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French video game market in 2021

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GSD Sales [Physical+Digital] (France): CY 2021 (2022 Jan 04 - 2023 Jan 02)

Console Ecosystem:


Top 20 best selling console games:


RANK./LAST YEAR'S RANK. [SYSTEM] TITLE (PUBLISHER) {RELEASE DATE} (AVERAGE PRICE) - YEAR-TO-DATE SALES / LIFETIME-TO-DATE SALES <DIGITAL RATIO> (YEAR OVER YEAR DIFFERENCE)

01./00. [PS4] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} (58€) - 765.526 / NEW <24,92%>
02./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (49€) - 503.150 / 2.618.106 (-9%)
03./00. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (48€) - 437.432 / NEW
04./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (47€) - 433.286 / 1.516.722 (-59%)
05./00. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond (Nintendo) {2021.11.19} (47€) - 375.371 / NEW
06./09. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (27€) - 301.907 / 1.025.333 (-0%)
07./00. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (48€) – 276.632 / NEW
08./02. [PS4] FIFA 21 (Electronic Arts) {2020.10.09} (58€) - 271.777 / 1.119.586 <50,51%> (-68%)
09./10. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (68€) - 259.379 / 640.000 (-1%)
10./00. [NSW] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} (35€) - 229.470 / NEW <9,96%>
11./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard) {2021.11.05} (61€) – 226.604 / NEW <34,02%>
12./00. [NSW] Pokemon Shining Pearl (Nintendo) {2021.11.19} (47€) - 221.879 / NEW
13./00. [PS4] FIFA 22 - Ultimate Edition (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} (89€) - 209.687 / NEW
14./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo) {2021.07.16} (50€) – 209.444 / NEW
15./00. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V - Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack (Take-Two Interactive) {2017.12.14} (30€) - 207.481
16./00. [PS5] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} (68€) - 206.384 / NEW <20,31%>
17./18. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (57€) - 161.470 / 1.250.842 (-21%)
18./06. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (Activision Blizzard) {2020.11.13} (60€) - 158.744 / 496.006 <33,97%> (-53%)
19./15. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (49€) - 157.774 / 816.365 (-31%)
20./00. [NSW] Just Dance 2022 (Ubisoft) {2021.11.04} (48€) - 151.128 / NEW <3,87%>

Top 20

NSW - 14
PS4 - 5
PS5 - 1

Console Software Sales by Genre:

01. ACT - 5.495.764 (-15%) <25,03%>
02. SPT - 3.268.923 (-4%) <14,89%>
03. RPG - 2.498.136 (-1%) <11,38%>
04. FPS - 2.387.366 (-10%) <10,87%>
05. ADV - 2.262.908 (-19%) <10,31%>
06. RCE - 1.936.814 (-6%) <8,82%>
07. RTS - 1.352.558 (-31%) <6,16%>
08. FAM - 1.241.495 (+0%) <5,66%>
09. FTG - 1.010.337 (-11%) <4,60%>
10. TBL - 329.347 (-14%) <1,50%>
11. FSM - 49.633 (-53%) <0,23%>
12. ARC - 6.327 (-53%) <0,03%>
00. OTH - 113.305 (-15%) <0,52%>
00. ALL - 21.952.914 (-15%) <100,00%>

Retail Console Software Sales by platforms:

01. NSW - 8.240.000 <58%>
02. PS4 - 4.260.000 <30%>
03. PS5 - 990.000 <7%>
04. XB1 - 430.000 <3%>
05. XBS - 150.000 <1%>
06. 3DS - 140.000 <1%>
00. ALL - 14.210.000 <100%>

Retail Software Sales - 14.210.000 <65%>
Digital Software Sales - 7.740.000 <35%>
Total Software Sales - 21.952.914 <100%>

HARDWARE
Code:
+-------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |   This CY  |   Last CY  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+-------------+
| NSW # |  1.231.000 |  1.445.000 |   5.967.000 |
| PS5 # |    600.000 |    165.000 |     765.000 |
| XBS # |    214.000 |     86.000 |     300.000 |
| PS4 # |     90.000 |    294.000 |   6.070.000 |
| XB1 # |      5.000 |     78.000 |   1.799.000 |
+-------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |  2.140.000 |  2.097.000 |  14.901.000 |
+-------+------------+------------+-------------+
Hardware data Source: Ludostrie.


