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The French video game market in 2022

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GSD Sales [Physical+Digital] (France): CY 2022 (2022 Jan 03 - 2023 Jan 01)

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 (YEAR OVER YEAR DIFFERENCE) <DIGITAL SHARE>

01./00. [PS4] FIFA 23 (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (58€) - 736.265 / NEW <25,93%>
02./00. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo) {2022.01.28} (49€) - 589.375 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (48€) - 451.254 / 3.069.360 (-10%)
04./00. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (39€) - 432.685 / NEW
05./00. [NSW] Pokemon Violet (Nintendo) {2022.11.18} (48€) - 416.537 / NEW
06./00. [PS5] FIFA 23 (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (65€) - 303.685 / NEW <30,02%>
07./00. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet (Nintendo) {2022.11.18} (48€) - 300.489 / NEW
08./00. [NSW] FIFA 23: Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (34€) - 271.983 / NEW <13,38%>
09./00. [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo) {2022.06.10} (48€) - 270.772 / NEW
10./00. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo) {2022.09.09} (48€) - 257.309 / NEW
11./04. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (47€) - 256.557 / 1.769.133 (-41%)
12./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Xbox Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (28€) - 252.994 / 1.278.327 (-16%)
13./07. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (48€) - 246.328 / 522.960 (-11%)
14./00. [PS5] FIFA 23 - Ultimate Edition (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (92€) - 226.754 / NEW
15./00. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo) {2022.03.25} (50€) - 218.473 / NEW
16./00. [PS5] God of War: Ragnarok (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.11.09} (71€) - 213.922 / NEW <20,55%>
17./00. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.02.18} (71€) - 201.132 / NEW <10,48%>
18./00. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.03.04} (69€) - 200.277 / NEW <20,58%>
19./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - Cross-Gen Bundle (Activision Blizzard) {2022.10.28} (66€) - 181.175 / NEW
20./01. [PS4] FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01} (36€) - 179.871 / 945.397 (-77%)

Top 20

NSW - 12
PS5 - 5
PS4 - 3

Console Sales by Genre:

01. ACT - 5.119.236 (-7%)
02. SPT - 3.664.132 (+12%)
03. RPG - 3.366.439 (+35%)
04. FPS - 2.250.791 (-6%)
05. RCE - 2.063.026 (+7%)
06. ADV - 1.836.119 (-19%)
07. RTS - 1.062.094 (-21%)
08. FAM - 828.176 (-33%)
09. FTG - 751.413 (-26%)
10. TBL - 267.782 (-19%)

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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) <DIGITAL SHARE>

01./00. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Activision Blizzard) {2022.10.28} (74€) - 217.288 / NEW
02./00. Elden Ring (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.02.25} (61€) - 105.552 / NEW
03./01. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive) {2015.04.14} (19€) - 104.041 / 300.000 (+87%)
04./02. Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive) {2019.12.05} (29€) - 78.584 / 200.000 (+83%)
05./00. Grounded (Xbox Game Studios) {2022.09.07} (26€) - 54.213 / NEW
06./00. Sea of Thieves (Xbox Game Studios) {2022.09.07} (22€) - 48.104 / 48.104
07./00. Total War: Warhammer III (Sega) {2022.02.17} (59€) - 54.213 / NEW
08./00. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.01} (XX€) - 41.665 / 200.000 (+37%)
09./00. God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.01.14} (37€) - 31.771 / NEW
10./00. Football Manager 2023 (Sega) {2022.11.08} (28€) - 28.875 / NEW
11./00. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Take-Two Interactive) {2016.10.21} (XX€) - 28.871 / 200.000 (+11%)
12./00. Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Game Studios) {2021.11.09} (47€) - 28.135 / 28.135
13./00. Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition (Xbox Game Studios) {2021.10.28} (36€) - 23.364 / 23.364
14./00. Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2020.08.07} (XX€) - 22.632 / 22.632
15./00. Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom) {2021.12.16} (48€) - 22.508 / NEW
16./00. Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard) {2022.01.03} (44€) - 21.550 / 21.550
17./00. Diablo II: Resurrected (Activision Blizzard) {2021.09.23} (XX€) - 21.164 / 21.164
19./00. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision Blizzard) {2015.11.06} (XX€) - 20.936 / 50.000
19./00. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision Blizzard) {2007.11.12} (44€) - 20.673 / 100.000
20./06. Football Manager 2022 (Sega) {2021.11.09} (42€) - 19.395 / 47.195 (-30%)

