PS4 tops the platform revenue chart as last year is summed up.
MCV reports on some official end of year charts for the UK video game industry. In addition to a top 100 with last year's best-selling games, they also reveal market shares for the various platforms and publishers.
Overall it was something of a mixed bag as software unit sales dropped 13% year-on-year (partially off-set by higher average prices that saw revenue fall only 7%), while great sales of new-gen hardware saw unit sales rise 21% and revenue 48%. Overall in terms of units (software+accessories+hardware) sales dropped 6%, while revenue increased by 12%. DualShock 4 was the most sold accessory in 2014 followed by the Xbox One controller.
Top selling games in the UK (2014):
1. FIFA 15 / EA Sports
2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare / Activision
3. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
4. Destiny / Activision
5. Watch Dogs / Ubisoft
6. Minecraft: Xbox Edition / Microsoft
7. FIFA 14 / EA Sports
8. Far Cry 4 / Ubisoft
9. Call of Duty: Ghosts / Activision
10. Assassin's Creed: Unity / Ubisoft
11. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition / Sony
12. Titanfall / EA Games
13. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag / Ubisoft
14. The Lego Movie Videogame / Warner Bros.
15. Battlefield 4 / EA Games
16. Lego Marvel Super Heroes / Warner Bros.
17. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor / Warner Bros.
18. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham / Warner Bros.
19. Driveclub / Sony
20. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare / EA Games
Top Publishers (revenue share):
1. EA (23.2%)
2. Activision Blizzard (16.8%)
3. Ubisoft (13.9%)
4. Take-Two (8.1%)
5. Nintendo (7.3%)
6. Warner Bros. (6.3%)
7. Sony (5.9%)
8. Microsoft (5.5%)
9. Square Enix (2.3%)
10. Bethesda (2.2%)
Top Platforms (software revenue share):
1. PS4 (29.1%)
2. Xbox One (24.1%)
3. Xbox 360 (20.3%)
4. PS3 (12.3%)
5. Nintendo 3DS (5.5%)
6. PC (3.1%)
7. Wii U (3.0%)
8. Wii (1.2%)
9. PS Vita (0.9%)
10. DS (0.6%)
Best-sellers per Platform:
PS4: FIFA 15, Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny, Watch Dogs.
PS3: FIFA 15, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Xbox One: FIFA 15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V, Titanfall, Assassin's Creed: Unity.
Xbox 360: FIFA 15, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V, The Lego Movie Videogame.
Wii U: Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land.
3DS: Tomodachi Life, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Mario Kart 7.
PS Vita: Minecraft: PlayStation Edition, FIFA 15, Killzone: Mercenary, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Tearaway.