The dominator of the European game charts is no surprise.
Although there was no European championship and the games were mainly played in front of empty stands, one thing has not changed in the year of football 2020: the simulation series “FIFA” is still the measure of all things in video games, and again leads the European annual. game graphics. As a special cross-platform evaluation of GfK Entertainment shows, “FIFA 21” consistently sold excellently and is the most successful 2020 Game in 16 of the 19 countries surveyed. The last part of the series follows in the footsteps of its predecessors “FIFA 20”, “FIFA 19” and “FIFA 18”, which it had cleared in 2019, 2018 and 2017.
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Nintendo games complete the podium
In second and third place on the annual European games table are the two Nintendo titles “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” and “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”. The former was the most successful video game in France in 2020 and achieved a top 3 in almost half of the 19 countries analyzed. The second took the podium in a total of seven regions.
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Although they appeared several years ago, the long-running hits “GTA V” and “Minecraft” continue to enjoy sustained popularity. While the Open World Game performed stronger in Eastern European countries such as Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, as well as Denmark and Portugal, the blocky fun was especially fun for southern European players. (Italy, Portugal and Spain). and Finland. The survival adventure “The Last Of Us Part II”, released in 2020, also took the podium several times in Finland, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
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Sales investigated in 19 countries
The basis for the 2020 European annual gaming charts is physical sales data for the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland , Sweden. , Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic and Hungary.
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