GTA5 sells over 1m copies in 2020 alone.
The UK video games market exceeded £4bn for the primary time in 2020.
In accordance with the Entertainment Retailers Association, 2020 revenues had been £4.2bn, up 14.5 per cent on 2019.
Video video games had been boosted by world lockdowns final yr, and downloads soared. The ERA mentioned the most important single phase of the video games market is the digital video games enterprise, which incorporates the whole lot from cell and streamed video games to downloads. This phase grew by 16.3 per cent to £3.6bn in 2020, with downloads, digital subscriptions (Xbox Sport Move, for instance), and DLC all contributing closely.
The digital video games enterprise within the UK was so huge final yr it was value greater than the complete video market and twice as a lot because the music market, the ERA mentioned.
As for the bodily video games phase, it returned to progress in 2020 with revenues up 4.6 per cent to £598.5m – regardless of the affect of lockdowns on the excessive avenue. Elevated recreation buying throughout lockdown in addition to new gaming consoles in November drove this progress, the ERA mentioned.
The ERA additionally printed its high 10-selling video games within the UK of 2020 checklist, full with gross sales figures that mix bodily and obtain gross sales. Of word: Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ digital gross sales usually are not included right here (Nintendo doesn’t but provide the Interactive Software program Federation of Europe, which provides the info to the ERA for this chart, with digital information). If digital gross sales had been included, the Nintendo Change megahit would little doubt have appeared greater up on the checklist. And sure, the seven-year-old Grand Theft Auto 5 was the third best-selling recreation within the UK in 2020.
- FIFA 21 – 2,182,694
- Name Of Responsibility: Black Ops Chilly Warfare – 1,420,353
- Grand Theft Auto 5 – 1,127,222
- FIFA 20 – 903,810
- Name Of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare – 897,350
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 810,462
- Murderer’s Creed Valhalla – 665,815
- The Final Of Us Half 2 – 539,247
- NBA 2K20 – 481,507
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – 436,957