List of fastest-selling products

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This is a list of the fastest-selling product superlatives. The definition of "fastest-selling" typically refers to sales results in the first week of a product's release, (i.e., which product had the biggest launch). Sometimes, rather than comparing sales figures relative to time, the target to be reached is fixed (e.g. sales at 5 million units), and the comparison is based upon how many weeks it takes to reach it (e.g. 52 weeks vs. 56 weeks).

Books[edit]

Cars[edit]

  • 2016 Car – Tesla, Inc. Model 3 reservations for over 180,000 units, the record for the highest single-day commitment of cars.[4][5][6] 276,000 units pre-sold in the first 3 days, equivalent to US$11.5 billion.[7][8][9]
  • 2014 Car – Tesla, Inc. Model X having advanced sales of over $40 million without any advertising.[10]
  • 2012 Car (US) – Toyota Prius c was the fastest selling car model of 2012.[11]
  • 2012 Hybrid Vehicle – Ford C-Max Hybrid is the fastest selling hybrid vehicle ever made by Ford.[12]

Consumer electronics[edit]

  • 2010 Gaming Peripheral – Kinect selling 8 million units in its first 60 days on sale.[13]
  • 2010 Operating SystemWindows 7 selling over 90 million licenses in around 4 months.[14]
  • 2010 Reader Device – Barnes & Noble Product Nook titles were sold and downloaded almost a million times on Christmas Day alone.[15]

Film[edit]

Box office[edit]

Home media[edit]

  • Aladdin (1992), upon its home video release on VHS in 1993, sold 10.8 million copies in three days,[16] setting the fastest sales record for a home video release.[17]
  • The Lion King (1994), upon its VHS release in 1995, sold 4.5 million tapes on its first day of release.[18]
  • Extraction (2020), in its first 28 days of release on Netflix, was watched by 99 million member accounts, the highest ever for a film on the streaming service.[19]

Music[edit]

Album[edit]

Single[edit]

Concerts[edit]

Smartphones[edit]

Video game systems[edit]

System Manufacturer Type Generation Market Release date Units sold (gross revenue in brackets)
1 week 1 month 3 months 6 months 8 months 1 year
Nintendo Switch Nintendo Console Eighth Worldwide March 3, 2017 1,300,000[55] 2,740,000[56] 4,700,000[57] 7,630,000[58]
Japan March 3, 2017 600,000[56] 1,120,000[57] 1,950,000[58]
Game Boy Nintendo Handheld 8-bit United States September 1989 1,000,000[59]
Nintendo 64 Nintendo Console 64-bit United States September 29, 1996 350,000[60]
Japan June 23, 1996 500,000[61]
PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) NEC Console 16-bit Japan October 30, 1987 500,000[62] 600,000[63] 1,000,000[64]
Famicom Disk System Nintendo Console Third Japan February 21, 1986 500,000[65]
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Nintendo Console Third North America 1986 3,000,000[66]
New York City October 18, 1985 90,000[67]
Family Computer (Famicom / NES) Nintendo Console Third Japan July 15, 1983 500,000[68] 1,000,000[69][70]
ColecoVision Coleco Console Second North America August 1982 550,000[71][72]
Namco Pac-Man Namco Arcade 8-bit North America December 1980 100,000[73]
Game & Watch Nintendo Handheld Worldwide April 28, 1980 14,000,000[74]
Namco Pac-Man Namco Arcade 8-bit Worldwide July 1980 100,000[73]
($1 billion)[75]
Space Invaders Taito Arcade 8-bit Japan July 1978 100,000[76][77]
($670 million)[78]
500,000[79]
Atari VCS (Atari 2600) Atari, Inc. Console Second North America September 1977 250,000[80]
Color TV-Game Nintendo Console First Japan June 1, 1977 800,000[74]
Home Pong Atari, Inc. Console First North America Late 1975 150,000[81]
Magnavox Odyssey Magnavox Console First North America September 1972 69,000[82]

