List of best-selling PlayStation video games

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This is a list of video games for the original PlayStation video game console that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. The best-selling game on the PlayStation is Gran Turismo. A sim racing game developed by Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo was originally released in Japan on December 23, 1997, and went on to sell 10.85 million units worldwide.[1] The second-best-selling game on the console is Final Fantasy VII (1997), which sold over 10 million units.[2][a] The top five is rounded out by Gran Turismo 2 (1999) selling 9.37 million units,[1] Final Fantasy VIII (1999) with 8.6 million units sold,[3] and Tekken 3 (1998) with 8.3 million units sold.[4]

There are a total of 117 PlayStation games on this list which are confirmed to have sold or shipped at least one million units. Of these, 41 were published in one or more regions by Sony Computer Entertainment. Other publishers with multiple million-selling games include Electronic Arts with thirteen games, Namco with ten games, Capcom with nine games, and Eidos Interactive with seven games. The developers with the most million-selling games include Square with ten games, Namco with nine games, and Capcom, Konami, and Sony Computer Entertainment, with six games each in the list of 113. The most popular franchises on PlayStation include Final Fantasy (26.39 million combined units), Tomb Raider (25.9 million combined units), Crash Bandicoot (21.79 million combined units), Gran Turismo (20.22 million combined units), and Tekken (16.62 million combined units). The oldest game on this list is Ridge Racer, first released on the platform on December 3, 1994, while the most recent is Dancing Stage Party Edition, released November 15, 2002, when the PlayStation 2 had been out for more than two years.

As of March 2007, a total of 962 million copies of PlayStation software had been shipped worldwide.[5]

List[edit]

No. Game Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release date[b] Sales Ref.
1 Gran Turismo Polyphony Digital Sony Computer Entertainment December 23, 1997 10,850,000 [1]
2 Final Fantasy VII Square January 31, 1997 10,022,228 [a]
3 Gran Turismo 2 Polyphony Digital Sony Computer Entertainment December 11, 1999 9,370,000 [1]
4 Final Fantasy VIII Square February 11, 1999 8,600,000 [3]
5 Tekken 3 Namco March 26, 1998 8,300,000 [4]
6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Argonaut Games Electronic Arts November 15, 2001 8,000,000 [9]
7 Tomb Raider Core Design Eidos Interactive October 25, 1996 7,100,000 [10]
8 Crash Bandicoot Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment September 9, 1996 6,820,000 [11]
9 Tomb Raider II Core Design October 31, 1997 6,800,000 [10]
10 Metal Gear Solid Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Konami September 3, 1998 6,000,000 [12]
11 Tomb Raider III Core Design Eidos Interactive November 20, 1998 5,900,000 [10]
12 Resident Evil 2 Capcom January 21, 1998 5,770,000[c] [d]
13 Tekken 2 Namco March 29, 1996 5,700,000 [15]
14 Crash Bandicoot: Warped Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment October 31, 1998 5,700,000 [16]
15 Final Fantasy IX Square Square July 7, 2000 5,500,000 [17]
16 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment November 5, 1997 5,170,000 [18][19]
17 Resident Evil Capcom March 22, 1996 5,080,000[e] [13]
18 Spyro the Dragon Insomniac Games Sony Computer Entertainment September 9, 1998 4,832,145 [20]
19 Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Core Design Eidos Interactive November 15, 1999 4,700,000 [10]
20 Dragon Quest VII Heartbeat Enix August 26, 2000 4,110,000 [21]
21 Rayman Ubi Soft Montpellier Ubi Soft September 1, 1995 4,000,000 [22]
22 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Oddworld Inhabitants September 19, 1997 3,500,000 [23]
