Nintendo Physical Game Sales Made Up 47% Of All UK Retail Game Sales In 2021

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While digital game sales are rising year upon year, Nintendo is still the champion of physical media. And that is reflected in 2021’s sales charts, as the Big N made up 47% of physical games 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 entire Call of Duty series have seen their digital shares drop.

Nintendo doesn’t currently share their digital sales, but its results overall are nothing to sneeze at, even if the numbers might be hiding a plateau in digital sales numbers.

Last year’s UK sales, below, show some familiar faces, with a few new Nintendo releases sneaking in there with some big numbers.

Here’s a look at the top 20 selling games in the UK this year (thanks, Gamesindustry.biz!):

Title Units Sold Digital Sales
FIFA 22 2,338,778 60.8%
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 Not 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 Not Published
Minecraft 445,124 18.3%
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 Not Published
Battlefield 2042 297,462 58.6%
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 236,834 96.3%
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 225,477 18.4%
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond 210,507 Not Published
Guardians of the Galaxy 192,576 27.4%

Do you still purchase physical games, or do you go for mostly digital nowadays? Let us know down below!



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