PC Sales by Genre:

01. ACT - 765.820 (+52%)
02. FPS - 626.998 (+125%)
03. RPG - 545.898 (+95%)
04. RTS - 461.183 (+1%)
05. ADV - 301.413 (+13%)
06. SPT - 83.387 (-16%)
07. RCE - 73.875 (+33%)
08. FTG - 63.175 (-21%)
09. TBL - 30.958 (-27%)
10. FSM - 30.667 (+71%)

(FSM = Flight Sim)


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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 (YEAR OVER YEAR DIFFERENCE) <PC+DIGITAL SHARE>

01./00. FIFA 23 (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (61€) - 1.755.857 / NEW <38,45%>
02./00. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Activision Blizzard) {2022.10.28} (74€) - 1.008.626 / NEW <58,88%>
03./00. Pokemon Scarlet / Violet (Nintendo) {2022.11.18} (48€) - 717.026 / NEW
04./00. Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo) {2022.01.28} (49€) - 589.375 / NEW
05./02. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive) {2013.09.17} (22€) - 504.994 / 6.300.000 (-4%) <71,74%>
06./03. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (48€) - 451.254 / 3.069.360 (-10%)
07./00. Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (39€) - 432.685 / NEW
08./01. FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts) {2021.10.01} (36€) - 423.702 / 2.015.908 (-73%) <61,83%>
09./00. Elden Ring (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2022.02.25} (66€) - 408.149 / NEW <58,88%>
10./00. God of War: Ragnarok (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.11.09} (71€) - 368.726 / NEW <22,05%>
11./00. Horizon Forbidden West (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.02.18} (79€) - 354.402 / NEW <18,46%>
12./00. Gran Turismo 7 (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.03.04} (69€) - 353.771 / NEW <28,15%>
13./00. Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo) {2022.06.10} (48€) - 270.772 / NEW
14./00. Splatoon 3 (Nintendo) {2022.09.09} (48€) - 257.309 / NEW
15./07. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (47€) - 256.557 / 1.769.133 (-41%)
16./09. Minecraft - Switch Edition (Xbox Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (28€) - 252.994 / 1.278.327 (-16%)
17./11. Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (48€) - 246.328 / 522.960 (-11%)
18./00. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo) {2022.03.25} (50€) - 218.473 / NEW
19./00. NBA 2K 23 (Take-Two Interactive) {2022.09.09} (59€) - 171.294 / NEW
20./00. FI 22 (Electronic Arts) {2022.07.01} (59€) - 158.000 / NEW

Publisher ranking:



Evolution of the French video game market since 2000:

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*In millions euros PC Hardware and acessories are not include.

SELL - Essential video game - March 2023
French Version

Previous Years
2020 | 2021

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 (since 2022 for PC sales of Activision and Microsoft titles).
 
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First things that come to mind is that CoD is bigger than I thought on PC, it is a huge amount sold on Steam.

Oh wait, I was saying the one game above it on every other chart is not available on Steam but it looks like it is. How is FIFA No. 1 on console and overall charts yet doesn't chart at all on PC?
 
Oh wait, I was saying the one game above it on every other chart is not available on Steam but it looks like it is. How is FIFA No. 1 on console and overall charts yet doesn't chart at all on PC?
Perhaps EA doesn't share PC data? GSD doesn't comprehensively cover the market, outside packaged games it's just the same handful of pubs willing to share their digital data (like NPD).
 
