Before we enter into the details of best-selling video games franchise we must know what are video games and what franchise means.

So we know video games are electronic games played on a video screen (normally a television, computer monitor, or built-in Screen when played on a handheld machine). In this, the players control the image shown in the video. Earlier it was confined to computers only now it is played on mobile phones too.

A videogame Franchise means a series of one or more related videogame titles, including sequels. That is mainly sold by a Loan Party.

The list best selling video games franchise:-

1. Super Mario:-

This game first appeared in 1981. It was original in donkey kong before it was named in Mario bros followed by Superman Mario. Super Mario is a series of platform games. Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto designed the character and has since become the official mascot of Nintendo, the owner of the trademark, and various Nintendo studios developed this game.

Currently, it has become the best-selling video game franchise of all time. It has sold 100 million+ copies and became the best of all. Mario franchise has broadened into other game genres, including puzzles, racing, role-playing game, and sports. It has also established success in numerous other media, comprising three animated television sequels, comic books, manga, a film, and other merchandise. The most recognizable video game character in the world, Mario has made $30.25 billion.

2. Tetris:-

Tetris was created by Soviet game designer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984. It is a falling-bricks puzzle game. Tetris variants were later released on a broad spectrum of platforms, from video game consoles and computers to mobile devices and calculators. It has become the most successful video game franchise to emerge from Russia and the former Soviet Union and become the best-selling puzzle video game series with the version bundled with the Game Boy selling over 35 million units, while various mobile games had seen over 425 million paid downloads by 2014 which a huge number. Its revenue cost is around $1.324 billion.


3. Pokémon:-

It was created and designed by Satoshi Tajiri, founder, and president of Game Freak, in 1996. It was created as a role-playing video game for the Game Boy handheld game console, and soon turned into the highest-rated media franchise of all time. Pokémon franchise as a whole constitutes various manga, an anime series, toys, merchandise, a trading card game, books, over twenty films (one of the most popular animated film series), and other media. So far it has sold 440 million copies. The Pokémon Company has produced it, which is a joint venture by the three companies holding the rights to Pokémon: Nintendo,  Creatures, and game freak while Nintendo owns the trademark. The company cost around 100+ billion dollars as it has total revenue of $118.5billion.

4. Minecraft:-

My dear friends this game was created by Swedish game designer Markus “Notch” Persson and it was developed by Mojang. It is a kind of sandbox and survival video game. Initially, it used to be a computer indie game made using Java, it has since been ported to game consoles and mobile devices. It was acquired by Microsoft Studios in November 2014. Readers do you know it is the most successful video game franchise it has sold 238 million copies so far and became the best-selling video game of all time. Minecraft creator sold his company Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. My dear readers for more info you should know that the game generated more than $1.1 billion in revenue, in 2020.


5. GTA(Grand Theft Auto):-

Now my dear fellow reader let’s discuss GTA. It was designed by David Jones and Mike Dailly. It is a kind of open-world- action-adventure video game. The later titles of GTA were created by brothers Dan and Sam Houser, Aaron Garbut, and Leslie Benzies. It is chiefly developed by Scottish creator Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.  GTA became the most flourishing video game franchise emerging from the United Kingdom and is the best-selling action-adventure and open-world series by selling 380 million copies. Its series Grand Theft Auto V is the second best-selling video game of all time with over 169 million copies sold, it can be figured that the franchise is worth around the range of $330 million up to $600 million.

So my dear reader thanks to be with me till here. Hope you get a good idea about the best-selling video games franchise.


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