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

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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 been released later than you would expect, 2021 is no exception.

FIFA and Call of Duty did rather well last year, with 2 FIFA installations 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.

position Title units Digital share
1 FIFA 22 2,338,778 60.8%
2 Call of Duty: Vanguard 975,339 58.3%
3 grand theft auto 5 967,242 76.9%
4 FIFA 21 602,224 62.3%
5 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* 599,881 0%
6 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 549,490 74.3%
7 Spider-Man: Miles Morales 505,803 30.6%
8th Animal Crossing: New Horizons* 457,407 0%
9 Minecraft 445,124 18.3%
10 Red Dead Redemption 2 395,669 78.2%
11 F1 2021 371,470 64.1%
12 Far cry 6 371,020 44.7%
13 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 358,379 48.1%
14 Resident Evil Village 331,252 54.8%
15 Super Mario 3D World + Bower’s Fury* 321,010 0%
16 Battlefield 2042 297,462 58.6%
17 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 236,834 96.3%
18 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 225,477 18.4%
19 Pokemon Brilliant Diamond* 210,507 0%
20 Guardian of the Galaxy 192,576 27.4%

*Digital Data Unavailable

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