Top Ten Best Selling Nintendo 64 Games of All Time

Ok, I get it. We love the Switch here at Nerd Jock Blog, but we love all things Nintendo. The N64 was a formative console of our youth. It was arguably the first home console to get 3d gaming right. Sure, the PlayStation did 3d as well, but Mario 64 was industry changing. Currently, my Nintendo Switch is in for repairs, (under warranty) so I’ve been reminiscing about older games from my past. If I were to still have my N64 I’d love to dust it off and go down memory lane playing some old 64bit classics. After some extensive research about the system, I stumbled upon the list of the best selling N64 games of all time. Here’s the list including the number of units sold:

10. Banjo-Kazooie: 3.65 million units
Developer: Rare

9. Star Fox 64: 4 million units
Developer: Nintendo EAD

8. Diddy Kong Racing: 4.88 million units
Developer: Rare

7. Donkey Kong 64: 5.27 million units
Developer: Rare

6. Pokémon Stadium: 5.46 million units
Developer: Nintendo EAD

5. Super Smash Bros: 5.55 million units
Developer: Hal Laboratory

4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: 7.6 million units
Developer: Nintendo EAD

3. GoldenEye 007: 8.09 million units
Developer: Rare

2. Mario Kart 64: 9.87 million units
Developer: Nintendo EAD

1. Super Mario 64: 11.91 units
Developer: Nintendo EAD

I’m not surprised by any of the games that made the top ten. The two only games I’ve not had the pleasure of playing are Banjo-Kazooie and Diddy Kong Racing. I’m sure Diddy Kong racing would be right up my alley. I’m a fan of Kart racers and Diddy Kong did some things that at the time were revolutionary for Kart games that would eventually be integrated into later iterations of the Mario Kart series. What are some of your favorite N64 titles? I myself favored 007: The World is Not Enough over Goldeneye, which I know is considered blasphemy. You just can’t convince me Goldeneye isn’t inferior in every way. The graphics are better, the single-player mode is better and the multiplayer maps are more varied and fun.

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