FIFA 15 Takes Home #1 Spot in the UK During 2014, Physical Video Game Sales Drop 6.6% Year-on-Year

January 2, 2015Written by Jason Dunning


Now that the year is over, the Entertainment Retailer’s Association has compiled sales data for all of 2014 in the UK, which is based off Gfk Chart-Track statistics and IHS estimates.

In terms of numbers, video game software sales in the UK rose by 7.5% to £2.45 billion last year. This breaks down with physical video game sales dropping 6.6% year-on-year to £948.5 million, while digital games rose 18.8% to £1.5 billion.

Switching to actual retail sales for entertainment products, the movie Frozen sold 4.012 million copies to be the #1 seller in stores during 2014, with FIFA 15 in 2nd at 2.66 million copies sold.

In total, there were five video games in the UK top 20 best-selling video games, movies, and albums of 2014, which you can see below:

  1. FIFA 15 – 2,663,296 units sold
  2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 1,837,025 units sold
  3. Grand Theft Auto V – 1,341,472 units sold
  4. Destiny – 937,235 units sold
  5. Watch Dogs – 808,799 units sold

Are you at all surprised by the top 5 selling games in the UK for 2015?

[Source: MCV UK (1), (2)]