Super Marios Bros. (1985) – 40.24 million copies sold
Super Mario Bros. released for the Nintendo Entertainment Systems in 1985 a year after the best-selling game to date Tetris. Despite this, it dominated the 1980’s gaming scenes. In the game, the player controls Mario who has to overcome obstacles and NPCs in order to get to the end of each level which is represented by a red flag. The game also features a 2 player feature where the ‘Player 2’ controls Luigi helping Mario travel through the Mushroom Kingdom in order to save Princess Peach. The game has been described as ‘pioneering’, ‘highly influential’ and as the ‘greatest game of all time’. The game inspired a legacy that has sold in total 528.522 million copies making it the best-selling game series to date.