Top 10 in Sales – PlayStation

by playstationiso on October 30, 2012

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 PlayStation. Last week we looked at the top 10 bestselling games on Gameboy Advance and the week before that the top 10 bestselling games in September 2012. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10.

Top 10 Selling PlayStation Games

Looking at the top 10 bestselling games on the PlayStation, one game was released in 1996, three were released in 1997, three were released in 1998, and three were released in 1999.

The top 10 bestselling games on the PlayStation sold a combined 79.08 million games. Only one game, Gran Turismo, sold 10 million or more units. However all 10 games did sell six million or more units.

When you compare first party to third party, there are five first party games and five third party games. The five first party games sold a combined 42.04 million units or 53.2 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The five third party games sold a combined 37.04 million units or 46.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy and Crash Bandicoot are the three franchises to have more than one game in the top 10. The two Gran Turismo games in the top 10 sold a combined 20.51 million units or 25.9 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Final Fantasy games in the top 10 sold a combined 17.58 million units or 22.2 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three Crash Bandicoot games in the top 10 sold a combined 21.53 million units or 27.2 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Top 10 Selling PlayStation Games

Taking a look at the top 10 bestselling games on the PlayStation as a graph really shows how important three franchises were to the success of the PlayStation. Final Fantasy VII is known for being one of the main reasons the PlayStation outsold the Nintendo 64, since the series up until that point had been on Nintendo platforms.

As a quick note here are other software sales for the PlayStation: The top 18 games sold five million or units and the top 66 games sold two million or more units. 206 games sold one million or more units and 383 games sold 500,000 or more units.

730.73 million games were sold on the PlayStation. First party games, published by Sony, sold a combined 212.51 million units.

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