TOP 20 SOFTWARE - SOLO FISICO
GamesIndustry.biz can reveal over 2.4 million games machines hardware were sold in the UK last year. PS4 was the biggest selling console, with sales flat year-on-year, but Nintendo Switch was the biggest growth area, with Switch console sales up more than 20 per cent.
The best-selling game of the year was FIFA 19 with 2.5 million units sold, 1.89 million of those sales came physically. That means when it comes to AAA releases, digital sales only account for around 25 per cent of the games sold. However, that percentage is getting bigger. Last year, 20% of FIFA 18's sales were digital.
Last year's FIFA 18 sold almost 2.7 million copies digitally and physically.
The data shows that FIFA 19 was indeed the No.1 game, with 1.89 million boxed sales, followed by Red Dead Redemption 2 with 1.757 million.
It's interesting to see Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, no doubt benefitting from strong Switch hardware sales, at No.5. The game sold more copies last year than it did in 2017, with 458,675 physical units sold, besting 2017's 341,531.
It wasn't the biggest exclusive in the charts, however, that honour falls to Spider-Man on PS4. The web slinger made No.4 with 676,621 games sold.
One element worth noting is that Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu has been listed separately from its sister product, Let's Go, Eevee. If both games sales had been combined into one, the game would actually have been at No.11.
01 FIFA 19 - 1,889,401
02 Red Dead Redemption 2 - 1,757,212
03 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - 1,172,855
04 Spider-Man - 676,621
05 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe - 458,675
06 Far Cry 5 - 434,133
07 Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy - 430,551
08 God of War - 399,395
09 Forza Horizon 4 - 392,960
10 FIFA 18 - 351,788
11 Grand Theft Auto V - 339,805
12 Spyro Reignited Trilogy - 333,725
13 Battlefield V - 313,100
14 Assassin's Creed Odyssey - 305,937
15 Super Smash Bros Ultimate - 284,155
16 Super Mario Odyssey - 240,710
17 Call of Duty: WWII - 230,576
18 Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu - 227,767
19 Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 226,125
20 Fallout 76 - 218,534