List of fastest-selling products

This is a list of the fastest-selling product superlatives. The definition of “fastest-selling” typically refers to sales results in the first week of a product’s release, (i.e., which product had the biggest launch). Sometimes, rather than comparing sales figures relative to time, the target to be reached is fixed (e.g. sales at 5 million units), and the comparison is based upon how many weeks it takes to reach it (e.g. 52 weeks vs. 56 weeks).


1 Video games
2 Smartphones
3 Consumer electronics
4 Music

4.1 Albums
4.2 Concerts

5 Books
6 Cars
7 Miscellaneous
8 References

Video games[edit]

Video game – 2013 PS3/Xbox 360 game Grand Theft Auto V sold 12 million units in its first day making $800 million in sales (including pre-orders) and 16.5 million units in three days ($1 billion in sales).[1]
PC Game – 2012 game Diablo III selling 6.3 million units in its first week.[2]
Nintendo 3DS game – 2013 game Pokémon X and Y selling 4 million units in two days.[3]
Wii game – 2008 game Super Smash Bros. Brawl selling 2.7 million units in its first week.[citation needed]
PlayStation 2 game – 2004 game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas selling 2.06 million units in its first week.[citation needed]
PlayStation 4 game – 2016 game Final Fantasy XV shipped 5 million units on its first day.[4]
Nintendo DS game – 2007 game Pokémon Diamond and Pearl selling 1.757 million units in its first week.[citation needed]
Game Boy Color game – 2000 game Pokémon Gold and Silver selling 1.4 million units in its first week.[citation needed]
Mobile game – The game Angry Birds Space has been downloaded 50 million times in 35 days, making it the fast selling mobile game of all time.[5]
Xbox Live game – Minecraft selling 100,000 units within its first day.[6]
PlayStation Network game/PlayStation download – Journey.[7][8]
Steam game – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with PC steam sales figures unavailable at source. While not quite relevant, it sold 10 million units for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms in about a month with 7 million in the first week.[9][10]
IP (UK) – L.A. Noire[11]


Samsung sold 11 million Galaxy S5 phones during the first month of availability.
Pre-order of 2012 – iPhone 5, of which the pre-orders exceeded two million in 24 hours of its launch.[12]
iPhone 6 selling over 4 million units in 24 hours.[13]

Consumer electronics[edit]

Game console (Japan) – Nintendo 3DS selling five million units in 52 we