Top 5 most expensive video games

5 of the most expensive video games ever produced

Take a look at the most expensive videogames ever made. You won't believe it! If you are a gamer this is a must-read article. Keep reading to find out all the incredible details!

Take a look at the most expensive videogames ever made. You won't believe it! If you are a gamer this is a must-read article. Keep reading to find out all the incredible details!

Nowadays, video games bring in huge profits that fall within the range of multi-million or a few billion dollars. Plus with technological improvements that promise faster and superior gaming devices, video games are now a vital part of the entertainment industry.

Here are some games that have been made with massive budgets. The production costs listed here include both the developmental and marketing costs, adjusted with inflation.

1- Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2- $292

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2- $292

Released in 2009 by Activision, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the sixth installment in the Call of Duty series and opened to critical and commercial acclaim. It sold over 4.7 million copies within the first 24 hours of its release, and as of now, has sold over 22.7 million copies.

2- Grand Theft Auto V - $285

Grand Theft Auto V - $285

Grand Theft Auto V is markedly different from its predecessors. It has both first and third-person perspectives and the story follows three criminals on their heists all across a fictionalized version of Southern California. It remains as the fastest-selling entertainment product in history having made over $1 billion within the first three days of release. It has so far earned over $6 billion in revenue and is the third best-selling video game of all time with over 110 million units sold.

3- Star Wars: The Old Republic - $223 Million

Star Wars: The Old Republic - $223 Million

Star Wars: The Old Republic is set at a time where there is a sort of peace between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. As a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, it had one of the largest development budgets for a game. It uses a hybrid free-to-play business model with a paid subscription. And within just three days of its release, it had over a million subscribers.

4- Halo 2 - $212 Million

Halo 2 - $212 Million

Halo 2 was released in 2004 by Bungie as a sequel to Halo: Combat Evolved. Even now, it remains as one of the most popular Xbox games ever released.

5- Final Fantasy VII - $125-226

Final Fantasy VII - $125-226

This one's pretty old- it was released in 1997 for PlayStation and made Japanese role-playing games hugely popular all over the world. A  significant amount of the game's budget was allocated to marketing. There was even a commercial that was played on prime-time television alongside  shows such as Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons.

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