What are the best-selling games in 2020 in France? Like every year, SELL analyzed the results of the video game sector as a whole and was able to provide us with the list of the 20 big winners of this year like no other.
If 2020 has been an extremely special year in more ways than one, it has nevertheless been able to have a positive impact at certain levels. For his part, the video game industry has obviously suffered from numerous postponements linked to the delay taken by the studios on game development. However, the multiple lockdowns allowed players to find more time to play, evidenced by SELL figures (Syndicate of Leisure Software Publishers). Indeed, in France, the sale of video games recorded an increase of 25% compared to 2019, which is a more than considerable leap. And like every year, the publisher took the opportunity to unveil the ranking of the 20 titles that have sold the most throughout the year.
No big surprise, it’s again FIFA which takes the top of this list with no less than 1.3 million sales for FIFA 21. It is closely followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, one of the biggest worldwide successes of the year, which has sold 1.07 million copies with us. Important precision, however: for the first time, the ranking takes into account both physical and digital sales, except for games published by Nintendo who did not wish to communicate Nintendo eShop sales. In other words, it is not impossible that by adding these, Animal Crossing takes the top of the ranking. Finally, without much surprise once again, it is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which brings up the rear of this top 3 with a total of 665,000 sales.
Among the other novelties of 2020, we find in particular Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 5th place with 566,000 sales, The Last of Us Part II in 8th place with 434,000 sales, Super Mario 3D All Stars in 10th place with 324,000 sales (excluding digital), 51 Worldwide Games in 14th place with 257,000 sales (excluding digital), Ghost of Tsushima in 16th place with 236,000 sales and finally Dragon Ball Z Kakarot in 19th place with 207,000 sales. For the rest, there are many titles released in previous years with, as usual, an overwhelming presence of Nintendo productions. Thus, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (6th), Ring Fit Adventure (13th), Luigi’s Mansion 3 (15th), New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (17th), Super Mario Party (18th) or even Zelda: Breath of the Wild (20th ) continued to woo gamers in 2020.
Note that almost eight years after its release, GTA V continues to explode records by reaching 4th position in this ranking with no less than 602,000 sales to his credit. In this sense, it records his biggest record since 2014 where it had sold 593,000 copies, if not 2013 whose sales figures are unknown. It also records a phenomenal jump compared to 2019 when it sold 171,000 copies “Only”. Finally, while it was tipped to be one of the biggest hits of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 unfortunately shines by its absence from the top of its 177,000 copies sold. A figure much less flattering than that revealed by CD Projekt Red last December, which announced 13 million sales worldwide.