PS4 Slim, Pokemon Games Top Amazon’s Best-Selling Video Game Items For 2016

by Robert Workman


It’s been a big year for video games on the Amazon site, as the retailer has once again posted big sales numbers across the board, for hardware and software alike. Of course, its Amazon Prime program has been a big contributor to this, not only with free two-day shipping, but also 20 percent discount on a majority of its newer game titles.

The company recently posted its 2016 results, indicating what where the biggest sellers for the year. Hardware-wise, Sony dominated once more, just as it did in 2015, with its PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle, which is currently going for $249.99 and includes a copy of one of last year’s most impressive games. Close behind in second place was the Black Ops III PlayStation 4 bundle, followed by the PlayStation 4 Pro in third place. (Amazon didn’t say where the Xbox One S consoles ranked for the season.)

In addition, Amazon also posted its top twenty selling games, and coming in first place were none other than Pokémon Sun at number one and Pokémon Moon in second place. Rounding out the top five were Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV, Sony’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Madden NFL 17 for the Xbox One. The full top twenty is below.

  1. Pokémon Sun (3DS)
  2. Pokémon Moon (3DS)
  3. Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
  4. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)
  5. Madden NFL 17 (Xbox One)
  6. Madden NFL 17 (PS4)
  7. Skyrim: Special Edition (PS4)
  8. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition (PS4)
  9. FIFA 17 (PS4)
  10. Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4)
  11. Battlefield 1 (Xbox One)
  12. Skyrim: Special Edition (Xbox One)
  13. Battlefield 1 (PS4)
  14. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition (Xbox One)
  15. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
  16. No Man’s Sky
  17. Tom Clancy’s The Division (Xbox One)
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)
  19. Overwatch (PlayStation 4)
  20. Doom (PlayStation 4)

As for accessories, PlayStation Store gift cards ruled the roost, with the $20 one coming in first place, followed by the $10 and $50 cards. The 1-year PlayStation Plus membership came in fourth, while the specially offered $60 PlayStation Store Gift Card rounded out the top five. Other items in the remaining list included the Xbox $10 gift card (at number six) and the Nintendo 3DS AC adapter (in ninth).

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.