Retail Market report
GSD Sales [Retail] (France): CY 2022 (2022 Jan 03 - 2023 Jan 01)

01./00. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo) {2022.01.28} (49€) - 589.375 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] FIFA 23 (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (58€) - 545.364 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (48€) - 451.254 / 3.069.360 (-10%)
04./00. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo) {2022.04.29} (39€) - 432.685 / NEW
05./00. [NSW] Pokemon Violet (Nintendo) {2022.11.18} (48€) - 416.537 / NEW
06./00. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet (Nintendo) {2022.11.18} (48€) - 300.489 / NEW
07./00. [NSW] Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo) {2022.06.10} (48€) - 270.772 / NEW
08./00. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo) {2022.09.09} (48€) - 257.309 / NEW
09./04. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} (47€) - 256.557 / 1.769.133 (-41%)
10./06. [NSW] Minecraft (Xbox Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (28€) - 252.994 / 1.278.327 (-16%)
11./07. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo) {2021.10.29} (48€) - 246.328 / 522.960 (-11%)
12./00. [NSW] FIFA 23: Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (35€) - 235.583 / NEW
13./00. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo) {2022.03.25} (50€) - 218.473 / NEW
14./00. [PS5] FIFA 23 (Electronic Arts) {2022.09.30} (66€) - 212.511 / NEW
15./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - Cross-Gen Bundle (Activision Blizzard) {2022.10.28} (66€) - 181.175 / NEW
16./00. [PS5] Horizon Forbidden West (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.02.18} (70€) - 180.055 / NEW
15./00. [PS5] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Activision Blizzard) {2022.10.28} (70€) - 174.569 / NEW
18./00. [PS5] God of War: Ragnarok (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.11.09} (70€) - 169.954 / NEW
19./00. [PS5] Gran Turismo 7 (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2022.03.04} (69€) - 159.060 / NEW
20./14. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (49€) - 135.441 / 951.806 (-14%)

Top 20

NSW - 13
PS5 - 5
PS4 - 2
 
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The French video game market in 2022 - SELL presentation:

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Note:
I don't find it very relevant to include PC hardware and accessories in the market data. "gaming" PCs are not necessarily used to play video games. this inflates the global statistics a little compared to the United States, for example, where these categories are not included.
are these links all broken for anyone else?
 


This is absolutely insane. Nintendo represents something like a third of the full game software market... without taking in account digital.
It's likely they have half of the software market in their hands.

This is ludicrous. My god.
 
FIFA is not the type of game that sold a lot on PC.
Whatever EA share PC data or not it's a low number.
It made the global Steam top 20 (in the 11-20 bracket). I'm sure it'd have made top 20 in France given how it sells on console.


Publishers not represented on the GSD top 20 list:
  • 505 Games
  • Bungie (f2p)
  • CD Projekt
  • EA
  • Gaijin Entertainment (f2p)
  • Konami (f2p)
  • Krafton (f2p)
  • NetEase
  • Techland
  • Valve (f2p)
  • Void Interactive
  • Wargaming (f2p)
Again, these sales trackers that do particapatory digital panels (from mainly packaged console publishers) give us a poor representation of the actual PC marketplace.
 
A lot of BIG SELLERS, but Mario Strikers at #10 for the entire year is an interesting highlight
Mario Strikers was predictable however these NSMBU DX sales are huge. I have the impression that NSBU DX sells way better than in Japan despite the big market size difference
 
Mario Strikers was predictable however these NSMBU DX sales are huge. I have the impression that NSBU DX sells way better than in Japan despite the big market size difference

yeah NSBU DX seems pretty strong, but many users were downlplaying Striekrs performances imho
it had a resurgence also in the UK I think
 
yeah NSBU DX seems pretty strong, but many users were downlplaying Striekrs performances imho
it had a resurgence also in the UK I think
France is the place were this game overperform.
It's not really representative of ROTW.

