Nintendo Game Boy Turns 30, Here are the Top 10 Best-Selling Games for the Handheld - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 May 2019 / 2,009 Views
The Nintendo Game Boy turned 30 years old over the weekend. The 8-bit handheld first released in Japan on April 21, 1989, followed by July 31 , 1989 in North America and September 28, 1990 in Europe.
The Nintendo Game Boy 118.69 million units worldwide. Looking at the regional breakdown, it sold 43.18 million units in North America, 40.05 million units in Europe and 32.47 million million units in Japan. It also sold an additional 2.99 million units in the rest of the world.
Here is the list of the top 10 best-selling games on the Game Boy, according to figures from Nintendo:
10th. Super Mario Bros. Deluxe - 5.07 Million
9th. Kirby's Dream Land - 5.13 Million
8th. Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land - 5.19 Million
7th. Dr. Mario - 5.34 Million
6th. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - 11.18 Million
5th. Pokémon Yellow - 14.64 Million
4th. Super Mario Land - 18.14 Million
3rd. Pokémon Gold / Silver - 23.10 Million
2nd. Tetris - 30.26 Million
1st. Pokémon Red / Blue / Green - 31.38 Million
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