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Here’s The Ten Best-Selling Nintendo 64 Games

The Nintendo 64, which was 14th best-selling platform of all time and the 9th best-selling home console, had some fantastic games. Titles such as Super Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie are fondly remembered today as being the pinnacle of 3D platformers. VG Chartz has obtained sales data for the platform and has put together a list of the best-selling video games on the Nintendo 64. One thing you will notice is that four of the top-ten titles are from UK development studio Rare which just goes to show how important their output was during the period.

  1. Super Mario 64 – 11.89 Million
  2. Mario Kart 64 – 9.87 Million
  3. GoldenEye 007 – 8.09 Million
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – 7.60 Million
  5. Super Smash Bros. – 5.55 Million
  6. Pokémon Stadium – 5.45 Million
  7. Donkey Kong 64 – 5.27 Million
  8. Diddy Kong Racing – 4.88 Million
  9. Star Fox 64 – 4.03 Million
  10. Banjo-Kazooie – 3.63 Million


35 thoughts on “Here’s The Ten Best-Selling Nintendo 64 Games”

    1. It was actually, but only in japan. The west didn’t see it until its Gamecube remaster, which we never knew was a remaster at all.

  1. Put Mischief Makers, Guardian Heroes, Panzer Bandit, and Gunstar Heroes on the eshop, and that’ll be a list of games I download.

        1. Also, I’m the best troll this site has ever had…it’s just these ninclowns got assraped sooo hard they don’t know what hit them XD

        2. My brother gave me his N64 as a hand-me-down when I was a kid. Apparently he never got half of the games on the list, including Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Golden Eye 007, Diddy Kong Racing, and Star Fox 64. Banjo-Kazooie was/is my jam though.

            1. It is a very good game that’s for sure. I didn’t play the original Mario 64 until I got it at a old game’s store around 5 years ago. Although, most of my time spent with the game is on the DS remake, which I play occasionally now and then (on the 3DS with the circle pad).

          1. I owned/still own 8 out of 10- not too bad :P

            Strangely those two I never got were big titles; Star Fox 64 and Donkey Kong 64.

            I’m surprised Pokemon Stadium isn’t higher. I swear everyone and their mothers owned that game

          2. Beat em all, Battle Zone: Rise of the Black Dogs was another excellent N64 gem. I still want a Donkey Kong 64 remake or next better version. Hell I might bust out the old beast and play it.

          3. So Rare is the only developer apart from Nintendo who got it to the top 10 and Nintendo let them get bought by Microsoft. WHY?!

            1. Yep. The one bad regrettable business decision ever in video game history. Next to the person that said yeah let’s call it “Wii U”. Hahahaha

            2. Rare had controlling share, and they sold that share to Microsoft (which Nintendo shortly after sold the shares they owned).

              Also, most the talented developers left before the buyout, with the rest of them leaving after Microsoft purchased Rare.

              Even IF Nintendo still had Rare, the talent left. Nintendo noticed this with the quality in Rare’s games dropping.

          4. Man, Goldeneye ruins this entire (otherwise agreeable) list. Why do/did people love that game so much? First person shooters are horrible abominations of man kind. And how can anyone’s eyes handle looking at them? I get SO motion sick playing First Person games.

          5. I cant believe that Conker’s Bad Fur Day, or ANY of the Mario Party games aren’t on this list. Those first Mario Parties were AWESOME! Mario Golf and WWF No Mercy were also awesome! The best Mario Golf and WWF/WWE game ever (aside from graphics).

            1. -Yeah that’s true, most of the talent left.
              – if you hate fps now try going back and playing goldeneye with the reverse aiming and four button controls. It’s like trying to play a fps while suffering vertigo.

              – I’m surprised Mario Party isn’t on this list as well considering how new and awesome it was for its time. As well as the WWF wrestling games. Every kid I knew played those games.

              -Cruisin USA was another game I played a lot along with Wave Race, I remember renting 1080 so many times I probably should have bought it.
              – then there was Killer Instict Gold and Clay Fighter 63″ 1/3 ” awesome games. Oh the memories.

            2. Conker’s Bad Fur Day was literally the last N64 game and was poorly advertised. With the PS2, Gamecube and Xbox at your door, it’s hard to sell well.

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