~15% of WW Mario Strikers sales are just retail sales from France.

Sales were not good only in France, Spain and Italy were also strong markets for that game but it's not the same level.
 
France is the place were this game overperform.
It's not really representative of ROTW.

~15% of WW Mario Strikers sales are just retail sales from France.

Sales were not good only in France, Spain and Italy were also strong markets for that game but it's not the same level.

thanks for the insight!
 
GFK CY 2005:

18./00. [GCN] Mario Smash Football (Nintendo) {2005.11.18}

Top 20

PS2 - 10
NDS - 5
GCN - 3
GBA - 1
PSP - 1

GFK CY 2007:

25./00. [WII] Mario Strikers Charged Football (Nintendo) {2007.05.25} (49€) - 152.000 / NEW

Top 30

NDS - 18
WII - 7
PS2 - 3
PSP - 1
PS3 - 1

GSD CY 2022 [Retail]:

07./00. [NSW] Mario Strickers Battle league Football (Nintendo) {2022.06.06} (48€) - 270.772 / NEW

Top 20

NSW - 13
PS5 - 5
PS4 - 2
 
GFK CY 2005:

18./00. [GCN] Mario Smash Football (Nintendo) {2005.11.18}

Top 20

PS2 - 10
NDS - 5
GCN - 3
GBA - 1
PSP - 1

GFK CY 2007:

25./00. [WII] Mario Strikers Charged Football (Nintendo) {2007.05.25} (49€) - 152.000 / NEW

Top 30

NDS - 18
WII - 7
PS2 - 3
PSP - 1
PS3 - 1

GSD CY 2022 [Retail]:

07./00. [NSW] Mario Strickers Battle league Football (Nintendo) {2022.06.06} (48€) - 270.772 / NEW

Top 20

NSW - 13
PS5 - 5
PS4 - 2


Well yes, this is one hell of a performance
Bien fait, Mario!
 
Well yes, this is one hell of a performance
Bien fait, Mario!
"Bien joué" (well played) or "beau travail" (nice job) would fit better, I think. "Bien fait, Mario!" has more of a "serves you right, Mario!" feeling to it.
/offtopic

+40% spending on PC software YoY is the big standout to me. Is it mainly because of CoD ?
 
"Bien joué" (well played) or "beau travail" (nice job) would fit better, I think. "Bien fait, Mario!" has more of a "serves you right, Mario!" feeling to it.
/offtopic

+40% spending on PC software YoY is the big standout to me. Is it mainly because of CoD ?
COD help a lot but it can't explain alone the big increase.
 
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Black Ops 3 has good legs. Probably the last Treyarch game I truly enjoyed.
 
How are hardware bundles accounted for in ASP?
Bundle are not include.

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Retail:

FIFA 23UnitsRevenue (€)AVG Price (€)
[PS4]545 36431 902 00158
[SWITCH]235 5838 251 94935
[PS5]212 51114 077 72466
[XBOX]87 1285 335 43961
Total1 080 58659 567 11355

COD MW IIUnitsRevenue (€)AVG Price (€)
[PS4]181 17511 931 55266
[PS5]174 56911 597 37570
[XBOX]59 0363 916 74670
Total414 78027 445 67366

Digital:

FIFA 23UnitsRevenue (€)AVG Price (€)
Ultimate Edition [PS4/PS5]226 75420 815 45392
Standard [PS4]190 90110 920 56657
All versions [XBOX]130 0929 144 92970
Standard [PS5]91 1245 752 44963
Standard [SWITCH]36 4001 121 61131
Total675 27147 755 00880


COD MW IIUnitsRevenue (€)AVG Price (€)
All versions [PC]217k16M74
All versions [XBOX]169k12M80
Cross-Gen Bundle [PS4/PS5]128k14M75
Vault Edition [PS4/PS5]80k8M100
Total594k47M83
 
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