List of best-selling PlayStation video games

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The original PlayStation model with the DualShock controller

The best-selling video game of all-time on Sony's original PlayStation console 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 copies worldwide.[1] The second game in the series, 1999's Gran Turismo 2, sold 9.37 million units to become the third best-selling PlayStation game of all-time.[1] The second best-selling title on the console is Final Fantasy VII, which sold just shy of 10 million units.[2] Tekken 3 is the fourth best-selling PlayStation game, with over 8.3 million units sold,[3] while Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is fifth.[4]

A total of 110 PlayStation games have sold one million units or more. Of those, 41 titles were published in one or more territory by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI). Other publishers with multiple million-selling games include Electronic Arts (13 games), Capcom (nine games), Eidos Interactive and Namco (seven games each). The developer with the most games to sell a million copies or more is Square, with ten titles in the list of 110. The most popular franchise on PlayStation is Tomb Raider (25.9 million combined units), followed by Final Fantasy (24.15 million units), Crash Bandicoot (21.79 million units) and Gran Turismo (20.22 million units).

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

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Key
dagger Game was shipped with PlayStation consoles during its lifetime
List of best-selling PlayStation video games
No. Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release date Sales Ref.
1 Gran Turismo dagger Polyphony Digital Sony Computer Entertainment December 23, 1997 10,850,000 [1]
2 Final Fantasy VII Square Square
Sony Computer Entertainment
January 31, 1997 9,800,000 [2]
3 Gran Turismo 2 Polyphony Digital Sony Computer Entertainment December 11, 1999 9,370,000 [1]
4 Tekken 3 Namco Namco
Sony Computer Entertainment
March 26, 1998 8,300,000 [3]
5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Argonaut Games Electronic Arts November 15, 2001 8,000,000 [4]
6 Tomb Raider Core Design Eidos Interactive October 25, 1996 7,100,000 [6]
7 Final Fantasy VIII Square Square
Sony Computer Entertainment
February 11, 1999 7,000,000 [7]
8 Crash Bandicoot Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment September 9, 1996 6,820,000 [8]
9 Tomb Raider II Core Design Eidos Interactive
Victor Interactive
October 31, 1997 6,800,000 [6]
10 Metal Gear Solid Konami Konami September 3, 1998 6,000,000 [9]
11 Tomb Raider III Core Design Eidos Interactive
Enix
November 20, 1998 5,900,000 [6]
12 Tekken 2 Namco Namco
Sony Computer Entertainment
March 29, 1996 5,700,000 [10][11][12]
13 Crash Bandicoot: Warped Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment October 31, 1998 5,700,000 [13]
14 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment November 5, 1997 5,170,000 [10][11]
15 Final Fantasy IX Square Square July 7, 2000 5,080,000 [14]
16 Resident Evil 2 Capcom Capcom
Virgin Interactive
January 21, 1998 4,960,000 [15]
17 Spyro the Dragon Insomniac Games Sony Computer Entertainment September 9, 1998 4,832,145 [16]
18 Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Core Design Eidos Interactive November 15, 1999 4,700,000 [6]
19 Dragon Quest VII Heartbeat Enix August 26, 2000 4,110,000 [14]
20 Rayman Ubisoft Montpellier Ubisoft September 1, 1995 4,000,000 [17]
21 Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Oddworld Inhabitants GT Interactive
SoftBank
September 19, 1997 3,500,000 [18]
22 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Neversoft Activision August 31, 1999 3,500,000 [7]
23 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Capcom Capcom
Eidos Interactive
September 22, 1999 3,500,000 [15]