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PC Ecosystem:

Top 20 best selling PC games:

RANK./LAST YEAR'S RANK. [SYSTEM] TITLE (PUBLISHER) {RELEASE DATE} (AVERAGE PRICE) - YEAR-TO-DATE SALES / LIFETIME-TO-DATE SALES (YEAR OVER YEAR DIFFERENCE)

01./00. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive) {2015.04.14} (20€) - 55.392 / 200.000 (-2%)
02./03. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Take-Two Interactive) {2018.10.26} (30€) - 42.918 / 100.000 (-3%)
03./01. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Raiwbow six Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.01} (14€) - 35.093 / 200.000 (-39%)
04./00. Framing Simulator 22 (Koch Media) {2021.11.22} (44€) - 32.428 / NEW
05./00. Humanking (Sega) {2021.08.23} (51€) - 29.965 / NEW
06./00. Football Manager 2022 (Sega) {2021.11.08} (49€) - 27.800 / NEW
07./09. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Take-Two Interactive) {2016.10.21} (XX€) - 25.908 / 200.000 (-6%)
08./08. Football Manager 2021 (Sega) {2020.11.10} (37€) - 27.893 / 51.494 (-15%)
09./00. Framing Simulator 19 (Focus Home Entertainment) {2018.11.20} (18€) - 22.000 / 120.000
10./10. Metro Exodus (Deep Silver) {2019.02.15} (XX€) - 17.897 / 44.253 (-32%)
11./00. Outriders (Square Enix) {2021.04.01} (54€) - 17.598 / NEW
12./00. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Warner Interactive) {2017.10.10} (XX€) - 17.044 / 40.000
13./14. Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) {2018.03.27} (XX€) - 15.859 / 36.129 (-21%)
14./05. Borderlands 3 (Take-Two Interactive) {2019.09.13} (XX€) - 14.874 / 43.218 (-61%)
15./00. Back 4 Blood (Warner Interactive) {2021.10.12} (71€) - 14.654 / NEW
16./00. UNO (Ubisoft) {2016.12.08} (XX€) - 14.016 / 30.000
17./00. Shadow of the tomb raider (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (XX€) - 13.948 / 30.000
18./00. Little Nighmares (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.28} (XX€) - 13.948 / 20.000
19./07. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft) {2018.10.12} (XX€) - 12.827 / 32.940 (-57%)
20./12. Total War : Warhammer II (Sega) {2017.09.28} (XX€) - 12.573 / 36.666 (-48%)

Sales include digital only since 2020.


PC Software Sales by Genre:

01. ACT - 502.795 (-28%) <23,87%>
02. RTS - 458.420 (-15%) <21,77%>
03. RPG - 279.320 (-26%) <13,26%>
04. FPS - 278.309 (-32%) <13,22%>
05. ADV - 265.875 (-40%) <12,63%>
06. SPT - 98.939 (-29%) <4,70%>
07. FTG - 80.301 (+23%) <3,81%>
08. RCE - 55.378 (-20%) <2,63%>
09. TBL - 42.504 (-33%) <2,02%>
10. FSM - 17.952 (-49%) <0,85%>
11. ARC - 6.737 (-54%) <0,32%>
12. FAM - 4.267 (-21%) <0,20%>
00. OTH - 15.210 (-15%) <0,52%>
00. ALL - 2.106.009 (-27%) <100,00%>


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**PC Hardware data have been revised in 2022:


REVISED DATA:
Code:
HARDWARE: 941M€ (+22%) <64%>
SOFWARE: 338M€ (-31%) <23%>
ACCESORIES: 183M€ (+12%) <13%>

TOTAL: 1 462M€ (+3%)

Top 20 best selling PC+Console games:

RANK./LAST YEAR'S RANK. [SYSTEM] TITLE (PUBLISHER) {RELEASE DATE} (AVERAGE PRICE) - YEAR-TO-DATE SALES / LIFETIME-TO-DATE SALES <PC+DIGITAL RATIO> (YEAR OVER YEAR DIFFERENCE)

