Where Switch, PS4 Rank Among the Best-Selling Video Game Consoles of All Time

PlayStation 2 has long reigned as the best-selling video game console of all time, with no imminent threat of losing that title. Despite the runaway success of PlayStation 4 over the last five-plus years, Sony would have to sell 10 million units a year for the next six years to overtake its own top spot — a massive improbability, if not an impossibility, given next-gen consoles launch in 2020.So while PlayStation 4 continues to secure its spot among the best-selling consoles of all time, we set out to discover how the rest of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft's hardware stack up. To do so, we compiled a list of the 15 best-selling video game consoles of all time, with additional information on release dates, highest-rated games (according to Metacritic), and more.(Some sales figures come straight from the hardware manufacturers, while others are estimated based on the most recently reported numbers and market analysis. Unofficial sales totals are marked with an asterisk (*).)


Top 15 Best Selling Video Game Consoles