The 5 Best-Selling Video Game Consoles

By on April 27, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

The first-ever commercially available video game console was the Magnavox Odyssey, which debuted in 1972. And although, in recent years, playing video games on mobile devices has become increasingly popular, the diehard gaming community still hail video game consoles as king. These are the top five best-selling home consoles of all time, not including handheld devices.

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Xbox 360

Made by: Microsoft

Released: 2005

Units sold: 84 million

Wii

Made by: Nintendo

Released: 2006

Units sold: 101.63 million

Playstation

Made by: Sony

Released: 1994

Units sold: 102.49 million

Nintendo DS

Made by: Nintendo

Released: 2004

Units sold: 154.02 million

Playstation 2

Made by: Microsoft

Released: 2000

Units sold: More than 155 million

Articles Written by Caitlin St John
Caitlin St John is a writer and editor who covers everything from fitness and celebs to lifestyle and design. A New Yorker through and through, Caitlin resides in Queens by way of eastern Long Island. Follow her on Instagram.
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