Explore the best-selling PlayStation Portable – PSP games of all time. Discover the classics that dominated the PlayStation Portable platform.
The PlayStation Portable (PSP) was a revolutionary handheld gaming console, and it hosted some of the most iconic games in the history of portable gaming. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the best-selling PSP games of all time. These games not only entertained millions but also left an indelible mark on the world of gaming.
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories: At the top of the list is the action-adventure juggernaut, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Developed by Rockstar Leeds and Rockstar North, this game took players into the gritty world of Liberty City. It was released in North America on October 24, 2005, and went on to sell a staggering 8 million units worldwide.
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories: Following closely is Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, released on October 31, 2006. This action-adventure game, like its predecessor, provided gamers with a thrilling experience. It sold over 5 million units, solidifying the GTA franchise’s dominance on the PSP.
- Monster Hunter Portable 3rd: Monster Hunter Portable 3rd was a sensation when it hit the PSP on December 1, 2010. This action role-playing game, developed by Capcom, garnered a massive fan base and sold an impressive 4.9 million copies.
- Gran Turismo: For racing enthusiasts, Gran Turismo was a dream come true. Released on October 1, 2009, this sim racing game from Polyphony Digital sold over 4 million units. It delivered a realistic racing experience to gamers on the go.
- Monster Hunter Freedom Unite: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, released on March 27, 2008, was another hit for Capcom. This action role-playing game captivated players and sold 3.8 million copies.
- Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters: February 13, 2007, saw the release of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, a platform game developed by High Impact Games. While specific sales figures are not available, it enjoyed substantial success.
- God of War: Chains of Olympus: The iconic God of War franchise made its mark on the PSP with Chains of Olympus, released on March 4, 2008. This action-adventure hack and slash title, developed by Ready at Dawn, sold 3.2 million copies.
- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII: Final Fantasy fans were treated to Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, released on September 13, 2007. Developed by Square Enix, this action role-playing game sold 3.1 million copies, taking players on a journey through the beloved FFVII universe.
- Monster Hunter Freedom 2: Another entry from the Monster Hunter series, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, was released on February 22, 2007. This action role-playing game from Capcom Production Studio 1 sold 2.4 million copies.
- Daxter: Daxter, a platform game released on March 14, 2006, introduced players to the adventures of Jak and Daxter in a handheld format. Developed by Ready at Dawn, it sold 2.3 million copies.
- Tekken: Dark Resurrection: Tekken: Dark Resurrection, a fighting game from 8ing, hit the PSP on July 6, 2006. It sold 2.2 million copies, bringing the thrilling battles of Tekken to the palm of your hand.
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker: Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, was released on April 29, 2010. This action-adventure stealth game, developed by Kojima Productions, sold 1.99 million copies.
- Dissidia Final Fantasy: Dissidia Final Fantasy, released on December 18, 2008, was a dream come true for FF fans. Developed by Square Enix, this fighting game sold 1.81 million copies, allowing players to pit their favorite Final Fantasy characters against each other.
- Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition: Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, a racing game from Rockstar San Diego, made its PSP debut on June 27, 2005. It sold 1.4 million copies and took gamers into the thrilling world of underground street racing.
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0: Racing fans had their need for speed satisfied with Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0, released on November 15, 2005. This game, developed by EA Black Box and EA Canada, sold 1.32 million copies.
- Monster Hunter Freedom: Monster Hunter Freedom, released on December 1, 2005, sold 1.3 million copies. Capcom Production Studio 1 once again delivered a thrilling action role-playing experience.
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep: Square Enix transported players to the enchanting world of Kingdom Hearts with Birth by Sleep, released on January 9, 2010. This action role-playing game sold 1.27 million copies.
- Star Wars: Battlefront II: Star Wars: Battlefront II brought the galaxy far, far away to the PSP on October 31, 2005. Developed by Pandemic Studios, it sold 1.27 million copies and allowed players to engage in epic Star Wars battles.
