While sales of digital games increase year after year, Nintendo remains the champion of physical media. And that’s reflected in the 2021 sales charts, as the Big N accounted for 47% of physical game media sales last year.
Games like FIFA 22 and Grand Theft Auto V saw a big slice of the digital pie in 2021, but others like the whole Call of Duty series have seen their numerical shares fall.
Nintendo doesn’t currently share its digital sales, but its overall results are nothing to sneeze at, though the numbers may hide a plateau in the digital sales numbers.
Last year’s UK sales below show some familiar faces, with a few new Nintendo releases sneaking in with big numbers.
Here’s a look at the top 20 best-selling games in the UK this year (thanks, Gamesindustry.biz!):
|Title||Units sold||Digital Sales|
|Call of Duty: Vanguard||975 339||58.3%|
|Grand Theft Auto V||967 242||76.9%|
|FIFA 21||602 224||62.3%|
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||599,881||Non published|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War||549 490||74.3%|
|Spider-Man: Miles Morales||505 803||30.6%|
|Animal Crossing: New Horizons||457 407||Non published|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||395,669||78.2%|
|F1 2021||371 470||64.1%|
|far cry 6||371,020||44.7%|
|Assassin’s Creed Valhalla||358 379||48.1%|
|Resident Evil Village||331 252||54.8%|
|Super Mario 3D World + Bower’s Fury||321,010||Non published|
|Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege||236,834||96.3%|
|Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart||225,477||18.4%|
|Pokemon Shiny Diamond||210 507||Non published|
|guardians of the galaxy||192,576||27.4%|
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