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Switch was Europe’s best-selling console of 2021, best-selling games revealed

Posted on January 30, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

GSD has provided new data about the sales of the European gaming market for 2021.

Looking at hardware, there were 7.1 million consoles sold during the year for a 20 percent increase compared to 2020. Switch was the best-selling console despite a 6 percent drop year-over-year. However, the system did see a boost in Denmark, Finland, Italy, and Sweden in 2021. Switch Joy-Con were the third best-selling accessory product.

In terms of software, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the fifth best-selling title in Europe throughout 2021. While it moved up five spots, sales dipped a bit by 9 percent. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury came in at #7. Had the sales of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl been combined, they would have ended up at #5. Keep in mind that Nintendo doesn’t report digital data.

The list of best-selling games in Europe last year are as follows:

European GSD 2021 Top 20 Games (Digital + Physical)

1FIFA 22 (EA) 
2Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
3FIFA 21 (EA)
4Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard)
5Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
6Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
7Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo)*
8Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision Blizzard)
9Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
10Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)
11Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)*
12F1 2021 (EA/Codemasters)
13Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
14Minecraft: Switch Edition (Nintendo/Mojang)*
15Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (Nintendo)*
16Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft)
17Resident Evil Village (Capcom)
18Battlefield 2042 (EA)
19Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo)*
20Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)*

* Digital data unavailable


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