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.
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|
|Call of Duty: Vanguard||975,339||58.3%|
|Grand Theft Auto V||967,242||76.9%|
|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|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||395,669||78.2%|
|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|
|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%|
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