Top 10 Highest-Grossing Games of All Time
There’s no doubt that the gaming industry has gotten massive over the years. We’re witnessing the rise in popularity and prominence of free-to-play games like Counter-Strike, Fortnite, and others, bringing in astounding player counts and huge amounts of play times.
But in terms of sales numbers for paid games, what are the highest-grossing games? We’re going to help you answer that. Here’s our list of the top 10 highest-growing games of all time.
Highest Grossing Games of All Time Ranked
10. Overwatch - 50 Million
Released in 2016, Blizzard’s hero-shooter, Overwatch, has sold 50 million units worldwide. It’s one of the most in-demand multi-platform games in the world today. In October 2022, the game was replaced by its free-to-play sequel, Overwatch 2.
9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 50 Million+
CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has helped the franchise reach new heights, with the game selling 50 million copies across platforms. Released in 2015, The Witcher 3 continues to grow.
8. Red Dead Redemption 2 - 55 Million+
A prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, the sequel Red Dead Redemption II goes back in time and explains some events that led to the original game. Rockstar has sold over 55 million units for the wild-west game.
7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 60 Million+
Released in 2011, Skyrim was a successful game from Bethesda and has continued to sell well in the years that followed. In 2023, it was revealed that the game had sold 60 million copies and isn’t slowing down.
6. Mario Kart 8 + Deluxe - 63.92 Million+
Nintendo released the eighth mainline entry for the kart racing franchise in 2014. When original Wii U release sales are combined with Switch sales, the game has sold 64 million copies, making it the sixth highest-grossing game of all time.
5. PUBG 5 - 75 Million
If it wasn’t for PUBG, we would’ve never experienced the rise of battle royale games. Released in 2017, PUBG has sold an impressive 75 million copies across PC and console. In January 2022, the game went free-to-play.
4. Wii Sports - 82.9 Million
Nintendo’s simulation video game for the Wii remains one of the most commercially successful games of all time. The game has sold 82,9 million units as of today.
3. Grand Theft Auto V - 185 Million+
Rockstar’s open-world action game, Grand Theft Auto V, was released in 2013 and is the best-selling PC/console game of all time. The game has shipped more than 185 million units.
2. Minecraft - 238 Million
Our list won’t be complete without Minecraft. According to Microsoft, the game has sold more than 238 million copies as of 2021. With a film, toys, Netflix, and other projects in the works, no other game comes too close to Minecraft.
1. Tetris - 520 Million
The iconic puzzle game, Tetris, has sold more than 520 million copies over its lifetime. Initially released for the Soviet Union-developed Elektronika 60 computer, Tetris variations have been made for over 50 different platforms. It’s a true cultural phenomenon; everyone knows about Tetris