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UK - Top 20 best selling games of 2017 (Now with digital numbers) *UPDATED*

ZhugeEX

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2017 was the biggest ever year for games software, reaching a record £3.56bn in sales, driven by record results in both Digital and Online sales (£1.6bn, +13.4%) and Mobile Games, which achieved revenues over £1bn for the first time (£1.07, +7.8%). Boxed software remains a substantial factor in software sales and reversed recent trends to return a +3.4% increase in sales to £790m.

Top 20 Games (Packaged and Digital Sales)*

01. FIFA 18 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) - 2,696,721 (19.9% digital)
02. CALL OF DUTY: WWII (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) - 2,442,416 (22.8% digital)
03. GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2) - 1,080,022
04. ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS (UBISOFT) - 679,965 (20.4% digital)
05. DESTINY 2 (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) - 673,551 (38.5% Digital)
06. STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II (ELECTRONIC ARTS) - 658,814 (21.5% digital)
07. CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) - 651,354 (26.5% digital)
08. TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS (UBISOFT) - 574,889
09. GRAN TURISMO: SPORT (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 484,833 (12.4% digital)
10. HORIZON ZERO DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 456,374
11. FIFA 17 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) - 425,778
12. FORZA HORIZON 3 (MICROSOFT) - 400,118
13. CALL OF DUTY: INFINTE WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) - 381,478
14. RESIDENT EVIL 7 (CAPCOM) - 354,247
15. MARIO KART 8 DELUXE (NINTENDO) - 341,531*
16. SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY (NINTENDO) - 339,719*
17. LEGO WORLDS (WARNER BROS.) - 336,676
18. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD (NINTENDO) - 329,013*
19. FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 (MICROSOFT) - 267,981 (21% digital)
20. FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA) - 223,557

*Nintendo and Bethesda don't provide digital sales numbers (Not that it'd make a difference to the top 10)


(I looked into the numbers and you can assume around a ~25% digital share, on average, for the games above.)



https://eraltd.org/news-events/press-releases/2018/streaming-boom-helps-entertainment-outstrip-the-printed-word/
 
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Lite_Agent

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Somewhere. I think.
You should specify Nintendo don't share their eShop data, in case anyone is wondering why some games went missing compared to the previous Top 10.

Edit: oh wait, it's Super Data, so not the official digital numbers, right?
 

Joffy

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Oct 30, 2017
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Huh, nice. Kind of crazy that Assassin's Creed Origins managed to outsell Destiny 2, didn't see that coming
 

lordlad

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damn...whoever that proposed and approved that crash remake must have gotten a huge bonus...
 

kadotsu

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Oct 25, 2017
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Digital rise and pre-owned drop is almost equal. It would be interesting to see more detailed stats on digital share. I would like to know if the game type affects digital adoption.
 

Benji

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Oct 25, 2017
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Fifa and COD WW2 are just insane

Also amazing results for Creed Origins and Crash Bandicoot
 

Scubamonk

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Oct 30, 2017
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At this rate GTA 5 will still be in the top 10 when the generation ends. Provided GTA 6 hasn't come out by then.
 

Ametroid

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Oct 27, 2017
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As expected of UK... mostly into biggest and most mainstream western games as usual with not much variety, disappointing
 
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With or without digital data, there was in fact no Nintendo games in the UK top 10 for 2017, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda landed just below Horizon Zero Dawn : https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-12-revealed-the-best-selling-uk-boxed-games-of-2017

Also Zhuge, according to Games Industry, apparently not only Nintendo and Bethesda are not sharing their digital date with the ISFE, butalso Konami. Could Matt confirm that Konami share their digital units with NPD ?
 

TheBaldwin

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Feb 25, 2018
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Not surprising, and actually enjoy all those top 10's

Surprised about destiny 2 though, game has already dropped down to £20 here which is pretty huge price drop so thought it would have done poor in the U.K..

Also damn does U.K. And Europe still love crash.
 

Gestault

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Oct 26, 2017
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2017 was a hell of a year. This is one of those times where almost everything on the list makes sense in terms of the mass market appeal and overall quality.
 

