Top Ten Best Selling PlayStation Games of All Time
There’s no doubt that Sony PlayStation is one of the best gaming consoles in the world. Eventhough there are some strong competitors such as Microsoft Xbox, when it comes to history and age, Sony PlayStation definitely wins by a landslide. The PlayStation games have spread out to entire world and made some unbelievable sales records.
The first PlayStation is considered to be one of the best selling consoles of all times until today. It appeared first in December 1994 in Japan. This grey console brought the gaming age to completely new different level. New game play, 128 bit graphics, great PlayStation games, iconic and vibrating joystick, were the characteristics that made PlayStation the ultimate console in existence.
The successor (PlayStation 2) come out in July 2000 and was already competing with Nintendo DS and Microsoft Xbox. PlayStation 2 offered great loading speed and superb Playstation games. Not long after, Sony created new PlayStation 2 model in slim edition that made console look cool and sleek.
The newest PlayStation model (not the last I guess) is PlayStation 3 (PS3) that released in November 2006 with abundance of new features such as Blu-Ray DVD player, six axis joystick, awesome next gen PlayStation games, and a huge hard disk drive. In 2009 Sony released PS3 Slim edition that enhanced great deal in exterior aspect. For some years, PS3 Slim is at war with Xbox 360 Elite. These consoles are fighting for supremacy to rule game markets.
It’s been 15 years since the grey console aka PlayStation released in North America. Since then, there are so many PlayStation games sold worldwide. Here are the top ten Playstation games sold for any PlayStation systems in ascending order from least successful to most successful worldwide.
10. Final Fantasy X
System : PS2, PlayStation Games sold : 7.95 millions
Final Fantasy X offered fully 3D areas for the first time, Sphere Grid leveling system, voice acting, and new Conditional Turn Based Battle System.
9. Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2
System : PS3, PlayStation Games sold : 8.52 millions
Offering same storyline as the prequel Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare.
8. Gran Turismo 2
System : PS, PlayStation Games sold : 9.37 millions
The best realistic driving game simulator at that time. This sequel had more cars ( around 650) than any similar PlayStation games back then.
7. Final Fantasy VII
System : PS, PlayStation Games sold : 9.72 millions
I guess this was the first PlayStation games that shocked other countries outside Japan in positive way of course. It’s the first Final Fantasy series that used fully 3D modeled characters against prerendered backgrounds. The story was great, the characters were awesome. Who could forget Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aerith, or Sephiroth ? And the secret “treasures” in this game were abundance.
I never get bored playing this phenomenal game among other cool Playstation games.
6. Gran Turismo 4
System : PS2, PlayStation Games sold : 10.56 millions
This game offered 1080i output and featured 700 cars ranging from the 1886 Daimler Motor Carriage to concept cars slated for 2022 development.
5. Gran Turismo
System : PS, PlayStation Games sold : 10.85 millions
One of the PlayStation games that took 5 years to develop and spawned over 10 spin-offs and sequels.
4. Grand Theft Auto III
System : PS2, PlayStation Games sold : 11.60 millions
It’s the first 3D title in the Grand Theft Auto series and top selling PlayStation games in 2001. The game is cited as a landmark in video games for its far-reaching influence within the industry.
3. Grand Theft Auto : Vice City
System : PS2, PlayStation Games sold : 14.20 millions
Just like other games in the series, Vice City has third person shooters and driving games elements. It’s a tweaked version of the game engine used in Grand Theft Auto III.
Vice City was the best selling video game of 2002 and in July 2006 became the best selling PlayStation 2 game of all time in the American market.
2. Gran Turismo 3 : A-Spec
System : PS2, PlayStation Games sold : 14.89 millions
It was the first Gran Turismo series released for PlayStation 2. There were unlicensed versions of Formula One cars to unlock.
1. Grand Theft Auto : San Andreas
System : PS2, PlayStation Games sold : 18.43
Definitely the best selling PlayStation games so far.
In October 2004 the game originally released for PlayStation 2. Then, it has been ported to the Xbox and PC games. On those three platforms, San Andreas has received wide acclaim and high sales figures
That’s all the top ten best selling PlayStation Games. I hope you have played those fantastic PlayStation games.