Ever wonder what the highest grossing games of all time are? So have we. However, it isn’t as simple as counting up all the pennies and seeing who made the most. As most things are in the world of business, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered to determine an accurate list. Inflation is one of those important factors.
When you take into account the inflation of prices over time, it isn’t necessarily fair to compare the amount of money a 2015 game makes to something that came out in the 80s. Courtesy of the numbers provided by VGsales, let’s look and see which games reign supreme using 2015 inflation numbers. Keep in mind that this includes total sales across all platforms (digital, micro-transactions, arcade, retail, etc.) and all the numbers are using figures after they have been adjusted for inflation in 2015. You might be surprised by which games are on top when everything is equal!