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This article developed by MiniTool mainly introduces the top-grossing video games of all time, in 2022, in 2021, and in 2020. Besides, it also lists the highest-grossing video game franchises; the highest earning mobile games, as well as the most-grossing arcade games.

What Is a Top Grossing Video Game?

Top-grossing video games, also known as highest-grossing video games or best-selling video games, is a list of video games that have sold the highest number of software units all over the world.

What are the highest grossing video games of all time? It is Minecraft. Name a top grossing video game. Minecraft, of course. It is a sandbox game released in May 2009 for a wide range of personal computers (PCs), mobile devices, as well as video game consoles. Minecraft has sold more than 238 million copies across all platforms.

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The top-grossing video game on a single platform is Wii Sports. It has gained about 83 million sales for the Nintendo Wii console.

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List of Top Grossing Video Games

The following are the top 50 grossing video games.

  1. Minecraft
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Tetris (EA)
  4. Wii Sports
  5. PUBG: Battlegrounds
  6. Super Mario Bros.
  7. Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe
  8. Pokémon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow
  9. Red Dead Redemption 2
  10. Terraria
  11. Wii Fit / Plus
  12. Tetris (1989)
  13. Pac-Man
  14. The Witcher 3 / Hearts of Stone / Blood and Wine
  15. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  16. Mario Kart Wii
  17. Wii Sports Resort
  18. New Super Mario Bros.
  19. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  20. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  21. Diablo III / Reaper of Souls
  22. Human: Fall Flat
  23. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  24. Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal
  25. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  26. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  27. Duck Hunt
  28. Wii Play
  29. The Walking Dead
  30. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  31. Super Mario World
  32. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  33. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  34. Borderlands 2
  35. Pokémon Sun / Moon / Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon
  36. Grand Theft Auto IV
  37. Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum
  38. Pokémon Sword / Shield
  39. Super Mario Bros. 3
  40. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  41. FIFA 18
  42. Kinect Adventures!
  43. Sonic the Hedgehog
  44. Nintendogs
  45. Super Mario Odyssey
  46. Mario Kart DS
  47. Red Dead Redemption
  48. Super Mario 64 / DS
  49. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  50. Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald
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Among the above top-grossing video games, more than half are developed or released by Nintendo and there are 4 within the top 10. Four Nintendo titles are published with their affiliate, The Pokémon Company.

The oldest video game in the top 50 list is Pac-Man that was published in May 1980. The most recent video game on the list is Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which was released in March 2020.

Highest Grossing Video Game Franchises

Below are the top grossing video game franchises to date.

  1. Mario
  2. Tetris
  3. Pokémon
  4. Call of Duty
  5. Super Mario
  6. Grand Theft Auto
  7. FIFA
  8. Minecraft
  9. Wii
  10. Lego
  11. The Sims
  12. Final Fantasy
  13. Mario Kart
  14. Assassin's Creed
  15. Sonic the Hedgehog
  16. Need for Speed
  17. Madden NFL
  18. The Legend of Zelda
  19. Resident Evil
  20. Star Wars
  21. NBA 2K
  22. Wii Sports
  23. Pro Evolution Soccer
  24. Tomb Raider
  25. Dragon Quest
  26. Monster Hunter
  27. Tom Clancy's
  28. Halo
  29. Gran Turismo
  30. Worms
  31. Mortal Kombat
  32. Animal Crossing
  33. Borderlands
  34. Just Dance
  35. Super Smash Bros.
  36. Red Dead
  37. Dragon Ball
  38. Mario Party
  39. Donkey Kong
  40. The Oregon Trail
  41. WWE 2K
  42. The Elder Scrolls
  43. Metal Gear
  44. Battlefield
  45. Civilization
  46. Tekken
  47. Spider-Man
  48. God of War
  49. Bejeweled
  50. Far Cry
  51. Diablo
  52. The Witcher
  53. Lego Star Wars
  54. Crash Bandicoot
  55. Street Fighter
  56. Pac-Man
  57. Uncharted
  58. Mario Sports
  59. Wii Fit
  60. Star Wars: Battlefront
  61. Guitar Hero
  62. Harry Potter
  63. Medal of Honor
  64. Kirby
  65. Fallout
  66. Total War
  67. Mega Man
  68. BioShock
  69. Counter-Strike
  70. NBA Live
  71. Kingdom Hearts
  72. Football Manager
  73. Brain Age
  74. Marvel's Spider-Man
  75. Saints Row
  76. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
  77. Gundam
  78. The Last of Us
  79. James Bond
  80. Tony Hawk's
  81. Command & Conquer
  82. Dark Souls
  83. The Walking Dead
  84. Nintendogs
  85. Half-Life
  86. Kinect
  87. Ratchet & Clank
  88. Gears of War
  89. Rayman
  90. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
  91. Tales
  92. Mario & Sonic
  93. Marvel
  94. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
  95. Tiger Woods PGA Tour
  96. Age of Empires
  97. Devil May Cry
  98. Luigi
  99. Petz
  100. Mystery Dungeon
  101. Power Pros
  102. Megami Tensei
  103. Batman
  104. Yu-Gi-Oh!
  105. Microsoft Flight Simulator
  106. Dynasty Warriors
  107. Imagine
  108. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
  109. Prince of Persia
  110. Castlevania
  111. Frogger
  112. B. Harold
  113. Lemmings
  114. Simple
  115. SingStar
  116. SpongeBob SquarePants
  117. Spyro
  118. Mass Effect
  119. SimCity
  120. Raving Rabbids
  121. Watch Dogs
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Most Earning Video Games 2022