Kolx

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Oct 25, 2017
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GT continue to be the best selling bomba, and GTA selling more than D2 wtf
 
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Before someone ask, yes those numbers includes bundles since the retail data is from GfK/Chart Track, so probably GT Sport wouldn't be as high as this without them, but plenty of others titles were bundled too.
 

dex3108

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Oct 26, 2017
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Ubisoft had good year in UK. AC Origins outselling Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2 is nice surprise.
 

~Fake

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OH MY GOD. Crash, Horizon Zero Dawn and Gran Turismo in Top10?
This is what I like to see.
 

tyfon

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Funny how Crash almost beat Battlefront 2 and Destiny 2.
Also good to see that GT:S up there, it's a very good game imho.
 

Alex840

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Oct 31, 2017
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Man, us Europeans love GT! Can’t beleive it beat Horizon in just over 2 months on sale!
 

Pancakes R Us

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Oct 27, 2017
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DAMN, SON. Crash Bandicoot is the biggest selling exclusive of 2017!! What a hit, son, what a hit. Take a freaking bow.

Where are the haters at?
 

B.O.O.M.

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Oct 25, 2017
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Great result for Horizon and Crash. GT not too shabby either. GTA is absolute bonkers
 

ClarkusDarkus

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Oct 27, 2017
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Would love a breakdown of top 10 VR games sold for PSVR aswell, As i'm more into that then normal gaming. But i know it's not deep enough to warrant such breakdowns.

GTAV is just a monster, Everyone i know who has it also buys shark cards.
 

Kill3r7

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Oct 25, 2017
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2017 was the biggest ever year for games software, reaching a record £3.56bn in sales, driven by record results in both Digital and Online sales (£1.6bn, +13.4%) and Mobile Games, which achieved revenues over £1bn for the first time (£1.07, +7.8%). Boxed software remains a substantial factor in software sales and reversed recent trends to return a +3.4% increase in sales to £790m.

Top 10 Games (Packaged and Digital Sales)*

01. FIFA 18 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) - 2,696,721
02. CALL OF DUTY: WWII (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) - 2,442,416
03. GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2) - 1,080,022
04. ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS (UBISOFT) - 679,965
05. DESTINY 2 (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) - 673,551
06. STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II (ELECTRONIC ARTS) - 658,814
07. CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) - 651,354
08. TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS (UBISOFT) - 574,889
09. GRAN TURISMO: SPORT (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 484,833
10. HORIZON ZERO DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 456,374

*Nintendo and Bethesda don't provide digital sales numbers (Not that it'd make a difference to the top 10)


(I looked into the numbers and you can assume around a ~25% digital share, on average, for the games above.)



https://eraltd.org/news-events/press-releases/2018/streaming-boom-helps-entertainment-outstrip-the-printed-word/
Those COD numbers look dubiously close to FIFA. Outside of that, the rest of the numbers seem plausible.

EDIT: Removed the bit about D2 and AC:O as I was mistaken.
 
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TheDinoman

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Oct 25, 2017
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How dare Crash Bandicunt sell more than Horizon

This was actually a post on the old forums and I swear to god it actually said "Bandicunt"
 

Nephilim

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Oct 28, 2017
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Congrats to Origins and Horizon.
Despite the lootcrate controversy aboit Battlefront 2 so i'm having a lot of fun with it, so i'm happy for that too.
 

Benji

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Those COD numbers look dubiously close to FIFA and AC:O over D2 goes against physical trends and announcements by Activision. Outside of that, the rest of the numbers seem plausible.
Retail was already "dubiously close" between Fifa and COD.

People don't realize how many units COD WW2 has been moving
 

Raijinto

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Oct 28, 2017
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So the best debuts of the year outside of the 2 behemoths sell way under 1 million, with the 2 behemoths selling way over 2 million? That is an amazing jump in popularity, considering that AC, D2 and Crash still all did very well. Those top 2 are insane.

Shame about the childish passive aggressiveness ITT though. Sales threads are becoming insufferable lately because of it.