ESRB: 10 Years Later (Appendix 2)


Top 50 Selling Games, 1995-2004

1. Super Mario 64 (N64)
– Units Sold: 5.94 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
– Units Sold: 5.81 Million
– Rating – M
– Descriptors – Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Violence

3. Grand Theft Auto 3 (PS2)
– Units Sold – 5.24 Million
– Rating – M
– Descriptors – Blood, Strong Language, Violence

4. Pokemon Yellow (GBC)
– Units Sold – 5.10 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

5. Pokemon Blue (GBC)
– Units Sold – 5.02 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

6. N64 Goldeneye 007 (N64)
– Units Sold – 5.01 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Animated Violence, Animated Blood

7. Pokemon Red (GBC)
– Units Sold – 4.83 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

8. Mario Kart 64 (N64)
– Units Sold – 4.80 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

9. Pokemon Gold (GBC)
– Units Sold – 3.85 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Mild Animated Violence

10. Pokemon Silver (GBC)
– Units Sold – 3.75 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Mild Animated Violence

11. Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64)
– Units Sold – 3.57 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Violence

12. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2)
– Units Sold – 3.36 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Mild Lyrics

13. Gran Turismo (PS)
– Units Sold – 3.26 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

14. Madden NFL 2004 (PS2)
– Units Sold – 3.16 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

15. Crash Bandicoot 2 (PS)
– Units Sold – 3.12 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

16. Gran Turismo 2 (PS)
– Units Sold – 3.10 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

17. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS)
– Units Sold – 3.05 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Mild Animated Violence

18. Frogger (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.94 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

19. Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
– Units Sold – 2.87 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Mild Animated Violence

20. Halo: Combat Evolved (X-Box)
– Units Sold – 2.82 Million
– Rating – M
– Descriptors – Blood and Gore, Violence

21. Super Mario Brothers DX (GBC)
– Units Sold – 2.80 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

22. Crash Bandicoot (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.75 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

22. Spyro The Dragon (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.75 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Comic Mischief

24. Pokemon Stadium (N64)
– Units Sold – 2.74 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Mild Animated Violence

24. Super Smash Brothers (N64)
– Units Sold -2.74 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Animated Violence

26. Madden NFL 2003 (PS2)
– Units Sold – 2.71 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

27. Tekken 3 (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.70 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Animated Violence

28. Driver – (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.62 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Mild Language

29. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.61 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Mild Animated Violence, Mild Language

30. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.51 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

31. Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
– Units Sold – 2.50 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

32. Final Fantasy VII (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.45 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Comic Mischief, Mild Animated Violence, Mild Language

33. Metal Gear Solid (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.43 Million
– Rating – M
– Descriptors – Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence, Mature Sexual Themes

34. Star Fox 64 (N64)
– Units Sold – 2.40 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Animated Violence

35. WWF Warzone (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.20 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Animated Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes

36. Super Smash Brothers Melee (GC)
– Units Sold – 2.07 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Comic Mischief, Mild Violence

37. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.05 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Blood, Mild Lyrics, Suggestive Themes

37. Driver 2 (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.05 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Animated Violence

39. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
– Units Sold – 2.00 Million
– Rating – M
– Descriptors – Animated Blood, Animated Violence

40. Madden NFL 2002 (PS2)
– Units Sold – 2.00 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

40. Namco Museum Vol. 3 (PS)
– Units Sold – 2.00 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Mild Animated Violence, Comic Mischief

42. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
– Units Sold – 1.94 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Blood, Violence

43. Final Fantasy VIII (PS)
– Units Sold – 1.91 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Animated Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes

43. Pokemon Snap (N64)
– Units Sold – 1.91 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – None

43. Medal of Honor Frontline (PS2)
– Units Sold – 1.91 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Violence

46. Crash Team Racing (PS)
– Units Sold – 1.90 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Mild Animated Violence

47. Resident Evil (PS)
– Units Sold – 1.88 Million
– Rating – M
– Descriptors – Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence

48. Tomb Raider (PS)
– Units Sold – 1.87 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Animated Blood, Animated Violence

49. Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
– Units Sold – 1.82 Million
– Rating – E
– Descriptors – Violence

50. Tomb Raider 2 (PS)
– Units Sold – 1.78 Million
– Rating – T
– Descriptors – Animated Blood, Animated Violence



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