Note: This is only the top 15, full list HERE.
This is a chart created by the folks at TitleMax showing the fifty highest grossing video game franchises to date. SPOILER: Pokemon. Everything pales in comparison to Pokemon, even Mario, who had a fifteen year head start on the pocket monsters. That's crazy. If I could go back in time I'd invent Pokemon, then, knowing my business acumen, run it into the ground before it ever stood a chance to make a dollar. Then I'd have to go even further back in time and smack myself with a tire iron.
Thanks to Cyndi M, who agrees the best video game franchise of all time remains Monkey Island.