This article tells you about the bestselling video game consoles of all time, which are loved by numerous people all over the world. These game consoles include both portable as well as home systems.
So, let us see who has the most sales numbers and the manufacturers of these gaming consoles, including Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.
Sony PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2 offered by Sony is the bestselling game console of all time with more than 155 million units sold across the world. This game console was released in 2000 with a launch price of $299. Since then, it has sold nearly 157,680,000 units worldwide.
The PS2 rose to the top position with release of 3,800 game titles and the sale of more than one billion game copies. These figures also include the sales of a slim version of PlayStation 2, which was released in 2004.
- DualShock Controller
- DVD playback
- Digital surround sound
- 2 memory card slots
The Nintendo DS was released in the year 2006 at a launch price of $129. Since then, it has sold nearly 154,010,000 units. This portable game console has an innovative dual-screen design, along with a bottom touchscreen and stylus in order to offer players an intuitive drawing interaction.
These features add a new dimension to playing video games. These figures also include the DS lite version of this game console.
- The Nintendo 2DS system brings the power of two systems together into a single, affordable package. Play all games-
- both Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS-in 2D. Connect with friends, other players, and wireless hotspots using the wireless StreetPass and SpotPass communication modes to unlock exclusive content
- From games to photos and beyond, Nintendo 2DS is the ultimate 2D gaming experience.
- Nintendo 2DS is a 2D system that plays all Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS games. Nintendo 2DS is only capable of 2D display.
Nintendo Game Boy
The Nintendo Game Boy was released in 1989 with a price of $89. Since then, Nintendo’s first portable game console has sold nearly 118,690,000 units. This simple gaming device includes just 4 buttons and a directional pad.
Still, the Game Boy defined the world of portable gaming, ranging from games like ‘the grey brick’ to the Color.
Plus, the Nintendo Game Boy had much-loved games such as Tetris, Pokemon, and Super Mario Land. The Game Boy Color is same as the original Game Boy, but with a color screen.
The color version of Game Boy was released in 1998. The sales figures include the sales of Game Boy Color, Light, and Pocket editions.
- Full color portable gaming
- Allows programmers to crunch more data and produce more sophisticated games
- Designed specifically for Game Boy Color are sharper and even more vivid than colorized black and white games
The Sony PlayStation was launched in 1994 at a price of $299. This PlayStation has sold nearly 104,250,000 units across the world since then. It features classic games like Rayman, Resident Evil, and Crash Bandicoot.
This was the first system in history that broke the 100 million record for the sale of global hardware units. The Sony PlayStation was a much loved game console amongst many people during the 1990s.
Moreover, this entry-level Sony PlayStation was just the beginning of a successful family of consoles from Sony.
- PlayStation Classic comes with 20 pre loaded games including, Final Fantasy Vll, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms
- This mini Console is approximately 45 percent smaller than the original PlayStation
- Includes two wired Controllers, a virtual memory card and an HDMI cable
The Nintendo Wii was released in the year 2006 with a launch price of $249. It has sold 101,560,000 units across the world since then. This game console helped gamers to have fun and at the same time exercise as well.
The infrared capabilities and advanced accelerometer in the Nintendo Wii made gameplay fun as well as intuitive. Moreover, this was the first game console that popularized movement sensitive and wireless controllers, which paved way for the new, advanced gaming devices.
- Bundle Includes: Wii Console, Wii Remote, Nunchuk, Wii Remote Jacket, Sensor Bar, Wii AC Adaptor, Wii AV Cable
- Built-in Wi-Fi Access For Easy Connection To Internet
Microsoft Xbox 360
The Microsoft Xbox 360 was released in 2005 at a launch price of $299. Since then, this game console has sold 84,000,000 units across the world. Although, the earlier versions of Xbox 360 were afflicted by the ‘red ring of death,’ still this game console sold a lot of hardware units.
This was the successor to the original Xbox and was particularly designed to give a competition to Sony’s PlayStation 3. It successfully did that and made to the sixth spot on this list by selling around 84 million consoles.
- This Certified Refurbished product is factory refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day warranty
- Built-in Wi-Fi for easy connection to Xbox LIVE
- Xbox 360 has blockbuster games, HD movies and controller-free fun for everyone
- Ready for the controller-free fun of Kinect
- Super quiet with sleek new design plus matching controller
Sony PlayStation 3
The Sony PlayStation 3 was released in the year 2006 at a launch price of $499. Since its launch, this game console has sold 83,800,000 units.
The PS3 gained the number 7 spot on this list in terms of its sales numbers with its innovative (during that time) Blu-ray playing capabilities, even though it was surpassed by Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360.
Additionally, this was the first console that used Blu-ray discs. The Sony PlayStation 3 was available in three different versions and all of them had different thicknesses.
- New slimmer, lighter PS3 system, Wireless controller
- 320GB HDD for storing games, music, videos, and photos
- Streams thousands of movies and TV shows instantly from Netflix
- Built-in Blu-ray player with 3D capabilities. HDMI output for 1080p resolution.
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
The Nintendo Game Boy Advance was launched in the year 2001 at a releasing price of $99. Since then, this game console has sold around 81,510,000 units.
The Nintendo GBA was much advanced than the earlier Game Boy Color, with 32-bit more performance to the handheld arsenal of Nintendo.
Moreover, the Nintendo GBA changed the horizontal shape and design of Game Boy Color with a vertical style, while adding the screen in between and including the buttons on both sides of the screen. However, you could still play the old games of Game Boy on this game console, even though its popular games were Sapphire and Pokemon Ruby.
One of the underrated game titles on the Nintendo GBA was Advance Wars. During that time, the competitors of this game console were Neo Geo Pocket Color and N-Gage, which did not even come close to this popular model.
- Game Boy Advance
Sony PlayStation Portable
The Sony PlayStation Portable was released in the year 2004 at a price of $249. The PSP has sold around 80,000,000 hardware units worldwide since then. This game console had remarkable graphics for a portable game console at that time.
The PSP was the first handheld game console offered by Sony. Moreover, it was only the one competitor in reality at that time to Nintendo’s DS amongst handheld gaming systems, even though it did not come close to the former handheld game console.
- This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes a 90-day warranty
- Play any of more than 360 games anytime, anywhere on the dazzling, 4.3” widescreen LCD
- Take your entertainment with you on the go by placing your downloaded videos on Memory Stick Duo
- Listen to music, watch movies, check the Internet, watch live and recorded TV, and jam to Internet Radio
Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System was launched in the year 1985 at a release price of $129. It has sold nearly 61,910,000 units worldwide since then.
Although, the gaming market was small at that time, the original NES turned the gaming industry around with its high sales numbers. It features popular games like Rampage, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
- Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories
So, these are the bestselling game consoles of all time across the world.