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Need for Speed (abbreviation: NFS) is a multiplatform racing video game series with the first game The Need for Speed being released on August 31, 1994.

On October 21, 2009, Electronic Arts announced the franchise had sold over 100 million units, making Need for Speed the most commercially successful racing game series of all time.[1]

Games

SmallLogoTheNeedforSpeed The Need for Speed - Pioneer Interactive
3DO - August 31, 1994
PC (DOS) - August 31, 1995
PlayStation - March 20, 1996
Sega Saturn - July 6, 1996
Special Edition
PC (Windows 95) - 1996
SmallLogoNeedforSpeed2 Need for Speed II - EA Canada
PC - April 30, 1997
PlayStation - March 31, 1997
Special Edition
PC - 1997
SmallLogoNeedforSpeed3HotPursuit Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - EA Canada, EA Seattle
PC - October 12, 1998
PlayStation - March 25, 1998
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedHighStakes Need for Speed: High Stakes - EA Canada
PC - June 1, 1999
PlayStation - March 1, 1999
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedPorscheUnleashed Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed - EA Canada
PC - March 24, 2000
PlayStation - February 29, 2000
SmallLogoMotorCityOnline Motor City Online - EA Seattle
PC - October 29, 2001 - August 29, 2003
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedTopSpeed Need for Speed: Top Speed - WildTangent
PC - 2002
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedHotPursuit2 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 - EA Seattle, EA Black Box
PC - October 21, 2002
GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox - September 30, 2002
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUnderground Need for Speed: Underground - EA Black Box
GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox - November 17, 2003
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUnderground2 Need for Speed: Underground 2 - EA Black Box
GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox - November 9, 2004
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedMostWanted Need for Speed: Most Wanted - EA Black Box, EA Redwood Shores
PC - November 11, 2005
GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox - November 15, 2005
Xbox 360 - November 16, 2005
Black Edition
PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox - November 15, 2005
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedCarbon Need for Speed: Carbon - EA Black Box, EA Canada
GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360 - October 31, 2006
PlayStation 3, Wii - November 19, 2006
Macintosh - August 17, 2007
Collector's Edition
PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 - October 31, 2006
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedProStreet Need for Speed: ProStreet - EA Black Box, EA Canada
PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 - November 13, 2007
Collector's Edition
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - October 31, 2006
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUndercover Need for Speed: Undercover - EA Black Box, Exient Entertainment (PS2, Wii)
PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 - November 17, 2008
Collector's Edition
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - November 17, 2008
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedShift Need for Speed: Shift - Slightly Mad Studios
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - September 15, 2009
Special Edition
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - September 15, 2009
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedNitro Need for Speed: Nitro - EA Montreal
Wii - November 2, 2009
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUnderground2 Need for Speed: World - EA Singapore, EA Black Box, Quicklime, Easy, EA Vancouver
PC - July 27, 2010 - July 14, 2015
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedHotPursuit2010 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) - Criterion Games, DICE, Exient Entertainment (Wii)
PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 - November 16, 2010
Limited Edition
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - November 16, 2010
SmallLogoShift2Unleashed Shift 2: Unleashed - Slightly Mad Studios
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - March 29, 2011
Limited Edition
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - March 29, 2011
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedTheRun Need for Speed: The Run - EA Black Box, Firebrand Games (Wii)
PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 - November 15, 2011
Limited Edition
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - November 15, 2011
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedMostWanted2012 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - Criterion Games, DICE
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - October 30, 2012
Wii U - March 19, 2013
Limited Edition
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - October 30, 2012
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedRivals Need for Speed: Rivals - Ghost Games, Criterion Games
PlayStation 4 - November 15, 2013
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - November 19, 2013
Xbox One - November 22, 2013
Limited Edition
PlayStation 4 - November 15, 2013
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 - November 19, 2013
Xbox One - November 22, 2013
Complete Edition
PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One - October 21, 2014
SmallLogoNeedforSpeed2015 Need for Speed (2015) - Ghost Games, Criterion Games, Visceral Games, EA Shanghai
PlayStation 4, Xbox One - November 3, 2015
PC - March 15, 2016
Deluxe Edition
PlayStation 4, Xbox One - November 3, 2015
PC - March 15, 2016
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedPayback Need for Speed: Payback - Ghost Games
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One - November 10, 2017
Deluxe Edition
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One - November 7, 2017
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedEdge Need for Speed: Edge - EA Spearhead
PC - Unreleased

