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69822 Tetris World 1Today, videogames are still a major part of young people’s lives. In fact, they have been around since 1958, and new releases appear almost every week and more and more people are queuing up to buy these games. 

The top 10 bestselling games of all time:

10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

9. New Super Mario Bros.

8. Wii Sports Resort

7. Tetris (Game Boy)

6. Mario Kart Wii

5. Super Mario Bros.

4. Grand Theft Auto V

3. Wii Sports

2. Minecraft

1. Tetris (Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry OS, PlayStation Portable, Windows Phone, Android, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Entertainment System)

Tetris, the bestselling game, outnumbered its rivals by selling 4 times the amount that of its closest rival: Minecraft.

Most Popular Game Ever: Tetris

This game is an original in the gaming industry; when it started in 1984, Alexey Pajitnov was its engineer. Little did he know, 32 years later, it would have sold over 450 million copies. Over 2425 reviews, this game had a 4.5 star rating. This game is truly inspiring in the world of videogames. Many spinoffs of this game has been created, such as Hatris and Welltris.

Most Popular Current Game: Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2, a game released on the 21st February, has come in 2nd place on the UK sales charts for the week it was released. This game provides fast-paced multiplayer action on the alien planets of tomorrow.

Other Current Popular Games: Overwatch

Overwatch is a Blizzard Entertainment game based on their unreleased game: Titan. This game is unique with its myriad of 22 unique characters.

A new character has recently been added to Overwatch named Orisa; she is a tank but she is only available on the PC version right now. This game has made Blizzard entertainment famous.

Games have been popular for a multitude of years and in 2017 we are looking forward to games such as: Troll & I, Mass Effect: Andromeda, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and Everything.