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The top-selling games in the US over the last 15 years


Forbes, with data supplied by NPD, has released a list of the top-selling games in the US over the last 15 years. NPD only began tracking data 15 years ago, so there may be an outlier from the '80s or early '90s, but it appears the industry really ramped up this millennium, with the top games all being released after 2001.*

Holding on to the top title -- and we imagine not for very much longer -- is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with 9.43 million units sold. Surprisingly, Guitar Hero III isn't too far behind with 8.2 million. Madden titles occupy four of the top ten spots. Find the full list after the break.

*Figuring it would be brought up, we checked with NPD about the original Pokémon Red and Blue released in 1998. Although they do have different titles, they are arguably the same game. NPD's data shows that Pokemon Red and Blue combined sold 3.1 9.9 million units. Pokémon Red with 4.9 million and Pokémon Blue with 5 million.

Update: NPD gave us incorrect Pokémon numbers. We've updated the figures.

[Via GameDaily]

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) – 9.43 million
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007) – 8.2 million
  • Madden NFL 07 (2006) – 7.7 million
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) – 7.3 million
  • Madden NFL 06 (2005) – 6.65 million
  • Halo 2 (2004) – 6.6 million
  • Madden NFL 08 (2007) – 6.56 million
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) – 6.25 million
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001) – 6.2 million
  • Madden NFL 2005 (2004) – 6.1 million

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