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Game News - August 25, 2021

European gaming market grossed over 23 billion Euros in 2020, with FIFA 21 in first place

Nobody doubts that FIFA is still going strong and selling a lot across the world, and according to new information shared by Gamesindustry, the European game market got more than 23 billion Euros in 2020, with FIFA 21 taking first place. The number has increased by 22% year on year, and it is a much larger increase than the 3 percent increase saw in 2019.

The console market accounts for 44 percent of the €23.3 billion, while cellphones account for 40 percent, PCs account for 14 percent, and on-demand/streaming accounts for less than 2 percent. 40 percent of revenue was generated via internet downloads, with another 40 percent generated through app downloads and app purchases. The remaining 20% corresponded to physical receipts, such as physical media.

There has been significant growth in the digital market year on year, with the digital market being worth €14 billion, a 31 percent increase from €11 billion in 2019. Also revealed were the top selling games in 2020, with FIFA 21 taking first place, followed by GTA V, and FIFA returning in third place.

The most popular video game in 2020 was EA’s FIFA 21, which was followed by Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 and another EA title, FIFA 2020. The following are the top nine candidates:

  1. FIFA 21 (Electronic Arts)
  2. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  3. FIFA 20 (Electronic Arts)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision Blizzard)
  5. Animal Crossing New Horizons (Nintendo)
  6. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision Blizzard)
  8. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
  9. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

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