Video games[edit]

Worldwide[edit]

Pre-release[edit]

Pre-release sales (including pre-orders and early access sales)
Title Platform(s) Release date Pre-sales Revenue Inflation Ref
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) PC December 20, 2017[a] 30,000,000 $900,000,000 $900,000,000 [83][84]
Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 September 17, 2013 7,000,000 $400,000,000 $400,000,000 [85]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii November 8, 2011 8,500,000 Un­known Un­known [86]
Minecraft PC, Android, iOS November 18, 2011 4,000,000 Un­known Un­known [87]
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City PlayStation 2 October 29, 2002 4,000,000 Un­known Un­known [88]
Sonic the Hedgehog 2[b] Sega Mega Drive/Genesis November 21, 1992 2,200,000 $108,000,000 $210,000,000 [89][c]
Pac-Man Atari VCS March 16, 1982 3,000,000 Un­known Un­known [92]

Launch month[edit]

Video game launch (1 hour to 3 weeks)
Title Platform(s) Release date Units sold (gross revenue in brackets)
1 hour 1 day 2 days 3 days 6 days 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks
Grand Theft Auto V Consoles September 17, 2013 11,210,000
($815.7 million)[93]
16,500,000
($1 billion)[94]
Red Dead Redemption 2 Consoles October 26, 2018 ?
($725 million)[95]
17,000,000[96]
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Multi-platform November 13, 2012 ?
($500 million)[97]
7,500,000[98] ?
($1 billion)[99]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multi-platform November 8, 2011 6,500,000
($400 million)[100]
?
($775 million)[101]
?
($1 billion)[102]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Multi-platform November 9, 2010 5,600,000
($360 million)[103]
?
($650 million)[104]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multi-platform November 10, 2009 4,700,000[105]
($310 million)[106][107]
?
($550 million)[108]
Grand Theft Auto IV Consoles April 29, 2008 3,600,000
($310 million)[109]
6,000,000
($500 million)[110]
Halo 3 Xbox 360 September 25, 2007 ?
($170 million)[111]
5,200,000
($300 million)[112]
Dragon Quest VIII PlayStation 2 November 27, 2004 2,167,072[113]
($176 million)[114]
3,000,000[115]
($244 million)[114]
Halo 2 Xbox November 9, 2004 2,380,000
($125 million)[116][117]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PlayStation 2 October 26, 2004 2,737,000[d]
Final Fantasy VIII[e] PlayStation February 11, 1999 2,210,000
($151 million)[121]
2,504,044[122]
($176 million)[123]
2,570,000[124]
Final Fantasy VII[f] PlayStation January 31, 1997 1,750,000
($99 million)[126]
2,000,000[127]
($115 million)[126]
2,300,000[128]
Dragon Quest VI Super Famicom December 9, 1995 1,274,857[113]
($159 million)[129]
Sonic the Hedgehog 2[b] Mega Drive November 24, 1992[g] 1,750,000
($97 million)[h]
3,200,000[132]
($176 million)[133]
November 21, 1992[i] 1,750,000
($97 million)[h]
Dragon Quest V Super Famicom September 27, 1992 1,300,000[134][135]
($99 million)[134][136]
Dragon Quest IV Famicom February 11, 1990 1,300,000
($98 million)[137]
1,300,000
($98 million)[137]
Dragon Quest III Famicom February 10, 1988 1,100,000[138]
($50 million)[139]
3,000,000[62]
($138 million)[140]
The Hyrule Fantasy:
Zelda no Densetsu
Famicom Disk System February 21, 1986 1,000,000[141]
($14 million)[142]
Super Mario Bros. Famicom September 13, 1985 1,200,000
($35 million)[143][144]

1 month to 1 year[edit]

