Top 10 Best-Selling NES Games - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 21 November 2015 / 33,395 Views
Today we take a look at the top 10 best-selling games for yet another platform. Up to this point we have looked at the original PlayStation, the Nintendo 64, the PlayStation 2, the original Xbox, the GameCube, the Nintendo DS, the PSP, the Nintendo Wii, the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, and the SNES. This week it's the turn of Nintendo's first home console, the Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as the NES (and Famicom in Japan).
The NES is the 10th best-selling video game platform in history and the sixth best-selling home console. It is also Nintendo's second best-selling home console, behind only the Wii, and sold 61.91 million units lifetime.
The NES proved most successful in North America, but also sold exceedingly well in Japan and decently in Europe. It sold 33.49 million units in North America, 19.35 million units in Japan, and 8.30 million units in Europe. It has also sold a combined 0.77 million units across the rest of the world.
74 games for the console managed to sell over one million units and six games sold more than five million units. Below we've compiled the 10 best-selling NES games:
10th. Excitebike - 4.16 Million
9th. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 4.17 Million
8th. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - 4.38 Million
7th. Dr. Mario - 4.85 Million
6th. Tetris - 5.58 Million
5th. The Legend of Zelda - 6.51 Million
4th. Super Mario Bros. 2 - 7.46 Million
3rd. Super Mario Bros. 3 - 17.28 Million
2nd. Duck Hunt - 28.31 Million
1st. Super Mario Bros. - 40.24 Million
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