Elden Ring, Pokémon Arceus, FIFA, GTA V… Which game will have the biggest impact in Europe in 2022?

Game News Elden Ring, Pokémon Arceus, FIFA, GTA V… Which game will have the biggest impact in Europe in 2022?

Now that the first half of 2022 is behind us, it’s time for a mid-term review. For six months, the video game sector has benefited from a wide selection of games that have excited the public. And thanks to that, the trend is on the rise again! However, when we immediately crowned Elden Ring the grand champion of the first half, there was a bit of goodness redistributing the medals!

Summary

  • Europe revives video games, despite production difficulties
  • An exclusive Nintendo Switch will be won

Europe revives video games, despite production difficulties

Last week, we learned that FromSoftware’s latest title could easily claim its crown in the lands of Uncle Sam’s country. Although the situation requires some clarification from the NDP Group, the organization responsible for data collection, Elden Ring and its developers can congratulate themselves on this feat. Although it does not correspond to our European market, it is already allowed to have a trend and a final verdict and we got it, yesterday, through the GamesIndustry.biz site that relayed the data from GSD Market Data.

Elden Ring, Pokémon Arceus, FIFA, GTA V… Which game will have the biggest impact in Europe in 2022?

The first important piece of information has to do with sales of next-generation consoles. Due to the global pandemic, sales fell by 21% : this reduction is explained, in particular, by the shortages that affect supply chains, which prevent new machines from being sold. Well, not all of them! If the PS5 suffers the most – we know a drop of 44% – Nintendo and Microsoft are better with a 7% increase for the hybrid console and 9% for the next generation machines from Redmond company. It must be said that the tempting release was bound in the last six months and, at the European level, the enthusiasm for these new products was felt: Germany became, moreover, the biggest market in Europe with 15.4 million games sold!

An exclusive Nintendo Switch will be won

Within a year, the trend has increased significantly in terms of video game sales! Compared to the first half of 2021, 2022 can enjoy an increase in sales of no less than 13.5%. In general, it is more than 76.1 million games found takers and whose claims are broken down as follows: 32 million physical copies, for 44 million digital copies. Proof, once again, that dematerialized takes precedence over plastic cases!

Elden Ring, Pokémon Arceus, FIFA, GTA V… Which game will have the biggest impact in Europe in 2022?Elden Ring, Pokémon Arceus, FIFA, GTA V… Which game will have the biggest impact in Europe in 2022?

Now let’s look at the game that was unanimously recognized in terms of total sales since, not surprisingly, it is apparently the Elden Ring that sits at the top of the video game food chain from the moment you combine your physical and digital sales. The subtlety to emphasize, so Nintendo does not communicate its dematerialized sales which has the effect of distorting the final ranking.

Elden Ring, Pokémon Arceus, FIFA, GTA V… Which game will have the biggest impact in Europe in 2022?Elden Ring, Pokémon Arceus, FIFA, GTA V… Which game will have the biggest impact in Europe in 2022?

However, if we only consider the physical market, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the best-selling title in Europe, in addition to being the No. 1 in France and Germany.. Double whammy even for Nintendo, ever the Nintendo Switch remains the most popular console in the Old Continent ! Between the hybrid console that was a hit and the rapid approach of the new generation of Pokémon with Pokemon Scarlet and Purple2022 will be an excellent vintage for the Kyoto firm!

Ranking of all sales (physical and digital) for the first half of 2022:

  • 1) Elden Ring
  • 2) FIFA 22
  • 3) Arceus Pokémon Legends (digital sales do not count)
  • 4) GTA V
  • 5) LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • 6) Horizon: Forbidden West
  • 7) Gran Turismo 7
  • 8) Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (does not count digital sales)
  • 9) Red Dead Redemption 2
  • 10) Nintendo Switch Sports (digital sales do not count)
  • 11) Mario Party Superstars (digital sales do not count)
  • 12) Kirby and the Forgotten World (digital sales do not count)
  • 13) NBA 2K22
  • 14) F1 2022
  • 15) Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (does not count digital sales)
  • 16) Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • 17) Cérébrale Académie: brain battles (digital sales do not count)
  • 18) Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • 19) Far Cry 6
  • 20) Just Dance 2022

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