With hundreds of games currently available for the Xbox One, no gamer should have trouble finding something that captures their attention. In that massive selection of games, however, there are the standouts that go on to sell many millions of copies, leaving the others in the dust. So what are gamers playing the most? It shouldn't come as a surprise that the top sellers are made up of some of the biggest franchises in gaming — including a dominating presence from online shooters. With that in mind, let's run down the top 10 best-selling Xbox One games of all time.
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10. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
3.14 Million Copies
This collection developed by 343 Industries includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4. All four games were previously released on Xbox 360 and Xbox. Each game received an upgrade to graphics and sounds, and some content was added as well. Halo has been a flagship franchise exclusive to Xbox since the launch of the original, so it's no surprise to see this collection among the top sellers with 3.14 million copies sold.
9. FIFA 16
3.20 Million Copies
Developed by EA Canada and released September 22, 2015, FIFA 16 is the latest iteration of the long-running sports franchise. FIFA 16 is the first to include female players and their national teams, and the first to include a training aspect to traditional career mode. Featuring beautiful graphics and time-tested game mechanics, FIFA 16 is a must for soccer fanatics everywhere. With 3.2 million copies sold, FIFA 16 is the top selling Xbox One sports game and the ninth-highest selling Xbox One game of all time.
3.28 Million Copies
Coming in at the eighth spot with 3.28 million copies sold so far, Destiny has enjoyed a fair bit of success despite its somewhat rocky beginnings. Leveraging its sci-fi shooter experience from its work on the Halo franchise, developer Bungie has managed to serve up a pretty compelling massively multiplayer experience that has only gotten better with time. If positive buzz from the game's Rise of Iron expansion is any indication, it's likely we'll see Destiny retain a spot on this list for some time.
7. Assassin's Creed: Unity
3.45 Million Copies
Assassin's Creed: Unity has made it to number seven on the list with 3.45 million copies sold. Taking place at the tail end of the French Revolution, Unity allows you to roam around a beautifully designed 16th century Paris. For the first time, the game also introduces cooperative multiplayer that lets you and three friends discover Paris together. Unity also added some spice to the gameplay with its assassination system, allowing players to exploit the environment and pull off some creative kills.
6. Star Wars Battlefront
3.46 Million Copies
Although many fans of the original Battlefront series expected a continuation of the beloved games, the current iteration of Battlefront is more reboot than sequel. Developed by DICE (the same studio behind the Battlefield series), Battlefront was released November 17, 2015. Let's get this out the way: Battlefront is one of the nicest looking games currently on the market. And since its launch, DICE has also worked to add a number of new game modes, maps, heroes and weapons to the mix, allowing players to live out their Star Wars fantasies in even greater detail. Battlefront comes in sixth on our list of top selling Xbox One games with 3.14 million copies sold.
5. Fallout 4
4.05 Million Copies
Bethesda's latest action role-playing game is their third crack at the Fallout series. Released November 10, 2015, Fallout 4 has some interesting features previous titles did not, namely the ability to scavenge and scrap virtually any item that isn't tied down. The scavenged materials can be used to craft new tools and weapons, and can even be used to erect entire towns. Pair these mechanics with an enormous free-roam world (modeled after real-world Boston) and an enticing storyline, and you have one of the best current-gen RPGs. With 4.05 million copies sold, Fallout 4 sits at number five on our list.
4. Halo 5: Guardians
4.16 Million Copies
Set just months after Halo 4's events, Halo 5 continues the story of legendary Master Chief John-117. Some changes were made to mechanics, including Spartan Abilities replacing Armor Abilities, and the new ability to aim down the sights of all weapons. Halo 5 features a highly-praised multiplayer component that will have fifteen new maps added to it for free. In an age of paid content, free multiplayer maps should be highly praised. Good on ya, Microsoft Studios. Expect Halo 5 to continue selling copies, but for now its 4.16 million copies sold cements it in fourth spot.
3. Grand Theft Auto V
5 Million Copies
Driven by their deep storylines, Grand Theft Auto games are always big sellers. Released November 2014, Rockstar's latest blockbuster title places you, the gamer, in the fictional city of Los Santos. Roam free and wreak havoc or take on shady government practices as you rob, maim, and kill your way to the top of the criminal hierarchy. Oh, yeah, you can also play a relaxing round of golf. Featuring a series-first online mode where players compete against other players for infamy and riches, GTA V will continue to be played for a long time. Having sold 5 million copies places Grand Theft Auto V third on the list.
2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
5.12 Million Copies
Advanced Warfare was released November 4, 2014, and is the first COD title to feature Exo suits and the ability to boost jump or boost slide. The result? A faster, more mobile shooter. Certain game modes were designed to feature the Exo suits, including Exo Survival and Exo Zombies. The single-player campaign sees you take control of Jack Mitchell as he battles North Koreans, terrorist groups, and finally (spoilers!) a familiar face turned traitor. With 5.08 million copies sold, Advanced Warfare is second on the list of top selling Xbox One games.
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
7.24 Million Copies
You might have already guessed a Call of Duty title would hold the top spot. Released November 6, 2015, Treyarch's Black Ops 3 has already sold more copies than any other Xbox One game. The single player campaign sees the player and allies face off against futuristic enemies and DNI viruses while searching for a frozen forest. But who plays COD for the campaign? Featuring full-tilt multiplayer action and, of course, Zombies, Black Ops 3 pays tribute to the tested and true formula — spawn, shoot, die, respawn. Black Ops 3 has sold 6.90 million copies making it the top selling Xbox One game of all time.