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Top 10 Best-Selling Xbox 360 Games

Top 10 Best-Selling Xbox 360 Games - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 November 2015 / 42,490 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, and the PlayStation 3. This week it's the turn of Microsoft's second home console, the Xbox 360. 

The Xbox 360 is the seventh best-selling video game platform in history and the fifth best-selling home console in gaming history. It is also the second best-selling home console not released by Sony and has thus far sold 84.97 million units lifetime.


The Xbox 360 has proven most successful in North America, but has also sold well in other regions. So far, it's sold 48.53 million units in North America, 25.71 million units in Europe, and 1.66 million units in Japan. It has also sold a combined 9.07 million units across the rest of the world.

With its strong install base the Xbox 360 has also managed to shift a massive amount of games. 229 games for the console managed to sell over one million units and 28 games sold more than five million units. The top eight selling games have all sold over 10 million units. Below we've compiled the 10 best-selling Xbox 360 games:

10th. Halo: Reach - 9.75 Million


9th. Call of Duty: Ghosts - 9.79 Million


8th. Grand Theft Auto IV - 10.93 Million


7th. Halo 3 - 12.05 Million


6th. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 13.43 Million


5th. Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 13.44 Million


4th. Call of Duty: Black Ops - 14.38 Million


3rd. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 14.56 Million


2nd. Grand Theft Auto V - 15.49 Million


1st. Kinect Adventures! -  21.57 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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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WoodenPints (on 08 November 2015)

Am I the only one who finds all the generic shooterbox comments rather funny? 7 out of the top 10 are shooters and the PS3 also had 6 shooters in their top 10
Did nobody read the top selling PS3 games article last week? Sometimes its sad to see how much trolling/hate happens on VGC as soon as "Xbox" or "Microsoft" are mentioned.

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Cloudman WoodenPints (on 08 November 2015)

Haha, I said that as well on that article actually : P

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finalrpgfantasy WoodenPints (on 08 November 2015)

Did you actually read the comments on the list on the "Best Selling games on the PS3?

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Goodnightmoon WoodenPints (on 08 November 2015)

So true. to be a MS fan must be a nightmare on vgc.

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Zoombael WoodenPints (on 08 November 2015)

Doesn't change the fact, that PS plattforms have (exclusive) games apart from FPS. Games that might not be in the top 10 but do well nevertheless. Why? Because Sony does it, Microsoft rather not.

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NightDragon83 WoodenPints (on 08 November 2015)

Haha exactly! I said basically the same thing in the comments for the PS3's Top 10 games and got mad thumbs down for it from all the Sony fans on here. The truth hurts.

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darkenergy WoodenPints (on 09 November 2015)

Some people just want to believe that JRPG's is all that matters, LMFAO!!!

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darkenergy WoodenPints (on 09 November 2015)

@Zoombael Yeah, exclusive JRPG's nobody cares about outside of video game forums.

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Cloudman (on 08 November 2015)

Wow, this is a shocker. In a list dominated by shooters, the top game is Kinect Adventures? How did that happen??

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SlayerRondo Cloudman (on 08 November 2015)

Bundling with Kinect, that's how.

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sethnintendo Cloudman (on 08 November 2015)

Wii Sports style.

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Cloudman Cloudman (on 08 November 2015)

Oh, well that explains it, haha...

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coolbeans Cloudman (on 08 November 2015)

...magic. ;)

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hershel_layton (on 08 November 2015)

I love how the first 9 were mature action-type games, then Kinect comes out of nowhere for #1.

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Angelv577 (on 08 November 2015)

this is more evidence that ps and xbox owners are more alike that some make it out to be. ps and xbox owners has similar taste. both are shooters box.

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darkenergy Angelv577 (on 09 November 2015)


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hlfbkd420 (on 08 November 2015)

WTF? Kinect adventures?!?!?

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Angelv577 hlfbkd420 (on 08 November 2015)

it was bundled heavily with kinect.

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hush404 hlfbkd420 (on 08 November 2015)

Pack in.

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lukeperryglover (on 08 November 2015)

Oh come on! WHY is Ghosts a top selling 360 game? :'(

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teamsilent13 lukeperryglover (on 08 November 2015)

Because next-gen wasn't established yet and it was a better game on 360 than Xbox One tbh. I love Ghosts :)

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Darwinianevolution (on 08 November 2015)

Boy, Microsoft sure won the shooter demographic last gen.

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Yup lol Between Halo and CoD, yikes. :P

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Sharpryno Darwinianevolution (on 09 November 2015)

Consoles won the shooter genre, 6/10 ps3 top sellers were shooters T_T

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NightDragon83 (on 08 November 2015)

Fact: For all the talk about the strength of Sony's 1st party lineup compared to M$'s, the 360 has more 1st / 2nd party exclusives in the top 10 than the PS3 does by a count of 3:1. Deal with it!

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darkenergy NightDragon83 (on 09 November 2015)

Fact #2: they still won't believe it and go the LA LA LAND in order to run away.

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darkenergy NightDragon83 (on 09 November 2015)

"go to".

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sethnintendo (on 08 November 2015)

Kinect Adventures ruined the shooter top 10.

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lukeperryglover sethnintendo (on 08 November 2015)

It's also not a great game....along with Ghosts lol

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Skratchy (on 08 November 2015)

Wow. Almost the same as the PS3 top ten. Kind of sad.

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Sharpryno (on 09 November 2015)

I think people still forget that the original Kinect is the fastest selling device in a 3 month span of all time.

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 08 November 2015)

1- Family friendly game !!!

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Ganoncrotch ClassicGamingWizzz (on 08 November 2015)

Gun fun for all the family!

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wyluzuj (on 09 November 2015)

Now I understand why MS was so focused on the mandatory Kinect 2.0 for die Xbox One. They though it will sell software like hot cakes.

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Zappykins wyluzuj (on 12 November 2015)

But they didn't make an Kinect Adventures 2.0 yet!

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peterdavid12345 (on 09 November 2015)

Eh ??? No Skyrim ???? I'm pretty sure it was selling very well on Xbox 360.

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QUAKECore89 (on 08 November 2015)

So much shooter games.... And there's a family game. Ahhh last gen was out of control.

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hush404 (on 08 November 2015)

Just more proof that I'm note a 'core' gamer as per the numbers listed in the top 10 sales per platform articles. Love me some GTA, but the hell with the rest of that.

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Shackkobe (on 08 November 2015)

I get the feeling like we are obsessed with shooting video games over here in the west...makes you wonder why the media likes to point the finger at video games every time there is a mass shooting...

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MichiganerE (on 08 November 2015)

Kinect Sports at the top? Smh.

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Random_Matt (on 08 November 2015)
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