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Million selling games by Console

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Ewie sent me a tip a while back about the number of games on each platform that had surpassed a million units worldwide in sales. Unfortunately due to other pressures that article never made it to the front screen.

However being a lazy Friday I went back and dug it up and thought it would be interesting to do a then and now comparison.

First we need to go back and do some soul searching, I am using VGChartz.com for all of this data.

The original Xbox had 38 titles break the million barrier with the leader being Halo 2 which sold 8.45 million copies.

The Gamecube also had 38 titles break the million barrier with its best seller being Mario Kart: Double Dash which sold 6.6 million.

The unstoppable PS2 had an unbelievable 205 titles break the million barrier with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas selling a whopping 15.23 million copies.

Now onto our latest generation

The current leader in million breakers is the Xbox 360 which has 31 titles over the million barrier at the moment, with the best seller being Halo 3 with total sales of 7.06 million

Then comes the unstoppable Wii with 16 titles breaking the barrier and its top seller is Wii sports (bundled) with 17.81 million units.  Followed by Wii Play (controller bundled) with 9.42 million and the first non bundled title is Super Mario Galaxy with 5.35 million units.

The PS3 currently has 7 titles over the million barrier and the leading PS3 title is Motorstorm (half bundled) with 2.63 million and then resistance (half bundled) with 2.27 million. The first generally unbundled game is Call of Duty 4 with sales of 2.06 million.

So to put it in a pretty graph that we can all refer to


Last Gen


Mid December

Xbox / 360




Gamecube / Wii




PS2 / PS3




So what does all this currently show us? The PS3 has a lot to live up to and has improved quite dramatically since December.

The Wii, which everyone has said has no games, has over double the million sellers compared to the PS3.

The 360 however is way ahead of everyone else currently, it did have a years head start though.

I’ll re-visit this in the middle of the year to see what’s changed…

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Last Updated: January 25, 2008

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