Over the years, the video game industry has flourished. It has gained more popularity and more customers. This is a good thing for developers. It gives then the ability to splurge on the development of their biggest titles. After all, they know that there is a real possibility that they’re going to make a lot of money in return. Some of the highest grossing games ever have managed to bring in billions of dollars. So, what are the best selling games of all time? You’re going to find out soon enough.

 

Minecraft

On the surface, Minecraft isn’t too impressive. It looks clunky and the game play seems wacky. Nevertheless, the game has managed to win hearts far and wide. In fact, it is estimated that the game was sold more than 176 million copies. It is the best selling video game of recent years. That is even more impressive when you consider the fact that the game was released in November of 2011. It helped Mojang make millions. So, what makes the game so great?

You’re not going to make money like you could on pokies for Australians. Minecraft is different. It is suitable for all age groups. Whether you’re a teen or an adult, you can have fun with Minecraft and that is why it is so successful commercially.

 

Tetris

Tetris is another game that has been very successful. The only difference is that this one is much older. The original Tetris was released in June of 1984. Since then, it has sold more than 170 million copies. While the graphics and game play are very basic, Tetris is addicting. And, it is great for everyone. It doesn’t take a genius to sit down and play Tetris. Plus, it is simple enough for older adults. A lot of them grew up with this game to begin with.

Finally, Tetris is popular because it is a good time killer. You can sit down and play while you ride on the bus or an Uber. You can even play when you’re on your break at work.

 

Grand Theft Auto V

The Grant Theft Auto games are many things. They’re always controversial and they’re always successful. This is a good thing for Rockstar. The company made a reputation for itself by developing these games. That reputation wasn’t always good though. The games have been praised by some but criticized by others. Nevertheless, they’re very successful commercially. After all, the latest addition to the franchise has sold more than 110 million copies. It was released in September of 2013.

Plus, the multiplayer mode has helped Rockstar generate billions in profits. When a Grand Theft Auto game is released, you can guarantee that it is going to make an impact. Since the last one was released in 2013, it is only a matter of time before a new one hits the market. It may very well outdo Minecraft this time around.

 

Wii Sports

The Wii wasn’t a commercial success for Nintendo. Still, it wasn’t a complete disaster either. In fact, the console had a few successful games. One of the most notable was Wii Sport. This game was released on the Wii in November of 2006. The game was unique at the time and this helped it gain traction with fans. The game sold nearly 83 million copies. It is one of the few games that did well on the Nintendo Wii. Of course, Nintendo wasn’t deterred. The company came back big with the launch of the Nintendo Switch several years later. The Switch has become one of the best selling gaming consoles in history.

 

Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo has created from great games over the years. Their most popular games feature Mario and his brother Luigi. If you want to see how successful these games have been, you just need to take a look at the original Super Mario Brothers. The original was released in September of 1985. It has been translated to other platforms in recent years. Since then, Super Mario Bros. Has sold more than 48 million copies. That is pretty good when you consider that a lot of people weren’t games back in the day. If you’re a fan of games, you’ll want to spend a little time playing these gems!