Sales tracker GSD (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz)– which assembles data from European areas such as Benelux, France, Switzerland, Nordics and Poland– has actually verified that the Switch was Europe’s most popular video gaming platform last year, with sales surging by 22% over the very same duration in 2019. Change outsold the PS4 by nearly three-to-one, with PS5 taking third place. Xbox Series X was fourth, followed by Xbox One.
In regards to software application, Nintendo was the most significant publisher of boxed video games in Europe, taking 28% of the marketplace share. EA was second with around half that portion. Ubisoft blazed a trail in terms of digital sales, with EA once again in 2nd (Nintendo does not share specific digital sales data).
FIFA 21 was Europe’s most popular video game in 2020, when considering both digital and physical sales. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was third, however, since this doesn’t include downloaded copies of the video game, it’s extremely likely that it in fact ranks greater. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe took 6th position, while Super Mario 3D All-Stars was 12th. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, Ring Fit Adventure and Super Mario Party were 15th, 18th and 20th respectively, while Just Dance 2021— which offered finest on Switch– handled 19th location.
GSD Annual 2020 Top 20 Video Games (Digital + Physical)
|1||FIFA 21 (EA)|
|2||Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)|
|3||Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)*|
|4||FIFA 20 (EA)|
|5||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision Blizzard)|
|6||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*|
|7||The Last of Us Part 2 (Sony)|
|8||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)|
|9||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare|
|10||Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)|
|11||NBA 2K20 (2K Games)|
|12||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)*|
|13||Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)|
|14||Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt)*|
|15||Minecraft: Switch Edition (Nintendo/Microsoft)*|
|16||Ghost of Tsushima (Sony)|
|17||Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)|
|18||Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)|
|19||Simply Dance 2020|
|20||Super Mario Party (Nintendo)*|
* Digital data not readily available
— which puts together information from European areas such as Benelux, France, Switzerland, Nordics and Poland– has confirmed that the Switch was Europe’s most popular gaming platform last year, with sales increasing by 22% over the exact same duration in 2019. Change outsold the PS4 by nearly three-to-one, with PS5 taking 3rd place. In terms of software, Nintendo was the biggest publisher of boxed games in Europe, taking 28% of the market share. EA was 2nd with around half that portion.