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Best selling NES Games

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People who added this item 633 Average listal rating (549 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
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 527 Average listal rating (677 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
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 218 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
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 755 Average listal rating (985 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
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 560 Average listal rating (614 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 589 Average listal rating (504 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 412 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Tetris - Famicom and NES
Sales: 5.58 million
Release: 1989
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Alexey Pajitnov
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 277 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Dr. Mario - Famicom and NES
Sales: 4.85 million
Release: 1990
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Sales: 4.38 million
Release: 1988
Genre: Adventure / RPG
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
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 62 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 0
Golf - Famicom and NES
Sales: 4.01 million
Release: 1986
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
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 81 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Kung Fu - Famicom and NES
Sales: 3.5 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Beat 'Em Up
Developer: Irem
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
Baseball - Famicom and NES
Sales: 3.2 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
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 14 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
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 195 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
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 353 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
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 41 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 49 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
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 61 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 38 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Pro Wrestling - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.4 million
Release: 1986
Genre: Fighting
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Mario Bros. - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.28 million
Release: 1985 (1983 in Japan)
Genre: Arcade
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Tennis - Famicom and NES
Sales: 2.17 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Sports
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
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 48 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 0
Sales: 2.05 million (Japan only)
Release: 1989
Genre: Sports
Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco
People who added this item 150 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
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 45 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Yoshi - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.98 million
Release: 1992
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
Rad Racer - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.96 million
Release: 1987
Genre: Racing
Developer: SquareSoft
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
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 31 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Pinball - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.85 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Arcade
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
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 246 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 168 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
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 111 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Ghosts 'N Goblins - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.64 million
Release: 1986
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
People who added this item 93 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Donkey Kong Classics - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.56 million
Release: 1988
Genre: Arcade
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 102 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Ice Climber - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.5 million
Release: 1985
Genre: 2D Platform
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (227 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 36 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Nintendo World Cup - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.48 million
Release: 1990
Genre: Sports
Developer: Technos
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 24 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 0
Gyromite - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.32 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Puzzle / Platform
Developer: Nintendo R&D1
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Yoshi's Cookie - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.3 million
Release: 1992
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Bullet Proof
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 50 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 0
Hogan's Alley - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.27 million
Release: 1985
Genre: Shooter
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
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 126 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
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 37 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
Commando - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.14 million
Release: 1986
Genre: Shooter
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
People who added this item 230 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
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 51 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
Popeye - Famicom and NES
Sales: 1.1 million
Release: 1986 (1983 in Japan)
Genre: Arcade
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
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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