List of best-selling Nintendo 64 video games

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The best-selling video game of all-time on the Nintendo 64 is Super Mario 64. First released in Japan on June 23, 1996, it was a launch title for the system and the first Super Mario game to use three-dimensional graphics. The game went on to sell 11.91 million units worldwide.[1] Mario Kart 64, the second in the Mario Kart series, is the second best-selling game on the platform, with sales of over 9.8 million copies.[1] The console's top five is rounded out by Rare's GoldenEye 007 at third, with sales of just over 8 million units,[2] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in fourth, with 7.6 million units sold worldwide,[3] and Super Smash Bros. in fifth, with sales of over 5.5 million units.[4]

A total of 45 Nintendo 64 games have sold a million or more units. Of those, twelve were developed by internal Nintendo development divisions. Aside from these, the developer with the most million-selling games is Rare, with seven titles in the top 45. Nintendo published 31 of these 45 games. Other publishers with multiple million-selling entries in the list include THQ (four games), Rare (three games) and Acclaim Entertainment (two games). The most popular franchises on Nintendo 64 include Pokémon (13.46 million combined units), The Legend of Zelda (10.96 million combined units), Donkey Kong (10.15 million combined units) and Star Wars (7.87 million combined units).

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dagger Game was shipped with Nintendo 64 consoles during its lifetime
List of best-selling Nintendo 64 video games
No. Title Developer(s)[a] Publisher(s)[a] Release date Sales Ref.
1 Super Mario 64 dagger Nintendo EAD Nintendo June 23, 1996 11,910,000 [1]
2 Mario Kart 64 Nintendo EAD Nintendo December 14, 1996 9,870,000 [1]
3 GoldenEye 007 dagger Rare Nintendo August 25, 1997 8,090,000 [2]
4 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo EAD Nintendo November 21, 1998 7,600,000 [3]
5 Super Smash Bros. HAL Laboratory Nintendo January 21, 1999 5,550,000 [4]
6 Pokémon Stadium dagger Nintendo EAD Nintendo April 30, 1999 5,460,000 [5]
7 Donkey Kong 64 dagger Rare Nintendo November 22, 1999 5,270,000 [5]
8 Diddy Kong Racing Rare Rare November 14, 1997 4,880,000 [5]
9 Star Fox 64 Nintendo EAD Nintendo April 27, 1997 4,000,000 [5]
10 Banjo-Kazooie Rare Nintendo June 29, 1998 3,650,000 [5]
11 Pokémon Snap HAL Laboratory
Pax Softonica
Nintendo March 21, 1999 3,630,000 [5]
12 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo EAD Nintendo April 27, 2000 3,360,000 [3]
13 Star Wars Episode I: Racer dagger LucasArts LucasArts April 30, 1999 3,100,000 [5]
14 Wave Race 64 Nintendo EAD Nintendo September 27, 1996 2,940,000 [5]
15 Yoshi's Story Nintendo EAD Nintendo December 21, 1997 2,850,000 [5]
16 Mario Party Hudson Soft Nintendo December 18, 1998 2,700,000 [5]
17 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire LucasArts Nintendo December 3, 1996 2,600,000 [5]
18 Pokémon Stadium 2 Nintendo EAD Nintendo December 14, 2000 2,540,000 [5]
19 Perfect Dark Rare Rare May 22, 2000 2,520,000 [5]
20 Mario Party 2 Hudson Soft Nintendo December 17, 1999 2,480,000 [5]
21 Mario Tennis Camelot Software Planning Nintendo July 21, 2000 2,320,000 [5]
22 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Factor 5
LucasArts
Nintendo December 7, 1998 2,170,000 [5]
23 1080° Snowboarding Nintendo EAD Nintendo February 28, 1998 2,030,000 [5]
24 Excitebike 64 Left Field Productions Nintendo April 30, 2000 2,000,000 [6]
25 Mario Party 3 Hudson Soft Nintendo December 7, 2000 1,910,000 [5]
26 WCW/nWo Revenge AKI Corporation
Asmik Ace Entertainment
THQ October 26, 1998 1,880,000 [7]
27 Hey You, Pikachu! Ambrella Nintendo December 12, 1998 1,830,000 [5]
28 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards HAL Laboratory Nintendo March 24, 2000 1,770,000 [5]
29 Cruis'n USA Williams Nintendo December 3, 1996 1,720,000 [5]
30 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Edge of Reality Activision February 29, 2000 1,610,000 [7]
31 F-1 World Grand Prix Paradigm Entertainment Video System July 31, 1998 1,600,000 [5]
32 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Iguana Entertainment Acclaim Entertainment March 4, 1997 1,500,000 [8]
33 Banjo-Tooie Rare Nintendo November 20, 2000 1,490,000 [5]
34 Mario Golf Camelot Software Planning Nintendo June 11, 1999 1,470,000 [5]
35 Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Iguana Entertainment Acclaim Entertainment October 21, 1998 1,400,000 [9]
36 Paper Mario Intelligent Systems Nintendo August 11, 2000 1,370,000 [5]
37 WCW vs. nWo: World Tour AKI Corporation
Asmik Ace Entertainment
THQ November 30, 1997 1,300,000 [7]
38 Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside Left Field Productions Nintendo April 27, 1998 1,190,000 [5]
39 WWF No Mercy AKI Corporation
Asmik Ace Entertainment
THQ November 17, 2000 1,190,000 [7]
40 Jet Force Gemini Rare Rare October 11, 1999 1,160,000 [5]
41 WWF WrestleMania 2000 AKI Corporation
Asmik Ace Entertainment
THQ October 12, 1999 1,140,000 [7]
42 Pilotwings 64 Nintendo R&D3
Paradigm Entertainment
Nintendo June 23, 1996 1,120,000 [5]
43 F-Zero X Nintendo EAD Nintendo July 14, 1998 1,100,000 [5]
44 007: The World Is Not Enough Eurocom Electronic Arts October 17, 2000 1,080,000 [7]
45 Namco Museum 64 Mass Media Games Namco October 31, 1999 1,040,000 [7]


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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Only developers and publishers for the original release of each game are listed.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b c "March 25, 2004". The Magic Box. Archived from the original on November 26, 2005. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Hansen, Steven (October 26, 2016). "More like Mario Kart 8 million: Here are the Wii U and 3DS best-sellers". Destructoid. ModernMethod. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac CESA Games White Papers. Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association. 
  6. ^ "Behind the scenes of Excitebike 64". GamesTM. Future plc. December 17, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "US Platinum Game Chart". The Magic Box. Archived from the original on April 21, 2007. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ Watts, Martin (August 3, 2013). "Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Review - N64". Nintendo Life. Gamer Network. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Acclaim Ships Over 1.4 Million Units of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil". Spectrum. Motion Blur Media. January 11, 1999. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 

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