Forums - Sales Discussion - Top 100 best selling UK retail games for 2017 revealed, plus publisher market share

Last year, sales of boxed games in the UK stopped declining.

Although the number of physical games sold (23.8m) was 0.4% down over 2016, the revenue figure rose 2.1% to £792m.

This was helped by a stronger Christmas period, with boxed game sales across November and December rising over 5% compared with the year before - driven by a stronger performance of Call of Duty.

The result has helped the games retail marketplace, with UK retailer GAME reporting a more than 5% growth in sales at the end of last year (although that was also boosted by improved console sales).

Games (Retail)

Rank Title Publisher/Developer
FIFA 18 EA/EA Canada
Call of Duty: WWII Activision/Sledgehammer Games
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar/Rockstar North
Assassin's Creed Origins Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal
Star Wars Battlefront II EA/EA DICE
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Activision/Vicarious Visions
Destiny 2 Activision/Bungie
Gran Turismo Sport Sony/Polyphony
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ubisoft/Ubisoft France
10 Horizon Zero Dawn Sony/Guerrilla Games
11 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Nintendo
12 Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo
13 Forza Horizon 3 Microsoft/Playground Games
14 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo
15 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Activision/Infinity Ward
16 LEGO Worlds Warner Bros/TT Games
17 FIFA 17 EA/EA Canada
18 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Capcom
19 Fallout 4 Bethesda
20 Forza Motorsport 7 Microsoft/Turn 10
21 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Sony/Naughty Dog
22 WWE 2K18 2K/Yukes
23 Rocket League 505 Games/Psyonix
24 Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Warner Bros
25 Mass Effect Andromeda EA/BioWare
26 Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Siege Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal
27 Minecraft: Xbox Edition EA/4J studios
28 Doom Bethesda/id Software
29 Overwatch Blizzard
30 For Honor Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal
31 Need for Speed Payback EA/Ghost Games
32 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Bethesda/Machine Games
33 Battlefield 1 EA/EA Dice
34 The Sims 4 EA/The Sims Studio
35 South Park: The Fractured But Whole Ubisoft/Ubisoft San Francisco
36 Injustice 2 Warner Bros/Netherrealm Studios
37 Dishonored 2 Bethesda/Arkane Studios
38 Minecraft: PlayStation Edition Sony/4J Studios
39 1-2 Switch Nintendo
40 Splatoon 2 Nintendo
41 Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Ubisoft/Ubisoft France
42 LEGO City Undercover Warner Bros/TT Games
43 Prey Bethesda/Arkane Studios
44 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Microsoft/Bluehole Studio
45 PlayStation VR Worlds Sony/London Studio
46 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Warner Bros/TT Games
47 Pokemon Ultra Sun Nintendo/Game Freak
48 NBA 2K18 2K/Visual Concepts
49 F1 2017 Codemasters/Codemasters Birmingham
50 Overwatch: Game Of The Year Edition Blizzard
51 Pokemon Ultra Moon Nintendo/Game Freak
52 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Bethesda
53 Sonic Forces Sega/Sonic Team
54 Watch Dogs 2 Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal
55 WWE 2K17 2K/Yukes
56 LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Warner Bros/TT Games
57 Just Dance 2018 Ubisoft/Ubisoft France
58 Mario Kart 7 Nintendo
59 Sniper Elite 4 Sold Out/Rebellion
60 Mafia III 2K Games/Hangar 13
61 Hitman: The Complete First Season Square Enix/IO Interactive
62 The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame Warner Bros/TT Games
63 Dirt 4 Codemasters
64 New Super Mario Bros 2 Nintendo
65 Pokemon Sun Nintendo/Game Freak
66 Tekken 7 Bandai Namco
67 The Evil Within 2 Bethesda/Tango Gameworks
68 LA Noire Rockstar/Virtuos
69 LEGO Movie Avengers Warner Bros/TT Games
70 Tom Clancy's The Division Ubisoft/Massive
71 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Sony/Naughty Dog
72 Steep Ubisoft/Ubisoft France
73 Hidden Agenda Sony/Supermassive Games
74 Gears of War 4 Microsoft/The Coalition
75 Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Konami
76 Knowledge Is Power Sony/Wish Studios
77 Just Dance 2017 Ubisoft/Ubisoft France
78 Ark: Survival Evolved Studio Wildcard
79 Miitopia Nintendo
80 Final Fantasy XV Square Enix
81 Wipeout: Omega Collection Sony/Clever Beans and EPOS
82 Football Manager 2018 Sega/Sports Interactive
83 LEGO Jurassic World Warner Bros/TT Games
84 Pokemon Moon Nintendo/Game Freak
85 Minecraft: Story Mode - Complete Adventure Telltale Games
86 Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal
87 Rayman Legends Ubisoft/Ubisoft France
88 Micro Machines: World Series Codemasters/Just Add Water
89 Mineraft: Story Mode - Season 2 Telltale games
90 Tomodachi Life Nintendo
91 Titanfall 2 EA/Respawn
92 Star Wars Battlefront EA/DICE
93 Halo Wars 2 Microsoft/Creative Assembly
94 Super Mario Maker Nintendo
95 Yooka-Laylee Team17/Playtonic Games
96 Farpoint Sony/Impulse Gear
97 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition Bandai Namco/CD Projekt Red
98 NBA 2K17 2k/Visual Concepts
99 Halo 5: Guardians Microsoft/343 Industries
100 Persona 5 Atlus

