Top Video Games of All Time: 10 Best-Selling Franchises

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Top Video Games of All Time: 10 Best-Selling Franchises

I just received a press release announcing that Activision’s (ATVI) Skylanders video game franchise had surpassed $2 billion in revenue.

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The franchise’s appeal to younger children means it tends to sell a lot of copies to Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii and DS owners — although Activision is already offering Skylanders games for the Microsoft (MSFT) Xbox One and Sony (SNE) Playstation 4.

With that demographic, the Skylanders series doesn’t quite generate the line-ups that a new Call of Duty does. Still, considering Skylanders games have only been around since 2011, the milestone is pretty impressive.

But that $2 billion includes the sales of 175 million Skylanders toys. And when it comes to best-selling franchises, Skylanders is nowhere near placing in the top video games of all time. At least not yet.

These 10 video game franchises are the highest grossing of all time. And the list contains many blockbuster releases that make Skylanders pale in comparison.

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