2020 has been quite a storm, and just like a storm, it came, and went so quick. A lot has happened, but apart from the whole Covid-19 charade, the gaming industry bloomed, and continues to bloom even today. Speaking of today, we’ve got the gaming industry’s year in numbers, and it’s definitely an exciting one! Here are the Best Selling and Most Popular Games for 2020!
The Best Selling Games for 2020
It’s hard to pinpoint and define what exactly determines a “best selling game” especially in 2020 where we saw great titles being launched. But thanks to gamesindustry.biz, we all have a clear and detailed view at what gamers were after. Starting with 2020’s best selling;
Boxed Games (UK)
*Clearly, the Englishmen still love their football (or soccer as they call it in some countries).
Best Selling Games 2020 (US)
Console Games (Japan)
Google however tells an entirely different story, with the top 4 spots going to Among us, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Valorant, and Genshin Impact. Most watched games on Youtube; Minecraft, Roblox, Garena Free Fire, GTA V and of course Fortnite.
Of course, not forgetting write-ups on games, where Fortnite takes the cake, followed by Cyberpunk 2077, and The Last Of Us: Part 2. The list also included Metacritic’s highest and lowest rated games for 2020. If you’re wondering, it was Persona 5 Royal (Highest), and Tiny Racer (Lowest).
Mobile Gaming Market
The mobile gaming market is an entirely different landscape altogether. We’re all familiar with our favourite Battle Royale titles, but you’d be surprised to see some “unlikely” titles being listed as one of the games with the best downloads. (**AHEM** Subway Surfers)
Surprised to see Garena Free Fire as the new top dog of Battle Royale? Well, with its recent collaboration with football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, and coming collaboration with One Punch Man, it’s no surprise that Free Fire is the game with the best numbers when it comes to worldwide downloads.
What are your thoughts? Did your favourite game make the list? Let us know in the comments section down below!