We're not really sure when it happened, but, at some point in our lives, video games stopped being something that kids did to waste time and into something much more mainstream. In fact, with the success of Esports, the Olympics may just make the hobby an Olympic sport by 2024—talk about crazy, right?
With the video game industry said to have about 1.2 billion gamers and bringing in about $101 billion worth of global revenue, there's no better time to be wasting time playing video games.
Thanks to technology advancements, update graphics and a few titles that will never get old—like Super Mario Bros.—online shopping website Ebates decided to take a look at some of the best and worst video games to ever be released, putting together this infographic to better illustrate their findings.
Unsurprisingly, the aforementioned Super Mario Bros. series—which began in 1985—has had an unbelievable run that makes the game forever popular. Look at some of the in-depth details that Ebates outlined about Nintendo's most iconic video game titles—which has set seven Guinness World Records.
- 1985: 55.75 Million (Super Mario Brothers)
- 1988: 17 Million (Super Mario Brothers 3)
- 1990: 20.6 Million (Super Mario World)
- 2009: 29.32 Million (New Super Mario Brothers WII)
Those numbers are how many units the game has sold in each of those years.
From Sonic The Hedgehod to the more current systems like Wii Fit and last year's Overwatch, video games remain a huge fabric of lifestyle, so it's interesting to see which ones sold the best and worst over the years.