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Here’s The Best-Selling Games In The US For The Past 23 Years

Prepare For A Nostalgic Ride Down History

Gaming has definitely seen its glorious days. While gaming has certainly been booming, especially with the introduction of Battle Royale titles like PUBG & Fortnite, there are a few gems that manage to stick out every year. NPD’s Mat Piscatella has revealed a nostalgic list of the best-selling titles for the past 22 years. So let’s list them down.

Excluding DLC numbers, the top-selling titles, both physically and digitally over the past 22 years are…

  • 2017 – COD: WWII
  • 2016 – COD: Infinite Warfare
  • 2015 – COD: Black Ops 3
  • 2014 – COD: Advanced Warfare
  • 2013 – Grand Theft Auto V
  • 2012 – COD: Black Ops 2
  • 2011 – COD: Modern Warfare 3
  • 2010 – COD: Black Ops
  • 2009 – COD: Modern Warfare 2
  • 2008 – Rock Band
  • 2007 – Guitar Hero III Legends Of Rock
  • 2006 – Madden NFL 07
  • 2005 – Madden NFL 06
  • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • 2003 – Madden NFL 2004
  • 2002 – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • 2001 – Madden NFL 2002
  • 2000 – Pokemon Stadium
  • 1999 – Donkey Kong
  • 1998 – Zelda Ocarina Time
  • 1997 – Mario Kart 64
  • 1996 – Super Mario 64
  • 1995 – Mortal Kombat III

What’s impressive yet unsurprising regarding the games above is the fact is how well the Call Of Duty franchise has played out throughout the years. Since the launch of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 back in 2009, the folks over at Infinity Ward finally had the snowball rolling. Since 2009, the COD franchise has pretty much been the best-seller every year until GTA V onto the scene in 2013 launching on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

There’s no doubt that the GTA franchise is without a doubt the king when it comes to sales numbers, especially considering that the team behind the game have been some of the very best developers in the scene. Rockstar has definitely pioneered some of the very best games in the industry and we’d give out our mad props out to them. If you’ve been out of touch, the recently announced Red Dead Redemption 2 should be a great example of why the developers have outperformed the competition.

While GTA VI certainly seems to be out of the question, we’re definitely expecting to see a ton lot from the developers at Rockstar Games. However, given that GTA V is showing no signs of dying due to the hoard of DLCs constantly feeding the game, it seems like Rockstar would rather not hurry with GTA VI.


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