Mat Piscatella of The NPD Group recently shared some sales data from back in the day, revealing the top 10 best-selling games on the Nintendo 64, along with the Game Boy Color, in the United States. Classic Nintendo properties are heavily featured amongst the top performing titles, most notably Pokemon and Zelda titles.

Nintendo 64

  1. Super Mario 64
  2. Goldeneye
  3. Mario Kart 64
  4. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  5. Pokemon Stadium
  6. Donkey Kong
  7. Star Fox
  8. Super Smash Bros. 
  9. Diddy Kong Racing
  10. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Game Boy Color

  1. Pokemon Silver
  2. Pokemon Gold
  3. Super Mario Bros.
  4. Pokemon Pinball
  5. Pokemon Crystal
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel
  7. Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  8. Donkey Kong Country
  9. Pokemon Trading Card Game
  10. Zelda: Oracle of Ages

It’s crazy to see how well Pokemon did as a whole on the GBC. The series continues to be a hot-seller for Nintendo, too, with a majority of the best-selling games on DS and 3DS being Pokemon titles.

Do any of the best-selling games on either N64 or Game Boy Color surprise you? Be sure to let us know your thoughts down below!


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Aric Sweeny
Former Editor-in-Chief, now staff writer here at NE. I'm an English student in California. Let's talk Pokémon.

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