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Here are the Top 10 Best-Selling Mario Games

Here are the Top 10 Best-Selling Mario Games - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2019 / 26,459 Views

Mario is one of the most popular characters in all of gaming  and one of the best-selling franchises. One of the games in the Mario franchise has sold over 40 million units, four have sold over 30 million units, six have sold over 20 million units, and 18 have sold over 10 million units. 

Here is the list of the top 10 best-selling Mario games as of December 31, 2018

10th. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 15.02 Million


9th. Super Mario Bros. 3 - 17.28 Million


8th. Mario Kart 7 - 18.11 Million


7th. Super Mario Land - 18.14 Million


6th. Super Mario World - 20.61 Million


5th. Mario Kart DS - 23.60 Million


4th. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 30.22 Million


3rd. New Super Mario Bros. - 30.80 Million


2nd. Mario Kart Wii - 37.14 Million


1st. Super Mario Bros. - 40.24 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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Darwinianevolution (on 10 March 2019)

Out of the top ten, six are 2D platformers and four are kart racers. Mario Kart Wii almost reaches Super Mario Bros. levels of sales, that's absolutely insane. I wonder if Mario Kart 8D can even reach close numbers.

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Damn, you're right. MKWii was a beast. I still can't believe Nintendo was able to sell a piece of plastic as a steering wheel which served no functional purpose. I remember playing the game a ton, but I actually enjoyed the DS version moreso. It was the first 3D Mario Kart on a handheld and the online at the time was pretty sweet.

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Ronaldoxp7 (on 10 March 2019)

The sales data per week will not continue?

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SecondWar Ronaldoxp7 (on 10 March 2019)

Read something last year that they're meant to be re-working it to include digital sales in some way. But heard nothing since so who knows.

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Marth Ronaldoxp7 (on 08 April 2019)

The old charts will not be continued. They stopped with the last week of 2018. Instead we will now report on shipment numbers from official sources.

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