AAA or Triple-A games are video clip games produced or developed by a major publisher, with allocated huge budget for both development và marketing. The term is not an official classification but generally, a ‘triple-A game’ is equivalent lớn the term ‘blockbuster movie’.

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As of 2018, here are some of the most successful triple A games based on their total earnings. (source)FIFA 18, Electronic Arts – $790 millionGrand Theft tự động hóa V, Take-Two Interactive – $628 millionRed Dead Redemption 2, Take-Two Interactive – $516 millionMonster Hunter: World, Capcom – $467 millionTom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft – $440 millionThere are more games that actually earned more than what these games on the menu have earned, but they are not considered as triple-A games mainly because the developer/publisher didn’t have a large budget. Some of the non-AAA games that really nailed it in terms of profit are:

Fortnite, Epic Games – $2.4 billionPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Bluehole – $1.028 billionDungeon Fighter Online, Nexon – $1.5 billionLeague of Legends, Riot Games, Tencent – $1.4 billionPokemon GO, Niantic – $1.3 billionCrossfire, Neowiz Games – $1.3 billion

Best Selling AAA Games In United States 2021

Here’s a menu of the best selling AAA games in 2021 in the US ranked on dollar sales, based on the report by the NPD Group. Games with an asterisk (*) exclude digital downloads for all or some platforms only.I have also included the average score from Metacritic – I took the scores across all platforms and then made an average. Some games unfortunately suffer from “review-bombing” (large number of users leaving negative reviews) và get lower user score but other times the lower user scores are organic.

Video GameGenreRatingDate ReleasedPublisherAverage ScoreCall of Duty: VanguardShooterMNov 4, 2021Activision Blizzard73 (3.7)Call of Duty: black Ops: Cold WarShooterMNov 13, 2020Activision Blizzard76 (3.98)Madden NFL 22SportEAug 17, 2021Electronic Arts69 (0.6)Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl Pack *Role-playingENov 19, 2021Nintendo– (6.5)Battlefield 2042ShooterMNov 12, 2021Electronic Arts65 (1.98)Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesAction AdventureTNov 12, 2020PlayStation Studios84.5 (7.7)Mario Kart 8 Deluxe *Arcade, RacingEApr 28, 2017Nintendo92 (8.6)Resident Evil: VillageAction AdventureMMay 7, 2021Capcom82.75 (8.48)MLB: The Show 21 *SportEApr 16, 2021Sony Interactive Entertainment79.3 (5.35)Super Mario 3 chiều World + Bowser’s Fury *ActionEFeb 12, 2021Nintendo84 (8.7)Far Cry 6Action AdventureMOct 7, 2021Ubisoft75.3 (4.55)FIFA 22SportEOct 1, 2021Electronic Arts76.3 (2.07)Animal Crossing: New Horizons *SimulationEMar 20, 2020Nintendo90 (5.6)NBA 2K22*SportsESep 10, 20212K Games74.5 (3.31)Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaAction AdventureMNov 12, 2020Ubisoft82.4 (7.46)Super Smash Bros. Ultimate *ActionE10+Dec 7, 2018Nintendo93 (8.6)Back 4 BloodAction, ShooterMOct 7, 2021Warner Bros. Games76 (5.28)Mortal Kombat 11 UltimateActionMNov 17, 2020Warner Bros. Games89.25 (6.1)Forza Horizon 5Sport, RacingENov 5, 2021Xbox trò chơi Studios91.5 (7.45)
Best Selling AAA Games list In United States 2021

It’s so interesting to see Mario Kart from 2017 be one of the best selling video games in 2021, beating Resident Evil: Village which was released that year. However, the most copies sold sometimes bởi vì not reflect the chất lượng of the AAA game.

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Do Triple A Games Guarantee Quality?

The developers will always try to lớn guarantee the quality of their triple-A titles. They spent a lot of money, effort, and time to create it so they will always bởi vì what they can to make it a success. However, this is not always the case when the trò chơi is shipped to the consumers.

There are some triple-A games that didn’t kết thúc up well simply because the users didn’t like them. So it’s a case by case basis, và gamers would usually base the failure on the overall gameplay and the storyline of the game.Sometimes the developers focus too much on the graphics chất lượng that they kết thúc up slacking on the chơi game mechanics and the storyline, making the trò chơi fail in terms of the overall quality.

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Are There AAA Games That Flopped?

In relation khổng lồ the above information, there are actually a number of AAA titles that completely flopped. These games were considered to lớn be a complete failure, và many critics & players alike ridiculed the developers who created these games.