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UK: Over 47% of all games sold at physical retail last year were on the Switch

Physical games tracker GfK Entertainment doesn’t just release sales data every week. They also release some sales data for how video games did in the previous year in the UK. Although it may have released later than you would expect, 2021 is no exception.

FIFA and Call of Duty did rather well last year, with 2 FIFA installments and 2 Call of Duty games being among the highest-selling games in the UK last year. One company, Nintendo, had a very interesting 2021. According to the GfK via GamesIndustry, “47% of all games sold at physical retail last year in the UK were on Nintendo Switch“, and that isn’t even including digital sales. A top 20 chart of 2021 UK sales, with splits for digital sales, can be seen down below.

PosTitleUnitsDigital Share
1FIFA 222,338,77860.8%
2Call of Duty: Vanguard975,33958.3%
3Grand Theft Auto 5967,24276.9%
4FIFA 21602,22462.3%
5Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*599,8810%
6Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War549,49074.3%
7Spider-Man: Miles Morales505,80330.6%
8Animal Crossing: New Horizons*457,4070%
10Red Dead Redemption 2395,66978.2%
11F1 2021371,47064.1%
12Far Cry 6371,02044.7%
13Assassin’s Creed Valhalla358,37948.1%
14Resident Evil Village331,25254.8%
15Super Mario 3D World + Bower’s Fury*321,0100%
16Battlefield 2042297,46258.6%
17Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege236,83496.3%
18Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart225,47718.4%
19Pokémon Brilliant Diamond*210,5070%
20Guardians of the Galaxy192,57627.4%

*Digital Data Unavailable


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