1 month to 1 year
Title Platform(s) Release date Units sold (gross revenue in brackets)
1 month 2 months 3 months 4 months 6 months 9 months 1 year
Genshin Impact Multi-platform September 28, 2020 ?
($3.7 billion)[145]
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
(PUBG)
Multi-platform December 20, 2017[a] 40,000,000[146] 50,000,000[147] ?
($2 billion)[j]
PC March 23, 2017[k] 30,000,000[83]
($900 million)[84]
Grand Theft Auto V Consoles September 17, 2013 34,000,000[150]
($1.98 billion)[151]
Red Dead Redemption 2 Consoles October 26, 2018 23,000,000
($1.38 billion)[152]
26,500,000[153]
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Multi-platform November 13, 2012 24,200,000[154]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Multi-platform November 9, 2010 ?
($1 billion)[155]
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii November 12, 2009 14,700,000[156]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multi-platform November 10, 2009 11,860,000[157]
($1 billion)[158]
20,000,000[159]
Wii Fit Plus Wii October 1, 2009 10,160,000[160] 12,650,000[156]
Grand Theft Auto IV Consoles April 29, 2008 8,500,000[161] 10,000,000[162]
Mario Kart Wii Wii April 10, 2008 15,400,000[163]
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multi-platform November 5, 2007 7,000,000[164]
Halo 3 Xbox September 25, 2007 8,100,000[165]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PlayStation 2 October 26, 2004 6,850,000[l] 12,000,000[170]
Donkey Kong Country SNES November 18, 1994 6,000,000[171][172]
($400 million)[173]
7,000,000[174]
($490 million)[175]
7,500,000[176]
($500 million)[175]
Sonic the Hedgehog 2[b] Mega Drive November 21, 1992[m] 4,500,000[91] 5,000,000[177]
($450 million)[178][179]
Street Fighter II Home systems June 10, 1992 4,000,000[180] 5,000,000[181] 10,000,000[182]
Super Mario Bros. 3 NES February 12, 1990[n] 8,000,000[183][184]
($500 million)[185]
Dragon Quest III Famicom February 10, 1988 ?
($143 million)[186]
Super Mario Bros. Famicom September 13, 1985 3,000,000[187]
($83 million)[144][188]
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 December 1982 2,637,985[189]
Pac-Man Atari 2600 March 16, 1982 1,000,000[190] 7,271,844[189]
($200 million)[191]
Pac-Man Arcade December 1980[n] 100,000[73]
July 1980[m] 100,000[73]
($1 billion)[75]
Space Invaders Atari 2600 March 1980 2,000,000[192]
Arcade July 1978 100,000[76][77]
($670 million)[78]
500,000[79]

Regional[edit]

Japan[edit]

