Fifa 22 tops 2021 best sales in France

With sales of 1.6 million, the football game clearly excels Pokemon Pearl and Diamond And the Mario Kart 8. In the wake of Covid, 2021 was marked by a low number of new products and a decrease in sales.

Who can depose King Viva? Once again, soccer tops the annual ranking of best-selling video games in France published by Sell (Consortium of Entertainment Software Publishers). With 1.6 million copies sold, its performance is much better than FIFA 21 Last year (1.3 million sales as of December 31, 2020). Above all, it clearly outperforms the competition: No. 2, Pokemon Sparkling Diamond And the Pokemon Sparkling Pearlapproaching 600,000 cumulative sales.

Since 2020, Sell’s rankings have included sales in digital format on the PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store, increasingly affecting results. about FIFA 22, a third of sales, or 500,000 copies, come from digital. about Call of Duty Vanguardthat’s 200,000 of the game’s 487,000 sales. The title is as old as GTA Vdigital is by far the majority: 328,000 sales, compared to 168,000 in physical form!

Only Nintendo is refusing to connect sales of its virtual eShop to the rest of the industry. So it is impossible to know the actual performance of their licenses. But even without this sales channel, eight games from Nintendo made it into the top 20 of the year, 4 of which made it into the top 10…

sales decline

Mixed last year. Compared to the extraordinary fiscal year 2020, when the French threw themselves on their consoles to occupy their restrictions and curfews, sales of video games in physical form fell by 10% and those in digital form by 7%, with a total value of 1.1 billion. euro.

At the same time, 2.37 million consoles were sold, a +2.4% increase over 2020. The Switch alone accounts for 1.3 million sales, Nintendo told Le Figaro. According to insider Ludostrie, the Sony PS5 has sales of 600,000 and Microsoft Xbox Series sales of 215,000. The rest represents PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales.

The market is suffering from the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difficulties Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have had on their new console production lines with a shortage of semiconductors means that supply is far less than consumer demand. Game production within studios has been turned upside down by remote work, and several titles have been pushed back to 2022. As a result, the 2021 release schedule has been bleak to say the least…which is reflected in the top-selling segment.

And therefore , Mario Kart 8 DeluxeAfter its release in 2017, it comes in at number three with sales of no less than 503,000. It is closely followed by FIFA 21 (Released September 2020), 501,000 copies sold, Stainless GTA V (2013), showing an additional 469,000 sales. Phenomenon of the year 2020 with over 1 million sales, Animal Crossing New Horizons 433,000 more stopped in 2021.

A loaded 2022

On the news side in addition to FIFA 22 And the PokemonAnd the Call of Duty Vanguard Activision fared worse than usual with just 487,000 sales. competition Battlefield 2042 (EA), which critics criticized for its lack of finishes, reports a poor performance with just 161,000 sales.

horror game Resident Evil Village (Capcom) does a little better (173000), while far cry 6Ubisoft’s big year-end game, recorded 215,000 sales. This is less than launch Far Cry 5 In 2018. On the other hand, Nintendo sold 437,000 copies of its game Super Mario 3D World and 276000 of Mario Party Superstars. Another example of the power of Mario’s license.

If 2021 is poor in novelties, 2022 is overflowing with it. The year got off to a great start with releases Pokemon Arsius (Nintendo) in January, then Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony) and elden ring (Bandai Namco) in early March. The latter has already proven itself as one of the great commercial successes of the last twelve months. The films are expected to be released by the end of the year God of War Ragnarok (Sony) , Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 (Nintendo) and starfield (Microsoft Bethesda). It’s safe to bet that game sales in 2022 will rise.

The 20 best selling video games of 2021

1- heresy : FIFA 22 (EA), sales 1.59 million

2- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo), 503,150 sales excluding digital

3- FIFA 21 (EA), 501,483 sales

4- heresy Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision), sales 486,957

5- GTA V (Take-Two), 469,634 sales

6- heresy Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo), 437,432 sales excluding digital

7- Animal Crossing New Horizons (Nintendo), 433,286 sales excluding digital

8- heresy Pokemon Sparkling Diamond (Nintendo); 375,371 sales excluding digital

9- Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition (Microsoft), 301,907 sales excluding digital

10- Call of Duty: Cold War Black Ops (Activation), 287,912 sales

11- heresy Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo), 276,632 sales excluding digital

12- A ring fit for adventure (Nintendo), 259,379 sales excluding digital

13- heresy Pokemon Sparkling Pearl (Nintendo), 221,879 sales excluding digital

14- Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony), 220,349 sales

15th- heresy far cry 6 (Ubisoft), 215,356 sales

16- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft), 214,369 sales

17- heresy The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo), 209444 sales excluding digital

18- heresy Resident Evil Village (Capcom), 173,893 sales

19- heresy Battlefield 2042 (EA), 161,797 sales

20- Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo), 161,470 sales excluding digital.

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