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Sales-Age NPD Flashback: Top 50 best selling Nintendo 64 games

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Closing our NPD Flashback with the 3 major consoles of the mid 90's (PSX, SAT, N64), we will be ending on the N64. The N64 owes a lot to the US region for a lot of its software sales, so a lot of the sales here are MOSTLY at least the majority of the games world wide LTD. This list will provide the top 50 best selling games.

So here are below, the top 50 best selling N64 games:
  1. 5,943,556 N64 Super Mario 64 (Nintendo)
  2. 5,019,092 N64 Goldeneye 007 (Nintendo)
  3. 4,796,623 N64 Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo)
  4. 3,543,388 N64 Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo)
  5. 2,741,914 N64 Pokemon Stadium (Nintendo)
  6. 2,546,810 N64 Super Smash Brothers (Nintendo)
  7. 2,500,609 N64 Diddy Kong Racing (Nintendo)
  8. 2,403,652 N64 Star Fox 64 (Nintendo)
  9. 2,336,132 N64 Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo)
  10. 1,916,105 N64 Pokemon Snap (Nintendo)
  11. 1,731,758 N64 Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire (Nintendo)
  12. 1,706,024 N64 Wave Race 64 (Nintendo)
  13. 1,632,896 N64 Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo)
  14. 1,628,721 N64 WCW/NWO Revenge (THQ)
  15. 1,616,250 N64 Banjo-Kazooie (Nintendo)
  16. 1,499,017 N64 Star Wars Episode 1: Racer (LucasArts)
  17. 1,486,612 N64 Cruisin USA (Nintendo)
  18. 1,406,132 N64 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Activision)
  19. 1,380,864 N64 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (LucasArts)
  20. 1,297,490 N64 Perfect Dark (Nintendo )
  21. 1,149,182 N64 Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Acclaim)
  22. 1,139,096 N64 WCW vs. NWO: World Tour (THQ)
  23. 1,105,117 N64 Yoshi's Story (Nintendo)
  24. 1,102,867 N64 Mario Party 2 (Nintendo)
  25. 1,077,769 N64 1080 Snowboarding (Nintendo)
  26. 1,070,395 N64 Mario Party (Nintendo)
  27. 1,040,092 N64 Namco Museum 64 (Namco)
  28. 1,004,719 N64 WWF No Mercy (THQ)
  29. 998,632 N64 WWF Wrestlemania (THQ)
  30. 973,167 N64 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Acclaim)
  31. 946,416 N64 The World is Not Enough (Electronic Arts)
  32. 904,010 N64 WWF Warzone (Acclaim)
  33. 876,823 N64 Pokemon Stadium 2 (Nintendo)
  34. N64 NBA Courtside with Kobe Bryant (Nintendo)
  35. 856,345 N64 NFL Blitz (Midway)
  36. 845,560 N64 NFL Quarterback Club 98 (Acclaim)
  37. 777,928 N64 Nascar 99 (Electronic Arts)
  38. 747,133 N64 South Park (Acclaim)
  39. 733,720 N64 Hey You Pikachu! (Nintendo)
  40. 697,963 N64 Banjo-Tooie (Nintendo)
  41. 672,201 N64 Jet Force Gemini (Nintendo)
  42. 670,958 N64 Mario Tennis (Nintendo)
  43. 638,085 N64 MLB with Ken Griffey Jr. (Nintendo)
  44. 624,468 N64 Mario Party 3 (Nintendo)
  45. 624,348 N64 Mission Impossible (Atari)
  46. 611,161 N64 Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Midway)
  47. 604,850 N64 Glover (Atari)
  48. 597,773 N64 Toy Story 2 (Activision )
  49. 574,856 N64 Army Men: Sarge's Heroes (3DO)
  50. 544,903 N64 Excitebike 64 (Nintendo)
 

ethomaz

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This list looks weird because Mat shared another with few differences.

Where is these numbers coming from?
 
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iconmaster

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Goldeneye was a big deal. Funny how that never went any further. Licensing complications, probably.
 

JGBtypeR

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This list looks weird because Mat shared another with few differences.

Where is these numbers coming from?

Mat's numbers these days are all total dollar sales not counts, so that could be why they don't match 1:1.
 

DT MEDIA

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Five wrestling titles on the list? Yep, that's Nintendo 64, all right. That does match up with my memories of those days. N64 was the system for Goldeneye and wrestling around the University of MN campus.

It's too bad that Beetle Adventure Racing didn't crack that sales list. It was one of my absolute favorites for the system. I'd also add the Battletanx and Snowboard Kids series, and maybe Shadowman, although I prefer the Dreamcast version.
 

DadEggs

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Jesus the thirst was real for Star Wars, Wrestling, and Pokemon content.

Crazy the drop off between stadium 1 & 2. Nintendo dropped the ball, people wanted that 3d pokemon adventure and did not get it in stadium.

at ~2 million it's mindboggling how we never saw pokemon snap 2

also surprising was no THPS2 on that chart
 
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Jesus the thirst was real for Star Wars, Wrestling, and Pokemon content.

Crazy the drop off between stadium 1 & 2. Nintendo dropped the ball, people wanted that 3d pokemon adventure and did not get it in stadium.

at ~2 million it's mindboggling how we never saw pokemon snap 2

also surprising was no THPS2 on that chart


Wrestling was huge over in NA.
 
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DadEggs

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Wrestling was huge over in NA.

yes, i remember it fondly. spent many days playing all those games.

one time I sat on the couch playing pokemon blue (the better of the two) listening to wrestlemania on PPV. yes listening, I didnt buy the PPV so i just left the tv on scramble. so good!
 

TekNav

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No Quest 64 or Ogre Battle 64, no fucking care :messenger_loudly_crying:

yes, i remember it fondly. spent many days playing all those games.

one time I sat on the couch playing pokemon blue (the better of the two) listening to wrestlemania on PPV. yes listening, I didnt buy the PPV so i just left the tv on scramble. so good!

"Here comes the steel chair! By gawd!"
 
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JLB

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Forsaken is not in that list? Man, I learned today that N64 users missed a gem.
 

iconmaster

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The Scrivener

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Only 3.5 million people out of 6 billion in the world got to experience LoZ: OoT.

And I was one of them. Happy days.

(Edit: Shit, the world population is now 7.7 billion! WTF! I thought we were still on 6 billion! 100 years ago we were at 2 billion. So that's a four fold increase in 100 years. And they say it's socially irresponsible to get lost in videogames.)
 
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God Enel

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I loved goldeneye back in the day but I’m really surprised it moved 5 mil units. :messenger_open_mouth: