Top 10 Stadia Games by Cross-Platform Sales

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There are now well over 250 games on Stadia. And, unlike many other platforms, the games are carefully gated and curated by the Stadia team. By no means has every best selling game hit the platform, but the converse is mostly true – a surprisingly large fraction of the games available on Stadia are winners!

Let’s look at one way to classify the top 10 Stadia games. That’s to look at sales – not just on Stadia but across all platforms. Note that, by definition, this list doesn’t count free to play games.

There are many lists of the top 50 selling games of all time – including this one from Wikipedia. However, beyond the top 50, things get quite a bit murkier. We’ve searched for games individually and list the source for our projection where possible, but this list should be taken as a best effort and with a grain of salt. Think we missed something? Let us know in the comments!

Top 10 Stadia Games by Global (Cross Platform Sales):

GameSales
1PUBG: Battlegrounds 75 Million (Source)
2Red Dead Redemption 2 44 Million (Source)
3Terraria 44 Million (Source)
4Human Fall Flat 30 Million (Source)
5FIFA 21~25-31 Million*
6Far Cry 5~25 Million (Source)
7Ark: Survival Evolved20 Million (Source)
8Elder Scrolls Online~20 Million (Source)
9Cyberpunk 2077 18 Million (Source)
10Assassin’s Creed Valhalla ~15-20 Million**
11Tomb Raider 15 Million (Source)
12Borderlands 3 15 Million (Source)
Top 10 Stadia Games by Global (Cross Platform) Sales

*FIFA 2021 is reported to have sold similarly to or even outsold FIFA 2018 which is known to have sold around 25 million copies (Source, Source)

**Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was Ubisofts first game to earn $1B and is reported to have have outsold Odyssey by about 50% (Source, Source)

Destiny 2

Without a doubt, Destiny 2 is the most played game on Stadia by hours. A quick look at Stadia Hunters stats makes that clear (and before it was retired the larger data set at StadiaStats.gg corroborated this). You can also see on our stats page that it has consistently had over 5,000 players a day on Stadia.

It seems quite reasonable to expect that Destiny 2 could be on this top 10 sellers list as well. However, other than selling 1.9 million copies in its first week, there aren’t any other official sales numbers available. The Steam stats site steamdb.info suggests ownership in the 10s of millions on PC alone. But, the base game is also now free to play on all platforms.

For now, we’ll leave Destiny 2 as a Wildcard.

Honorable Mentions

Other games that we think we can likely say are in the 7-15 million sales range include:

  • Other Assassin’s Creed Games (Source)
  • The Crew 2 (Players in 10’s of millions Source)
  • Dead By Daylight (>5M in 2019 Source)
  • The Division 2 (10M Source)
  • Doom Eternal (Source)
  • Dragon Quest XI (7M Source)
  • Other Far Cry Games (Source)
  • Final Fantasy XV (10M Source)
  • Hitman 3 (Outsold Hitman 2 which sold ~4-5M Source)
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising (?)
  • Jedi Fallen Order (10M Source)
  • Just Dance 20-22 (?)
  • Madden 21/22 (?)
  • Mafia III (7M Source)
  • NBA 2K20/2K21 (11M Source)
  • Rainbow 6 Siege (10M Source)
  • Resident Evil 7 & 8 (~10M Source)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (12M Source)
  • Sekiro (>5M in 2020 Source)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (9M Source)
  • Watch Dogs Games (Source)

Continuing the list of top Stadia games that sold between a few million and seven million would go on for quite a ways including lots of indie masterpieces like Overcooked and Little Nightmares. You can see our list of all games that are available on Stadia!


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Jack Deslippe

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