Some of the most popular games in Nintendo's "Kirby" series include "Kirby Triple Deluxe," "Kirby Air Ride" and "Kirby's Canvas Curse." No game in the series has yet come close to outselling the very first game, "Kirby's Dream Land" for the Game Boy, which sold over five million copies worldwide.
The first "Kirby" game was released in 1992 and was extremely popular in its time. Most "Kirby" games since have sold between 1.5 to 2.5 million copies over their lifetime worldwide.
The 2014 release "Kirby: Triple Deluxe" had strong initial sales. The game was released for the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS. It is a two-dimensional platformer similar to most of the mainline entries in the series, but has something of a three-dimensional aspect as enemy attacks can come from the background.
One of the best-reviewed games in the series was the 2005 release "Kirby: Canvas Curse" for the Nintendo DS. The game departed from the normal platformer gameplay of the series and emphasized use of the touch screen and stylus to interact with the game world.
"Kirby's Return to Dream Land" for the Nintendo Wii was another popular entry in the series. The game featured a cooperative multiplayer mode that allowed other players to play as series staples Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee.