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The 20 best selling games of the decade

Call of Duty franchise has the largest number of games on the bestseller list of the decade, but GTA V remains in the lead

Do you imagine what were the games who sold more in the past decade? It may seem overkill, but believe me: of the 20 titles on the list, 10 are from the franchise Call of Duty, showing tremendous superiority in steel genres.

The sales referring to the games are counted mainly considering the North American market, but they also represent the worldwide success of the same. The list is in descending form, that is, from the most sold to the least:

Grand Theft Auto V

GTA V has become the most commercially successful game of all time in the US (Photo: Disclosure)GTA V has become the most commercially successful game of all time in the US (Photo: Disclosure)

Being one of the most successful games in the decade of 2010, but of the entire video game industry, Grand Theft Auto V it was originally launched in 2013 and has already sold more than 100 million copies.

With that done, the GTA V it has become the most profitable media of all time according to the Game Industry, taking into account films, books and other entertainment products. Their profits reach ?in the house? of 6 billion dollars.

Call of Duty Black Ops

Of all the Call of Duty games, the first Black Ops was the most commercially successful of the past decade (Photo: Divulgao)Of all the Call of Duty games, the first Black Ops was the most commercially successful of the past decade (Photo: Divulgao)

The series games Call of Duty they are the ones that will appear more in this list, practically monopolizing in number of sales of the games of the decade of 2010. Black Ops, originally released in 2010 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and sold around 30 million copies in a 3-year period. Even though it is not considered one of the best FPS released, the game is competent and demonstrates the "strength" that the series has.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty Black Ops II was praised for taking the formula from the previous one and improving where it mattered (Photo: Reproduction)Call of Duty Black Ops II was praised for taking the formula from the previous one and improving where it mattered (Photo: Reproduction)

With the first Black Ops coming in second place as the most successful of the past decade, it is not a big surprise that it appears in third place. The latest figures collected for this article show that he sold about 29 million copies.

Black Ops II it takes place between 1980 and 2025, during the end of the Cold War and in a fictitious second cold war. With good graphics and good gameplay, the consensus among critics that Black Ops II It is an example of how to take the points from the previous game and improve them for a more immersive experience.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The game has been criticized for its confusing history and similarity to its predecessors. However, Modern Warfare 3 is yet another game that maintains the essence of Call of Duties and proves the commercial strength of the series (Photo: Reproduction)The game was criticized for its confused history and similarity to its predecessors (Photo: Reproduction)

Called at the time of its release as the ?Best Call of Duty ever released?, O Modern Warfare 3 it was a resounding success and even impressed fans of the franchise by appearing only fourth among the games that were most successful in the past decade.

The game sold about 29 million copies, being practically the same as the Black Ops II. In addition, he won several awards and, to this day, is a favorite of fans.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Black Ops III considered another excellent game of the Call of Duty series. It doesn't bring much news, but keeps what was good in the previous ones (Photo: Reproduction)Black Ops III does not bring much news, but keeps what was good in previous ones (Photo: Reproduction)

Launched in 2015, the Call of Duty: Black Ops III it brought a history a little more dense when compared to the others, but in terms of gameplay it brought the good old mechanics that fans love.

Without released official data on total sales, the Activision he just issued a statement saying that this was one of the most commercially successful games of the eighth generation of video games, besides that he sold in the first week about 7 million copies. A real gold mine for the publisher! However, it is estimated that the game has sold about 26 million copies.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Ghosts was praised for its excellent multiplayer, despite being criticized for its lack of innovation. The outcome is also considered disappointing (Photo: Reproduction)Call of Duty: Ghosts was praised for its excellent multiplayer, despite being criticized for its lack of innovation (Photo: Reproduction)

Another series game on the list, the Ghosts puts you in the shoes of Logan Walker and Elias Walker, the latter being the first non-human character to be playable in a Call of Duty.

The multiplayer mode brought new mechanics, bringing more areas to be destroyed. However, the game received mixed ratings for positive media, in general, criticizing the title's little innovation in relation to the single player mode.

Red Dead Redemption II

  Another gigantic success of Rockstar, it is speculated that Red Dead Redemption II would be top positions in the list if it had been launched in the beginning of the decade of 2010 (Photo: Reproduction) Another gigantic success of Rockstar, it is speculated that Red Dead Redemption II would be top positions in the list if it had been launched in the beginning of the decade of 2010 (Photo: Reproduction)

Leaving the ?marathon? a little Call of Duty, O Red Dead Redemption II another game developed by Rockstar.

Launched in 2018, just under two years it took him to get on that list, reaching 25 million in just one year. More recently, a PC version was also released, further boosting the game's sales.

Call of Duty: WWII

World War II was highly praised for having all the success elements of the series and being good in all points: history, graphics and gameplay (Photo: Reproduction)

Returning to the various Call of Dutys, o World War II returns the origins of the franchise and puts the battling player on the European stage.

With good stories and a very frenetic multiplayer mode, the Call of Duty World War II another game from the series that makes the list of the most commercially successful of the past decade, with an estimated 20 million copies.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

At the time of launch, the game was criticized for the use of microtransactions to obtain some kind of advantage in the game, being considered expensive and offering little return (Photo: Reproduction)The game was criticized for the use of microtransactions to obtain some kind of advantage in the game, being considered expensive and offering little return (Photo: Reproduction)

Being the first game in the series to not have a single-player campaign, Black Ops 4 became famous for the multiplayer mode being quite complete and highly praised in that sense. The game came to yield about 1 billion dollars just over a month after its release.

