The five highest selling Mario games of all time range across several different consoles and eras. The Mario franchise is the highest-selling video game series ever, with over 80 titles selling over one million copies. Each of the five best-selling games in the series has sold over 30 million copies.
This list is taken from numbers that include games from the Super Mario, Mario Kart, and Mario Party series, as well as games such as Dr. Mario and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. It does not include games such as Donkey Kong Country, Yoshi's Island, or Warioware that take place in the Mario universe. Games from the Super Smash Bros. series that feature Mario characters are not included.
5 Highest Selling Mario Games of All Time
1. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
Sales: 48.24 million
The game that changed the industry forever is the second best-selling video game of all time, only behind Wii Sports.
2. Mario Kart Wii
Sales: 37.38 million
Mario Kart Wii took advantage of the console's motion controls by implementing a steering wheel controller attachment.
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Sales: 33.41 million
Mario Kart 8 is one of the most popular titles on the Switch and its sales numbers will only continue to grow.
4. New Super Mario Bros.
Sales: 30.80 million
New Super Mario Bros. revived the series' classic platforming style and is the highest-selling game ever for the Nintendo DS.
5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii built upon its predecessor to lay the groundwork for future 2D Super Mario games.