24 Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Insomniac Games
Cerny Games
Sony Computer Entertainment November 2, 1999 3,451,064 [16]
25 Frogger Millennium Interactive Hasbro Interactive September 30, 1997 3,370,000 [10]
26 Spyro: Year of the Dragon dagger Insomniac Games Sony Computer Entertainment October 24, 2000 3,283,077 [16]
27 Driver Reflections Interactive GT Interactive June 30, 1999 3,220,000 [10]
28 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Neversoft Activision September 20, 2000 3,150,000 [10][19]
29 Croc: Legend of the Gobbos Argonaut Software Fox Interactive
MediaQuest
September 29, 1997 3,000,000 [20]
30 Driver 2 Reflections Interactive Infogrames November 13, 2000 2,850,000 [10][19]
31 Resident Evil Capcom Capcom
Virgin Interactive
March 22, 1996 2,750,000 [15]
32 Dino Crisis Capcom Capcom
Virgin Interactive
July 1, 1999 2,400,000 [15]
33 Final Fantasy Tactics Square Square
Sony Computer Entertainment
June 20, 1997 2,270,000 [14]
34 Namco Museum Vol. 3 Namco Namco
Sony Computer Entertainment
June 21, 1996 2,240,000 [10]
35 WWF War Zone Iguana West Acclaim Entertainment July 14, 1998 2,200,000 [10]
36 Crash Team Racing Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment October 19, 1999 2,200,000 [10][19]
37 Hot Shots Golf Camelot Software Planning Sony Computer Entertainment July 17, 1997 2,130,000 [11]
38 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Shaba Games Activision October 29, 2001 2,110,000 [10][21]
39 Mortal Kombat Trilogy Avalanche Software Midway Games
GT Interactive
SoftBank
October 10, 1996 2,010,000 [10]
40 Derby Stallion ParityBit ASCII Corporation July 17, 1997 2,000,000 [11]
41 Silent Hill Konami Konami January 31, 1999 2,000,000 [22]
42 Parasite Eve Square Square March 29, 1998 1,940,000 [14]
43 WWF SmackDown! Yuke's THQ
Yuke's
March 2, 2000 1,920,000 [10][19]
44 Crash Bash Eurocom Developments
Cerny Games
Sony Computer Entertainment November 6, 2000 1,900,000 [10][19]
45 WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role Yuke's THQ
Yuke's
November 21, 2000 1,870,000 [10][19]
46 Spider-Man Neversoft Activision August 30, 2000 1,850,000 [10][19]
47 Tetris Plus Natsume Jaleco
JVC
September 6, 1996 1,770,000 [10]
48 Syphon Filter Eidetic 989 Studios
Sony Computer Entertainment
Spike
February 17, 1999 1,750,000 [10]
49 Twisted Metal 2 989 Studios
SingleTrac
Sony Computer Entertainment October 31, 1996 1,740,000 [10]
50 007: Tomorrow Never Dies Black Ops Entertainment Electronic Arts November 16, 1999 1,720,000 [10][19]
51 Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit EA Canada
EA Seattle
Electronic Arts March 25, 1998 1,700,000 [10]
52 Namco Museum Vol. 1 Namco Namco
Sony Computer Entertainment
November 22, 1995 1,650,000 [10]
53 Medal of Honor DreamWorks Interactive Electronic Arts October 31, 1999 1,640,000 [10][23]
54 Madden NFL 99 EA Tiburon Electronic Arts July 31, 1998 1,500,000 [10]
55 A Bug's Life Traveller's Tales Sony Computer Entertainment
Take-Two Interactive
Konami
November 18, 1998 1,500,000 [10]
56 Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Crystal Dynamics Eidos Interactive August 16, 1999 1,500,000 [24]
57 Chrono Cross Square Square November 18, 1999 1,500,000 [14]
58 Madden NFL 2000 EA Tiburon Electronic Arts July 31, 1999 1,480,000 [10]
59 PaRappa the Rapper NanaOn-Sha Sony Computer Entertainment December 6, 1996 1,470,000 [11]
60 NFL GameDay 98 989 Studios Sony Computer Entertainment July 31, 1997 1,470,000 [10]
61 Rugrats: Search for Reptar n-Space THQ October 31, 1998 1,460,000 [10]
62 Grand Theft Auto 2 DMA Design Rockstar Games October 25, 1999 1,450,000 [10][19]
63 Hot Shots Golf 2 Clap Hanz Sony Computer Entertainment July 29, 1999 1,440,000 [11]
64 Cool Boarders 3 UEP Systems Sony Computer Entertainment
UEP Systems
September 30, 1998 1,430,000 [10]
65 Syphon Filter 2 Eidetic 989 Studios
Sony Computer Entertainment
March 14, 2000 1,420,000 [10]
