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Best Selling Video Game Franchises

Can you name the most popular gaming franchises of all time based off of direct consumer sales? Uses Wikipedia for this quiz.
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As of September 3rd, 2023
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Sales
Year
Hint
Franchise
832 m
1981
Hopping Plumbers
Mario
495 m
1988
Alexey Pajitnov
Tetris
480 m
1996
Ash Ketchum
Pokémon
425 m
2003
Modern Warfare
Call of Duty
405 m
1997
Vice City
Grand Theft Auto
389 m
 
 
Super Mario
325 m
1993
EA Soccer
FIFA
238 m
2011
Creepers
Minecraft
212 m
2006
Matt
Wii
200 m
2007
Stealth
Assassin's Creed
200 m
1995
Building Blocks
Lego
200 m
2000
WooHoo
The Sims
180 m
1987
Cid
Final Fantasy
175 m
 
 
Mario Kart
160 m
1991
Floating Rings
Sonic the Hedgehog
150 m
1994
Racing Movies
Need For Speed
149 m
1986
Hyrule
The Legend of Zelda
142 m
1996
Zombies
Resident Evil
130 m
1988
American Football
Madden NFL
130 m
1999
Basketball
NBA 2K
124 m
1983
The Force
Star Wars
111 m
1995
Konami Soccer
Pro Evolution Soccer
95 m
2000
Wrestling
WWE 2K
95 m
1996
Lara Croft
Tomb Raider
92 m
2004
Fantasy Hunting
Monster Hunter
90 m
1997
PlayStation Racing
Gran Turismo
88 m
1986
The Slime
Dragon Quest
82 m
1998
Rainbow Six
Tom Clancy's
81 m
2001
Master Chief
Halo
79 m
1992
Fatalities
Mortal Kombat
77 m
2009
Vault Hunters
Borderlands
76 m
2001
Animal Villages
Animal Crossing
Sales
Year
Hint
Franchise
75 m
2004
Dead Eye
Red Dead
75 m
2007
Geralt of Rivia
The Witcher
75 m
1995
Team17
Worms
73 m
1999
Platform Fighting
Super Smash Bros.
70 m
2009
Dancing
Just Dance
69 m
 
 
Mario Party
67 m
1986
Goku
Dragon Ball
65 m
2005
Kratos
God of War
65 m
1971
Dysentery
The Oregon Trail
60 m
1987
Solid Snake
Metal Gear
65 m
1981
King K. Rool
Donkey Kong
59 m
1994
Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls
57 m
2002
War FPS
Battlefield
57 m
1991
Sid Meier
Civilization
55 m
1994
Iron Fist
Tekken
50 m
2001
Tile Matching Jewels
Bejeweled
50 m
1996
Wumpa Islands
Crash Bandicoot
50 m
2014
"Ghost"
Destiny
50 m
1997
Sanctuary World
Diablo
50 m
2004
Wilderness FPS
Far Cry
50 m
 
 
Lego Star Wars
49 m
1987
K.O.!
Street Fighter
47 m
 
 
Mario Sports
45 m
1980
Inky, Blinky, Pinky & Clyde
Pac-Man
44 m
2007
Nathan Drake
Uncharted
43 m
 
 
Star Wars Battlefront
42 m
1992
Pink Round Alien
Kirby
41 m
2007
Rapture City
BioShock
41 m
1982
Web-Slinging Superhero
Spider-Man
40 m
2006
The Locust
Gears of War
40 m
2005
Usable Guitar
Guitar Hero
40 m
2001
Wizarding World
Harry Potter
6 Comments
+2
Level 56
Aug 12, 2020
Nice one, nominated
+3
Level 23
Nov 5, 2020
Sonic isn't Nintendo
+1
Level 39
Jan 18, 2021
2k isnt EA
+1
Level 68
Jan 18, 2021
You're absolutely right, the source listed otherwise, it is now changed
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Level 70
May 2, 2021
Monster Hunter isn't Nintendo, either
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Level 54
Oct 19, 2022
Excellent quiz! I really like the idea, and these stats are pretty interesting. Thank for this quiz, which I have of course nominated!