Video games in Japan
Title Platform(s) Release date Units sold (gross revenue in brackets)
1 hour 1 day 2 days 3 days 1 month 4 months 6 months 1 year
Splatoon 3 Switch September 9, 2022 3,450,000[193]
Animal Crossing:
New Horizons
Switch March 20, 2020 3,840,000[194] 7,150,000[194][195] 7,500,000[196] 9,190,000
[194][197]
Pokémon Black /
Pokémon White
DS September 18, 2010 2,637,285[198] 4,914,813[199]
Pokémon Ruby /
Pokémon Sapphire
GBA November 21, 2002 4,400,000[200]
Dragon Quest IX PS2 July 11, 2009 2,318,932[201] 4,100,968[202]
Dragon Quest VIII PS2 November 27, 2004 2,167,072[113]
(¥19.1 billion)[114]
3,000,000[115]
(¥26.4 billion)[114]
3,327,167[203]
(¥29.3 billion)[114]
4,000,000
[204]
Final Fantasy X PS2 July 19, 2001 2,140,000
(¥17.6 billion)[205]
Dragon Quest VII PS1 August 26, 2000 3,570,000[206]
(¥28 billion)[207]
3,900,000[208]
Pokémon Gold /
Pokémon Silver
GBC November 21, 1999 3,628,624[209]
Final Fantasy VIII[e] PS1 February 11, 1999 2,210,000
(¥17.2 billion)[121]
2,504,044[122]
(¥20 billion)[123]
3,300,000[210] 3,610,000
[211]
Final Fantasy VII[f] PS1 January 31, 1997 1,750,000
(¥12 billion)[126]
2,000,000[127]
(¥14 billion)[126]
2,300,000[128]
(¥16 billion)[212]
3,447,500
[213]
Dragon Quest VI SFC December 9, 1995 1,274,857[113]
(¥15 billion)[129]
2,482,640[214]
(¥28.3 billion)[129]
Dragon Quest V SFC September 27, 1992 1,300,000[134][135]
(¥12.5 billion)[134][136]
Dragon Quest IV Famicom February 11, 1990 1,300,000
(¥14.4 billion)[137]
1,300,000
(¥14.4 billion)[137]
Dragon Quest III Famicom February 10, 1988 1,100,000[138]
(¥6.4 billion)[139]
3,000,000[62]
(¥20 billion)[186]
Dragon Quest II Famicom January 26, 1987 500,000[215]
(¥2.8 billion)[216]
The Hyrule Fantasy:
Zelda no Densetsu
FDS February 21, 1986 1,000,000[141]
(¥2.4 billion)[142]
Super Mario Bros. Famicom September 13, 1985 1,200,000
(¥5.9 billion)[143][144]
3,000,000[187]
(¥14.1 billion)[144][188]
Space Invaders Arcade July 1978 100,000[76][77]
($670 million)[78]
350,000[79]

Europe[edit]

Video games in Europe
Title Platform(s) Release date Units sold (gross revenue in brackets)
1 day 1 week 2 months 9 months
Pro Evolution Soccer 4 PlayStation 2 15 October 2004 1,500,000[217][218]
Pro Evolution Soccer 3 Multi-platform 17 October 2003 1,000,000[217][218]
FIFA Football 2003 Multi-platform 25 October 2002 2,500,000[219]
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Multi-platform 16 November 2001 ?
(92 million)[220]
Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal Game Boy Color 6 April 2001 ?
(€221 million)[220]
Pokémon Yellow Game Boy Color 16 June 2000 ?
(€124 million)[221]
Pokémon Stadium Nintendo 64 7 April 2000 ?
(€76 million)[221]
Tomb Raider III Multi-platform 20 November 1998 ?
(€68 million)[222]
Gran Turismo PlayStation 8 May 1998 ?
(€66 million)[222]
Sonic the Hedgehog 2[b] Mega Drive 24 November 1992 1,500,000
(£50 million)[90]
1,750,000[223][90]
Video games in the United Kingdom
Title Platform(s) Release date Units sold (gross revenue in brackets)
1 day 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 2 months 3 months 1 year
Grand Theft Auto V Consoles 17 September 2013 1,570,000
(£65 million)[224]
2,250,000[225]
(£94 million)[226]
2,600,000
(£97 million)[227]
3,000,000[228]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Multi-platform 9 November 2010 1,410,000[224] 2,000,000
(£81.9 million)[229]
3,722,411[230]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multi-platform 10 November 2009 1,800,000[229] 3,702,410[230]
Grand Theft Auto IV Consoles 29 April 2008 926,000[231] 1,000,000[232]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PlayStation 2 29 October 2004 1,000,000[233]
(£35 million)[119]
1,750,000[166]
Sonic the Hedgehog 2[b] Mega Drive 24 November 1992 750,000[234]
(£27 million)[131]
1,000,000[235]
Street Fighter II Arcade March 1991 10,000
(£260 million)[236]
Out Run Computers 10 December 1987 200,000
(£1.6 million)[237]
250,000[238]
(£2 million)[237]
350,000[239]
Space Invaders Arcade November 1978 85,000[240]
Video games in France
Title(s) Platform Release date Units sold
1 year
Pokémon Red / Blue / Yellow Game Boy 5 October 1999 2,500,000[241]

