Although each product is in a different industry – from smartphones, video game consoles and music albums – there are obvious similarities between leaders.
All the products that made the list were innovative in their respective categories.
Many of the best-selling products were successful because they were from a franchise. Although both were instant successes, Apple continues to release new versions of the iPad and the iPhone. The 11th generation of the Toyota Corolla, another bestseller product, hit the markets in the month of May 2012. The Mario franchise made 31 titles.
Most of the products on our list – but not all – have reached an extended population. Rubik’s cube could be bought and played by anyone. Harry Potter, while initially geared towards a young audience, was finally appreciated by people of all ages. Even the iPad, while generally considered a luxury product, has multiple features and price levels.
PkBazaar.PK has studied the product categories that generate the attention of many groups and command high and often long-lasting loyalty. And then identified the individual products that had the highest sales in their category. Toys, electronic products, books and movies. However, the most successful of these are the best-selling products of all time.
Here is the list of the best-selling items of all time.
1. Rubik’s Cube
Ernő Rubik created the first prototype of the “Magic Cube” in 1974 in Budapest, Hungary. An American toy manufacturer purchased the product license and renamed it Rubik’s Cube (Rubik’s Cube) in 1980, making the puzzle an international star. At the peak of toy popularity in the mid-1980s, the company estimates that nearly a fifth of the world’s population had tried to solve Rubik’s Cube. With its attractive colors, accessibility and level of difficulty of the puzzle, the Rubik’s cube has maintained its popularity over the years.
In just five years, 250 million iPhones have been shipped, making it the best selling smartphone to date. The Apple iPhone is generally leading the sales at telecom companies: Verizon, AT & T and Sprint. The research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that the iPhone has generated about $ 150 billion in revenue for Apple since its introduction on the market in June 2007. There are five generations of the iPhone: the original, 3G, 3GS before, 4 and 4S, and more likely. With newer generations often more popular than previous ones, iPhone sales are likely to continue to grow at a healthy pace.
3. Harry Potter
Scholastic Corporation published the first book of the Harry Potter series in the United States in the 1990s, under the name Harry Potter and the Stone Sorcerer (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). The book achieved instant success and Harry Potter became the best-selling series, with sales totaling $ 7.7 billion. The novels made J.K. Rowling one of the most paid writers in the world and led to a film franchise of the same success. Recently, Rowling has agreed to release versions of the series as an e-book, which earned $ 1 million in three days. The latest entry, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), is one of the fastest-selling books of all time, with more than 11 million copies sold the first 24 hours of its publication.
4. Michael Jackson Thriller
The 30th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s release of Thriller by Epic Records will be this November 2012. One of the first albums to use music videos as a promotional tool, he has reached his status as the best selling album of all time in just over a year. Jackson won eight Grammy Awards in 1984 for Thriller, including Album of the Year. Seven of the songs on the album were Billboard Top 10 hits. To put Pop’s King album sales in perspective, My World (1 and 2) of Justin Bieber collectively sold only 3.2 million.
5. Super Mario
The character “Mario” started in 1981 from the popular franchise Donkey Kong. Since then, the Italian plumber has appeared in dozens of titles, including at least 31 separate titles that have reached 1 million sales. One of the sub-franchises, Super Mario, alone has sold more than 262 million units. While this is the most popular video game franchise of all time, the mobile Angry Birds franchise, which creates mobile games, has logged more than one billion downloads.
Apple first released iPad in April 2010. The iPad was an instant hit and became the first commercially successful tablet computer. Recently, the company launched the third generation of its very popular tablet computer. Since its launch, more than 67 million iPads have been sold. To put this number in perspective, it took Apple 24 years to sell the same number of computers. According to IDGConnect, 12% of iPad users in business (at work, not at home) no longer use their personal computer.
7. Star Wars
In 2009, James Cameron’s Avatar movie became the most profitable American box office movie of all time. Adjusted for inflation, the movie Gone with the Wind remains the most profitable film, according to Box Office Mojo. However, when a film franchise is considered – and counting inflation – nothing comes close to George Lucas’ star wars. The original film debuted in 1977, earning more than $ 1.4 billion. With the next five movies, ending with episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the franchise returned $ 4.54 billion.
8. Toyota Corolla
Corolla has been in sales for more than four decades, with the evolutionary model of more than 11 generations. When it was introduced to the market, Toyota sold a Corolla car every 40 seconds. The vehicle was also the first of the Japanese manufacturer that chose to produce it in the United States – sales in the United States began in 1968. Just behind the Corolla for the best-selling car is Ford F-150 pickup.
ipitor belongs to a class of drugs called statins that help reduce the level of LDL – so-called bad cholesterol – in the blood. It was developed by Warner-Lambert, which then merged with Pfizer, and was approved for commercialization by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1997. Although Lipitor was not the first in its class, its ability to reduce cholesterol and significant advertising quickly helped to be at the top of its class of drugs. The same year that it was released, the FDA began to allow direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs. In 2008, the size of the drug advertising market grew to more than $ 4.5 billion, and in 2009 Lipitor had the biggest advertising expense of any other drug. This last November 2011, Pfizer’s patent regarding the drug is over. Since 1997, the drug has had sales of more than $ 125 billion, which amounts to 20% to 25% of Pfizer’s sales during this period.
The first edition of the Sony PlayStation, released in 1995, was the invasion of the Japanese electronics manufacturer in video games. Five years after the first PlayStation was released, Sony began selling the PlayStation 2, the second edition of its console. The PS2 has become the most popular gaming console of all time, selling more than 150 million units in early 2011. The PS3, which hit the market in 2006, was less successful, but the franchise as a whole is by far the most popular in history, having sold more than 300 million units. The video game console has been enhanced by popular game franchises, including the Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto, and the Gran Turismo series.