The top-selling console of perpetuity stays Sony'’ s PlayStation 2– and it'’ s in no danger of shedding that crown at any time quickly. Regardless of the proceeding success of PlayStation 4 over the past seven years, Sony is still about 40 million systems far from surpassing the PS2'’ s leading place, while Nintendo ‘ s runaway success with Switch still places it well behind also PS4.
So while PlayStation 4 as well as Switch remain to protect their places among the best-selling consoles of all time, we laid out to find exactly how the rest of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft'’ s hardware stack up. To do so, we compiled a checklist of the 15 very successful video game gaming consoles of perpetuity, with added details on release dates, highest-rated games, as well as extra.
(Some sales numbers come directly from the hardware producers, while others are estimated based upon the most recently reported numbers and market analysis. Informal sales total amounts are marked with an asterisk (*).)
10. PlayStation Portable
First release day: December 12, 2004 (JP)
Production standing: Finished
Highest-rated video games: God of Battle: Chains of Olympus, Grand Burglary Auto: Chinatown Wars, Shin Megami Tensei: Identity 3 Portable
* Sony last reported a main sales total amount for PSP in 2012, when it announced the handheld had sold 76 million devices. The system would certainly continue to be generated for an additional two years, throughout which time it'’ s uncertain precisely the amount of units were marketed. Price quotes for life time sales usually relax 80 million, with some reports being available in closer to 82 million, which would certainly place it over Nintendo'’ s GBA. However, sticking to the more-conservative estimate of 80 million, PSP comes in as the 10th-best-selling console of perpetuity.
9. Game Boy Breakthrough
Initial launch day: March 21, 2001 (JP)
Manufacturing status: Finished
Highest-rated games: The Tale of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Tony Hawk'’ s Pro Skater 2, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
This main sales figure comes directly from Nintendo. The firm additionally notes software sales for the handheld shut at 377 million devices. The Video game Kid Breakthrough line of devices consisted of various design models as well as form variables, the last of which was the Game Young Boy Micro in 2005. The top-selling model was the Game Kid Breakthrough SP, with 43.57 million units offered. The Game Young boy Micro just marketed 2.42 million in its short run.
8. Xbox 360
Preliminary release day: November 22, 2005 (NA)
Production status: Ended
Highest-rated games: Grand Theft Vehicle IV, Grand Burglary Automobile V, BioShock
* In June 2014, Microsoft reported it had shipped 84 million Xbox 360s to retailers. While Microsoft quit reporting certain sales figures in 2015, the system remained in production for almost 2 years. Throughout that two-year period, we can securely think Microsoft transformed that 84 million figure from sell-in to sell-through, while, cautiously approximating, relocating an extra one million units. If exact, that would position Xbox 360 in the eighth area on the list of very popular gaming consoles.
7. PlayStation 3
Preliminary release date: November 11, 2006 (JP)
Production status: Ended
Highest-rated video games: Grand Burglary Car IV, Grand Burglary Car V, Undiscovered 2: Among Thieves
* As of March 31, 2017, PS3 had marketed 87.4 million units, according to Sony. The system would continue to be in manufacturing with May of that very same year. With that in mind, it'’ s most likely PS3 finished its keep up somewhere in between 87 and 88 million systems sold, leaving us with our traditional estimate of 87.5
6. Nintendo Wii
First launch date: November 19, 2006 (NA)
Manufacturing condition: Ended
Highest-rated video games: Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, The Tale of Zelda: Golden Princess
According to main sales figures from Nintendo, Wii finished its run as the fifth-best-selling console of perpetuity. With over 100 million systems sold, Wii created 920 million systems of software application sales —– the 2nd most for any kind of Nintendo console.
5. PlayStation –– 102.4 million
Initial launch day: December 3, 1994 (JP)
Manufacturing condition: Finished
Highest-rated video games: Tony Hawk'’ s Pro Skater 2, Tekken 3, Grandmother Turismo According to
Sony, the initial PlayStation ‘ s final sales total sits at 102.4 million, with over 960 million software application systems marketed. This makes it the third-best-selling Sony console ever before, as it was recently exceeded by PlayStation 4. 4. PlayStation 4– 115.2 million First