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Best selling NES Games

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People who added this item 682  Average listal rating (456 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
1. Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt - Famicom and NES
Sales: 40.24 million (Bundled with console)
Release: 1985
Genre: 2D Platform / Shooter
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
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People who added this item 636  Average listal rating (437 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
2. Super Mario Bros. - Famicom and NES
(Super Mario Bros. came bundled with Duck Hunt on one cartridge, and that was included with many of the consoles sold, so actually sales figures of Super Mario Bros. alone is not possible to determine.)
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People who added this item 129  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
3. Duck Hunt - Famicom and NES
(Sales figures for Duck Hunt are hard to determine, since it came bundled along with Super Mario Bros. on most console sales.)

People who added this item 1029  Average listal rating (712 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
4. Super Mario Bros. 3 - Famicom and NES
Sales: 17.28 million
Release: 1990
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
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People who added this item 657  Average listal rating (451 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
5. Super Mario Bros. 2 - Famicom and NES
Sales: 7.46 million
Release: 1988
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
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People who added this item 569  Average listal rating (364 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
6. The Legend of Zelda - Famicom and NES
Sales: 6.51 million
Release: 1987
Genre: Adventure / RPG
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
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People who added this item 381  Average listal rating (267 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
7. Tetris - Famicom and NES
Sales: 5.58 million
Release: 1989
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Alexey Pajitnov
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 219  Average listal rating (142 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
8. Dr. Mario - Famicom and NES
Sales: 4.85 million
Release: 1990
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 282  Average listal rating (169 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
9. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Famicom and NES
Sales: 4.38 million
Release: 1988
Genre: Adventure / RPG
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 126  Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
10. Excitebike - Famicom and NES
Sales: 4.16 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Racing
Developer: Nintendo R&D1
Publisher: Nintendo
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People who added this item 41  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating
11. Golf - Famicom and NES
Sales: 4.01 million
Release: 1986
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 35  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
12. Dragon Warrior III - Famicom and NES
Sales: 3.87 million
Release: 1992 (1988 in Japan)
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Developer: ChunSoft
Publisher: Enix

only 100k sold in North America; rest in Japan

People who added this item 54  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
13. Kung Fu - Famicom and NES
Sales: 3.5 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Beat 'Em Up
Developer: Irem
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
14. Baseball - Famicom and NES
Sales: 3.2 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 43  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
15. Dragon Warrior IV - Famicom and NES
Sales: 3.12 million
Release: 1992 (1990 in Japan)
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Developer: ChunSoft
Publisher: Enix

only 80k sold in North America; rest in Japan

People who added this item 13  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
16. World Class Track Meet - Famicom and NES
Sales: 3.08 million (bundled with PowerPad)
Release: 1987
Genre: Sports
Developer: Bandai
Publisher: Bandai

most of sales came from being bundled on a 3-in-1 cartridge along with Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt, the NES console, and the PowerPad accessory

People who added this item 126  Average listal rating (88 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
17. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! - Famicom and NES
Sales: 3.02 million
Release: 1987
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo IRD
Publisher: Nintendo
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People who added this item 246  Average listal rating (144 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
18. Metroid - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.73 million
Release: 1987
Genre: Action / Platform
Developer: Nintendo R&D1
Publisher: Nintendo
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People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
19. Super Mario Bros. 2: For Super Players - Famicom Disk System
Sales: 2.65 million (Japan only)
Release: 1986
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo

Super Mario Bros. 2 (the original) was only released in Japan, and was very similar to SMB but with harder levels. The SMB 2 that was released in North America was a modified version of Doki Doki Panic with Mario characters thrown in. This version was released as 'The Lost Levels' on future compilation packs and Wii Virtual Console.

People who added this item 28  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
20. Dragon Warrior II - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.56 million
Release: 1990 (1987 in Japan)
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Developer: ChunSoft
Publisher: Enix

only 150k sold in North America; rest in Japan

People who added this item 49  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
21. Ice Hockey - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.42 million
Release: 1988
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
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People who added this item 28  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
22. Pro Wrestling - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.4 million
Release: 1986
Genre: Fighting
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 41  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
23. Mario Bros. (Classic Arcade Series) - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.28 million
Release: 1985 (1983 in Japan)
Genre: Arcade
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 24  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
24. Tennis - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.17 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
25. Volleyball - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.15 million
Release: 1987 (1986 in Japan)
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

only 140k sold in North America; rest in Japan

People who added this item 41  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
26. R.C. Pro-Am - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.14 million
Release: 1988
Genre: Racing
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
27. Famista '89 - Kaimaku Han!! [JP Import] - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.05 million (Japan only)
Release: 1989
Genre: Sports
Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco

People who added this item 103  Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
28. Dragon Warrior - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.0 million
Release: 1989 (1986 in Japan)
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Developer: ChunSoft
Publisher: Enix / Nintendo

1.5 million in Japan, 500k in North America
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People who added this item 31  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
29. Yoshi - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.98 million
Release: 1992
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 58  Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
30. Rad Racer - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.96 million
Release: 1987
Genre: Racing
Developer: SquareSoft
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
31. Soccer - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.96 million
Release: 1987 (1985 in Japan)
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

Over 1.5 million of total sales from Japan alone

People who added this item 19  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
32. Pinball - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.85 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Arcade
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 91  Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
33. Kid Icarus - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.76 million
Release: 1987
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Nintendo R&D1
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 146  Average listal rating (85 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
34. Kirby's Adventure - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.75 million
Release: 1993
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 124  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
35. DuckTales - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.67 million
Release: 1989
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom / Nintendo
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People who added this item 70  Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
36. Ghosts 'N Goblins - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.64 million
Release: 1986
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom

People who added this item 69  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
37. Donkey Kong Classics - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.56 million
Release: 1988
Genre: Arcade
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 52  Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
38. Ice Climber - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.5 million
Release: 1985
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 193  Average listal rating (126 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
39. Mega Man 2 - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.5 million
Release: 1989
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
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People who added this item 24  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
40. Nintendo World Cup - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.48 million
Release: 1990
Genre: Sports
Developer: Technos
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
41. Final Fantasy III - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.4 million (Japan only)
Release: 1990
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Developer: Square
Publisher: Square

People who added this item 18  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
42. Gyromite - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.32 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Puzzle / Platform
Developer: Nintendo R&D1
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 31  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
43. Yoshi's Cookie - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.3 million
Release: 1992
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Bullet Proof
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
44. Hogan's Alley - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.27 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Shooter
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
45. Xevious - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.27 million
Release: 1988 (1984 in Japan)
Genre: Shooter
Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco

almost all sales were for original Japanese release; had a very limited release in 1988 in Europe

People who added this item 91  Average listal rating (57 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
46. Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.19 million
Release: 1990
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom

People who added this item 27  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
47. Commando - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.14 million
Release: 1986
Genre: Shooter
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom

People who added this item 135  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
48. Mega Man 3 - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.12 million
Release: 1990
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
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People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
49. Popeye - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.1 million
Release: 1986 (1983 in Japan)
Genre: Arcade
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

People who added this item 15  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
50. NES Open Tournament Golf - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.0 million
Release: 1991
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo R&D2
Publisher: Nintendo


 



All Nintendo NES titles that have passed 1 million sales since the console launched, sorted by best selling titles.

source: VGChartz.com

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