Here Are The 10 Highest Grossing Video Games Ever*

Skyrim

Photo: Courtesy of Bethesda Game Studios

*Correction: An earlier version of this story failed to cite Digital Battle, a gaming website that worked hard to compile this data, which we used in this post. We apologise to Digital Battle for our mistake.Many video games have been outgrossing Hollywood blockbusters recently.

Take “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” for example. That video game is to gamers as “Batman and Robin” is to movie fans. Both were highly anticipated sequels that spent a very long time in production. Yet the Joel Schumacher-directed film only grossed $107 million total, while the Bethesda Studio’s video game hit an all-time high. Within the first week of its debut, it was reported that “Skyrim” grossed a whopping $450 million!

With video games breaking into the mainstream, it’s become clear that they are as, if not more, profitable than Hollywood blockbusters. More importantly, video games are more convenient and accessible as they can be played on multiple processors, are cheaper in the long run, and can be customised according to the viewer’s taste. 

So with Skyrim’s success in mind, here are the highest-grossing video games, according to Digital Battle.

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By December 2009 the counterpart game to 'Wii Sports,' 'Music,' and 'Fit' had sold over 26 million copies worldwide.

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Despite an estimate production cost of $100 million, GTA 4 still came out making a (very) large profit.

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This game has sold an amazing 28 million copies!

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In March 2011 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' was the best-selling video game... ever. It was reported that they sold an approximate 23 million copies worldwide.

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This number one seller has sold over 10 million copies to date.

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Animated movies have done well for themselves, too ...

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