Report: Top 10 Highest-Grossing Arcade Games of All Time

According to a new compiled data list from USGamer, we now have the most up-to-date list of highest-grossing arcade software. Among the list are several Nintendo-published arcade cabinets, with some grossing more than $1 billion. The highest grossing game, Pac-Man, is estimated to have generated more than $7.5 billion in revenue when counting inflation.

Here are the top-10 arcade cabinets by revenue. Make sure to check out the full article for more information!

1. Pac-man

  • Cabinets Sold: 400,000
  • Revenue by 1990: $3,500,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $7,681,491,635

2. Space Invaders

  • Cabinets Sold: 360,000
  • Revenue by 1982: $2,702,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $6,612,228,000

3. Street Fighter 2

  • Cabinets Sold: 200,000 (60,000 SF II, 140,000 CE)
  • Revenue by 1995: $2,312,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $3,582,553,228

4. Ms. Pac-Man

  • Cabinets Sold: 125,000
  • Revenue by 1987: $1,200,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $2,494,552,816

5. NBA Jam

  • Cabinets Sold: 20,000
  • Revenue by 1994: $1,100,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $1,704,501,968

6. Defender

  • Cabinets Sold: 60,000
  • Revenue by 1993: $1,000,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $1,588,463,873

7. Asteroids

  • Cabinets Sold: 100,000
  • Revenue by 1991: $800,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $1,346,548,823

8. Mortal Kombat II

  • Cabinets Sold: 27,000
  • Revenue by 2002: $600,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $787,607,559

9. Mortal Kombat

  • Cabinets Sold: 24,000
  • Revenue by 2002: $570,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $748,462,000

10. Donkey Kong

  • Cabinets Sold: 132,000
  • Revenue by 1982: $280,000,000
  • Inflation adjusted: $686,262,000

Did any games on the list surprise you? Did you expect any other games to make the top 10? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!

Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.