Video games sales vs
Metacritic score

2014

TOP 10
* = data not available
for the year 2014

Best-Reviewed Games on Metacritic

Source

# Title Metascore Sales
1 Grand Theft Auto V - XB1 97 2,131,639
2 Grand Theft Auto V - PS4 96 5,343,619
3 The Last of Us Remastered - PS4 95 2,685,445
4 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 92 2,884,121
5 Dark Souls II -X360 91 *
6 Bayonetta 2 - WiiU 91 *
7 Dark Souls II - PC 91 *
8 Dark Souls II - PS3 91 1,107,505
9 Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition - PS4 90 827,544
10 Rayman Legends - PS4 90 *

Top-selling games at retail ranked by unit sales on Vgchartz

Source

# Title Sales Metascore
1 Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (3DS) 7,344,819 83
2 COD: Advanced Warfare (PS4) 5,467,522 83
3 Dairantou Smash Bros (3DS) 5,637,175 85
4 GTA V (PS4) 5,343,619 97
5 FIFA 15 (PS4) 5,251,485 82
6 Destiny (PS4) 4,391,968 76
7 Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) 4,078,405 88
8 FIFA 15 (PS3) 5,637,175 *
9 COD: Advanced Warfare (XOne) 3,900,148 81
10 Minecraft (X360) 3,637,585 82

CONCLUSIONS

- The best selling games don't imply best reviewed games and vice versa. Keeping in mind correlation is not causation.

- 'Destiny', for example, the 6th best selling videogame (worldwide) is the number 1 on Forbes list for 'Most Disappointing Games of 2014' (Source)

2014 METASCORE FOR VIDEOGAMES

Metascore>50
Metascore>74
74 - Metascore - 50
41,7% 52,6% 5,7%