first_imgAssassin’s Creed Unity was one of the best-selling games in the world last monthLatest EMEAA charts puts Ubisoft’s 2014 title at No.1Christopher DringHead of Games B2BMonday 16th March 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleInteractive Software Federation of EuropeAssassin’s Creed Unity was the best-selling game across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and Asian territories last month.The reason the 2014 game performed so well was because of its pricing in South Korea and Indonesia. According to press reports, the Ubisoft title was available to download via Steam for less than a cent in those two markets. Otherwise, it was another strong month for Grand Theft Auto 5, which was the top-selling digital game. In terms of physical numbers, FIFA 20 was the No.1 boxed product.More than 10 million games were sold across EMEAA territories during February 2020, which is a drop of just over 6.7% compared with the same period the year before. But it was still a decent performance when you consider the number of new games released in February 2019 compared with this year. Last year’s big titles included Anthem, Far Cry New Dawn and Metro Exodus.Metro Exodus actually returned to the charts during February 2020 thanks to the game’s arrival on Steam, following a 12-month period as an Epic Store exclusive. The game was a particular hit in Russia where it was the No.2 best-selling game. It was also No.2 in the Czech Republic and it sold strongly in Germany, too, where it was at No.6. The biggest new release of the month was Sony’s Dreams, which was the tenth best-selling game of the month across all marketsThe vast majority of sales last month came from digital downloads, accounting for almost 65% of all the sales recorded. The No.1 country for game sales was the UK, followed by Germany and then France. PS4 was the dominant console overall for game sales, with a 46% share of the market, followed by PC with a 23.7% share. The No.1 publisher was Ubisoft, with a 23.7% share of game sales. Although Assassin’s Creed Unity drove a lot of that share, the firm also enjoyed success with The Division 2, Rainbow Six Siege, South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Just Dance 2020. Nintendo does not share digital data, and in terms of purely physical game sales, Nintendo was the No.1 games publisher with a 18.8% market share of all boxed game sales.Nintendo also had the most successful console of the month once again, with Switch comfortably ahead of PlayStation 4. The Neon Switch was the most successful individual console SKU.Switch sales are up slightly year-on-year, whereas other consoles have suffered big drops ahead of the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X. Overall, 257,819 game consoles were sold across EMEAA retail regions during February, which generated 69.1 million Euros. That’s a drop of 25% in revenue and units year-on-year.Finally, 3.1 million accessories, points cards and toys-to-life items were sold across EMEAA retail regions last month, which combined generated 94.4 million Euros in revenue. That’s a drop of 7.8% in units, and 5.9% in revenue compared with the same period the year before.The most successful points card is the PlayStation Store 10 Euro Top-Up. The best-selling accessory was the Black DualShock 4 controller for PS4. And the No.1 toys-to-life product was the Amiibo Animal Crossing Cards: Series 3. The Animal Crossing cards were confirmed last month as working with the release of the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch.The UK was the No.1 market for accessories, points cards and toys-to-life products, followed by France and then Spain. Here are the GSD EMEAA charts for February 3rd, 2020 – March 1st, 2020:February EMEAA Physical & Download Top 20 (Full Games)Position…Title1Assassin’s Creed Unity 2Grand Theft Auto V3FIFA 204Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 5Tom Clancy’s The Division 26Red Dead Redemption 27Call of Duty: Modern Warfare8Metro Exodus9NBA 2K2010Dreams11Need for Speed: Heat 12Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order13South Park: The Fractured But Whole14Just Dance 202015Far Cry 516Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot17Days Gone/th>18Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*19Spider-Man20Uno* Digital data not available.February EMEAA Physical Top 20 (Full Games)Position…Title1FIFA 202Grand Theft Auto V3Call of Duty: Modern Warfare4Mario Kart 8: Deluxe5Just Dance 20206Red Dead Redemption 27Luigi’s Mansion 38Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition9Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot10Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order11Ring Fit Adventure12NBA 2K2013Pokémon Sword14The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild15New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe16Need for Speed: Heat17Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games: Tokyo 202018The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt19Super Smash Bros Ultimate20Darksiders GenesisFebruary EMEAA Download Top 20 (Full Games)Position…Title1Assassin’s Creed Unity2Grand Theft Auto V3Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege4Tom Clancy’s The Division 25FIFA 206Metro Exodus7Red Dead Redemption 28South Park: The Fractured But Whole9Dreams10Days Gone11Uno12Far Cry 513NBA 2K2014Spider-Man15EA Sports UFC 316Nier: Automata17Need for Speed: Heat18South Park: The Stick of Truth19The Crew 220Call of Duty: Modern WarfareAll data is for the period February 3rd, 2020 – March 1st, 2020.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Digital data includes games from participating companies sold via Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Eshop. Participating companies are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Microsoft, Milestone, Paradox Interactive, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros.Digital data includes games sold in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, United Kingdom.Physical data includes all games, but only those sold in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. 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