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Neversoft Activision August 31, 1999 3,500,000 [24]
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Capcom September 22, 1999 3,500,000 [13]
25 Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Sony Computer Entertainment November 2, 1999 3,451,064 [20]
26 Frogger Millennium Interactive Hasbro Interactive September 30, 1997 3,370,000 [18]
27 Spyro: Year of the Dragon Insomniac Games Sony Computer Entertainment October 24, 2000 3,283,077 [20]
28 Driver Reflections Interactive GT Interactive June 30, 1999 3,220,000 [18]
29 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Neversoft Activision September 20, 2000 3,150,000 [18][25]
30 Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Argonaut Software September 29, 1997 3,000,000 [26]
31 Driver 2 Reflections Interactive Infogrames November 13, 2000 2,850,000 [18][25]
32 Dino Crisis Capcom Production Studio 4 July 1, 1999 2,400,000 [13]
33 Namco Museum Vol. 3 Namco June 21, 1996 2,388,758 [f]
34 Everybody's Golf[g] Camelot Software Planning Sony Computer Entertainment July 17, 1997 2,359,511 [h]
35 Final Fantasy Tactics Square June 20, 1997 2,270,000 [21]
36 Air Combat Namco Namco June 30, 1995 2,230,000 [29]
37 WWF War Zone Iguana West Acclaim Entertainment July 14, 1998 2,200,000 [18]
Crash Team Racing Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment October 19, 1999 2,200,000 [18][25]
39 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Shaba Games Activision October 29, 2001 2,110,000 [18][30]
40 Mortal Kombat Trilogy Avalanche Software October 10, 1996 2,010,000 [18]
41 Derby Stallion ParityBit ASCII Corporation July 17, 1997 2,000,000 [19]
Silent Hill Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo (Team Silent) Konami January 31, 1999 2,000,000 [31]
43 Parasite Eve Square Square March 29, 1998 1,940,000 [21]
44 WWF SmackDown! Yuke's March 2, 2000 1,935,759 [i]
45 WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role Yuke's November 21, 2000 1,915,858 [j]
46 Crash Bash Sony Computer Entertainment November 6, 2000 1,900,000 [18][25]
47 Spider-Man Neversoft Activision August 30, 2000 1,850,000 [18][25]
48 Namco Museum Vol. 1 Namco November 22, 1995 1,817,786 [k]
49 Tetris Plus Natsume September 6, 1996 1,770,000 [18]
50 Syphon Filter Eidetic February 17, 1999 1,750,000 [18]
51 Twisted Metal 2 Sony Computer Entertainment October 31, 1996 1,740,000 [18]
52 007: Tomorrow Never Dies Black Ops Entertainment November 16, 1999 1,720,000 [18][25]
53 Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Konami December 9, 1999 1,710,804 [l]
54 Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit EA Canada Electronic Arts March 25, 1998 1,700,000 [18]
55 PaRappa the Rapper NanaOn-Sha Sony Computer Entertainment December 6, 1996 1,684,398 [m]
56 Medal of Honor DreamWorks Interactive Electronic Arts October 31, 1999 1,640,000 [18][32]
57 Tekken Namco March 31, 1995 1,616,556 [n][33]
58 Everybody's Golf 2[o] Clap Hanz Sony Computer Entertainment July 29, 1999 1,598,482 [p]
59 Arc the Lad
Sony Computer Entertainment June 30, 1995 1,597,253 [q]
60 Madden NFL 99 EA Tiburon EA Sports July 31, 1998 1,500,000 [18]
A Bug's Life Traveller's Tales Sony Computer Entertainment November 18, 1998 1,500,000 [18]
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Crystal Dynamics Eidos Interactive August 16, 1999 1,500,000 [34]
Chrono Cross Square Square November 18, 1999 1,500,000 [21]
64 Madden NFL 2000 EA Tiburon EA Sports July 31, 1999 1,480,000 [18]
65 NFL GameDay 98 Sony Interactive Studios America Sony Computer Entertainment July 31, 1997 1,470,000 [18]
66 Rugrats: Search for Reptar n-Space THQ October 31, 1998 1,460,000 [18]
67 Grand Theft Auto 2 DMA Design Rockstar Games October 25, 1999 1,450,000 [18][25]
68 Cool Boarders 3 Idol Minds September 30, 1998 1,430,000 [18]
