Top 10 Best-Selling Xbox Games - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 26 September 2015 / 27,823 Views
Over the last few weeks we have taken a look at the top 10 best-selling games for the original PlayStation in celebration of its 20th anniversary in North America, the top 10 best-selling games for its closest rival, the Nintendo 64, and the top 10 best-selling games for the most successful console of all time, the PlayStation 2. Today, we'll be taking a look at Microsoft's first console, the Xbox.
Microsoft's first console consistently lagged behind its rival, the PlayStation 2, however it made sufficient inroads - especially in North America - to allow its own successor, the Xbox 360, to sell tremendously well. The Xbox sold 24.65 million units in its lifetime.
Looking at the regional breakdown we can see how strong it was in North America, selling 15.77 million units in the region - almost 64% of its total. The console managed to shift 7.17 million units in Europe, and just 0.53 million units in Japan. The rest of the world accounted for a combined 1.18 million units.
While the original Xbox only had a modest install base of 24.65 million, multiple games for the console sold over two million units, and two even managed to comfortably clear the five million mark. Below we've compiled a list of the top 10 best-selling Xbox games:
10th. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - 1.95 Million
9th. Project Gotham Racing - 2.12 Million
8th. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - 2.19 Million
7th. Need for Speed: Underground 2 - 2.28 Million
6th. Rockstar Games Double Pack: Grand Theft Auto III & Grand Theft Auto Vice City - 2.49 Million
5th. Fable - 2.66 Million
4th. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - 2.86 Million
3rd. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - 3.02 Million
2nd. Halo: Combat Evolved - 6.43 Million
1st. Halo 2 - 8.49 Million
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 and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.