Top-10 Most Popular Video Games of All Time

Top-10 Most Popular Video Games of All Time

What are the most popular videoGames of all time?

The thrills of video game fun know endless bounds in the world of gamers.

There are countless numbers of video games available.

However, only a few are immensely popular.

In this article, we look extensively into ten of the most popular video games around the globe.

This list is based on sales and influence of a game.

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Most Popular Video Games of All Time

1. Minecraft (Multi-platform sales 200,000,000)


Minecraft is the most influential video game of all time, with sales of 200,000,000 units across all game platforms and boasting an average of 70 million active users monthly.

Its gameplay is not direct as doesn’t hold out goals, missions, or task for players to complete; rather it allows players an extensive deal of freedom to decide its gameplay.

It has won countless awards.

So great and popular Minecraft was it was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

It was developed by Mojang Studios and officially released in 2011.

2. Grand Theft Auto V (Multi-platform sales 135,000,000)

Grand Theft Auto V

The Grand Theft game series is notoriously famous in the gaming world, and it is unsurprising Grand Theft Auto V seat at number 2 on our list.

Its story plot follows the lives of three criminals, a retired bank robber, a drug and arms dealer, and a street gangster in their attempts to commit a heist under the influence of powerful crime figures and a corrupt government agency.

Its setting is in the fictional city of Los Santos, a graphical imitation of real-life Los Angeles.

On the first day of the GTA V release, it made $800 million in profit and rose to $1 billion on the third day.

Aside from being one of the most popular games in the globe, it is also one of the best-selling games with 135,000,000 million copies sold across all platforms it was released for.

3. Tetris (EA) (Mobile paid downloads 100,000,000)


Tetris is a puzzle game common among mobile gamers with similar gameplay to other Tetris titles, however, with the ability of players creating their own soundtrack.

The game offers two gameplay modes, Marathon mode, and Magic mode.

It was developed by EA Mobile and published by Electronic Arts for all mobile devices (iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS).

Peaking 100 million paid downloads; it became the best-selling paid mobile game of all time.

4. Wii Sports (Wii sales 82,900,000)

Wii Sports

Will Sports video game is a combination of five sports simulations: tennis, golf, boxing, baseball, and bowling.

With the use of the Wii remote, players will perform actions of real-life sports activities like swinging a tennis racket as part of its gameplay.

It featured a single-player and Multi-player game mode and was developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console alone.

Gaming critics applauded the game control.

It received several awards and not so surprising gross over 80 million copies sales on the Wii game platform.

5. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Multi-platform sales 70,000,000)


PUBG is an online multi-player battle royale video game where it’s gameplay has up to one hundred players landing onto an island via parachute and aiming for survival by scavenging for weapons and equipment to kill other players while avoiding been killed.

The last player standing wins.

The game was developed and published by PUBG Corporation and is one of the best-selling video games ever, having sold over 70 million copies globally by 2020 across all gaming platforms it was released for.

Its mobile version has been downloaded over 600 million times.

6. Super Mario Bros. (Multi-platform sales 48,240,000)

Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Super Mario Bros, the first in the Super Mario series and successor to the arcade game, Mario Bros, is often a frequent sight in the chart of the most popular video games of all time.

It was first released in 1985.

Its gameplay sees players controlling Mario or his brother Luigi in their travels of the Mushroom Kingdom to save Princess Toadstool from in-game antagonist Bowser.

Game critics healed endless praise on the game’s precise control.

It has sold 48 million units across all gaming platforms it was released for.

7. Pac-Man (Multi-platform sales 39,098,000)


When Namco developed this maze arcade game, Pac-Man, and released it in 1980, they made an indelible mark in the gaming industry.

It was the original Japanese title of Puck-Man.

Its gameplay has a player controlling Pac-Man in an enclosed maze while eating all dots inside the maze and avoiding four colored ghosts.

It is one of the best selling game series as well as one of the highest-grossing with over $14 billion generated in revenue and $43 million generated in overall sales.

Across all gaming platforms, Pac-Man was released on; it sold 39,098,000 units.

8. Mario Kart Wii (Wii sales 37,320,000)

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii is the sixth installment of a racing video game in the Mario Kart Wii series.

Its gameplay has playable characters from the Mario series competing in kart race of 42 different tracks with several items available for use to hinder opponents’ run.

It features a single-player, multi-player, and online game mode.

It is released only on the Wii gaming platform and has sold 38,320,000 million copies, thus becoming the best-selling game in the Mario Kart series as well as becoming the ninth best-selling game of all time.

9. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U/ Nintendo Switch sales 35,190,000)

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is a racing video game of the Mario Kart series, which was released in 2014.

As common with most Mario Kart racing gameplay, Mario Kart 8 involves players controlling a playable character in kart racing and simultaneously accumulating items to hinder opponents in the race and gain an advantage.

It features a single-player, multi-player, and online game mode.

Upon release, critics gave the game a positive review.

It quickly rose to become the best-selling game on the Wii U game platform, with over eight million copies sold globally.

As of June 2020, sales have surpassed 26 million on the Nintendo Switch platform.

It is the best-selling game on the NS platform and one of the most popular video games of all time, with a combined sale of 35 million units across platforms it was released for.

10. Wii Sports Resort (Wii sales 33,130,000)

Wii Sports Resort

Wii Sports Resort is a sport s video game released back in 2009.

It was developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii console gaming platform.

Upon release, it was well-received by critics praising its graphics and control.

It sold 33.13 million copies globally and thus became the third best-selling game on the Wii platform.

Final Words

There it is!

The most popular video games of all time.

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