The best selling ($ value) US third party* Console Games of all time by platform

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*and the one best selling first party game and where it would enter the list

All platforms combined:
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  7. Rock Band
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  9. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  10. Call of Duty: WWII


Playstation platforms:
  1. GTA V
  2. Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. Call of Duty: WWII
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
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  18. Marvel's Spider-Man


Xbox platforms:
  1. GTA V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  6. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  8. Halo 3
  9. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  11. Call of Duty: WWII


Nintendo platforms:



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hussien-11

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All platforms combined:
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  7. Rock Band
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  9. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  10. Call of Duty: WWII
What an awful and tasteless list.
 

Jbone115

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Americans like Guns and Rock music apparently. I’d imagine the PAL version of this would be full of FIFA.
 

steviestar3

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Guitar Hero III was a phenomenon when it released... it's insane how much Activision fucked over that franchise within just a few years.
 

Jbone115

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Guitar Hero and Rock Band are “cheating” a bit on this list, seeing as the revenue-based ranking would include the expensive instrument peripherals.
 

Nameless

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Amazingly I've never purchased a CoD game before or Rock Band/Guitar Hero. Rockstar is amazing, though.

Talent Won
 

Cactuar

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*and the one best selling first party game and where it would enter the list


Playstation platforms:
  1. GTA V
  2. Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. Call of Duty: WWII
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
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  18. Marvel's Spider-Man
Dammnn, CJ!

Also, how is Spider-Man the best selling first party game when we know that Uncharted 4 has sold more than 15 million copies and the Last of Us sold more than 17 million copies cross-gen?

Spider-Man is my favorite game of 2018 not named Astro Bot Rescue Mission, but it has not sold more than 17 million copies in a couple of months.
 

3bdelilah

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I've never seen such an uninspired list. Fucking hell, no wonder Activision churns out this shit. I always knew a lot of people gobble that shit up like crazy, but I had no idea they did it on such a massive scale.
 

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ninnanuam

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I knew COD was a behemoth but I thought in itd slowed down in the last few YEARS. Ghosts I sort of understand, everyone was gonna try new gen COD, but I wasn't expecting WW2.

Activision still with 8 out of 10.
 

tomofthepops

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Guitar hero and rock band is insane, how they managed to go from the highest highs to negative lows is mind boggling.
 

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Cactuar

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WTF expected,but sad.

We are talking about US number only,not WW.
Ahh, yes, true true. I wonder if the Call of Duty dominance would be the same if we opened it up worldwide. Somehow I doubt the list would shift too much. San Andreas at No. 3 all-time on PS in the US is crazy to me. Still the best GTA.
 

Toni

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is high on the Playstation list and just came out 8 months ago. Really puts things in perspective with how much the PS userbase identifies with Rockstar games.
 

Ocean

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Dammnn, CJ!

Also, how is Spider-Man the best selling first party game when we know that Uncharted 4 has sold more than 15 million copies and the Last of Us sold more than 17 million copies cross-gen?

Spider-Man is my favorite game of 2018 not named Astro Bot Rescue Mission, but it has not sold more than 17 million copies in a couple of months.
The numbers you’re quoting are worldwide sales, whereas I think this ranking is based on NPD (meaning US sales).

It would still be remarkable to learn that Spider-Man sold more than TLOU, given how popular it was on both consoles it released in.
 
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Also, how is Spider-Man the best selling first party game when we know that Uncharted 4 has sold more than 15 million copies and the Last of Us sold more than 17 million copies cross-gen?

Spider-Man is my favorite game of 2018 not named Astro Bot Rescue Mission, but it has not sold more than 17 million copies in a couple of months.
Because this is an US list based on $ sales.
Your figures are WW and include $0 bundle copies and $9 clearance and catalog sales.

Yeah Cross gen release date made the game sell surprisingly well.
 
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pswii60

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So Americans like to shoot things and rock.
It's almost as if the stereotype is real.

Perhaps I could conquer the French market with a street cycling game featuring a man with a moustache wearing a beret and onions around his neck and a couple of baguettes under his arm. Did I mention the stripey top?
 

wrowa

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Wow, Spider-Man is Sony’s most successful title revenue-wise? Wouldn’t have expected that. Fantastic achievement.
 

wrowa

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The numbers you’re quoting are worldwide sales, whereas I think this ranking is based on NPD (meaning US sales).

It would still be remarkable to learn that Spider-Man sold more than TLOU, given how popular it was on both consoles it released in.
No idea whether both versions combined would dethrone Spider-Man, but I’d assume that NPD counts LoU and LoU Remastered separate.
 

khamakazee

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*and the one best selling first party game and where it would enter the list

All platforms combined:
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  7. Rock Band
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  9. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  10. Call of Duty: WWII


Playstation platforms:
  1. GTA V
  2. Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. Call of Duty: WWII
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
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  18. Marvel's Spider-Man


Xbox platforms:
  1. GTA V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  6. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  8. Halo 3
  9. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  11. Call of Duty: WWII
In other words Playstation consumers largely buy the same as Xbox consumers and the arguments on the forums about exclusives are usually generated by the hardcore audience.
 

Mass_Pincup

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In other words Playstation consumers largely buy the same as Xbox consumers and the arguments on the forums about exclusives are usually generated by the hardcore audience.
You can't draw that conclusion based on the top 10 best selling games. You need to look at the share of exclusive games in the overall platform.
 
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No idea whether both versions combined would dethrone Spider-Man, but I’d assume that NPD counts LoU and LoU Remastered separate.
Also this is a revenue chart. You could get UC4 and Last of us remastered for under $10 at times on PSN where as the vast majority of these spiderman sales would be $60 or close to it
 

Saint-14

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In other words Playstation consumers largely buy the same as Xbox consumers and the arguments on the forums about exclusives are usually generated by the hardcore audience.
What argument? That exclusives can push people to buy consoles? That’s still true and a revenue based list from one country doesn’t go against it.

In other words, this is a bad attempt at downplaying exclusives.
 

Ocean

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No idea whether both versions combined would dethrone Spider-Man, but I’d assume that NPD counts LoU and LoU Remastered separate.
Well it seems they’re counting GTA V as a combined figure. Otherwise I’d imagine it would show up twice on the top 10 list
 

Welfare

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Remember these lists don't include bundle sales. TLOU was the main PS4 bundle for most of 2015, and UC4 was bundled heavily as well.

Of course Spider-Man was also bundled, but just remember bundles aren't counted and Naughty Dog games are heavily bundled.