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Forums - Sales Discussion - UK Entertainment Retailers Association 2017 Charts - Game sales compared to movies & music

These charts include digital sales.

ERA Entertainment Chart 2017

Position

Category

Title

Artist

Company

Units sold

1

Albums

Divide

Ed Sheeran

Warner Music

2,702,839

2

Videogames

FIFA 18

 

Electronic Arts

2,696,721

3

Videogames

Call Of Duty: WWII

 

Activision Blizzard

2,442,416

4

Video

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

 

Walt Disney Studios

1,484,565

5

Video

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story

 

Walt Disney Studios

1,380,402

6

Video

Moana

 

Walt Disney Studios

1,293,787

7

Video

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

 

Walt Disney Studios

1,279,850

8

Videogames

Grand Theft Auto V

 

Take 2

1,080,022

9

Video

Bridget Jones's Baby

 

Universal Pictures

1,052,753

10

Albums

Human

Rag'n'Bone Man

Sony Music

1,001,913

11

Video

Guardians Of The Galaxy - Vol 2

 

Walt Disney Studios

873,825

12

Video

Trolls

 

20th Century Fox HE

872,586

13

Video

Sing

 

Universal Pictures

805,342

14

Video

Dunkirk

 

Warner Home Video

753,429

15

Videogames

Assassin's Creed Origins

 

Ubisoft

679,965

16

Videogames

Destiny 2

 

Activision Blizzard

673,551

17

Videogames

Star Wars Battlefront II

 

Electronic Arts

658,814

18

Videogames

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

 

Activision Blizzard

651,354

19

Video

Despicable Me 3

 

Universal Pictures

631,748

20

Video

Logan

 

20th Century Fox HE

614,631

21

Video

Doctor Strange

 

Walt Disney Studios

612,745

22

Albums

Now That's What I Call Music 96

Various Artists

Sony Music/Universal Music

601,906

23

Albums

Now That's What I Call Music 97

Various Artists

Sony Music/Universal Music

595,547

24

Video

Wonder Woman

 

Warner Home Video

591,316

25

Videogames

Tom Clancey's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

 

UBISOFT

574,889

26

Albums

Now That's What I Call Music 96

Various Artists

Sony Music/Universal Music

560,286

27

Video

Spider-Man - Homecoming

 

Sony Pictures

551,227

28

Video

Pirates Of The Caribbean - Salazars

 

Walt Disney Studios

538,735

29

Video

The Girl On The Train

 

20th Century Fox HE

525,996

30

Video

La La Land

 

Elevation Sales

525,342

31

Albums

The Thrill Of It All

Sam Smith

Universal Music

501,952

32

Video

The Boss Baby

 

20th Century Fox HE

501,453

33

Video

Fast & Furious 8

 

Universal Pictures

500,617

34

Video

The Lego Batman Movie

 

Warner Home Video

494,446

35

Videogames

Gran Turismo: Sport

 

Sony Computer Ent.

484,933

36

Albums

Glory Days

Little Mix

Sony Music

468,173

37

Video

Fifty Shades Darker

 

Universal Pictures

466,119

38

Video

Hacksaw Ridge

 

Elevation Sales

465,138

39

Videogames

Horizon Zero Dawn

 

Sony Computer Ent.

456,374

40

Video

War For The Planet Of The Apes

 

20th Century Fox HE

435,440

Music: Official Charts Company - Includes all physical formats, digital download albums and album equivalent streams

Video: Official Charts Company - Includes all physical formats, electronic sell-through (film titles only)

Games: GFK - physical formats / ISFE GSD - digital downloads

 

Also, there is this:

Demand for streaming services has helped UK consumer expenditure on entertainment (music, video, games) surpass spending on printed media (books, newspaper, magazine) for the first time in 2017, according to the Entertainment Retailers' Association (ERA). The main driven for this is the dramatic growth of digital services. 

The ERA data shows that UK consumers spent GBP 7.2 billion on music, videos and games in 2017, up 8.8 percent from 2016, compared with GBP 7.1 billion on books, newspapers and magazines. Entertainment sales reached record levels for the 3rd consecutive year, with spending on the printed world stagnant and down from its peak of GBP 8.3 billion in 2017. 

 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 02 March 2018

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Some interesting info and impressive stats:

-GTA V made number 8 in 2017, 4 years after it's initial release, 3 years after it's next gen release, and 2 years after it's PC release.
-Comparing physical sales only, CoD WW2 lost to CoD Black Ops 3, but including digital CoD WW2 beat Black Ops 3 by around 500k. Shows that digital has grown alot in the last few years.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 02 March 2018

A publisher by publisher breakdown for the games in the top 40:

3 Games- Activision- CoD WW2, Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, and Destiny 2

2 Games- Ubisoft- AC Origins and Ghost Recon Wildlands

2 Games- Sony- Horizon: Zero Dawn and GT Sport

2 Games- EA- FIFA 18 and Star Wars Battlefront 2

1 Game- Take Two- GTA V

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 02 March 2018

Digital games must be getting close to that 50% mark. It was around 20-30% a few years ago.



BTW the charts haven't appeared in op



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SWORDF1SH said:
Digital games must be getting close to that 50% mark. It was around 20-30% a few years ago.

Ubisoft suggested Console Digital was around 40% for them this Holiday as I recall. We might just hit 50% next year. 



SWORDF1SH said:
BTW the charts haven't appeared in op

Strange. I will make up a text version but it will take awhile.



Alright, sorry about the pictures not showing up. I found the charts on the official ERA site now and copied the table, everybody should be able to see it now.



shikamaru317 said:
SWORDF1SH said:
BTW the charts haven't appeared in op

Strange. I will make up a text version but it will take awhile.

It's working now.

I'm surprised no Nintendo games are there since for 2017 the top 3 selling games on Amazon were all Nintendo. 



Wait, I thought music sales were in the their way down in retail, how did an album manage to be the best selling entertainment item on that list?



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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