- God of War: Ghost of Sparta: The God of War saga continued on the PSP with Ghost of Sparta, released on November 2, 2010. This action-adventure hack and slash game, developed by Ready at Dawn, sold 1.2 million copies.
- God Eater: God Eater, released on February 4, 2010, was an action role-playing game that sold 1.05 million copies. It introduced players to a world filled with monstrous adversaries.
- Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee: Golf enthusiasts had their fair share of fun with Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee, released on December 12, 2004. Developed by Clap Hanz, it sold over 1 million copies, offering an enjoyable golfing experience.
- Wipeout Pure: Wipeout Pure, a racing game from Studio Liverpool, sold 1 million copies after its release on March 24, 2005. It delivered fast-paced anti-gravity racing action to the handheld gaming world.
- WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008: Last but not least, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 was released on November 13, 2007. Developed by Yuke’s, it sold 1 million copies, bringing the world of professional wrestling to the PSP.
The Best-Selling PlayStation Portable (PSP) Games of All Time
|No.||Game||Copies Sold||Release Date||Genre(s)||Developer(s)||Publisher(s)|
|1||Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories||8 million||October 24, 2005||Action-adventure||Rockstar LeedsRockstar North||Rockstar Games|
|2||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories||5.03 million||October 31, 2006||Action-adventure||Rockstar LeedsRockstar North||Rockstar Games|
|3||Monster Hunter Portable 3rd||4.9 million||December 1, 2010||Action role-playing||Capcom||Capcom|
|4||Gran Turismo||4.67 million||October 1, 2009||Sim racing||Polyphony Digital||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|5||Monster Hunter Freedom Unite||3.8 million||March 27, 2008||Action role-playing||Capcom||Capcom|
|6||Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters||3.73 million||February 13, 2007||Platform||High Impact Games||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|7||God of War: Chains of Olympus||3.2 million||March 4, 2008||Action-adventure||Ready at Dawn||WW: Sony Computer Entertainment JP: Capcom|
|8||Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII||3.1 million||September 13, 2007||Action role-playing||Square Enix||Square Enix|
|9||Monster Hunter Freedom 2||2.4 million||February 22, 2007||Action role-playing||Capcom Production Studio 1||Capcom|
|10||Daxter||2.3 million||March 14, 2006||Platform||Ready at Dawn||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|11||Tekken: Dark Resurrection||2.2 million||July 6, 2006||Fighting||8ing||Namco|
|12||Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker||1.99 million||April 29, 2010||Action-adventure||Kojima Productions||Konami|
|13||Dissidia Final Fantasy||1.81 million||December 18, 2008||Fighting||Square Enix||Square Enix|
|14||Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition||1.4 million||June 27, 2005||Racing||Rockstar San Diego||Rockstar Games|
|15||Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0||1.32 million||November 15, 2005||Racing||EA Black BoxEA Canada||Electronic Arts|
|16||Monster Hunter Freedom||1.3 million||December 1, 2005||Action role-playing||Capcom Production Studio 1||Capcom|
|17||Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep||1.27 million||January 9, 2010||Action role-playing||Square Enix||Square Enix|
|18||Star Wars: Battlefront II||1.27 million||October 31, 2005||Third-person shooterfirst-person shooter||Pandemic Studios||LucasArts|
|19||God of War: Ghost of Sparta||1.2 million||November 2, 2010||Action-adventure||Ready at Dawn||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|20||God Eater||1.05 million||February 4, 2010||Action role-playing||Shift||WW: Bandai Namco Entertainment NA: D3 Publisher|
|21||Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee||>1 million||December 12, 2004||Golf||Clap Hanz||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|22||Wipeout Pure||1 million||March 24, 2005||Racing||Studio Liverpool||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|23||WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008||1 million||November 13, 2007||Sports||Yuke’s||THQ|
The PlayStation Portable hosted a remarkable array of games, and these best-sellers stand as a testament to the platform’s enduring popularity. From the crime-ridden streets of Liberty City to the fantastical realms of Final Fantasy, the PSP provided unforgettable gaming experiences that continue to be cherished by fans worldwide.