01./00. FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} (61€) - 1.592.206 / NEW <34,93%>
02./00. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (Nintendo) {2021.11.19} (47€) - 597.250 / NEW
03./04. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive) {2013.09.17} (22€) - 525.349 / 5.800.000 <67,96%> (-20%)
04./03. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (49€) - 503.150 / 2.618.106 (-9%)
05./01. FIFA 21 (Electronic Arts) {2020.10.09} (34€) – 501.483 / 1.826.048 <45,13%> (-62%)
06./00. Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard) {2021.11.05} (67€) – 486.957 / NEW <41,87%>
07./00. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (48€) - 437.432 / NEW
08./01. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (47€) - 433.286 / 1.516.722 (-59%)
09./11. Minecraft - Switch Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (27€) - 301.907 / 1.025.333 (-0%)
10./00. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (Activision Blizzard) {2020.11.13} (56€) - 287.912 / 618.132 (-13%)
11./00. Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (48€) – 276.632 / NEW
12./13. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (68€) - 261.436 / 640.000 (-1%)
13./00. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.11.12} (59€) - 220.349 / 380.000 <32,27%> (+38%)
14./00. Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft) {2021.10.07} (64€) - 215.356 / NEW <31,19%>
15./05. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (Ubisoft) {2020.11.10} (55€) - 214.369 / 780.294 (-62%)
16./00. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo) {2021.07.16} (50€) – 209.444 / NEW
17./00. Resident Evil Village (Capcom) {2021.05.07} (58€) – 173.893 / NEW
18./00. Battlefield 2042 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} (75€) – 161.797 / NEW
19./20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (57€) - 161.470 / 1.381.981 (-31%)
20./00. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (49€) - 157.774 / 816.365 (-31%)

Publishers ranking:



Evolution of the French video game market since 2001:

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*PC Hardware and acessories are not include

SELL - Essential video game - March 2022
English Version
French Version

Previous Years
2020

Sources:
SELL data, from GSD/GameTrack/App Annie/IDC panels.
Bundles are not include in rankings.
Digital is include on LTD sales only since 2020.
 
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Interactive Charts
Thanks @Oscar

 
French Retail Entertainment Market in 2021:

Global Entertainment ranking [BOOK+MUSIC+VIDEO+VIDEO GAMES]


01./00. ASTERIX. VOL. 39. ASTERIX ET LE GRIFFON (Albert Réné) {2021.10.21} - 1.548.000
02./00. FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} - 1.039.000
03./00. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl (Nintendo) {2021.11.19} - 618.000 (700.000 inclunding bundles)
04./03. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 511.000
05./06. L'Anomalie (Gallimard) {2020.08.20} - 492.000
06./00. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} - 480.000 (First week : 150.000)
07./01. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} - 438.000
08./00. La vie est un Roman (Le livre de poche) {2021.03.17} - 433.000
09./00. L'Inconnue de la Seine (CALMANN-LEVY) {2021.09.21} - 400.000
10./00. La plus secrete mémoire des hommes (P. REY) {2021.08.18} - 378.000
11./00. Tout le bleu du ciel (Le livre de poche) {2020.02.12} - 301.000
12./15. Minecraft - Switch Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} - 324.000
13./00. Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} – 290.000
14./00. Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard) {2021.11.05} - 288.000
15./00. La France n'a pas dit son dernier mot (Rubempre) {2021.09.15} - 283.000
16./00. Et que ne durent que les moments doux (Le livre de poche) {2021.05.12} - 280.000
17./00. Naruto #1 (KANA) {2002.03.09} - 275.000
18./00. La Familia Grande (SEUIL) {2021.11.05} - 272.000
19./00. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} - 261.000
20./00. Demon Slayer #1 (KANA) {2019.09.18} - 255.000

Top 20

BOOKS - 11
GAMES - 9

Source: GFK

Video game ranking:

