Once again this year, the market researcher GfK Entertainment has taken stock of the last calendar year. The result is the best-selling games in Germany and Europe. In Germany, statisticians differentiate by platform, for Europe there are cross-platform charts. First, a look at Germany. Here is an interesting image on Nintendo Switch. Namely, the evergreen Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hasn’t sprouted a weed even years after its release. Even in a year with a new main Pokémon game, Mario Kart is the best-selling switch game in Germany. Nintendo Switch Sports takes second place, Pokémon Legends Arceus remains only at rank 3.
Generation change is not over yet
It’s also worth looking at PlayStation and Xbox. While generational change doesn’t seem to be over on PlayStation just yet, Xbox fans probably will. This also matches console availability and is reflected in the charts. FIFA 23, FIFA 22 and GTA V dominate on Xbox One. Old games and a perennial favorite. The Xbox Series, meanwhile, features the newest games: Elden Ring and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. PlayStation paints a different picture. On PS5, FIFA 23, Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 land at the top. The PS4 ranking shows that many PlayStation fans are still playing on their PS4. Because there, the same games end up in the top 3 in the same order. Take a look at the 201 rankings. FIFA 23 is – oh my – Game of the Year across Europe. In the 19 countries examined, FIFA 23 was the best-selling video game on all platforms, including Germany. Counting the top 3 rankings, Pokémon Legends: Arceus tops with nine regions after FIFA 23. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe follows with eight places in the top 3 countries. European games 2022 annual rankings are based on sales data from the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic and Hungary. Images: Horizon Forbidden West, Sony, Guerrilla Games