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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)

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

*Digital data not available

GSD Annual 2020 Top 10 Video Games (Digital)

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

GSD Annual 2020 Top 10 Video Games (Physical)

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


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