69 Ridge Racer Namco Namco December 3, 1994 1,429,422 [r]
70 Syphon Filter 2 Eidetic March 14, 2000 1,420,000 [18]
71 Dance Dance Revolution Konami Konami April 10, 1999 1,405,048 [s]
72 Tomb Raider Chronicles Core Design Eidos Interactive November 17, 2000 1,400,000 [10]
73 Need for Speed: High Stakes EA Canada Electronic Arts March 1, 1999 1,390,000 [18]
74 The Legend of Dragoon Japan Studio Sony Computer Entertainment December 2, 1999 1,315,240 [t]
75 Pac-Man World Namco Hometek October 12, 1999 1,310,518 [u]
76 Jet Moto 2 Sony Computer Entertainment October 31, 1997 1,310,000 [18]
77 WCW Nitro Inland Productions THQ January 31, 1998 1,300,000 [18]
78 Twisted Metal III 989 Studios October 31, 1998 1,290,000 [18]
79 Jet Moto Sony Computer Entertainment October 31, 1996 1,270,000 [18]
80 Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol June 5, 2000 1,270,000 [18]
81 Madden NFL 98 Tiburon Entertainment EA Sports July 31, 1997 1,250,000 [18]
82 Dragon Quest IV Heartbeat Enix November 22, 2001 1,232,071 [27]
83 Tenchu: Stealth Assassins Acquire February 26, 1998 1,230,675 [v]
84 Battle Arena Toshinden Tamsoft January 1, 1995 1,229,575 [w]
85 SaGa Frontier Square July 11, 1997 1,213,124 [x]
86 Cool Boarders 2 UEP Systems August 28, 1997 1,210,000 [18]
87 Xenogears Square Square February 11, 1998 1,209,479 [y]
88 Dino Crisis 2 Capcom September 13, 2000 1,200,000 [13]
89 Monopoly Gremlin Interactive Hasbro Interactive November 6, 1997 1,190,000 [18]
90 Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon
Square December 22, 1997 1,165,796 [27]
91 Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere Namco Namco May 27, 1999 1,164,000 [29]
92 NASCAR 98 Stormfront Studios EA Sports November 17, 1997 1,160,000 [18]
93 NBA Live 98 EA Canada EA Sports November 30, 1997 1,150,000 [18]
94 NASCAR 99 Stormfront Studios EA Sports September 28, 1998 1,140,000 [18]
95 Tales of Destiny Wolf Team Namco December 23, 1997 1,139,000 [36]
96 NFL GameDay 99 989 Studios July 31, 1998 1,120,000 [18]
97 Devil Dice Shift June 18, 1998 1,100,000 [19]
98 beatmania Konami Konami October 1, 1998 1,100,000 [19]
Derby Stallion 99 ParityBit ASCII Corporation September 30, 1999 1,100,000 [19]
100 Star Ocean: The Second Story tri-Ace July 30, 1998 1,094,000 [37]
101 Ace Combat 2 Namco Namco May 30, 1997 1,092,000 [29]
102 2Xtreme Sony Interactive Studios America Sony Computer Entertainment November 6, 1996 1,090,000 [18]
Parasite Eve II Square Square December 16, 1999 1,090,000 [21]
104 Twisted Metal Sony Computer Entertainment November 5, 1995 1,080,000 [18]
Test Drive 5 Pitbull Syndicate Accolade September 30, 1998 1,080,000 [18]
Twisted Metal 4 989 Studios Sony Computer Entertainment October 31, 1999 1,080,000 [18]
107 SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge Climax Group THQ November 5, 2001 1,070,000 [18]
108 R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 Namco December 3, 1998 1,057,091 [z]
109 Arc the Lad II
Sony Computer Entertainment November 1, 1996 1,040,000 [19]
Densha de Go! Taito Taito December 18, 1997 1,040,000 [19]
111 Dance Dance Revolution 2nd ReMix Konami Konami August 26, 1999 1,032,085 [27]
112 I.Q.: Intelligent Qube Sony Computer Entertainment January 31, 1997 1,010,000 [19]
113 Fighting Force Core Design Eidos Interactive October 31, 1997 1,000,000 [38]
Colin McRae Rally Codemasters Codemasters July 1998 1,000,000 [39]
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Capcom Capcom December 23, 1998 1,000,000 [13]
WCW/nWo Thunder Inland Productions THQ December 31, 1998 1,000,000 [40]
Simple 1500 Series Vol. 1: The Mahjong
D3 Publisher 1998 1,000,000 [19]
NBA Live 2000 EA Canada EA Sports October 31, 1999 1,000,000 [18]
Dancing Stage Party Edition Konami Konami November 15, 2002 1,000,000 [41]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation)[2]
  2. ^ Only the initial release date on this platform is listed.