Top Publishers (Units)

Last Year This Year Company Name Software Market share (Units)
1 1 Electronic Arts 17%
2 2 Activision Blizzard 15.7%
4 3 Nintendo 11.3%
3 4 Ubisoft 9.8%
6 5 Sony 7.9%
7 6 Warner Bros 6.9%
5 7 Take-Two 6.1%
9 8 Bethesda 5.1%
8 9 Microsoft 4.9%
10 10 Square Enix Europe 1.9%
19 11 Capcom 1.8%
12 12 505 Games 1.4%
11 13 Bandai Namco 1.4%
15 14 Codemasters 1.2%
16 15 Sega 1.2%
13 16 Tell-Tale 0.7%
24 17 Team17 0.6%
32 18 Sold Out 0.6%
14 19 Konami 0.5%
27 20 Maximum Games 0.4%

Top Publishers (Revenue)

Last Year This Year Company Name Software Market share (Value)
1 1 Electronic Arts 22.2%
2 2 Activision Blizzard 18.2%
5 3 Nintendo 12.5%
3 4 Ubisoft 9.7%
6 5 Sony 6.9%
8 6 Warner Bros 5.6%
4 7 Take-Two 5.1%
9 8 Microsoft 3.8%
9 9 Bethesda 3.2%
16 10 Capcom 1.7%
10 11 Square Enix 1.6%
11 12 Bandai Namco 1.4%
12 13 Codemasters 1.3%
18 14 Sega 1%
13 15 505 Games 0.7%
32 16 Sold Out 0.7%
15 17 Konami 0.5%
14 18 TellTale 0.5%
26 19 Team17 0.4%
New Entry 20 Studio Wildcard 0.4%

Results taken from resetEra



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Gta... My God. When will it stop selling?



Origins did pretty good! That one extra year really helped.



ironmanDX said:
Gta... My God. When will it stop selling?

Until everyone buy it



Extremely happy about Forza performance. Horizon 3 and Motorsport 7 did excellent.

Crash did extremely well as well. Hopefully we'll see a quality new game from the franchise.



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3 PS4 exclusives in Top 10 is a pretty impressive result for Sony.



Woo, 2017's GOTY was the best selling game of the year too



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
Woo, 2017's GOTY was the best selling game of the year too

Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works.



TheGamer_1995 said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Woo, 2017's GOTY was the best selling game of the year too

Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works.

It did this year, the proof is right there in the OP!



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Good on Crash is about all I can say.