List of best-selling Game Boy Advance video games

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The best-selling video games of all-time on the Game Boy Advance (GBA) are Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. First released in Japan on November 21, 2002, the games went on to sell over 16 million units worldwide.[1] Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, enhanced remakes of the original Pokémon Red, Green and Blue games, are the second best-selling titles on the platform with sales in excess of 12 million copies.[1] Pokémon Emerald, the enhanced version of Ruby and Sapphire, is third with sales of more than 7 million units.[2] The top five is rounded out by Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, each of which sold over 5.5 million units.[3]

A total of 39 Game Boy Advance games sold one million units or more. Of those, eleven titles were developed by internal Nintendo development divisions. Aside from these, the developers with the most million-selling titles include Game Freak (three games), HAL Laboratory, Intelligent Systems and Flagship (two games each). Nintendo published 31 of these 39 games. Other publishers with multiple million-selling entries include The Pokémon Company (five titles), THQ (three games), Konami and Namco (two titles each). The most popular franchises on Game Boy Advance are Pokémon (over 39 million combined units) and Super Mario (16.69 million combined units).

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Key
dagger Game was shipped with Game Boy Advance consoles during its lifetime
List of best-selling Game Boy Advance video games
No. Title Developer(s)[a] Publisher(s)[a] Release date Sales Ref.
1 Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Game Freak The Pokémon Company November 21, 2002 16,220,000 [1]
2 Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Game Freak The Pokémon Company January 24, 2004 12,000,000 [1]
3 Pokémon Emerald Game Freak The Pokémon Company September 16, 2004 7,060,000 [1]
4 Mario Kart: Super Circuit Intelligent Systems Nintendo July 21, 2001 5,910,000 [3]
5 Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Nintendo R&D2 Nintendo December 14, 2001 5,690,000 [3]
6 Super Mario Advance Nintendo R&D2 Nintendo March 21, 2001 5,570,000 [4]
7 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 dagger Nintendo R&D2 Nintendo July 11, 2003 5,430,000 [4]
8 Namco Museum Mass Media Games Namco June 11, 2001 2,960,000 [5]
9 Pac-Man Collection Mass Media Games Namco July 12, 2001 2,940,000 [6]
10 Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo R&D2 Nintendo September 23, 2002 2,830,000 [4]
11 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo EAD
Flagship
Nintendo December 2, 2002 2,820,000 [4]
12 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Chunsoft The Pokémon Company November 17, 2005 2,360,000 [4]
13 NES Classics Series: Super Mario Bros. Nintendo EAD Nintendo February 14, 2004 2,270,000 [4]
14 Wario Land 4 Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo August 21, 2001 2,200,000 [4]
15 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga AlphaDream Nintendo November 17, 2003 2,150,000 [4]
16 Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land HAL Laboratory Nintendo October 25, 2002 2,100,000 [4]
17 Finding Nemo Vicarious Visions THQ May 10, 2003 1,840,000 [5][7][8]
18 Donkey Kong Country Rare Nintendo June 6, 2003 1,820,000 [4]
19 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Flagship Nintendo November 4, 2004 1,760,000 [4]
20 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul Konami Konami July 5, 2001 1,700,000 [5][7]
21 Golden Sun Camelot Software Planning Nintendo August 1, 2001 1,650,000 [4]
22 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Square Nintendo
Square
February 14, 2003 1,621,000 [4][7]
23 Metroid Fusion Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo November 17, 2002 1,600,000 [4]
24 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Jupiter
Square Enix
Square Enix
Disney Interactive Studios
November 11, 2004 1,542,000 [5][7]
25 Sonic Advance Sonic Team
Dimps
Sega
THQ
December 20, 2001 1,515,000 [5][7][9]
26 Kirby & the Amazing Mirror HAL Laboratory
Flagship[b]
Nintendo April 15, 2004 1,470,000 [4]
27 Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku Webfoot Technologies Infogrames May 14, 2002 1,400,000 [5]
28 Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Jupiter The Pokémon Company August 1, 2003 1,370,000 [4]
29 Mario vs. Donkey Kong Nintendo Software Technology Nintendo May 24, 2004 1,370,000 [4]
30 Mega Man Battle Network 4 Capcom Capcom December 14, 2003 1,350,000 [10]
31 Frogger's Adventures: Temple of the Frog Konami Konami November 23, 2001 1,310,000 [5]
32 Spyro: Season of Ice Digital Eclipse Universal Interactive October 29, 2001 1,900,000 [5]
33 The Incredibles Helixe THQ November 1, 2004 1,396,000 [5][7][8]
34 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Eurocom Developments Electronic Arts November 5, 2002 1,200,000 [5][9]
35 Disney Princess Vicarious Visions THQ April 2, 2003 1,170,000 [5][9]
36 Golden Sun: The Lost Age Camelot Software Planning Nintendo June 28, 2002 1,120,000 [4]
37 WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo March 21, 2003 1,100,000 [4]
38 F-Zero: Maximum Velocity Nd Cube Nintendo March 21, 2001 1,050,000 [4]
39 WarioWare: Twisted! Nintendo R&D1
Intelligent Systems
Nintendo October 14, 2004 1,000,000 [11]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Only developers and publishers for the original release of each game are listed.
  2. ^ Kirby & the Amazing Mirror features additional development by Dimps.

References[edit]

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  8. ^ a b "ELSPA Sales Awards: Gold". Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on June 17, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c "ELSPA Sales Awards: Silver". Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on June 17, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
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