Visit memory lane to find out which PS3 games have sold the most over time.
Sony’s PlayStation 3 console didn’t get the same level of praise and commercial success as the first two PlayStations. Many game developers found the console’s architecture hard to understand because it came out a year after its competitors and cost more.
There were many advantages to using Blu-Ray when the console’s software library grew in strength and depth. It took a while, but by the end of the generation, the PS3 was outselling the Xbox 360.
It won’t be a surprise to see that many of the games on the Best Selling PS3 Games list are first party games.
They still sold the most.
Let’s check out the best-selling PS3 games of all time without further ado, then!
Gran Turismo 6 (2013)
Gran Turismo 6 came out very late in the PlayStation 3’s life, but it still sold enough copies to make it into the top 10 best-selling PS3 games. It sold 5.06 million copies.
I think it’s a good game in a long-running, very detailed and immersive driving game series. There will be 30 tracks for you to race on, as well as 1200 cars for you to collect and drive!
It’s not surprising that this game has jumped ahead of other games to make it into the top 10. Gran Turismo games have been very popular in the past. You can find more than one Gran Turismo game on the list of the best-selling PS2 games, for example.
God of War III (2010)
For the last time, this is a game about Greek mythology. It is for PlayStation 3.
The sequel, called God of War, came out in 2018 on the PlayStation 4. It changed the focus of the series to Norse mythology.
God of War III was a huge hit when it came out. The third-person action was just as popular with gamers as the previous games in the series.
God of War III had a great gameplay, visuals, music, and even a sense of scale that made it a fitting, satisfying, and even a little crazy way to say goodbye to the Greek era in the games.
Plus, the Titans are a big deal because they’re bigger than the whole stages in other games!
It’s no surprise that it sold 5.2 million copies, making it one of the top 10 best-selling PS3 games. Not far from the top of our own “Best PS3 Exclusives” list and our “Best PS3 Games” list.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (2007)
In honour of the 10th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue was released. It was like a teaser for the full game, Gran Turismo 5.
However, Gran Turismo 5 didn’t come out for three years after Prologue, so fans were excited to see this new game.
It also sold 5.35 million copies. That’s even though there aren’t as many cars and tracks as in other Gran Turismo games.
That said, the last update for Prologue brought the number of cars to 76, so it wasn’t short on that.
When Gran Turismo was released, it was the first time the game could be played online. It also had support for up to 16 people racing at the same time, making it modern.
A realistic, in-car point of view was also a first for the series. This shows how much attention to detail the show was known for.
With a lot of support for steering wheels and a lot of new and exciting things, Gran Turismo kept players busy while they waited for the real Gran Turismo 5 to come out.
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Batman: Arkham City is not a PlayStation game. There is still a lot to say about how much people like Rocksteady’s Batman games because they made the list of the best-selling PS3 games.
For its open world and plot, Batman: Arkham City took ideas from Batman: No Man’s Land and John Carpenter’s 1981 movie Escape from New York.
The story sees a huge part of Gotham City turned into a prison for criminals, ne’er-do-wells, and other people who aren’t welcome.
The city itself was very well-designed, with a mix of Gothic and Art Deco styles that made it feel very unique.
Another big change from the first game: Batman’s arsenal of gadgets has grown a lot. Plus, the first game’s freeform and crunchy combat system came back.
Everything about Arkham City was bigger and more open than the first game, with great writing, great voice acting, and great audiovisual design.
The PS3 alone sold more than 5.5 million copies. A lot of people thought it was the best in the Arkham series, both artistically and commercially.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Sons of Liberty is set five years after Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. A prematurely old Snake takes on a last mission to kill his enemy, Liquid Snake.
It’s full of things that are typical of Hideo Kojima. We’re talking about amazing audiovisual design, new gameplay mechanics, and long cinematic sequences.
It also has a very complicated (and not to mention very long) plot.
This game was loved by everyone and was a fitting end to the main storyline of the Metal Gear series.
Heck, it’s no wonder Metal Gear Solid 4 sold 6 million copies to make it into the top 10 best-selling PS3 games of all time. It’s a great game.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
The first Uncharted game was a big hit for the developers, Naughty Dog, and the publisher, Sony.
It was also the start of a series that kept getting bigger and better as more movies were made.
The second game in which Nathan Drake was a treasure hunter was a huge hit, and for good reason.
For its time, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was a hugely cinematic third-person action game that had great set-pieces, a great cast, and beautiful graphics.
It truly felt like I was in an Indiana Jones movie, and I was very excited! With all of the action, drama, and humour that you’d expect from a big movie, too.
In Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Sony sold an amazing 6.5 million copies. This game is another must-have in Sony’s library of PlayStation exclusive games.
The Last of Us – 7 Million Copies Sold
In terms of the PS3 release, the number here might be correct. But when you add in sales from the PS4 version, The Last of Us sold a total of 17 million copies. During a zombie apocalypse, Joel and Ellie are travelling through the United States. The title places a lot of emphasis on story and character development. A lot of people liked this emphasis. It helped make The Last of Us a big hit.
Grand Theft Auto V – 29.52 Million Copies Sold
The best PS3 game of all time, on the other hand, isn’t unique in any way. Grand Theft Auto V has been re-released and added to more platforms many times. It has sold more than 150 million copies in total. There are about 30 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V on the PS3, which came out a year before the PS4 and PC versions did. It’s Grand Theft Auto, after all.
Many of the games on this list have been re-released on the PS4 in some way, except for the Gran Turismo games. The fact that these games have been so popular, and that Sony doesn’t allow backwards compatibility, makes it nice that fans can still play them. I like to see how well Sony did with the PlayStation 3 and how that success has influenced its newer consoles, like the PlayStation 4.