Top 10 Best-Selling SNES Games - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 13 November 2015 / 39,437 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, the PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. This week it's the turn of Nintendo's second home console, the Super Nintendo, also known as the SNES.
The SNES is the 12th best-selling video game platform in history and the seventh best-selling home console in gaming history. It is also Nintendo's third best-selling home console, behind the Wii and NES, and sold 49.10 million units lifetime.
The SNES proved most successful in North America, but also sold well in other regions. It sold 22.88 million units in North America, 17.17 million units in Japan, and 8.15 million units in Europe. It has also sold a combined 0.90 million units across the rest of the world.
48 games for the console managed to sell over one million units and six games sold more than five million units. Below we've compiled the 10 best-selling SNES games:
10th. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! - 3.51 Million
9th. Street Fighter II Turbo - 4.10 Million
8th. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - 4.12 Million
7th. The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past - 4.61 Million
6th. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - 5.15 Million
5th. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - 6.30 Million
4th. Super Mario Kart - 8.76 Million
3rd. Donkey Kong Country - 9.30 Million
2nd. Super Mario All-Stars - 10.55 Million
1st. Super Mario World - 20.61 Million
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