby League PlayStation 2
10 Enter the Matrix PlayStation 2
11 SOCOM: US Navy Seals PlayStation 2
12 Grand Theft Auto 3 Platinum PlayStation 2
13 The Sims PlayStation 2
14 The Getaway PlayStation 2
15 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers PlayStation 2
16 Spiderman Enter Electro Platinum PlayStation 2
17 Final Fantasy X Platinum PlayStation 2
18 Enter the Matrix Xbox
19 Medal of Honor Rising Sun PlayStation 2
20 Hot Box Xbox

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2002

Rank Title Format
1 Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 PlayStation 2
2 Gran Turismo 3 A-spec PlayStation 2
3 V8 Supercars Race Driver PlayStation 2
4 Gran Turismo 3 PlayStation 2
5 Medal of Honour Frontline PlayStation 2
6 Halo Xbox
7 Grand Theft Auto Vice City PlayStation 2
8 Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets PlayStation
9 Grand Theft Auto 3 PlayStation 2
10 Platinum Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation
11 Monsters, Inc. PlayStation
12 Platinum Gran Turismo 3 A-spec PlayStation 2
13 Platinum Crash Team Racing PlayStation
14 Platinum Crash Bandi 3 PlayStation
15 Lord of the Rings Two Towers PlayStation 2
16 Harry Potter Philospher’s Stone Game Boy
17 Spider-man PlayStation 2
18 Platinum Spyro The Dragon PlayStation
19 Crash Bandicoot 5 PlayStation 2
20 Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets PlayStation 2

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2001

Rank Title Format
1 Pokémon Crystal Game Boy
2 Pokémon Gold Game Boy
3 Pokémon Silver Game Boy
4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone PlayStation
5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Game Boy
6 Gran Turismo 3 A-spec PlayStation 2
7 Platinum Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation
8 Pokémon Stadium 2 N64
9 Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance
10 Platinum Crash Bandicoot 3 PlayStation
11 Platinum Crash Team Racing PlayStation
12 Platinum Spyro the Dragon PlayStation
13 The Simpsons: Wrestling PlayStation
14 Banjo Tooie N64
15 Mario Kart Super Circuit Game Boy Advance
16 SSX PlayStation 2
17 Driver 2 PlayStation
18 The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask N64
19 Crash Bash PlayStation
20 Tekken Tag Tournament PlayStation 2

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2000

Rank Title Format
1 Pokémon – Gold Game Boy
2 Pokémon – Silver Game Boy
3 Pokémon – Stadium N64
4 Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation
5 Pokémon – Yellow Game Boy
6 Star Wars Ep 1: Racer N64
7 Pokémon – Blue Game Boy
8 Donkey Kong N64
9 Pokémon – Red Game Boy
10 Perfect Dark N64
11 Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 PlayStation
12 Zelda Majora Mask N64
13 Zelda N64
14 Platinum Crash Bandicoot 3 PlayStation
15 Banjo Kazooie N64
16 Donkey Kong Country Game Boy
17 Pokémon Trading Card Game Game Boy
18 Platinum Crash Bandicoot 2 PlayStation
19 Driver 2 PlayStation
20 Super Mario Bros Deluxe Game Boy

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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1999

Rank Title Format
1 Pokémon – Yellow Game Boy
2 Pokémon – Red Game Boy
3 Pokémon – Blue Game Boy
4 Need for Speed 4 PlayStation
5 Platinum Gran Turismo PlayStation
6 GoldenEye 007 N64
7 Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64
8 Mario Kart N64
9 Super Smash Brothers N64
10 Platinum Crash Bandicoot 2 PlayStation
11 Pokémon Pinball Game Boy
12 Pokémon Snap N64
13 Mario Party N64
14 Platinum Crash Bandicoot PlayStation
15 Crash Bandicoot 3 PlayStation
16 Super Mario N64
17 Star Wars Ep. 1: Racer PlayStation
18 Shane Warne Cricket 99 PlayStation
19 Driver PlayStation
20 Rogue Squadron N64

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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1998

Rank Title Format
1 GoldenEye 007 N64
2 Gran Turismo PlayStation
3 Banjo Kazooie N64
4 Platinum Crash Bandicoot PlayStation
5 Mario Kart N64
6 Super Mario N64
7 Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64
8 Croc PlayStation
9 Yoshi’s Story N64
10 Platinum Tekken 2 PlayStation
11 Crash Bandicoot 3 PlayStation
12 1080 Snowboarding N64
13 Colin McRae Rally PlayStation
14 Pokémon – Red Game Boy
15 Crash Bandicoot 2 PlayStation
16 Time Crisis PlayStation
17 Point Blank PlayStation
18 Die Hard Trilogy PlayStation
19 Platinum Tomb Raider PlayStation
20 Diddy Kong Racing N64

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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