The top-selling console of perpetuity remains Sony'’ s PlayStation 2– as well as it'’ s in no danger of shedding that crown at any time soon. In spite of the proceeding success of PlayStation 4 over the past seven years, Sony is still approximately 40 million devices away from overtaking the PS2'’ s leading area, while Nintendo ‘ s runaway success with Change still puts it well behind also PS4.
So while PlayStation 4 and Switch continue to secure their spots among the best-selling gaming consoles of all time, we laid out to discover just how the remainder of Sony, Nintendo, and also Microsoft'’ s hardware stack up. To do so, we put together a listing of the 15 best-selling computer game consoles of perpetuity, with extra details on release days, highest-rated games, and much more.
(Some sales numbers come right from the equipment producers, while others are approximated based on the most recently reported numbers and market analysis. Unofficial sales total amounts are marked with an asterisk (*).)
10. PlayStation Portable
First launch day: December 12, 2004 (JP)
Production status: Finished
Highest-rated games: God of Battle: Chains of Olympus, Grand Theft Vehicle: Chinatown Wars, Shin Megami Tensei: Identity 3 Portable
* Sony last reported a main sales total for PSP in 2012, when it introduced the portable had actually offered 76 million systems. The system would certainly continue to be produced for an extra 2 years, throughout which time it'’ s uncertain precisely how many units were sold. Quotes for life time sales usually relax 80 million, with some records coming in closer to 82 million, which would put it over Nintendo'’ s GBA. Nonetheless, sticking with the more-conservative quote of 80 million, PSP is available in as the 10th-best-selling console of all time.
9. Video Game Kid Advance
Preliminary launch date: March 21, 2001 (JP)
Production standing: Ended
Highest-rated games: The Tale of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Tony Hawk'’ s Pro Skater 2, Super Mario Advancement 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
This main sales figure comes directly from Nintendo. The company likewise keeps in mind software sales for the handheld shut at 377 million systems. The Video game Young boy Advancement line of tools consisted of many different layout models as well as type factors, the last of which was the Video Game Kid Micro in 2005. The top-selling model was the Video game Kid Advancement SP, with 43.57 million devices offered. The Game Boy Micro only marketed 2.42 million in its short run.
8. Xbox 360
Initial launch day: November 22, 2005 (NA)
Production standing: Finished
Highest-rated games: Grand Burglary Automobile IV, Grand Theft Car V, BioShock
* In June 2014, Microsoft reported it had delivered 84 million Xbox 360s to retailers. While Microsoft quit reporting details sales figures in 2015, the system continued to be in manufacturing for nearly two years. During that two-year duration, we can securely assume Microsoft transformed that 84 million figure from sell-in to sell-through, while, cautiously estimating, relocating an additional one million systems. If exact, that would place Xbox 360 in the 8th place on the checklist of very popular consoles.
7. PlayStation 3
Preliminary release day: November 11, 2006 (JP)
Manufacturing condition: Finished
Highest-rated video games: Grand Burglary Car IV, Grand Burglary Auto V, Uncharted 2: Amongst Burglars
* Since March 31, 2017, PS3 had offered 87.4 million systems, according to Sony. The system would remain in manufacturing with May of that very same year. With that said in mind, it'’ s likely PS3 ended its run with somewhere between 87 and 88 million systems marketed, leaving us with our conventional estimate of 87.5
6. Nintendo Wii
Initial release day: November 19, 2006 (NA)
Manufacturing status: Finished
Highest-rated games: Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, The Legend of Zelda: Golden Princess
According to main sales numbers from Nintendo, Wii ended its run as the fifth-best-selling console of perpetuity. With over 100 million systems offered, Wii generated 920 million devices of software sales —– the 2nd most for any type of Nintendo console.
5. PlayStation –– 102.4 million
First release day: December 3, 1994 (JP)
Production condition: Ended
Highest-rated video games: Tony Hawk'’ s Pro Skater 2, Tekken 3, Grandmother Turismo According to
Sony, the initial PlayStation ‘ s last sales amount to sits at 102.4 million, with over 960 million software devices offered. This makes it the third-best-selling Sony console ever before, as it was lately exceeded by PlayStation 4. 4. PlayStation 4– 115.2 million First