01./00. [PS4] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} (58€) - 574.735 / NEW
02./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (49€) - 503.150 / 2.618.106 (-9%)
03./00. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Nintendo) {2021.02.12} (48€) - 437.432 / NEW
04./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (47€) - 433.286 / 1.516.722 (-59%)
05./00. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond (Nintendo) {2021.11.19} (47€) - 375.371 / NEW
06./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (27€) - 301.907 / 1.025.333 (-0%)
07./00. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (48€) – 276.632 / NEW
08./07. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (68€) - 259.379 / 640.000 (-1%)
09./00. [NSW] Pokemon Shining Pearl (Nintendo) {2021.11.19} (47€) - 221.879 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo) {2021.07.16} (50€) – 209.444 / NEW
11./00. [NSW] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} - 206.614 / NEW
12./00. [PS5] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} (66€) - 164.462 / NEW
13./14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (57€) - 160.975 / 1.250.347 (-21%)
14./12. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (49€) - 157.774 / 816.365 (-31%)
15./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard) {2021.11.05} (61€) – 149.519 / NEW
16./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V - Premium Edition (take-Two Interactive) {2017.12.19} (30€) - 147.397 (-10%)
17./13. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (49€) – 145.846 / 1.035.767 (-31%)
18./00. [NSW] Just Dance 2022 (Ubisoft) {2021.11.04} (48€) - 145.276 / NEW
19./08. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) {2020.06.05} (34€) - 140.496 / 398.041 (-45%)
20./02. [PS4] FIFA 21 (Electronic Arts) {2020.10.09} (58€) - 134.488 / 830.635

Top 20

NSW - 15
PS4 - 4
PS5 - 1

Source: SELL/GSD

Video games Retail Sales by platform:

01. NSW - 8.240.000 <58%>
02. PS4 - 4.260.000 <30%>
03. PS5 - 990.000 <7%>
04. XB1 - 430.000 <3%>
05. XBS - 150.000 <1%>
06. 3DS - 140.000 <1%>
00. ALL - 14.210.000 <100%>

Source: IDG/GSD

RETAIL ENTERTAINMENT MARKET VALUE
Code:
+-------+------------+------------+
|       |  This CY   | EVO  | MS  |
+-------+------------+------------+
| BOOKS |  4.500.000 | +18% | 80% |
| GAMES |    596.000 | -11% | 11% |
| MUSIC |    280.000 |  +5% |  5% |
| VIDEO |    297.000 | -17% |  4% |
+-------+------------+------------+

Source: GFK
 
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great topic, thanks!
not bad for MK8 DX, considering that it doesn't even include digital :|
 
I wonder, going by reported numbers, do we know enough to prove Minecraft is over 10 million on switch?
 
Do we have console numbers for previous years?

Trying to Google for them but failing.


If you want to find older rankings then :


There is an english version for older repports.
 

If you want to fin older ranking then :


There is an english version for older repports.
Thank you for that, my search skills clearly need an upgrade.
 
FIFA

2014 :
01./00. [PS3] FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts) {2014.09.25} - 469.000 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts) {2014.09.25} - 429.000 / NEW
20./00. [360] FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts) {2014.09.25} - 155.000 / NEW

2021 :
01./00. [PS4] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} - 765.526 / NEW <24,92%>
10./00. [NSW] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} - 229.470 / NEW <9,96%>
13./00. [PS4] FIFA 22 - Ultimate Edition (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} - 209.687 / NEW
16./00. [PS5] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} - 206.384 / NEW <20,31%>

COD


2014 :
04./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision Blizzard) {2014.11.04} – 334.000 / NEW
05./00. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision Blizzard) {2014.11.04} – 304.000 / NEW

2021 :
11./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard) {2021.11.05} – 226.604 / NEW <34,02%>
00./00. [PS5] Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard) {2021.11.05} – less than 151k / NEW

Mario Kart / Animal Crossing :


2014 :
13./00. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.30} - 193.000 / NEW
16./07. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo) {2013.06.14} - 183.000 / 513.000
17./10. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.02} - 183.000 / ~1.000.000

2021 :
02./03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 503.150 / 2.618.106
04./01. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} - 433.286 / 1.516.722

Top 20 2014

3DS - 6
PS3 - 6
PS4 - 5
WII - 1
WIU - 1
360 - 1

Top 20 2021

NSW - 14
PS4 - 5
PS5 - 1
 
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I am so angry seeing FIFA on NSW sell copies.

Glad to see the French are getting their fix of current gen consoles.
 
Switch rules, good games sells great on it. Otherwise it's depressing to see all the other consoles ecosystem is just the yearly FIFA and CoD.

Microïds is now the 2nd local publisher, thanks to their many small IP releases on Switch I guess, as well as Asterix. To think Syberia 4 release this week and they got 4 years to include the Switch in the pipeline...
 
10./00. [NSW] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.09.27} (35€) - 229.470 / NEW <9,96%>
11./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard) {2021.11.05} (61€) – 226.604 / NEW <34,02%>

Madness.
 
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