Submit a news tip



Animal Crossing: New Horizons was Australia’s best-selling game of 2020, Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sales see big jump

Posted on January 15, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

The success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is well-documented at this point. It sold incredibly well in 2020, including in Australia. In fact, it was the region’s best-selling game of the year overall.

Speaking of success, Nintendo was the top publisher of 2020 with a 16 percent market share. If you only count physical games (the company doesn’t report digital data), the number increases to 29 percent. Switch sales were up 88 percent year-over-year while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 88 percent more boxed copies than it did in 2019.

Here’s a look at Australia’s best-selling games of 2020:

GSD Annual 2020 Top 20 Video Games (Digital + Physical)

Position Title
1 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* (Nintendo)
2 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision Blizzard)
4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision Blizzard)(EA)
5 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
6 FIFA 21 (EA)
7 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
8 The Last of Us Part 2 (Sony)
9 NBA 2K20 (2K Games)
10 NBA 2K21 (2K Games)
11 Ghost of Tsushima (Sony)
12 Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft)
13 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
14 FIFA 20 (EA)
15 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
16 Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)*
17 Cyberpunk 2077 (Bandai Namco/CD Projekt)*
18 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (Activision)
19 Minecraft: Switch edition (Mojang)*
20 Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)*

*Digital data not available

GSD Annual 2020 Top 10 Video Games (Digital)

Position Title
1 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
2 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision)
3 NBA 2K20 (2K Games)
4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision Blizzard)
5 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
6 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
7 NBA 2K21 (2K Games)
8 FIFA 21 (EA)
9 Uno (Ubisoft)
10 FIFA 20 (EA)

GSD Annual 2020 Top 10 Video Games (Physical)

Position Title
1 Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
2 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)
3 The Last of Us Part 2 (Sony)
4 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision Blizzard)
5 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
6 Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)
7 Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt/Bandai Namco)
8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision)
9 Minecraft: Switch Edition (Mojang)
10 Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)

Source

Leave a Reply