The top-selling console of all time continues to be Sony'’ s PlayStation 2– and it'’ s in no danger of shedding that crown at any time quickly. In spite of the proceeding success of PlayStation 4 over the past seven years, Sony is still roughly 40 million devices far from surpassing the PS2'’ s leading place, while Nintendo ‘ s runaway success with Change still puts it well behind even PS4.
So while PlayStation 4 and also Switch continue to protect their places among the very successful gaming consoles of all time, we laid out to uncover just how the remainder of Sony, Nintendo, and also Microsoft'’ s equipment accumulate. To do so, we assembled a list of the 15 very successful computer game consoles of all time, with extra information on release dates, highest-rated video games, as well as much more.
(Some sales figures come directly from the equipment suppliers, while others are estimated based on the most just recently reported numbers and market evaluation. Unofficial sales overalls are marked with an asterisk (*).)
10. PlayStation Portable
Initial release day: December 12, 2004 (JP)
Production condition: Ended
Highest-rated video games: God of Battle: Chains of Olympus, Grand Theft Vehicle: Chinatown Wars, Shin Megami Tensei: Identity 3 Portable
* Sony last reported an official sales overall for PSP in 2012, when it announced the handheld had actually marketed 76 million devices. The system would certainly remain to be produced for an additional 2 years, throughout which time it'’ s unclear specifically the amount of systems were sold. Price quotes for lifetime sales generally sit around 80 million, with some records coming in closer to 82 million, which would certainly place it over Nintendo'’ s GBA. However, sticking with the more-conservative price quote of 80 million, PSP comes in as the 10th-best-selling console of all time.
9. Game Child Development
Preliminary release day: March 21, 2001 (JP)
Manufacturing condition: Ended
Highest-rated video games: The Legend of Zelda: A Web Link to the Past, Tony Hawk'’ s Pro Skater 2, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
This main sales figure comes directly from Nintendo. The business also keeps in mind software sales for the handheld shut at 377 million units. The Game Child Development line of devices included many different design iterations and also form elements, the last of which was the Video Game Kid Micro in 2005. The top-selling design was the Video game Child Advancement SP, with 43.57 million units offered. The Video Game Child Micro just marketed 2.42 million in its short run.
8. Xbox 360
Initial launch date: November 22, 2005 (NA)
Manufacturing status: Ended
Highest-rated games: Grand Burglary Automobile IV, Grand Theft Vehicle 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 stayed in manufacturing for virtually 2 years. During that two-year period, we can securely assume Microsoft converted that 84 million figure from sell-in to sell-through, while, cautiously approximating, moving an extra one million systems. If accurate, that would position Xbox 360 in the eighth area on the list of very popular gaming consoles.
7. PlayStation 3
Initial launch date: November 11, 2006 (JP)
Manufacturing status: Finished
Highest-rated games: Grand Burglary Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V, Undiscovered 2: Among Thieves
* Since March 31, 2017, PS3 had actually marketed 87.4 million devices, according to Sony. The system would remain in manufacturing via May of that exact same year. With that in mind, it'’ s most likely PS3 finished its keep up somewhere in between 87 and 88 million devices marketed, leaving us with our conservative quote of 87.5
6. Nintendo Wii
Preliminary launch day: November 19, 2006 (NA)
Production standing: Finished
Highest-rated games: Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, The Tale of Zelda: Twilight Princess
According to main sales figures from Nintendo, Wii ended its run as the fifth-best-selling console of perpetuity. With over 100 million systems offered, Wii created 920 million units of software program sales —– the 2nd most for any kind of Nintendo console.
5. PlayStation –– 102.4 million
First release date: December 3, 1994 (JP)
Manufacturing condition: Ended
Highest-rated video games: Tony Hawk'’ s Pro Skater 2, Tekken 3, Grandmother Turismo According to
Sony, the original PlayStation ‘ s last sales amount to rests at 102.4 million, with over 960 million software program devices sold. This makes it the third-best-selling Sony console ever before, as it was recently surpassed by PlayStation 4. 4. PlayStation 4– 115.2 million Preliminary