Top 5 selling gaming consoles of all time

Date:30 July 2019 Author: Kyro Mitchell Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , ,

It should come as no surprise as to who holds the top spot for most consoles ever sold

Technologically speaking, the PS4, and Xbox One are leaps and bounds ahead of their older counterparts. Despite this, they still have a long way to go if they want to claim the top spot as best selling console of all time.

Here is a countdown of the top five spots.

5. Nintendo Wii (101.64 million units sold)Nintendo has always been at the forefront of console design. The Nintendo 64 dominated the market in the late 90’s, but with the introduction of the Playstation 1, their crown as top console producer was under threat. The introduction of the Wii, however, catapulted Nintendo back to the top of the industry. The innovative motion controls and ultra-popular “Wii Sports” helped the console sell over 101.64 million units over it’s lifespan.

4. Playstation 1 (104.25 million units sold)
Sony’s Playstation 1 was the first console to show that the future of gaming was in CD-ROM, not video game cartridges. The introduction of the CD-ROM was welcomed by third party game developers as disk’s provided a lot more memory then cartridges.

3. Nintendo Game Boy (118.69 units sold)
The Game boy saw it’s international release in 1990 and was an instant success. Other handhelds, like the Atari Lynx and Sega Game Gear, simply could not compete with 30 hours of playtime and library of over 982 licensed games the Game Boy had to offer.


2. Nintendo DS (153.99 million units sold)
The Nintendo DS was the second handheld device created by Nintendo. Released in 2004, this revolutionary device featured two LCD screens, one to act as a display for the game, and the other to act as a touch screen. The huge popularity of the two screens and sleek design helped the DS become the second best selling console of all time.

1. Playstation 2 (157 million units sold)
With the ability to connect to the internet and over 3800 game titles developed specifically for the console, the PS2 propelled itself into the number one spot. A contributing feature to it’s success was the Playstation’s ability to double up as a DVD player. At the time of it’s release, the popularity of DVD’s were at an all time high, and the low selling price made it the cheapest DVD player on the market.

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