One of the world’s most popular and successful video game is the Tetris this puzzle video game was extremely successful for its handheld version for the Game Boy. Tetris was declared by Electronic Gaming Monthly’s 100th issue as the “Greatest Game of All Time”. The video game was announced 2nd place in IGN’s “100 Greatest Video Games of All Time”. As of January 2010, Tetris had already sold more copies for mobile phones alone since 2005.
One of the most popular and bestselling video games in the world is Super Mario Bros. This highly popular platform video game was developed by Nintendo in 1985 and a sequel to the Mario Bros video game which was released in 1983. This video game was the bestselling of all time for more than twenty years. It was outsold by Nintendo’s own Wii Sports in 2009. The game has sold 40.24 million copies worldwide. The total Nintendo Entertainment System games sold as of December 31, 2009 is 500.01 million.
Another popular video game played by the old and the young is Tetris. This puzzle video game was release in 1989. This portable version of Alexev Pajitnov’s Tetris was included as a pack-in title with the Game Boy. The game has sold 35 million copies worldwide.
Another blockbuster video game from Nintendo is the Wii Play. This video game, which is known in Japan as Hajimete no Wii, has sold 27.38 million copies worldwide. This video game for the Wii console can be bought as a standalone game or usually bundled with a Wii Remote. This very popular video game is the bestselling console game of all time.
Another Nintendo hit video game is the New Super Mario Bros with 24.13 million copies sold worldwide. This side-scrolling platform video game was released in 2006. New Super Mario Bros is the bestselling game for the DS and the second bestselling non-bundled video game of all time.
The bestselling PlayStation video game is the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas or GTA. This sandbox-style action-adventure computer and video game was developed by Rockstar North. GTA, which was released in 2004, is the highest selling game of all time on PlayStation 2 with 17.33 million copies sold worldwide.
The Sims, which was released in 2000, was the bestselling PC game in the world. This strategic life-simulation computer game was developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. By 2005, 16 million copies were shipped worldwide. It received the award “Game of The Year Award” from GameSport in 2000.
Pokémon Ruby Version and Sapphire Version is a popular video game with 13 million copies sold worldwide. This role playing game was developed by Game Freak and was published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. It was initially released in Japan in 2002 and to other parts of the world in 2003.
Another popular PlayStation game is the Gran Turismo or GT. This racing simulator was developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released in 1997 for the PlayStation video game console and had shipped 10.85 million copies worldwide as of 2008.
Another video game hit with 8.1 million copies sold worldwide is Halo 3. It was developed by Bungie foe Xbox360. This bestselling video game, a first-person shooter video game, was released in 2007. During the first week of its launching,Halo 3 grossed US$300 million and on its first 24 hours, more than 1M people played it on Xbox Live. By March 2009 more than 1B online matches had been played. The total Xbox 360 games sold as of December 2009 is a whooping 353.8 million.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which was developed in the US, is one of the bestselling video games in the world. This platform game by Sega was released in 1992 and has sold 6 million copies worldwide by 2006 making it the best-selling Sonic game of all time. Sonic Hedgehog 2 is also the best selling game on the Mega Drive. It is sometimes called Sonic 2.
The bestselling video game for PSP or PlayStation Portable is the Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with 3.1 million copies sold worldwide. This video game was released in 2008 and 2009 in Japan and in North America, respectively.