66 Tomb Raider Chronicles Core Design Eidos Interactive November 17, 2000 1,400,000 [6]
67 Need for Speed: High Stakes EA Canada
EA Seattle
Electronic Arts March 1, 1999 1,390,000 [10]
68 Jet Moto 2 989 Studios
SingleTrac
Sony Computer Entertainment October 31, 1997 1,310,000 [10]
69 WCW Nitro Inland Productions THQ January 31, 1998 1,300,000 [10]
70 Twisted Metal III 989 Studios 989 Studios October 31, 1998 1,290,000 [10]
71 Jet Moto SingleTrac Sony Computer Entertainment October 31, 1996 1,270,000 [10]
72 Dance Dance Revolution Konami Konami April 10, 1999 1,270,000 [11]
73 Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol Runecraft
Zombie Studios
Take-Two Interactive
TalonSoft
June 5, 2000 1,270,000 [10]
74 Madden NFL 98 EA Tiburon Electronic Arts July 31, 1997 1,250,000 [10]
75 Pac-Man World Namco Namco
Sony Computer Entertainment
October 12, 1999 1,240,000 [10]
76 The Legend of Dragoon SCE Japan Studio Sony Computer Entertainment December 2, 1999 1,240,000 [10][11]
77 Cool Boarders 2 UEP Systems Sony Computer Entertainment
UEP Systems
August 28, 1997 1,210,000 [10]
78 Resident Evil: Dual Shock Ver. Capcom Capcom August 6, 1998 1,200,000 [15]
79 Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories Konami Konami December 9, 1999 1,200,000 [10][21]
80 Dino Crisis 2 Capcom Capcom
Virgin Interactive
September 13, 2000 1,200,000 [15]
81 Dragon Quest IV Heartbeat Enix November 22, 2001 1,200,000 [11]
82 Monopoly Gremlin Interactive Hasbro Interactive November 6, 1997 1,190,000 [10]
83 Xenogears Square Square February 11, 1998 1,190,000 [14]
84 NASCAR 98 Stormfront Studios Electronic Arts November 17, 1997 1,160,000 [10]
85 NBA Live 98 EA Canada Electronic Arts November 30, 1997 1,150,000 [10]
86 Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Square
Digital Media Lab
Square December 22, 1997 1,140,000 [14]
87 NASCAR 99 Stormfront Studios Electronic Arts September 28, 1998 1,140,000 [10]
88 Tales of Destiny Wolf Team Namco December 23, 1997 1,139,000 [25]
89 Resident Evil: Director's Cut Capcom Capcom
Virgin Interactive
September 25, 1997 1,130,000 [15]
90 NFL GameDay 99 989 Studios Sony Computer Entertainment July 31, 1998 1,120,000 [10]
91 Arc the Lad G-Craft
Winds
Sony Computer Entertainment June 30, 1995 1,100,000 [11]
92 Devil Dice Shift Sony Computer Entertainment
THQ
June 18, 1998 1,100,000 [11]
93 beatmania Konami Konami October 1, 1998 1,100,000 [11]
94 Derby Stallion 99 ParityBit ASCII Corporation September 30, 1999 1,100,000 [11]
95 Star Ocean: The Second Story tri-Ace Enix
Sony Computer Entertainment
July 30, 1998 1,094,000 [26]
96 2Xtreme 989 Studios Sony Computer Entertainment November 6, 1996 1,090,000 [10]
97 Parasite Eve II Square Square December 16, 1999 1,090,000 [14]
98 Twisted Metal SingleTrac Sony Computer Entertainment November 5, 1995 1,080,000 [10]
99 SaGa Frontier Square Square
Sony Computer Entertainment
July 11, 1997 1,080,000 [14]
100 Test Drive 5 Pitbull Syndicate Accolade
Electronic Arts
Capcom
September 30, 1998 1,080,000 [10]
101 Twisted Metal 4 989 Studios 989 Studios October 31, 1999 1,080,000 [10]
102 SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge Climax Group THQ November 5, 2001 1,060,000 [10]
103 Arc the Lad II G-Craft
Winds
Sony Computer Entertainment November 1, 1996 1,040,000 [11]
104 Densha de Go! Taito Taito December 18, 1997 1,040,000 [11]
105 I.Q.: Intelligent Qube G-Artists
Sugar & Rockets
Sony Computer Entertainment January 31, 1997 1,010,000 [11]
106 Tekken Namco Namco
Sony Computer Entertainment
March 31, 1995 1,000,000 [27]
107 Simple 1500 Series Vol. 1: The Mahjong Chat Noir
Success
D3 Publisher 1998 1,000,000 [11]
108 Street Fighter Alpha 3 Capcom Capcom December 23, 1998 1,000,000 [15]
109 WCW/nWo Thunder Inland Productions THQ December 31, 1998 1,000,000 [28]
110 NBA Live 2000 EA Canada Electronic Arts October 31, 1999 1,000,000 [10]

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