The Entertainment Retailer’s Association has once again revealed the 20 best selling video games, movies and albums of 2014 in the UK.
And not a single parent will be surprised to discover that Disney’s Frozen tops the list. That movie sold a staggering 4.012m copies last year, which is 1.34m ahead of its nearest rival.
And that nearest rival? Well that was FIFA 15. EA’s soccer title is now firmly established as the UK’s biggest video game, it sold 2.663m copies last year, well ahead of third placed Call of Duty: Advance Warfare which sold a still impressive 1.837m units.
In total, there were five video games in the charts. Grand Theft Auto V managed sixth place in its second year in the chart, shifting 1.34m copies. And then there’s the two big new IPs. Destiny at No.14 with 937,235 games sold and Watch Dogs at No.18 with 728,683 units shifted.
All of these sales are based purely on physical unit sales sold through retail. We would imagine a number of digital games (Clash of Clans, Flappy Bird and, of course, Minecraft) would have made this list, if only we had a means to accurately track their sales.
Here is the list in full:
Frozen – Disney (4,012,676 units sold)
FIFA 15 – EA (2,663,296 units sold)
Call of Duty: Advance Warfare – Activision Blizzard (1,837,025 units sold)
Ed Sheeran’s X – Warner Music (1,753,226 units sold)
The Hobbit: The Desolution of Smaug – Warner Home Video (1,550,635 units sold)
Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar (1,341,472 units sold)
Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour – Universal Music (1,296,295 units sold)
The LEGO Movie – Warner Home Video (1,092,486 units sold)
The Hunger Games – Catching Fire – Elevation Sales (1,078,911 units sold)
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie – Universal Pictures (1,056,960 units sold)
Now That’s What I Call Music 89 – Sony Music/Universal Music (999,201 units sold)
Guardians of the Galaxy – Walt Disney Studios (992,818 units sold)
Frozen Soundtrack – Universal Music (974,067 units sold)
Destiny – Activision Blizzard (937,235 units sold)
Gravity – Warner Home Video (915, 355 units sold)
The Wolf of Wall Street – Universal Pictures
The Inbetweeners 2 – Channel 4 DVD (849,859)
Watch Dogs – Ubisoft (808,799)
Now That’s What I Call Music 88 – Sony Music/Universal Music (728,683)
George Ezra’s Wanted on Voyage – Sony Music – 704,069