Localisations

SmallLogoOverDrivinDX Over Drivin' DX
PlayStation - April 19, 1996
SmallLogoOverDrivinGTR Over Drivin' GT-R
Sega Saturn - December 20, 1996
SmallLogoOverDrivinSkylineMemorial Over Drivin' Skyline Memorial
PlayStation - February 10, 1997
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUndergroundJ Need for Speed: Underground J-Tune
PlayStation 2 - June 24, 2004
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUnderground2 ShaDo Need for Speed: Underground 2 Sha Do
PlayStation 2 - July 14, 2005
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedShowdown Need for Speed: Showdown
Android - Unreleased

Handheld

SmallLogoNeedforSpeedPorscheUnleashed Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed - Pocketeers
Game Boy Advance - March 15, 2004
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUnderground Need for Speed: Underground - Pocketeers
Game Boy Advance - December 18, 2003
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUndergroundRivals Need for Speed: Underground Rivals - Team Fusion
PlayStation Portable - February 24, 2005
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUnderground2 Need for Speed: Underground 2 - Pocketeers
Game Boy Advance - November 15, 2004
Nintendo DS - May 10, 2005
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedMostWanted Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Pocketeers (GBA), Sensory Sweep Studios (DS)
Gameboy Advance - November 15, 2005
Nintendo DS - November 11, 2005
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedMostWanted510 Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 - Team Fusion
PlayStation Portable - November 15, 2005
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedCarbonOTC Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City - Exient Entertainment (DS), Team Fusion (GBA, PSP), Tectoy Digital (Zeebo)
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable - October 31, 2006
Zeebo - May 29, 2009
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedProStreet Need for Speed: ProStreet - Exient Entertainment (DS), EA Black Box (PSP)
Nintendo DS - November 13, 2007
PlayStation Portable - February 18, 2008
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUndercover Need for Speed: Undercover - Exient Entertainment (DS), Piranha Games (PSP)
Nintendo DS - November 13, 2007
PlayStation Portable - February 18, 2008
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedShift Need for Speed: Shift - EA Bright Light (PSP)
PlayStation Portable - September 15, 2009
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedNitro Need for Speed: Nitro - Firebrand Games
Nintendo DS - November 2, 2009
Nitro-X
Nintendo DSi - November 15, 2010
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedTheRun Need for Speed: The Run - Firebrand Games
Nintendo 3DS - November 15, 2011
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedMostWanted2012 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - Criterion Games, DICE
PlayStation Vita - October 30, 2012

Phone

SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUnderground2 Need for Speed: Underground 2 - Ideaworks Game Studio
Phone (Java) - July 15, 2005
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedMostWanted Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Pocketeers
Phone (Java) - July 15, 2005
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedCarbon Need for Speed: Carbon - Rovio Mobile
Phone (Java) - 2006
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedProStreet Need for Speed: ProStreet - IronMonkey Studios
Phone (Java) - 2007
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedUndercover Need for Speed: Undercover - EA Mobile (Phone), Exient Entertainment (BB), IronMonkey Studios (iOS, N-Gage, WP)
Blackberry - August 26, 2009
iOS - April 27, 2009
Nokia N-Gage 2.0 - March 17, 2009
Phone (Java) - November 18, 2008
Windows Phone - May 7, 2009
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedShift Need for Speed: Shift - IronMonkey Studios (Android, iOS, WP)
Android - December 18, 2010
iOS - December 18, 2009
Windows Phone - December 18, 2009
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedHotPursuit2010 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) - IronMonkey
Android - 2011
iOS - November 16, 2010
Windows Phone - February 1, 2012
SmallLogoShift2Unleashed Shift 2: Unleashed - Firemonkeys
iOS - August 4, 2011
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedMostWanted2012 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - Firemonkeys
Android, iOS - October 30, 2012
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedNoLimits Need for Speed: No Limits - Firemonkeys
Android, iOS - September 30, 2015
SmallLogoNeedforSpeedNoLimitsVR Need for Speed: No Limits VR - Firemonkeys
Android (Daydream) - December 15, 2016

Arcade

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Trivia

  • The Need for Speed is a reference to a movie quote in Top Gun.
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted has sold 16 million units and is the best selling game in the franchise.[2]
  • The first two games in the V-Rally franchise were sold with the Need for Speed title in North America, but are not part of the Need for Speed series.

References

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