  1. Elden Ring
  2. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  4. Horizon II: Forbidden West
  5. MLB: The Show 22
  6. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  7. Gran Turismo 7
  8. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  9. Mario Kart 8
  10. Madden NFL 2022

Top Grossing Video Games 2021

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard)
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War (Activision Blizzard)
  3. Madden NFL 22 (EA)
  4. Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* (Nintendo)
  5. Battlefield 2042 (EA)
  6. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)
  7. Mario Kart 8* (Nintendo)
  8. Resident Evil: Village (Capcom)
  9. MLB: The Show 21 (Sony)
  10. Super Mario 3D World* (Nintendo)
  11. Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
  12. FIFA 22 (EA)
  13. Minecraft (Microsoft)

Top Grossing Video Games 2020

The following is the rank of top grossing games 2020.

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# Highest Earning Video Games 2020 (Premium Titles)

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. FIFA 2020
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. NBA 2K21
  5. NBA 2K20
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  8. Cyberpunk 2077
  9. Sims 4
  10. DOOM Eternal
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# Top Earning Video Games In 2020 (Free-To-Play Titles)

  1. Honor of Kings
  2. Peacekeeper Elite
  3. Roblox
  4. Free Fire
  5. Pokemon GO
  6. League of Legends
  7. Candy Crush Saga
  8. AFK Arema
  9. Gardenscapes
  10. Dungeon Fighter Online

Top Grossing Mobile Games

Below are the highest grossing mobile games.

  1. Honor of Kings / Arena of Valor
  2. Monster Strike
  3. Puzzle & Dragons
  4. PUBG Mobile
  5. Clash of Clans
  6. Pokémon Go
  7. Candy Crush Saga
  8. Fate/Grand Order
  9. Fantasy Westward Journey
  10. Garena Free Fire
  11. Roblox Mobile
  12. Genshin Impact
  13. Lineage M
  14. Coin Master
  15. Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle
  16. Clash Royale
  17. Gardenscapes
  18. Game of War: Fire Age
  19. Lords Mobile
  20. Homescapes
  21. Lineage 2: Revolution
  22. Candy Crush Soda Saga
  23. Three Kingdoms Tactics
  24. Pro Yakyū Spirits A / Pro Baseball Spirits A
  25. Marvel Contest of Champions
  26. Toon Blast
  27. Disney Tsum Tsum
  28. Call of Duty: Mobile
  29. Knives Out
  30. AFK Arena

Top Grossing iOS Games

  1. Roblox
  2. Candy Crush Saga
  3. DoubleDown Casino
  4. Bingo Blitz
  5. Homescapes
  6. June’s Journey
  7. Jackpot Party
  8. Candy Crush Soda Saga
  9. PUBG (mobile)
  10. State of Survival: Zombie War

Most Grossing Arcade Games

  1. Pac-Man
  2. Space Invaders
  3. Street Fighter II
  4. Donkey Kong
  5. Pac-Man
  6. Asteroids
  7. Defender
  8. Print Club (Purikura)
  9. Centipede
  10. Galaxian
  11. Virtua Fighter
  12. Virtua Fighter 2
  13. Tekken 2
  14. Starhorse2
  15. Hyper Olympic (Track & Field)
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RankFranchiseRevenue
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