Top 10 Best-Selling GameCube Games - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 October 2015 / 71,316 Views
Over the last month we have taken a look at the top 10 best-selling games for the original PlayStation, the Nintendo 64, the PlayStation 2, and the original Xbox. Today, it's the turn of Nintendo's fourth home console, the GameCube.
Nintendo's fourth home console consistently lagged behind its biggest rival, the PlayStation 2, however it sold nearly as well as Microsoft's Xbox and outsold it in Japan. The GameCube sold 21.74 million units in its lifetime.
Looking at the regional breakdown we can see that its strongest region by far was North America. It sold 12.55 million units there, almost 58% of its total. The console also managed to shift 4.44 million units in Europe, 4.04 million units in Japan, and only a combined 0.71 million units across the rest of the world.
While the GameCube only had a modest install base of 21.74 million, 13 games for the console nonetheless managed to sell over two million units, and three even managed to comfortably clear the five million mark. Below we've compiled a list of the top 10 best-selling GameCube games:
10th. Mario Party 4 - 2.47 Million
9th. Pokémon Colosseum - 2.54 Million
8th. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle - 2.56 Million
7th. Metroid Prime - 2.82 Million
6th. Animal Crossing - 3.15 Million
5th. Luigi's Mansion - 3.60 Million
4th. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - 4.60 Million
3rd. Super Mario Sunshine - 6.31 Million
2nd. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - 6.95 Million
1st. Super Smash Bros. Melee - 7.07 Million
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