Global Yearly Chart

The year's top-selling games at retail ranked by unit sales

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Pos Game Weeks Yearly Total
1
10,425,836
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
7 10,425,836 10,425,836
2
8,761,145
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
7 8,761,145 8,761,145
3
7,197,135
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
8 7,197,135 7,197,135
4
5,973,729
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
28 5,973,729 5,973,729
5
5,579,138
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
14 5,579,138 5,579,138
6
5,329,143
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
13 5,329,143 5,329,143
7
4,998,154
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
23 4,998,154 4,998,154
8
19,251,506
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
113 4,473,094 19,251,506
9
4,328,682
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
9 4,328,682 4,328,682
10
4,021,664
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
14 4,021,664 4,021,664
11
3,805,417
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
9 3,805,417 3,805,417
12
7,267,772
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
57 3,379,678 7,267,772
13
7,825,991
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
61 3,272,335 7,825,991
14
2,932,288
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
33 2,932,288 2,932,288
15
2,569,500
Mass Effect 3 (N7 Collector's Edition) (X360)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
43 2,569,500 2,569,500
16
9,746,064
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
110 2,412,372 9,746,064
17
80,666,504
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
319 2,399,253 80,666,504
18
9,540,183
Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
65 2,375,772 9,540,183
19
2,289,775
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
44 2,289,775 2,289,775
20
2,260,829
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
18 2,260,829 2,260,829
21
2,250,072
Resident Evil 6 Anthology (PS3)
Capcom, Action
13 2,250,072 2,250,072
22
12,165,203
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
60 2,209,581 12,165,203
23
13,705,821
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
60 2,177,827 13,705,821
24
2,145,478
Borderlands 2 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
15 2,145,478 2,145,478
25
5,516,888
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
61 2,105,428 5,516,888
26
2,066,259
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
8 2,066,259 2,066,259
27
33,104,438
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
247 2,044,458 33,104,438
28
31,152,598
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
184 2,035,009 31,152,598
29
6,788,440
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
60 1,925,135 6,788,440
30
3,728,483
Forza Motorsport 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
64 1,907,030 3,728,483
31
1,841,418
Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
18 1,841,418 1,841,418
32
1,826,945
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
13 1,826,945 1,826,945
33
5,960,700
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
111 1,804,407 5,960,700
34
26,186,553
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
163 1,802,288 26,186,553
35
2,357,550
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
59 1,727,083 2,357,550
36
1,700,240
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
11 1,700,240 1,700,240
37
6,071,099
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
62 1,660,403 6,071,099
38
1,571,387
Guild Wars 2 (PC)
NCSoft, Role-Playing
18 1,571,387 1,571,387
39
5,353,769
Kinect Sports (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Sports
113 1,564,962 5,353,769
40
2,028,758
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
59 1,505,769 2,028,758
41
1,505,554
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
5 1,505,554 1,505,554
42
2,220,804
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
55 1,504,077 2,220,804
43
4,357,322
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
60 1,450,060 4,357,322
44
1,430,267
Resident Evil 6 (X360)
Capcom, Action
13 1,430,267 1,430,267
45
1,424,154
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
6 1,424,154 1,424,154
46
1,422,392
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
13 1,422,392 1,422,392
47
6,458,880
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
62 1,415,530 6,458,880
48
1,406,713
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
9 1,406,713 1,406,713
49
6,241,011
FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
66 1,398,700 6,241,011
50
4,035,749
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
63 1,316,023 4,035,749
51
1,290,699
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
6 1,290,699 1,290,699
52
1,259,920
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
5 1,259,920 1,259,920
53
2,355,488
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
64 1,254,967 2,355,488
54
1,253,638
Borderlands 2 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
15 1,253,638 1,253,638
