Top 10 Selling Xbox 360 Games in 2013 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 March 2014 / 8,000 Views

Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.

This week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling Xbox 360 games in 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling PlayStation Vita games in 2013, and the week before that the top 10 selling 3DS games in 2013.

Top 10 Selling Xbox 360 Games in 2013

Looking at the top 10 selling Xbox 360 games in 2013, two were released in 2012 and eight were released in 2013. The two games released in 2012, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Halo 4, were both released in November. Of the eight games released in 2013, one was released in June, one was released in August, two were released in September, one was released in October, and three were released in November.

In 2013 the top 10 games sold for the Xbox 360 sold 39.56 million units. The top selling game, Grand Theft Auto V, sold more than 10 million units. The top two titles sold more than five million units, and the top seven titles sold more than two million units. The entire top 10 sold more than one million units.

When you break it down by publisher there are two first party titles, published by Microsoft, and eight third party titles.  Of the third party titles there are three published by Electronic Arts, two by Activison, two by Take-Two, and one by Ubisoft.

The two Microsoft games sold a combined 4.93 million units or 12.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The eight third party titles sold 34.63 million units, or 87.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

 Top 10 Selling Xbox 360 Games in 2013

The top 10 selling Xbox 360 games in 2013 as a graph shows how two games, Grand Theft Auto V and call of Duty: Ghosts, sold well above the rest. The two games sold a combined more than the other eight games in the top 10 combined.

Side note: There were 5.81 million Xbox 360’s sold in 2013, with 118.38 million games sold. That would put the attach ratio at 20.38 games sold for each console sold. There were 1,114 games available for the console at retail.

The top 18 titles sold more than one million games and the top 39 titles sold more than 500,000 units. The top 75 titles sold more than 300,000 units and the top 112 titles sold more than 200,000 units. The top 191 titles sold more than 100,000 units.

Microsoft sold 13.21 million games in 2013 for the Xbox 360. Take-Two sold the most games for the Xbox 360 in 2013 with 22.95 million games sold. Electronic Arts sold 19.48 million games, Activision 16.83 million games, and Ubisoft 10.37 million games.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at

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Azhraell (on 18 March 2014)

Dat Minecraft

MrAndyPuppy (on 17 March 2014)

Surely that attach rate is incorrect. The 118m games sold would go across ALL 360 consoles sold, not just the new consoles sold for the year.

drake_tolu (on 17 March 2014)

GTA V is Epic game!!! :D