Top 10 in Sales – PlayStation 2

by playstationiso on September 26, 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 2. Last week we looked at the top 10 bestselling games in August 2012 and the week before that the top 10 bestselling games on the PSP. 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 2 Games

Looking at the top 10 bestselling games for the PlayStation 2, three games are first party, published by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the other seven games are third party. The third party games have been published by three different publishers, three games by Take-Two, three by Electronic Arts, and one by Konami.

The top 10 bestselling games for the PlayStation 2 sold a combined 11.33 million games. Grand Theft Auto: Sand Andreas is the one game to sell more than 20 million units, while the top five, three for the Grand Theft Auto franchise and two for the Gran Turismo franchise, sold more than 10 million units. All 10 games sold more than five million units.

Looking at the game sales in the top 10 by publisher, the three first party games, published by Sony Computer Entertainment, sold a combined 34.29 million units or 30.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three Take-Two games, all for the Grand Theft Auto franchise, sold a combined 50.06 million units or 45.0 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three Electronic Arts games sold a combined 20.93 million units or 18.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one Konami game sold a 6.05 million units or 5.4 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Top 10 Selling PlayStation 2 Games

Taking a look at the top 10 bestselling games for the PlayStation 2 really shows how popular the Grand Theft Auto and Gran Turismo franchises were last generation. The three Grand Theft Auto games sold a combined 50.06 million units, while the two Gran Turismo games sold a combined 26.24 million units.

As a quick note here are other software sales for the PlayStation 2. 1.26 billion games were sold on the PlayStation 2. 18 games sold more than five million units and 133 games sold more than two million units. 325 games sold more than one million units and 628 games sold more than 500,000 units.

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