Sports are one of American’s favorite pastimes, and it doesn’t matter if it’s on the field or off. Some of the highest ranked gaming franchises of all time are sports games. These are the top five picks; based on copies sold, staying power, and popularity among gamers.
Do you know anyone who doesn’t have this game? Madden NFL was originally released in 1988, named for John Madden, who was a Super Bowl winning coach in the 70’s and later a popular commentator for NBC. According to reports by VGsales, Madden NFL has sold over 99 million copies. Why do we love this game? Some years have been better than others, creative power of the player etc.. but this is my favorite football video game of all time. The visuals in Madden 25 are supposed to be outstanding. It’s awesome to be your favorite players.
Racing is considered a sport! Gran Turismo was originally released in 1986, and sold over 68 million copies, according to gt.net! I guess I’m not the only one who like racing. Gran Turismo will be approaching it’s 17th anniversary this year and it’s fan base just keeps growing. I love it when they add new high end cars to drive and challenging new courses. It’s pretty mind numbing if you play for hours but I love driving all of the cars I’ll never have in reality.
The word fan is in fanatical for football (soccer to Americans), anywhere outside of the United States. FIFA was a best seller in the U.K., according to AskMen.com. EA Sports shells out some serious cash for the right to use real world players and the fans are eating it up. If you don’t own this game, check it out and you might find yourself hooked. It’s exciting and has great graphics. With over 65 million copies sold, FIFA is one of the best selling video game franchises of all time.
Golf Tiger Woods:
It’s EA Sports with another winner here. Golf Tiger Woods, is a great game. It’s hands down the most realistic golf game there is. You can play in the U.S. Open, the Majors, the Masters, and PGA Championships. I don’t have sales totals for this game yet but I know it’s going to be huge. It really is unlike any other golf game available today.
NHL was originally released in 1991; anyone remember the Sega Genesis? Seems like forever ago doesn’t it? My how technology has changed. You can once again thank EA Sports. Over the years, NHL has come a long way. It’s now available for almost every video game console in creation. You’ve got to love the play by play commentary on the Xbox and PlayStation.