The Quick 10: The 10 Top-Selling Video Game Franchises

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I've been obsessed with playing Mario Kart on the Wii lately, so you're going to have to forgive my preoccupation in making today's list. Guess which lovable plumber is #1? I prefer Waluigi when I'm racing, though...

The 10 Top-Selling Video Game Franchises by Number of Units

1. Mario, with sales of more than 200 million since 1981.
2. Pokemon - sales of 175 million since 1996.
3. The Sims, in a distant third place with 100 million since 2000
4. Final Fantasy, 80 million since 1987.
5. Grand Theft Auto - 70 million since 1997.
6. Madden NFL - 70 million since 1988.
7. Tetris - 70 million since 1985.
8. FIFA - 65 million since 1993.
9. The Legend of Zelda - 52 million since 1986.
10. Tom Clancy, including Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon - 52 million since 1998.

Not far behind are Nickelodeon (with SpongeBob games), Gran Turismo, Donkey Kong and Sonic the Hedgehog with 50, 50, 48 and 45 million respectively.

May 14, 2008 - 10:37am
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