NES Best Selling Video Games

#1 Super Mario Bros.

40.23 Million Sold Worldwide

The beginning of Nintendo's best selling franchise, Mario and Luigi try to save The Princess from the evil clutches of their arch nemesis, Bowser. It should be noted that the number of sales is mainly due to the cartridge being available when purchasing a new Nintendo.

#2 Super Mario Bros. 3

18 Million Sold Worldwide

Again, the Mario franchise tops the pops with the third installment of the series. Bowser has once again nabbed Princess Peach and its up to Mario and Luigi to rescue her. Bowser's villanious crew have also taken the magic wands of the Kings of each land and turned them into creatures.

#3 Super Mario Bros. 2

10 Million Sold Worldwide

The sequel to Super Mario Bros. comes in at third as the timeless classic sidescroller resumes its reoccurring theme of Bowser stealing The Princess, again, with the plumbing brothers forced to save her from peril.

#4 The Legend of Zelda

6.51 Million Sold Worldwide

Link begins his quest to restore the eight fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom and save the beloved Princess Zelda from the hands of evil Ganon, defeating enemies and solving puzzles along the way.

#5 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

4.38 Million Sold Worldwide

Link is once again on a quest to save Princess Zelda who has fallen under a spell of eternal sleep.


#6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

4 Million Sold Worldwide

Shredder's henchmen, Bebop & Rocksteady, have kidnapped April and it's up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to save her. Play as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael as your try to rescue April, save your sensei Splinter and battle Shredder in his Technodrome headquarters.

#7 Dragon Warrior III

3.8 Million Sold Worldwide

You are the son of a powerful warrior Ortega. Ortega set out to defeat the evil Baramos, who is behind the increase of monsters that have infiltrated your region, but never returned. You are sent by the king on a quest to continue your father's brave deeds and defeat Baramos.


#8 Dragon Warrior IV

Sold 3.1 Million

Dragon Warrior IV differs from the rest of the Dragon Quest series by breaking up the game into five chapters. Each chapter focuses on a the perspective of one of the Hero's future companions, with the fifth chapter focusing on the hero's perspective, bringing all the characters together as they begin their journey to save the world.

#9 Golf

Sold 2.46 Million

Golf is an early 2d golf simulator which features two 18 hole courses where players can play a round of golf, and replicate the experience by allowing to pick a club, alter their stance and control the swing. Gameplay includes a 1 player and a 2 player mode.

#10 Dragon Warrior II

Sold 2.4 Million

The sequel to the original Dragon Warrior, The player once again sets out to save the world, this time taking the role of a descendant of Erdrick in this early top-down RPG classic. The player joins forces with a wizard warrior prince and a magic using princess in his quest.

Other Best Selling Nintendo Games

Game
Sold
Baseball
2.35 Million
Mahjong
2.13 Million
Family Stadium
2.05 Million
Tetris
1.81 Million
Duck Tales
1.67 Million
Ghosts 'n Goblins
1.64 Million
Mario Bros.
1.63 Million
Excitebike
1.57 Million
Dr. Mario
1.53 Million
Soccer
1.53 Million
F-1 Race
1.52 Million
Mega Man 2
1.51 Million
Dragon Warrior
1.5 Million
Lode Runner
1.5 Million
Ninja Hattori Kun
1.5 Million

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