Top 10 Best-Selling Game Boy Games - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 05 December 2015 / 49,188 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, the SNES, and the NES. This week it's the turn of Nintendo's first handheld, the Game Boy (not including the Game & Watch series).
The Game Boy is the 3rd best-selling video game platform in history and the second best-selling handheld, behind only the Nintendo DS. It sold 118.69 million units lifetime.
The Game Boy proved most successful in North America, but also sold exceedingly well in Europe and Japan. It sold 43.18 million units in North America, 40.05 million units in Europe, and 32.47 million units in Japan. It also sold a combined 2.99 million units across the rest of the world.
55 games for the console managed to sell over one million units and 12 games sold more than five million units. Below we've compiled a list of the 10 best-selling Game Boy games:
10th. Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land - 5.19 Million
9th. Pokemon Pinball - 5.31 Million
8th. Dr. Mario - 5.34 Million
7th. Pokemon Crystal - 6.39 Million
6th. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - 11.18 Million
5th. Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition - 14.64 Million
4th. Super Mario Land - 18.14 Million
3rd. Pokemon Gold / Pokemon Silver - 23.10 Million
2nd. Tetris - 30.26 Million
1st. Pokemon Red / Pokemon Blue - 31.37 Million
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