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This is a list of video games for the Xbox video game console that have sold or shipped at least one million copies. The best-selling game on the Xbox is Halo 2, first released in the United States on November 9, 2004. It went on to sell over 8.46 million copies worldwide. The first game in the series, Halo: Combat Evolved, was a launch title which ultimately became the second best-selling game, selling over 5 million copies.

List

No. Game Copies sold Release date[a] Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
1 Halo 2 8.46 million[1] November 9, 2004 First-person shooter Bungie Microsoft Game Studios
2 Halo: Combat Evolved 5 million[2] November 15, 2001 First-person shooter Bungie Microsoft Game Studios
3 Fable 3 million[3] September 14, 2004 Action role-playing Big Blue Box Studios Microsoft Game Studios
4 Grand Theft Auto Double Pack 2.49 million[4][5][6] October 21, 2003 Action-adventure Rockstar Vienna Rockstar Games
5 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2.4 million[7] November 17, 2002 Stealth Ubi Soft Montreal Ubi Soft
6 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1.58 million[4][6] July 15, 2003 Role-playing BioWare LucasArts
7 Counter-Strike 1.5 million[8][9] November 18, 2003 First-person shooter Valve Sierra Studios
Ninja Gaiden 1.5 million[10] March 2, 2004 Team Ninja Tecmo
9 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.46 million[4][11] June 7, 2005 Action-adventure Rockstar North Rockstar Games
10 Need for Speed: Underground 2 1.44 million[4][11] November 15, 2004 Racing EA Black Box EA Games
11 Madden NFL 2005 1.42 million[4] August 9, 2004 Sports EA Tiburon EA Sports
12 Madden NFL 06 1.41 million[4] August 8, 2005 Sports EA Tiburon EA Sports
13 Call of Duty 2: Big Red One 1.39 million[4] November 1, 2005 First-person shooter Treyarch Activision
14 ESPN NFL 2K5 1.38 million[4] July 20, 2004 Sports Visual Concepts Sega
15 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 1.36 million[4] June 6, 2002 Role-playing Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks
16 Dead or Alive 3 1.3 million[7] November 15, 2001 Fighting Team Ninja
17 Star Wars: Battlefront 1.22 million[4][6] September 21, 2004 Pandemic Studios LucasArts
18 Project Gotham Racing 1.2 million[7] November 15, 2001 Racing Bizarre Creations Microsoft Game Studios
19 Star Wars: Battlefront II 1.17 million[4][6] October 31, 2005 Pandemic Studios LucasArts
20 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 1.13 million[4][5] November 11, 2002 Tactical shooter Red Storm Entertainment Ubi Soft
21 Need for Speed: Underground 1.1 million[4][6] November 17, 2003 Racing EA Black Box EA Games

Notes

  1. ^ Only the initial release date on this platform is listed.

References

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