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The 20 Top Selling Games Of 2020 In Australia Have Been Revealed

GameIndustry.Biz has posted the Australian report for gaming in Australia and it was a huge year for our country. Sales were up 35% year on year with 15.8 million boxed and digital games sold (without Nintendo and Bethesda included digitally).

Even without digital games being counted (Nintendo don’t provide this data yet), Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the best selling game of 2020. Grand Theft Auto 5 was the second best selling game (best selling game digitally) with Call of Duty taking out third and fourth spot with Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare respectively.

When it comes to consoles, Nintendo Switch won out big surging upwards 88% year on year to be the highest selling console in Australia. PS4 was in second place, PS5 on third place and Xbox One in fourth place. It’s unclear if Xbox Series X was below this again or the information wasn’t provided by Microsoft.

Best Selling Consoles of 2020

  1. Nintendo Switch
  2. PS4
  3. PS5
  4. Xbox One

GSD Annual 2020 Top 20 Video Games (Digital + Physical)

Position Title
1 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* (Nintendo)
2 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision Blizzard)
4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision Blizzard)(EA)
5 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
6 FIFA 21 (EA)
7 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
8 The Last of Us Part 2 (Sony)
9 NBA 2K20 (2K Games)
10 NBA 2K21 (2K Games)
11 Ghost of Tsushima (Sony)
12 Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft)
13 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
14 FIFA 20 (EA)
15 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
16 Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)*
17 Cyberpunk 2077 (Bandai Namco/CD Projekt)*
18 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (Activision)
19 Minecraft: Switch edition (Mojang)*
20 Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)*

*Digital data not available

GSD Annual 2020 Top 10 Video Games (Physical)

Position Title
1 Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
2 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)
3 The Last of Us Part 2 (Sony)
4 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision Blizzard)
5 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
6 Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)
7 Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt/Bandai Namco)
8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision)
9 Minecraft: Switch Edition (Mojang)
10 Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)

GSD Annual 2020 Top 10 Video Games (Digital)

Nintendo and Bethesda among other publishers are not included on the digital list as they don’t provide this data.

Position Title
1 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
2 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision)
3 NBA 2K20 (2K Games)
4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Activision Blizzard)
5 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
6 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
7 NBA 2K21 (2K Games)
8 FIFA 21 (EA)
9 Uno (Ubisoft)
10 FIFA 20 (EA)

Thanks to the fine work of GameIndustry.Biz for pulling this together. You can read the full report HERE.

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