UK charts: Mario is the third biggest gaming franchise

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Chart data firm GfK has published the thirty biggest gaming franchises in the United Kingdom which is the biggest video games market in Europe. Nintendo’s iconic Mario is the third biggest video game franchise after FIFA and Call of Duty. Other big games in the top ten include Rockstar Games acclaimed, Grand Theft Auto series, and also The Pokemon Company’s Pokemon games with the mainline games developed by Game Freak. You can view the top thirty best sellers in the chart below.

“This is a fascinating list and anyone who has been following the development of the video game industry as I have no doubt will show little surprise at the sheer value, size, and breadth of this market.

“What was once seen as a niche sector is now an unquestionably mainstream market generating billions in revenue annually. The characters in these games have become much-loved heroes, from Lara Croft to Luigi and Mario, to Sonic the Hedgehog. Terms used in the franchises have entered our vocabulary, and there are more than a few gamers who could navigate their way around the outskirts of San Francisco from their time at the wheel of a stolen car in GTA.”

Dorian Bloch, GfK’s senior client insight director for gaming.

The UK Top 30 Selling Video Game Brands by Revenue

No. Surname Title Count Series start Publishers
1 FIFA 50 1993 EA
2 Call of Duty 32 2003 Activision Blizzard
3 Mario 109 1987 Nintendo
4 Grand Theft Auto 21 1997 rock star
5 LEGO 77 1997 Warner/LucasArts/TT Games/Eidos
6 Starwars 113 1983 EA/LucasArts/Warner
7 The Sims 106 2000 EA
8th Pokemon 93 1999 Nintendo
9 Assassin’s Creed 27 2007 Ubisoft
10 Need For Speed 30 1994 EA
11 sonic 55 1991 Sega
12 WWE and WWF 61 1987 Take Two/THQ/Acclaim
13 Marvel 106 1982 Sony/Warner/Square Enix
14 Wii Fit 3 2008 Nintendo
15 Tom Clancy 72 1997 Ubisoft
16 Guitar Hero/DJ Hero 18 2006 Activision Blizzard
17 Pro Evolution Soccer 22 2001 konami
18 Skylanders 6 2011 Activision Blizzard
19 battle field 30 2002 EA
20 Tomb Raider 31 1996 Eidos/Square Enix
21 Halo 15 2001 Microsoft
22 DC 43 1986 Warner/EA/Square/Telltale
23 formula one 66 1992 Codemasters/EA/Sony
24 Gran Turismo 13 1998 Sony
25 forza 13 2005 Microsoft
26 Harry Potter 13 2001 EA/Warner
27 Crash Bandicoot 22 1996 Activision/Vivendi/Sony
28 The Olympic Games 20 1992 Sega/Nintendo/Eidos/Konami/T2
29 zelda 35 1987 Nintendo
30 PGA Tour Golf 46 1990 EA/Take Two

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