As of 2016, video games have generated sales of 74 billion USD annually. They account for the third-largest segment of entertainment behind broadcast and cable TV. Since the release of Pong in 1972 on the Atari platform, video games have been a common staple in many homes as a source of entertainment. With the evolution of the pocket phone, video games have continued to bring a source of entertainment and distraction to the worldwide masses. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 15 best selling video games of all time.
We did have some parameters, however, when choosing the games: This list includes console video games, spanning from the 1980s to today, and includes only games from more-modern consoles (sorry, Atari fans!). In most instances, we chose an entire franchise or series of games, rather than just one, as our favorite. We also took into consideration Metacritic scores, user reviews, as well as our own personal experience to choose the games on this list.