Super Mario Galaxy screenshot
Super Mario Galaxy screenshot

According to a list published by The Independent in London, Mario is the all time biggest selling franchise, with 193 million game sales to his name.

The chasing pack consists of Pokémon, Final Fantasy, Madden NFL and The Sims, taking places two to five respectively. Other franchises worth highlighting include Grand Theft Auto at No.6 with 50 million sales, Donkey Kong at No.7 with 48 million sales, The Legend of Zelda at No.8 with 47 million sales, Mario rival Sonic the Hedgehog at No.9 with 44 million sales and Gran Turismo at No.10 with 44 million sales.

Top 20 best selling video game franchises of all time:

1. 'Mario': 193 million.
2. 'Pokémon': 155 million
3. 'Final Fantasy': 68 million
4. 'Madden NFL': 56 million
5. 'The Sims': 54 million
6. 'Grand Theft Auto': 50 million
7. 'Donkey Kong': 48 million
8. 'The Legend of Zelda': 47 million
9. 'Sonic the Hedgehog': 44 million
10. 'Gran Turismo': 44 million
11. 'Lineage': 43 million
12. 'Dragon Quest': 41 million
13. 'Crash Bandicoot': 34 million
14. 'Resident Evil': 31 million
15. 'James Bond': 30 million
16. 'Tomb Raider': 30 million
17. 'Mega Man': 26 million
18. 'Command & Conquer': 25 million
19. 'Street Fighter': 25 million
20. 'Mortal Kombat': 20 million

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this comes as no surprise really !

as most of the time games of this kind of this ilk are likened to mario games all the time.

but who are we to argue when it comes to mario ?
Posted 19:02 on 10 January 2007

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Release Date: 04/11/2005
Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Simulation
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 9,842 37
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