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10 best-selling products of all time

Last updated on: July 12, 2012 08:41 IST

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There are some products that create a lot of buzz when launched, some fail to get off the shelve and then there are some that not only break all records, but also change our lives.

Let's take a look at 10 such products.

Source: 24/7 Wall St

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Image: Employees work at a dairy plant in Litovel, one of the world's biggest producer of traditionally made parmesan cheese, in Italy.
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Rubik's Cube

Category: Toy

Units sold/sales: 350 million units

Parent Company: Seven Towns Ltd

Global rank: 1

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iPhone

Category: Smartphone

Units sold/sales: 250 million units

Parent Company: Apple

Global rank: 2

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Harry Potter

Category: Book series

Units sold/sales: 450 million units

Parent Company: Scholastic (US publisher)

Global rank: 3

NOTE: The total units sold are series, not one title

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Image: JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter series.
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Michael Jackson's Thriller

Category: Album

Units sold/sales: 110 million units

Parent Company: Epic Records

Global rank: 4

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Mario Franchise

Category: Video game franchise

Units sold/sales: 262 million units

Parent Company: Nintendo

Global rank: 5

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iPad

Category: Tablet

Units sold/sales: 67 million units

Parent Company: Apple

Global rank: 6

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Star Wars

Category: Movies

Units sold/sales: $4.54 billion in ticket sales

Parent Company: 20th Century Fox

Global rank: 7

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Image: Star Wars has been a box-office bonanza.
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Toyota Corolla

Category: Vehicle

Units sold/sales: 39 million cars

Parent Company: Toyota

Global rank: 8

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Lipitor

Category: Pharmaceutical

Units sold/sales: $125 billion revenue

Parent Company: Pfizer

Global rank: 9

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Image: Lipitor is a Pfizer product.
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PlayStation

Category: Video game console

Units sold/sales: 300-plus million units

Parent Company: Sony

Global rank: 10


Image: PlayStation wraps up the top 10.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters
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