Nintendo released a steady amount of games during 2014 and was, arguably, probably one of their biggest years since the Wii U launched in 2012. But it’s with some surprise that the flagship titles, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros in particular, were bested by a new IP for the Nintendo 3DS in Germany’s 2014 game charts.
Compiled by chart-tracker MediaBiz, Tomodachi Life was the sixth best-selling game from last year, beating heavily marketed titles such as Watch Dogs, The Sims 4 and Destiny in the individual charts. Though it couldn’t fend off the likes of FIFA or Grand Theft Auto V, Tomodachi Life reportedly sold more than 200k copies in Germany alone – an incredible feat for a quirky, off-the-wall game.
Further down the chart, Mario Kart 8 just slides into the top 20, placing at 17 and is closely followed by Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at 19 and 20. Super Smash Bros for Wii U, while it released late in the year, managed to grab leverage at 33 and its 3DS counterpart scored ten places higher at 23. Below you’ll find the top 20 best-selling games of 2014 in Germany, but you can check out the full 100, here.
1. PS4 FIFA 2015 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) >500k
2. PS3 FIFA 2015 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
3. PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE)
4. PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
5. PC DIABLO 3: REAPER OF SOULS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
6. 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
7. PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY (UBISOFT)
8. PS3 MINECRAFT (SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT)
9. PS4 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT) >200k
10. PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
11. PS4 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
12. PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
13. PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE)
14. PS4 FIFA 2014 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15. PC LANDWIRTSCHAFTS-SIMULATOR 2015 (ASTRAGON)
16. PS4 THE LAST OF US REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT)
17. WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
18. PS3 FIFA 2014 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19. 3DS POKÉMON OMEGA RUBIN (NINTENDO)
20. 3DS POKÉMON ALPHA SAPHIR (NINTENDO)