As the years have gone by, we’ve had the joy of witnessing the video game industry evolve and grow into the huge platform it is today. While there will always be some debate and subjective opinions on what the golden era of video gaming history was, sales numbers don’t lie. That’s why GameTruck San Jose has compiled a list of the best-selling video games of the last decade. Do you think your favorite will make the list? Let’s find out!
Date Released: November 2011
Units Sold: 30 million
Perhaps the reason for this game is so popular is because it was released on so many platforms – in fact, there’s a running joke in the gamer community that the makers of the game will just continue releasing it on new platforms instead of ever creating a sequel.
Regardless of how it made so many sales, this exciting game has reached an impressive 30 million units sold since its release just over seven years ago in 2011.
#4 Diablo 3
Date Released: May 2012
Units Sold: 30 million
Though it ties in sales with The Elder Scrolls, Diablo 3 was released six months after, meaning it reached higher sales in less time, what a feat! While Diablo 3 didn’t have the smoothest launch, it did manage to recover from its shaky start. After its rough start, developers called out to its unhappy players to see what they could do to improve the game. 30 million copies sold later, applying the constructive criticism certainly worked.
Date Released: May 2016
Units: 35 million
Not only did Overwatch manage to sell over five million copies more than the previous two entries on this list, but it also managed to do so in a fraction of the time! Released only a few years ago, this sensational game is available on multiple platforms. Pick your favorite console and find out what all the buzz is about! Choose your character wisely though… I’m already Tracer.
Release Date: September 2013
Units Sold: 90 million
Perhaps one of the most iconic video game series of all time, it’s no wonder how Grand Theft Auto V managed to sell 90 million copies in five and a half years. The game is available on multiple platforms, and even has an online multi-player version which has certainly helped to keep its popularity alive.
Release Date: November 2011
Units Sold: 144 million
It’s amazing how popular a game that is essentially playing with legos virtually can become, but Minecraft did it. With over 144 million copies sold since its release in 2011, Minecraft has become so iconic that even non-gamers have heard of it! On the flip side, it’s amazing to see the incredible creations that the truly dedicated have managed to create.
Minecraft’s simple premise and broad appeal is the reason it has become the top-selling video game of the last decade.
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If you’re a football fan, there is nothing more exciting than the anticipation of the Superbowl—and if your team makes it, that’s an entirely different level of excitement. Whether you’re an avid football fan or not, everyone loves a party, and what better reason to throw one than the Superbowl? Rather than just throwing out some chips and dip, go all out for this upcoming Superbowl with a viewing party for you and a gaming party for your kids! Here’s how to prepare for the big day:
Let’s Get Planning!
To prepare, you will need to set a time and a place and send out some invites. This time of year is big for party season and you’ll have to snag your spot as the host as early as possible. To make things easier for you, ask that everyone bring something to eat or drink and have them respond to the e-mail or group message telling everyone what they are bringing in order to avoid duplicates. If your friends aren’t up to cooking or you want to make this party as hands-off as possible, call in some catering for your big day! In addition to the main meal, everyone likes to mindlessly munch during the games so make sure you have some snacks readily available during the game. You can’t go wrong with some chips and dip, cookies, and sandwiches!
It’s Almost Game Day!
Next up, make sure your television and viewing room are in tip-top shape for a Superbowl viewing—that means making your largest TV is readily available, cleaning the screen, moving anything that could obstruct the view, and making plenty of room for everyone to sit and enjoy the game. You can set out some bean bag chairs, move the sofa, bring in chairs from other rooms in the house; anything that will make your guests feel comfortable.
Get the Party Started with GameTruck
Even though throwing a Superbowl party may seem like fun for the entire family, a bored child can put a damper on any plans. You want to have fun, and you obviously want little Tommy to have fun… so do the right thing and schedule GameTruck to come out to your event! With GameTruck, we bring the games, the televisions, the supervision, and the fun with no clean-up required! All you have to do is give us a call at (866) 253-3191 or start your booking online and we’ll take care of the rest! Your children will be entertained and you’ll be free to watch the big game distraction free!
There are few things as stressful as scrambling around before the holidays to find gifts for everyone on your list. Your brother says, “I don’t want anything” and your best friend claims, “I’m easy — I’ll like anything you get me,” and their generic answers can make gift giving seem nearly impossible.
However, if you have a gamer on your list, consider yourself lucky because we are living in the golden age for all things gaming! Check out this list below for the top systems and consoles to get the gamer in your life.
Fans of the classic Nintendo system will love this new and improved gadget. Simply leave the tablet on the dock to charge while you play on your TV or take it to go! That’s right — it is especially great for gamers who are always on the go because you can take the tablet with you, plug in the Joy-Cons, bring your portable charger, and you’re ready to go.
This one is perfect for the HD addict because it is the first full 4k gaming system on the market! This system will give you incredible graphics to make the gamer in your life feel like they are doing more than just play the game – it’ll put them inside the game!
Sony has had a cult-like following from the moment it burst into the gaming scene, so you can bet that any PlayStation will be a welcomed and appreciated gift! Additionally, this system was created with virtual reality technology in mind, allowing your gamer to feel like they are in the thick of things. If you have a Sony-lover – or any video game enthusiasts – on your list who is interested in VR, this is the system to get.
Nintendo released this classic system last year with 21 of the best games preloaded onto the device! This is the perfect system for the 90’s kid on your gift list, and the preloaded games it comes with has it acting as a two-in-one.
This one is for the virtual reality connoisseur. With a 15×15 foot space, you have full, 360-degree body motion, transporting your favorite gamer directly into the game! Additionally, there are more than 2800 games available for this system, so not only will your gamer never be bored, but you’ll have an easy time shopping for their birthday in a few months!
If you’re looking to shop for your gamer on a lower budget, a gaming console isn’t the only way to go! You can’t go wrong with accessories to help enhance the gaming experience – the right accessories can completely change a gaming experience. Look for headsets, gaming chairs, and controllers. For the computer gamer, try a gaming keyboard to improve the experience or a customized mouse pad for low budget but personal gift. Finally, to state the obvious, the gamer in your life needs games to play! Ask them what console they currently have and enjoy, and buy them a game or two that you think they’ll enjoy!
Give Them a Gift They’ll Remember
If you’re looking to give the gamer in your life a gift they’ll never forget, try GameTruck San Jose! We bring the party to you right in our truck that is full of age-appropriate games, flat screen TVs, certified GameCoaches, and all of the latest game consoles. We can fit 16 gamers in our truck, making it an unforgettable party for all of the gamers on your list. If you’re looking to find out more, give us a call at 866-253-3191 or contact us here! We look forward to hearing from you and giving your gamer memories that will last a lifetime!