New Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) figures show that for the first time the UK games market has exceeded £4 billion in revenue.
In 2020, the games market increased by 14.5 per cent with a total revenue of over £4.2 billion. Additionally, 80 percent of entertainment spending went on digital services, rather than physical formats. The digital games market, which includes mobile, streamed games and downloads, grew by 16.3 per cent to £3.6 billion. The biggest selling title was FIFA 21, with over two million units sold.
Below there is a breakdown of UK consumer spending on entertainment in 2020 and a breakdown of the best-selling games of 2020.
|UK consumer spending on entertainment 2020 – preliminary figures (£m)|
|Digital (inc streaming)||£6,360.9||£7,809.0||22.8%|
|Best-selling Games 2020|
|Chart Position||Title||Total Unit Sales|
|2||Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War||1,420,353|
|3||Grand Theft Auto V||1,127,222|
|5||Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare||897,350|
|6||Animal Crossing: New Horizons*||810,462|
|7||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla||665,815|
|8||The Last Of Us Part II||539,247|
|10||Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege||436,957|