Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo GameCube Games Of All-Time

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The Nintendo GameCube was far from Nintendo's most successful piece of video game hardware, but it does have a special place in the hearts of many. Further, it had quite a few great games.

That said, NPD Group's Mat Piscatella has revealed the top ten best-selling Nintendo GameCube games in the United States of all-time. And as you would expect, there's a lot of Mario.

Here's the full top ten:

1. Super Smash Bros. Melee

2. Mario Kart: Double Dash (the reason I personally bough a GameCube)

3. Super Mario Sunshine

4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

5. Luigi's Mansion

6. Metroid Prime

7. Animal Crossing

8. Sonic Adventures 2

9. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

10. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

If you were around and gaming during the somewhat short-lived GameCube era, most of this list won't be that surprising, especially the top games. That said, while Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is a well-regarded game, I'm surprised it snuck in there. Further, the fact that Sonic Adventures 2 was the best-selling third-party game -- and the only one to make the top ten -- is pretty surprising, especially when you consider the war of Sega Vs. Nintendo was still fresh in the memory of many.

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And I'm not alone, many Nintendo fans were surprised by some of the top-ten list.

Anyway, what's your favorite GameCube game? Mine: Double Dash, of course.