Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise.
This week we will be looking at the top 10 bestselling games on the GameCube. Last week we looked at the top 10 bestselling games on the original Xbox and the week before that the top 10 bestselling games on the PlayStation 2. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10.
Looking at the top 10 bestselling games for the GameCube, nine games are first party, published by Nintendo, and just one game is third party, published by Sega. For games were released during its launch period, 2001, four were released in 2002, and two were released in 2003.
The top 10 bestselling games for the GameCube sold a combined 42.07 million games. Super Smash Bros. Melee Mario Kart Double Dash!! and Super Mario Sunshine are the only games to sell five million or more units. All 10 games in the top 10 sold more than two million units.
Looking at the game sales in the top 10 by publisher, the nine first party games, published by Nintendo, sold a combined 39.51 million units or 93.9 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one third party game sold 2.56 million units or 6.1 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
Taking a look at the top 10 bestselling games for the GameCube as a graph really shows how Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart have both become more popular than mainline Mario games. Super Smash Bros. Melee is just the second in the franchise (the original is on the Nintendo 64) and is the bestselling game on the GameCube and is the only game to sell seven million or more units.
As a quick note here are other software sales for the GameCube: 13 games sold two million or more units and 46 games sold one million or more units. Also 96 games sold 500,000 or more units. Nintendo sold 80 million games for its platform.
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