8 Top Selling Home Game Consoles Of All Time (#3 Was Definitely Surprising)

This is a list of top selling home game consoles, not including hand-held devices. For a list of top 8 Hand-Held devices, check it out here! And if you’re too lazy to put the two lists together and figure out top 8 of all time, home and hand-held, then you’re in luck! You can check that list out here!


8. Super Nintendo Entertainment System (49.10 Million Units Sold)

  • Originally released as Super Famicon in Japan on November 21, 1990.
  • Later released as the SNES on September 9, 1991.
  • It was the follow-up to NES that they had no intentions of making. They never thought they’d need to make a new system, not after the NES. Little did they know, the SEGA Genesis was coming and they had to act.
  • Nearly two years after SEGA Genesis’ release date, the SNES was born.
  • According to Wikipedia, SNES ending up out-selling SEGA Genesis overall by nearly 19 Million Units.

I think I speak for everyone when I say, thank you SEGA for lighting that fire!

7. PlayStation 4 (60.00 Million Units Sold)

  • Released November 15, 2013, and the next generation of consoles had begun!
  • There are more than a few reason this machine is superior to its predecessor.
  • The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is practically silent.
  • It’s said to be roughly 10x more powerful than the PlayStation 3 (PS3), the updated controllers, the sleek design and of course the new games library.

With the PS4 came the questions of whether or not to upgrade. Sure, the updated graphics will be easy on the eyes, but is it worth the money, enough so to set the PS3 to the side? YUP! The list could go on and on. This upgrade was certainly an easy choice!

6. Nintendo Entertainment System (61.91 Million Units Sold)

  • Inititally released in Japan July 15, 1983 as the Famicon.
  • Later brought to North America in 1985 as the NES.
  • NES brought the video game industry back to life after the video game crash of 1983.
  • It’s been considered the single greatest video game console of all time, and made plenty other ‘Top 10’ lists.
  • Ushered in a new business model of licensing third-party developers and authorizing them to produce and distribute titles for the NES, which has become the norm.

This is the console a lot of gamers grew up on, and will forever have fond memories of.

5.PlayStation 3 (>83.80 Million Units Sold)

  • Released November 11, 2006.
  • Introduced this higher quality of gaming graphics.
  • Making the switch from DVD and CD-ROM to Blu-Ray was a brilliant idea, affecting the sound as well, allowing for a much more quiet experience.
  • Introduced the wireless Six-Axis Dual Shock 3 controllers, internal memory and online capability.

Though the PlayStation 2 was an amazing video game console, the new introductions to the PS3 were most certainly welcome!


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