The Entertainment Retailers Association has listed the top ten best-selling games in the United Kingdom during 2020. Last year video game sales revenue reached a staggering £4.2bn across digital and physical. Digital games are now the preferred choice with gamers in the UK with revenue reaching £3.6bn in 2020. Physical video game sales were at £598.5m. Predictably it was EA’s FIFA 21 which proved to be the game of choice.
- FIFA 21 – 2.182.694 units
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – 1.420.353
- Grand Theft Auto V – 1.127.222
- FIFA 20 – 903.810
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 897,350
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons* – 810.462
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 665.815
- The Last of Us: Part II – 539,247
- NBA 2K20 – 481.507
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – 436.957
“Games overtook video to become the UK’s biggest entertainment sector as long ago as 2013 when sales reached £2.3bn. In 2020 revenues were £4.2bn, a leap of 14.5% on 2019, and the first time it has breached the £4bn threshold.
The largest single segment is the digital games business which ranges from mobile and streamed games to downloads. It grew by 16.3% to £3.6bn in 2020, driven by increasing numbers of gamers buying direct to console games, digital subscriptions and downloadable content meaning it was worth more than the entire video market and twice as much as the music market.
Physical games enjoyed a return to growth in 2020 with revenues up 4.6% to £598.5m. Increased game purchasing during lockdown as well as new gaming consoles in November are driving this growth.
The biggest selling game was FIFA 21 with sales of 2.18 million units.”https://eraltd.org/