List of best-selling Game Boy Advance video games

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This is a list of video games for the Game Boy Advance video game console that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. The best-selling games on the Game Boy Advance are Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. First released in Japan on November 21, 2002, they 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 games on the platform with sales in excess of 12 million units combined.[1] Pokémon Emerald, an 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]

There are a total of 40 Game Boy Advance games on this list which are confirmed to have sold or shipped at least one million units. Of these, eleven were developed by internal Nintendo development divisions. Other developers with the most million-selling games include Game Freak with three games, and HAL Laboratory, Intelligent Systems, and Flagship, with two games each in the list of 40. Of the 40 games on this list, 31 were published in one or more regions by Nintendo. Other publishers with multiple million-selling games include The Pokémon Company with five games, THQ with three games, and Konami and Namco with two games each. The most popular franchises on Game Boy Advance include Pokémon (over 39 million combined units) and Super Mario (16.69 million combined units).

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Key
Game was bundled with Game Boy Advance consoles during its lifetime
No. Game Developer(s)[a] Publisher(s)[a] Release date[b] Sales Ref.
1 Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Game Freak November 21, 2002 16,220,000 [1]
2 Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Game Freak January 24, 2004 12,000,000 [1]
3 Pokémon Emerald Game Freak September 16, 2004 7,060,000 [4]
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 [5]
7 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo R&D2 Nintendo July 11, 2003 5,430,000 [5]
8 Namco Museum Mass Media Games Namco June 11, 2001 2,960,000 [6]
9 Pac-Man Collection Mass Media Games Namco July 12, 2001 2,940,000 [7]
10 Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo R&D2 Nintendo September 23, 2002 2,830,000 [5]
11 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo December 2, 2002 2,820,000 [5]
12 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Chunsoft November 17, 2005 2,360,000 [5]
13 NES Classics Series: Super Mario Bros. Nintendo EAD Nintendo February 14, 2004 2,270,000 [5]
14 Wario Land 4 Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo August 21, 2001 2,200,000 [5]
15 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga AlphaDream Nintendo November 17, 2003 2,150,000 [5]
16 Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land HAL Laboratory Nintendo October 25, 2002 2,100,000 [5]
17 Finding Nemo Vicarious Visions THQ May 10, 2003 1,840,000 [6][8][9]
18 Donkey Kong Country Rare Nintendo June 6, 2003 1,820,000 [5]
19 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Flagship Nintendo November 4, 2004 1,760,000 [5]
20 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul Konami Konami July 5, 2001 1,700,000 [6][8]
21 Golden Sun Camelot Software Planning Nintendo August 1, 2001 1,650,000 [5]
22 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Square February 14, 2003 1,621,000 [5][8]
23 Metroid Fusion Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo November 17, 2002 1,600,000 [5]
24 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Square Enix November 11, 2004 1,542,000 [6][8]
25 Sonic Advance December 20, 2001 1,515,000 [6][8][10]
26 Kirby & the Amazing Mirror Nintendo April 15, 2004 1,470,000 [5]
27 Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku Webfoot Technologies Infogrames May 14, 2002 1,400,000 [6]
28 Mario vs. Donkey Kong Nintendo Software Technology Nintendo May 24, 2004 1,370,000 [5]
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Jupiter August 1, 2003 1,370,000 [5]
30 The Incredibles Helixe THQ November 1, 2004 1,366,000 [6][8][9]
31 Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun and Blue Moon Capcom Production Studio 2 Capcom December 14, 2003 1,350,000 [11]
32 Frogger's Adventures: Temple of the Frog Konami Software Shanghai Konami November 23, 2001 1,310,000 [6]
33 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Eurocom Electronic Arts November 5, 2002 1,200,000 [6][10]
34 Disney Princess Vicarious Visions THQ April 2, 2003 1,170,000 [6][10]
35 Golden Sun: The Lost Age Camelot Software Planning Nintendo June 28, 2002 1,120,000 [5]
36 WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo March 21, 2003 1,100,000 [5]
37 F-Zero: Maximum Velocity NDcube Nintendo March 21, 2001 1,050,000 [5]
38 Donkey Kong Country 2 Rare Nintendo June 25, 2004 1,020,000 [5]
39 Sonic Advance 2 December 19, 2002 1,016,541 [5]
40 Spyro: Season of Ice Digital Eclipse Universal Interactive Studios October 29, 2001 1,000,000 [12]
WarioWare: Twisted! Nintendo October 14, 2004 1,000,000 [13]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

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