List of best-selling Super Nintendo Entertainment System video games

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (North America) with controller

This is a list of video games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) video game console, known as the Super Famicom (SFC) in Japan, that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. The best-selling game on the SNES is Super Mario World. First released in Japan on November 21, 1990, it went on to sell over 20 million units worldwide.[1] The second Super Mario game on the SNES, Super Mario All-Stars, is the second-best-selling game on the platform, with sales in excess of 10.5 million units.[1] The console's top five is rounded out by Rare's Donkey Kong Country in third, with sales of 9.3 million units, while its two follow-ups are also in the top ten,[2] Super Mario Kart in fourth, selling over 8.7 million units, and Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in fifth, with 6.3 million units sold.

There are a total of 49 SNES/Super Famicom games on this list which are confirmed to have sold or shipped at least one million units. Of these, twelve were developed by internal Nintendo development divisions. Other developers with the most million-selling games include Capcom and Square, with nine games each in the list of 49. Of the 49 games on this list, 20 were published in one or more regions by Nintendo. Other publishers with multiple million-selling games include Capcom with nine games, Square with eight games, Enix with five games, and Acclaim Entertainment with three games. The most popular franchises on SNES include Super Mario (46.18 million combined units), Donkey Kong (17.96 million combined units), and Street Fighter (12.4 million combined units).

List

Key
Game was bundled with SNES consoles during its lifetime
No. Game Developer(s)[a] Publisher(s)[a] Release date[b] Sales Ref.
1 Super Mario World Nintendo EAD Nintendo November 21, 1990 20,610,000 [1]
2 Super Mario All-Stars Nintendo EAD Nintendo July 14, 1993 10,550,000 [1]
3 Donkey Kong Country Rare Nintendo November 21, 1994 9,300,000 [2]
4 Super Mario Kart Nintendo EAD Nintendo August 27, 1992 8,760,000 [1]
5 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Capcom Capcom June 10, 1992 6,300,000 [3]
6 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Rare Nintendo November 20, 1995 5,150,000 [2]
7 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo EAD Nintendo November 21, 1991 4,610,000 [4]
8 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo EAD Nintendo August 5, 1995 4,120,000 [5]
9 Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Capcom Capcom July 11, 1993 4,100,000 [3]
10 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Rare Nintendo November 22, 1996 3,510,000 [2]
11 Final Fantasy VI Square Square April 2, 1994 3,420,000 [5]
12 Dragon Quest VI Heartbeat Enix December 9, 1995 3,200,000 [6]
Killer Instinct Rare Nintendo August 30, 1995 3,200,000 [7]
14 Star Fox Nintendo EAD[c] Nintendo February 21, 1993 2,990,000 [2]
15 F-Zero Nintendo EAD Nintendo November 21, 1990 2,850,000 [2]
16 Dragon Quest V Chunsoft Enix September 27, 1992 2,800,000 [6]
17 Final Fantasy V Square Square December 6, 1992 2,450,000 [8]
18 Mario Paint Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo July 14, 1992 2,310,000 [2]
19 Super Mario RPG Square Nintendo March 9, 1996 2,140,000 [2]
20 Chrono Trigger Square Square March 11, 1995 2,030,000 [8]
21 Super Street Fighter II Capcom Capcom June 25, 1994 2,000,000 [3]
22 SimCity Nintendo EAD Nintendo April 26, 1991 1,980,000 [2]
23 Secret of Mana Square Square August 6, 1993 1,830,000 [6]
24 Disney's Aladdin Capcom Capcom November 26, 1993 1,750,000 [9]
25 Super Puyo Puyo Compile Banpresto December 10, 1993 1,700,000 [8]
26 Super Scope 6 Nintendo R&D1 Nintendo February 1992 1,650,000 [2]
27 Mortal Kombat II Sculptured Software Acclaim Entertainment September 9, 1994 1,510,000 [10]
28 Romancing SaGa 2 Square Square December 10, 1993 1,490,000 [6]
29 Final Fight Capcom Capcom December 21, 1990 1,480,000 [3]
30 Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden Tose Bandai March 20, 1993 1,450,000 [8]
31 Final Fantasy IV Square Square July 19, 1991 1,440,000 [8]
Kirby Super Star HAL Laboratory Nintendo March 21, 1996 1,440,000 [2]
33 Super Metroid Nintendo March 19, 1994 1,420,000 [2]
34 Dragon Quest III Heartbeat Enix December 6, 1996 1,400,000 [8]
35 Romancing SaGa Square Square January 28, 1992 1,320,000 [6]
36 Romancing SaGa 3 Square Square November 11, 1995 1,300,000 [8]
Wonder Project J Almanic Corporation Enix December 9, 1994 1,300,000 [11]
38 The Lion King Westwood Studios Virgin Interactive December 8, 1994 1,270,000 [10]
39 Mortal Kombat 3 Sculptured Software Acclaim Entertainment October 13, 1995 1,220,000 [10]
NBA Jam Iguana Entertainment Acclaim Entertainment March 4, 1994 1,220,000 [10]
41 The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse Capcom Capcom November 20, 1992 1,210,000 [9]
42 Derby Stallion III ASCII Entertainment Nintendo January 20, 1995 1,200,000 [8]
Dragon Quest I & II Chunsoft Enix December 18, 1993 1,200,000 [12]
44 Mega Man X Capcom Capcom December 17, 1993 1,160,000 [3]
45 Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 Tose Bandai December 17, 1993 1,150,000 [8]
46 Pilotwings Nintendo EAD Nintendo December 21, 1990 1,140,000 [2]
47 Derby Stallion '96 ASCII Entertainment Nintendo March 15, 1996 1,100,000 [8]
48 Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Capcom Capcom October 4, 1991 1,090,000 [3]
49 Final Fight 2 Capcom Capcom May 22, 1993 1,030,000 [3]

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