United States[edit]

Video games in the United States
Title Platform(s) Release date Units sold (gross revenue in brackets)
1 day 2 days 5 days 1 week 2 weeks 1 month 2 months 3 months 1 year
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multi-platform November 10, 2009 6,070,000[242]
Grand Theft Auto IV Consoles April 29, 2008 2,850,000[243]
Halo 3 Xbox September 25, 2007 ?
($170 million)[111]
3,300,000
($198 million)[244]
Halo 2 Xbox November 9, 2004 2,380,000
($125 million)[245]
4,200,000
($218 million)[167]
Grand Theft Auto:
San Andreas
PS2 October 26, 2004 2,060,000[118]
($103 million)[246]
5,100,000
($250 million)[167]
Grand Theft Auto:
Vice City
PS2 October 29, 2002 1,400,000[247]
($70 million)[248]
Metal Gear Solid 2:
Sons of Liberty
PS2 November 13, 2001 1,800,000[249]
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec PS2 July 10, 2001 1,000,000
($50 million)[250]
Pokémon Gold / Silver GBC October 15, 2000 1,400,000[251]
The Legend of Zelda:
Ocarina of Time
Nintendo 64 November 23, 1998 1,000,000[252]
($60 million)[253]
2,500,000
($150 million)[254]
Pokémon Red / Blue Game Boy September 28, 1998 4,000,000[255]
Final Fantasy VII[f] PS1 September 7, 1997 1,500,000[256]
Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 September 29, 1996 2,000,000
($140 million)[257]
Star Fox SNES March 26, 1993 1,375,000[258][259]
Sonic the Hedgehog 2[b] Genesis November 24, 1992 1,000,000
($50 million)[91]
Super Mario Bros. 3 NES February 12, 1990 250,000
($13 million)[260]
8,000,000[183][184]
($500 million)[185]
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 December 1982 2,637,985[189]
Pac-Man Atari 2600 March 16, 1982 1,000,000[190]
($24 million)[261]
7,271,844[189]
($200 million)[191]
Pac-Man Arcade December 1980 100,000[73] ?
($1 billion)[262]
Space Invaders Atari 2600 March 1980 2,000,000[192]
Asteroids Arcade December 1979 70,000[263]
Space Invaders Arcade November 1978 60,000[264]

Platforms[edit]

Other[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Full release; numbers are inclusive of early access sales, which began nine months earlier
  2. ^ a b c d e f Sonic the Hedgehog 2 broke sales records upon release.[130]
  3. ^ 1.5 million units (£50 million or $88 million) in Europe.[90] 400,000 units ($20 million) in the United States.[91]
  4. ^ Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas sold 2.06 million units within six days of release in the United States (released 26 October 2004).[118] In the United Kingdom (released 29 October 2004), it sold an estimated 677,000 copies within two days.[119]
  5. ^ a b Final Fantasy VIII (PlayStation) surpassed the fastest-selling record of Final Fantasy VII.[120]
  6. ^ a b c Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation) became the fastest-selling video game in history at the time.[125]
  7. ^ International release date (outside Japan) on "Sonic 2sday"
  8. ^ a b Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on "Sonic 2sday" (first day)
    • United States – 1 million sales, $50 million revenue[91]
    • United Kingdom – 750,000 sales, £27 million ($47 million) revenue[131]
  9. ^ JP
  10. ^ PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) grossed $900 million upon its full release on December 20, 2017, and grossed $1.025 billion on PC and consoles in 2018.[148] PUBG Mobile (released February 2018) grossed a further $160.3 million by November 2018.[149]
  11. ^ Early access release
  12. ^ Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, within three months by the end of 2004, sold over 1.75 million copies in the United Kingdom,[166] and 5.1 million copies in the United States.[167][168][169]
  13. ^ a b Japanese release date
  14. ^ a b North America release date

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