Some of the world’s best-selling products succeeded because they created something that did not exist before.
However, other product’s success came hand in hand with an all-out battle with the competition.
Whatever the secret of their success, some products have been with us for a long time, that we see every day and that we consume regularly.
But can you tell which the best-selling products in the world are? Here are the 5 best-selling products in all of history (according to the ranking conducted by 24/7 Wall St).
The U.S. multinational Apple – which designs and produces technology – has two products that have been among the best sellers. First is the iPad, which includes within a single device the functions of a smartphone and a laptop computer but with a medium-size, lighter and multi-touch screen. Despite the great competition from tablets, especially from Korean and Chinese brands, the iPad remains the star of this market since the first generation, called iPad 1, was announced by Steve Jobs on January 27, 2010.
4. Mario Bros
The video game sector also has its place on the list, and the first to appear in the Italian plumber most remembered in the world for his phrase ‘It’s me, Mario.‘This character is the main attraction of the arcade-type video game, which has sold 262 million units, designed and developed by Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto in 1983, where Mario and Luigi, his younger brother, must defeat their enemies.
3. Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla is a car manufactured by the Japanese brand Toyota in 1966, and only one year later it became the best-selling car in the world. This car over time has had twelve generations, and the last one was launched in 2009. Among the features that allowed them to sell more than 32 million units are four-speed manual and two-speed automatic transmissions.
Lipitor is a drug manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer that reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol and, although other firms have similar drugs, this product has led the market for years. However, its reign since it appeared in 1997 has been significantly reduced: in 2011 its patent expired, and other laboratories manufacture it under other names.
The first place belongs to PlayStation, the best-selling console with 344 million units sold since December 3, 1994, the official launch date. This console has a design that is remembered by users for its gray rectangular shape and compact and lightweight design, a CD player on the top, and slots for memory cards on the front.
However, we cannot fail to mention other products and brands that have not stopped selling since they were launched on the market, such as Coca-Cola, Lays, the Rubik’s Cube, and the Harry Potter saga.