55
1,235,812
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
6 1,235,812 1,235,812
56
1,196,380
Hitman: Absolution (X360)
Square Enix, Action
6 1,196,380 1,196,380
57
1,188,776
Kinect Star Wars (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
39 1,188,776 1,188,776
58
1,181,441
Max Payne 3 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
33 1,181,441 1,181,441
59
1,176,920
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
14 1,176,920 1,176,920
60
3,304,698
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)
Sega, Sports
59 1,167,833 3,304,698
61
1,159,061
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
32 1,159,061 1,159,061
62
1,157,912
Max Payne 3 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
33 1,157,912 1,157,912
63
2,462,794
NBA 2K12 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
65 1,146,659 2,462,794
64
1,108,439
Dishonored (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
12 1,108,439 1,108,439
65
1,092,110
Paper Mario (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
7 1,092,110 1,092,110
66
1,071,172
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
40 1,071,172 1,071,172
67
28,786,923
New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
346 1,038,618 28,786,923
68
1,038,037
Forza Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
10 1,038,037 1,038,037
69
3,479,788
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
63 1,020,910 3,479,788
70
21,071,271
Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
170 1,017,669 21,071,271
71
1,004,125
Mass Effect 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
43 1,004,125 1,004,125
72
1,000,307
One Piece Pirate Musou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
44 1,000,307 1,000,307
73
990,003
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3)
Capcom, Shooter
41 990,003 990,003
74
989,303
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Sports
15 989,303 989,303
75
970,044
Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
41 970,044 970,044
76
3,753,005
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
59 961,237 3,753,005
77
14,391,557
Pokemon Black / White (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
120 959,189 14,391,557
78
7,911,448
Wii Party (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
130 933,810 7,911,448
79
928,830
Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
31 928,830 928,830
80
2,666,197
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
60 913,733 2,666,197
81
885,992
NCAA Football 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
25 885,992 885,992
82
3,981,269
FIFA Soccer 12 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
66 876,665 3,981,269
83
873,338
Skylanders Giants (X360)
Activision, Action
11 873,338 873,338
84
3,793,419
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
59 865,552 3,793,419
85
2,810,155
Nintendogs + cats (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
97 864,934 2,810,155
86
863,136
Pokemon + Nobunaga no Yabou (DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
42 863,136 863,136
87
863,033
FIFA Street (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
42 863,033 863,033
88
857,513
Dragon's Dogma (PS3)
Capcom, Adventure
32 857,513 857,513
89
848,528
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (3DS)
Sega, Sports
47 848,528 848,528
90
4,129,772
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
187 833,663 4,129,772
91
831,465
Dishonored (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
12 831,465 831,465
92
1,931,083
NBA 2K12 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
65 830,525 1,931,083
93
829,882
WWE '13 (X360)
THQ, Action
9 829,882 829,882
94
829,548
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
28 829,548 829,548
95
820,756
MLB 12: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
43 820,756 820,756
96
804,580
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (X360)
Electronic Arts, Racing
9 804,580 804,580
97
5,228,383
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
137 802,965 5,228,383
98
802,307
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
10 802,307 802,307
99
796,430
WWE '13 (PS3)
THQ, Action
9 796,430 796,430
100
793,027
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PC)
Activision, Shooter
7 793,027 793,027

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Global Hardware by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
3DS 14,112,182(+7%) 27,362,244
PS3 12,150,117(-15%) 72,527,213
X360 10,677,206(-22%) 74,287,471
Wii 5,082,024(-56%) 98,473,186
PSP 4,220,108(-43%) 77,314,350
PSV 3,674,466(+663%) 4,156,039
DS 3,012,615(-66%) 152,996,125
WiiU 2,247,216(-66%) 2,247,216
Total 55,175,934(-20%)  

Global Software by Platform

Platform Yearly (change) Total
X360 132,807,443(-12%) 719,541,730
PS3 126,991,592(-13%) 626,660,982
Wii 71,605,224(-46%) 826,393,925
DS 39,739,571(-50%) 751,824,811
3DS 38,911,081(+47%) 65,346,923
PC 32,878,549(+10%) N/A
PSP 15,054,141(-53%) 270,522,009
PSV 8,885,821(+1,990%) 9,311,051
WiiU 4,509,317(++1,990%) 4,509,317
Total 471,382,739(-21%)