The PlayStation 3 is over eight years old, including development time, but it is still highly relevant.
Even with Sony’s highly successful PlayStation 4 selling like crazy, the PlayStation 3 still has staying power and appeal. It’s a well established console and for those of you late to the party, you have the benefit of almost a decade of great gaming to look forward to.
Here are the best-selling PS3 games of all time
There is a large library of PlayStation 3 games for the video game console, many of which were best sellers. If you are considering purchasing a PS3, you really need to check out the best selling PS3 games of all time for this fantastic console.
Also note that just because a game sells relatively well doesn’t mean it is the best the PS3 has to offer. There are a lot of role-playing games, action and adventure games, indie games, and more that the PlayStation 3 has in its massive games library. With this being the longest console cycle ever, it’s no wonder there are so many games to play on PlayStation 3.
With that said, here is our best selling PS3 games list that you should include in your gaming collection.
1. Grand Theft Auto V
Like the other earlier GTA series, GTA V is an open world action/adventure video game. In it you can choose one of three people to complete missions as or just cause mayhem in Los Santos. In addition, the game has an online multiplayer component played in the single player story mode, but with up to 16 online players.
Grand Theft Auto V was developed by Rockstar and released in September of 2013. The game is the highly anticipated sequel to 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV. Within just 24 hours of release, GTA V’s sales were at $800 million and hit $1 billion within three days. It was and is the fastest selling entertainment product in history and is just one of many top selling PS3 games.
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The most popular of the COD series, Modern Warfare 3 takes place after the events of Modern Warfare 2, where Russia and the United States are in the middle of an epic war. Development of the game lasted for almost two years in effort to create a nearly bug-free release.
MW3 was released in November 2011 and sold 6.5 million copies within the first 24 hours. Since its release, the game has remained incredibly popular and has sold over 26.5 million copies.
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops
COD: Black Ops was the seventh installment of the COD series. It was the first that was set in the Cold War and is connected to COD: World at War. This new installment was very popular with COD fans worldwide.
Within the first 24 hours of release, the game sold more than 5.6 million copies. Within six week of release, the game sales hit $1 billion. Overall sales were more than 25 million worldwide, making it one of the best selling games of all time.
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
COD: Black Ops II was the much-anticipated sequel to the popular COD: Black Ops. The gameplay takes place after the first game and also features a future component that takes place in 2025. It was the first COD to feature future warfare technology.
The game grossed just over $500 million within a day of being released. Since then the game has sold over 24.2 million copies, leading it to be in the top five-best selling PS3 games.
5. Gran Turismo 5
GT5 is the fifth generation of the Gran Turismo racing games. The game features a damage model and weather changes unlike previous versions. The game’s physics were also updated in this version.
Released in late 2010, the game sold over 10 million copies total. It remains one of the most popular PlayStation 3 games of all time.
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
COD: Modern Warfare 2 was the sixth installment of the COD series, released in November 2009. It is the sequel to COD4: Modern Warfare. The storyline of this popular series continues where you play various characters with the goal of completing missions against the Russian Federation.
The game had great reviews and initial sales were 4.7 million copies within the first day of release. Since release, the game has sold over 22 million copies across the world.
7. Grand Theft Auto IV
The eleventh title release by Rockstar in the GTA series, GTA 4 is an open world title that takes place in Liberty City. In the game, players can interact with the world at their leisure and complete missions if they please.
Within the first week of its April 2008 release, GTA 4 grossed over $500 million, which broke sales records at the time. It’s believed that the sales for GTA 4 have already reached more than 25 million copies world-wide.
8. FIFA Soccer 13
Released in September 2012, FIFA Soccer 13 is the 2013 edition of the FIFA series. The game features real football (soccer) teams and players. It was considered to be one of the most authentic football games on the market with the top players and leagues.
Within a month of release, FIFA 13 sold over 7.4 million copies. It remains one of the best selling PS3 games with over 14.5 million units sold in total.
9. Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 is the eleventh installment of the Battlefield series and the sequel to Battlefield 2. The game picks up where Battlefield 2 left off and follows the stories of Sergeant Henry Blackburn and Dimitri Mayakovsky.
It was released in late October 2011, and sold 5 million copies within the first week of release. After a month, the game had sold over 8 million copies, making it one of the best selling and fastest selling video games ever.
Number 10 on the list was FIFA 12 but it’s highly recommended you purchase a more recent version if you’ve come across this list looking for a popular PS3 game to buy.
Give these best selling PS3 games a try
These games are some of the best selling games for the PlayStation 3. When you consider adding the PS3 console to your collection, don’t forget to purchase a few of these best selling games that the PS3 has to offer in order to experience what millions of other gamers have. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
Though most of the games are first-person shooters, each game on the list is of some of the best games you can buy for the console. There’s also the fact that most of these games have some of the best multiplayer experiences for the PS3. Not only did all of these games have excellent ratings by critics, but they also had incredible sales compared to other games.
It doesn’t make these games vastly superior to other games that didn’t sell as well. It just means that the audience and fan base for these games is much larger. In addition, these games push the graphics and physics of gameplay to a whole new level for PS3 owners.
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