Minecraft

Minecraft is a phenomenon in popularity, breaking up into several sub-groups (Photo: Reproduction)Minecraft is a phenomenon in popularity, breaking up into several sub-groups (Photo: Reproduction)

Not surprising anyone, Minecraft It is a phenomenon mainly among children, being a kind of "virtual Lego" where people build their buildings with blocks. Its original release was in 2009.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

This was considered a great advance compared to the other games at the time of its release, presenting an innovative, coherent story, and a great multiplayer mode (Photo: Reproduction)This was considered a great advance compared to the other games at the time of its release (Photo: Reproduction)

Returning to the (various) Call of Dutys, the Advanced Warfare yet another COD where players enter battles in futuristic costumes within the backdrop of the Second World War. Despite presenting little news for the series formula, it is yet another game that has yielded a huge commercial success.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty Modern Warfare was the most profitable game in December 2019 (Photo: Reproduo)Call of Duty Modern Warfare was the most profitable game in December 2019 (Photo: Reproduo)

The first Modern Warfare it was released in 2007 and even 13 years later it remains very popular. In 2019 there was a new game with the same name, but not necessarily a remake, but a ?soft reboot? with elements from the original game, but going in a ?new direction?.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim known for its wealth of content (Photo: Reproduction)The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim known for its wealth of content (Photo: Reproduction)

Launched in 2011, Skyrim he was known for the very absurd amount of side-quests, which are unnecessary alternative missions to complete the main mode. Many play the game for months or even years, and fail to complete everything the title offers. In addition, its popularity made the game appear on several devices and was released for various platforms.

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 continues the most famous sub-series of the Italian mustache that had its origins in the Super Nintendo (Photo: Reproduction)Mario Kart 8 continues the most famous sub-series of the Italian mustache that had its origins in the Super Nintendo (Photo: Reproduction)

The legendary mustachioed Nintendo a real ?gold mine? for Big N and the Mario Kart 8 released to Nintendo Switch join one of the most commercially successful games of the decade.

Keeping the excellence of the series, this is one of the most popular games on the Nintendo Wii U (where it was originally released), being the best-selling game on the entire console, and also "did not look bad" on the Switch.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare was commercially successful, but like others on the list it was criticized for its lack of innovation (Photo: Reproduction)Call of Duty Infinite Warfare was commercially successful, but like others on the list it was criticized for its lack of innovation (Photo: Reproduction)

Infinite Warfare received good reviews from the media, despite not being among the most successful games in the series in this regard. The consensus is that there is an excellent campaign for single-player mode, while multiplayer has already been viewed with less enthusiasm for being a little "more of the same". Despite this, it is another game that "sold like water" and is among the most successful games of the past decade.

Battlefield 1

Despite its name, Battlefield 1 is the fifteenth game in the series (Photo: Reproduction)Despite its name, Battlefield 1 is the fifteenth game in the series (Photo: Reproduction)

And another very popular FPS (finally!) Appears on the list. O Battlefield 1 takes place during the first world war and was well acclaimed by the public and the media, being considered a great evolution compared to previous games in the series, both in single player and multiplayer. With great commercial success, the game sold about 15 million copies.

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 was highly praised for the gameplay, but its story was criticized for being predictable (Photo: Reproduction)Battlefield 4 was highly praised for the gameplay, but its story was criticized for being predictable (Photo: Reproduction)

Battlefield 4 it is another game in the series that has all the elements of success: airplanes, tanks, helicopters and ?general beatings?, in addition to an excellent single player mode and another multiplayer as well.

Destiny

Destiny was a huge success, but it had mixed receptions from critics, with some praising its technical quality, while others argued that it was a bit repetitive (Photo: Reproduction)Destiny was a great success, but had mixed receptions from critics, with some praising their technical quality (Photo: Reproduction)

Another game from Activision, O Destiny joins the list as one of the most commercially successful games of the past generation. Launched in 2014, the publisher said this was the most successful launch of a new franchise in the company's entire history. Receiving good grades also from the media, the game ended up receiving a sequence that further improved the points of the original game.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild is a landmark in the franchise for being a kind of reboot, both in terms of history and gameplay (Photo: Reproduction)The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild is a landmark in the franchise for being a kind of reboot, both in terms of history and gameplay (Photo: Reproduction)

Revolutionizing the Zelda franchise, which followed more or less the same formula since the Nintendo 64's Ocarina of Time, the Breath of the Wild It is one of the most successful games on the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. It sold around 15 million copies, making it the most profitable Zelda in history.

Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront is a reboot of the homonymous game released in 2007 (Photo: Reproduction) Star Wars Battlefront is a reboot of the homonymous game released in 2007 (Photo: Reproduction)

One of the most anticipated games of 2015 has also yielded a great commercial success and joins this list of the 20 most successful games of the decade of 2010. Despite this, Star Wars Battlefront received negative reviews for the lack of content, since the developers' idea was to focus on casual players.

The achievement of the Call of Duty, at the ? Leave in the comments which franchise game you have already played.

Source: Pocket-Lint