  3. ^ Including Dual Shock Ver.
  4. ^ Resident Evil 2 (PlayStation) sales breakdown:
    • Resident Evil 2 – 4.96 million[13]
    • Dual Shock Ver. – 810,000[14]
  5. ^ Including Director's Cut and Dual Shock Ver.
  6. ^ Namco Museum Vol. 3
    • United States – 2.24 million[18]
    • Japan – 148,758[27]
  7. ^ Known as Hot Shots Golf in North America.
  8. ^ Everybody's Golf / Hot Shots Golf
    • Japan – 2.13 million[19]
    • United States – 229,511[28]
  9. ^ WWF SmackDown!
    • United States – 1.62 million[18]
    • United Kingdom – 300,000+[25]
    • Japan – 15,759[27]
  10. ^ WWF SmackDown 2:
    • United States – 1.57 million[18]
    • United Kingdom – 300,000+[25]
    • Japan – 45,858[27]
  11. ^ Namco Museum Vol. 1
    • United States – 1.65 million[18]
    • Japan – 167,786[27]
  12. ^ Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories
    • United States – 1.1 million[18]
    • Japan – 510,804[27]
    • United Kingdom – 100,000+[30]
  13. ^ PaRappa the Rapper:
    • Japan – 1.47 million[19]
    • United States – 214,398[28]
  14. ^ Tekken:
    • Japan – 830,000[27]
    • United States – 786,556[28]
  15. ^ Known as Hot Shots Golf 2 in North America.
  16. ^ Everybody's Golf 2 / Hot Shots Golf 2
    • Japan – 1.44 million[19]
    • United States – 158,482[28]
  17. ^ Arc the Lad sales in Japan:
  18. ^ Ridge Racer:
    • Japan – 820,000[27]
    • United States – 609,422 (bundled 60,958, separate 548,464)[28]
  19. ^ Dance Dance Revolution:
    • Japan – 1.27 million[19]
    • United States – 135,048[28]
  20. ^ The Legend of Dragoon:
    • United States – 960,000[18]
    • Japan – 355,240[27]
  21. ^ Pac-Man World
    • United States – 1,240,000[18]
    • Japan – 70,518[27]
  22. ^ Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
    • United States – 730,675[28]
    • Japan – 500,000+[35]
  23. ^ Battle Arena Toshinden:
    • Japan – 696,851[27]
    • United States – 532,724 (bundled 205,312, separate 327,412)[28]
  24. ^ SaGa Frontier:
    • Japan – 1,095,226[27]
    • United States – 117,898[28]
  25. ^ Xenogears sales breakdown:
    • Japan – 929,479[27]
    • Overseas – 280,000[21]
  26. ^ R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
    • Japan – 759,527[27]
    • United States – 297,564[28]

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