FIFA 21 And Animal Crossing: New Horizons Drove Record €5.3 Billion Market In France For 2020

Nintendo also dominated the overall charts for the region.


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2020 was something of a crazy year all around. The gaming industry saw a massive boom, in no small part due to many lockdown situations stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic. It was something every region benefited from, including France, which saw a record year.

As reported by GamesIndustry, trade body SELL says that France saw 11.3% growth for the games market year over year, with 2.3 million consoles and over 27 million games sold. It also pulled in a overall record €5.3 Billion in revenue. FIFA 21 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons were the top sellers with FIFA 21 selling 1.3 million copies and Animal Crossing selling 1.1 million copies. Do keep in mind, however, that does not include digital for Animal Crossing as Nintendo does not share that information. New Horizons topped the physical chart and if digital were included, most likely would have been on top of the physical + digital one as well.

Nintendo largely dominated the charts in 2020 for France with 11 of the top 20 physical games belonging to Nintendo. Even without reporting digital, many of their titles charted on the combined physical and digital chart as well, which you can see below.

Physical only chart as provided by GSD

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
2. FIFA 21
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 
4. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 
5. The Last of Us Part 2 
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 
7. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
8. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition 
9. Ring Fit Adventure
10. 51 Worldwide Games 
11. Luigi’s Mansion 3
12. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 
13. Super Mario Party 
14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 
15. Grand Theft Auto 5 
16. FIFA 20 
17. Cyberpunk 2077 
18. Ghost of Tsushima 
19. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 
20. Pokémon Sword 

Physical + Digital chart as provided by GSD.

1. FIFA 21
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 
4. Grand Theft Auto 5
5. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
7. FIFA 20 
8. The Last of Us Part 2 
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 
10. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
11. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition*
12. NBA 2K20
13. Ring Fit Adventure*
14. 51 Worldwide Games*
15. Luigi’s Mansion 3*
16. Ghost of Tsushima
17. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe*
18. Super Mario Party*
19. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

*Digital Sales are not included


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