Best-Selling Xbox 360 Games of All Time
September 28, 2022
The Xbox 360 is often remembered as one of the best consoles of the early 2000s. The revolution brought about by this home video game system changed every paradigm within the gaming industry.
In fact, the Xbox 360 was the pioneer console of digital media distribution and online multiplayer gaming via Xbox Live. While these features were already partly present on the original Xbox, the 360 updated and significantly enhanced the service.
Now, in this article we’re going to discover which games contributed to the incredible popularity of Microsoft‘s console. So, here are the best selling Xbox 360 video games of all time!
1) Kinect Adventures!
Many people would never guess that the number one best seller for the Xbox 360 is a Kinect-based game. With 24 million copies sold, Kinect Adventures! by Good Science Studios is the most purchased game for the console ever.
The game offers 5 adventure and sports minigames to be played with the Kinect full body motion camera: 20,000 Leaks, River Rush, Rally Ball, Reflex Ridge and Space Pop.
2) Grand Theft Auto V
The open-world action-adventure GTA V is at the top of various consoles’ best selling video game lists. In regards to the Xbox 360, it sold over 22.9 million copies.
Rockstar‘s GTA V’s release in 2013 was an explosive global hit: it broke industry sales records and became the fastest-selling entertainment product in history, earning $800 million in its first day and $1 billion in its first three days. Today, it is considered as one of the most financially successful entertainment products of all time
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is another big seller for Microsoft’s second console. Its 21 million sold copies make it a great success for the Xbox 360.
This sandbox survival game by Mojang is also regarded as the best selling video game of all time, surpassing even GTA V. Minecraft’s appeal resides in the way it lets players express their creativity in building things without any limit.
4) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The first-person shooter Call of Duty series is usually associated with the Xbox 360, and it is also a best-seller on the console. We could say that the CoD games are an Xbox 360 staple.
Now, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the CoD title with the highest number of copies sold on Xbox 360, that being 14.7 million. The game, developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, is the eighth installment of the Call of Duty series.
CoD: Modern Warfare 3 is only the first of a long series of best-selling CoD titles for the Xbox 360, as you’ll see below.
5) Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops by Treyarch comes very close to Modern Warfare 3 in terms of sold copies. This title was in fact purchased 14.5 million times globally.
6) Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
The success of the CoD saga continues with Treyarch‘s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which sold around 13.7 million copies.
7) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim developed by Bethesda is the most successful title of the The Elder Scrolls saga, with around 30 million copies sold across different platforms. Only on Xbox 360 the game reached an impressive 13.7 million copies sold.
Skyrim is an open-world action RPG based in a fantasy setting. It received great acclaim by players and critics alike, who praised the game for its well-thought-out gameplay, especially in regards to character advancement and combat, superb world design and spectacular visuals.
8) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Now, back to CoD with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the fourth best-selling title of the series on Xbox 360 with 13.4 million copies sold.
9) Halo 3
The Halo saga is another flagship of the Xbox universe. The first Halo was the killer-app of the first Xbox, meaning that it singlehandedly drove sales for Microsoft’s first home gaming system.
As for the Xbox 360, Halo 3, the final chapter of the trilogy created by Bungie, has sold over 12 million copies in its lifetime. Being the first Halo title to hit the brand-new Xbox 360, Halo 3 attracted millions of players who wanted to experience their favorite saga on a more powerful console.
10) Grand Theft Auto IV
Lastly, Grand Theft Auto IV is the game at the end of the line, with about 11 million copies sold. Developed by Rockstar, it is the sixth chapter of the GTA series.