UK 2015 Results: Best-Selling Games Revealed, PS4 #1 in Market Share & Software Sales

January 14, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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The full UK video game report for 2015 by GfK was unveiled today through MCV, with the market data firm revealing that PlayStation 4 market share (units sold) was #1 with 36.3%, followed by the Xbox One with 29.7%, Xbox 360 with 12.5%, and PlayStation 3 with 7.1%. The PlayStation Vita was all the way in 10th for hardware market share at 0.7%, placing it in a tie with the Nintendo DS.

The PS4 also won for market share (revenue) and it saw the highest software sales.

According to GfK, there are now roughly 5.5 million gamers in the UK that own either a PS4 or Xbox One, with new-gen game sales rising by over 50% in 2015.

As for overall physical UK industry sales in 2015, they fell 8% year-over-year to £2.1 billion. This includes software dropping to £928 million (from £948 million in 2014), hardware dropping to £689 million (£915 million in 2014), and accessories rising to £496 million (£431 million in 2014).

Looking at the best-selling games of 2015 at retail, FIFA 16, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, and Star Wars Battlefront all sold over one million units, with Grand Theft Auto V at 999,000.

Here’s the top 20 selling games in the UK for 2015:

  1. FIFA 16 (2,516,079 units sold)
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (1,928,813 units sold)
  3. Fallout 4 (1,126,929 units sold)
  4. Star Wars Battlefront (1,018,884 units sold)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (998,726 units sold)
  6. Batman: Arkham Knight
  7. FIFA 15
  8. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  9. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  10. LEGO Jurassic World
  11. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  12. Battlefield Hardline
  13. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  14. Minecraft: Story Mode
  15. Halo 5: Guardians
  16. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  17. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  18. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  19. Dying Light
  20. The Elder Scrolls Online

FIFA 16 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 were the top two games on PS4 and Xbox One, with FIFA 16 and Minecraft the top two games on PS3 and Xbox 360.

What do you think of the UK results?

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