As one of the world’s biggest retailer, it is always eye-opening whenever Amazon announces its yearly video game sales. In a lot of ways, it shows what fans have been most interested in all throughout the year. As Amazon just revealed its 2020 sales numbers for the UK and the US, Nintendo showed up big, as did FIFA 21 and Cyberpunk 2077.
The bestselling game in both the UK and the US should not be a surprise. It was Animal Crossing New Horizons which broke tons of records all over the world. The game dominated the whole year in which gamers acknowledged a video game that let them explore the outdoors, talk to friends, capture critters, and participate in fun-loving and good-natured activities. The retail edition of Animal Crossing New Horizons took the number one spot on the list, and the digital edition took the number five position.
The second bestselling game in the US was also released by Nintendo which is the critically acclaimed Super Mario 3D-All Stars. One thing that could be adding to the sales is the limited-time nature of the game.
The game will no longer be available for sale on March 31, 2021, so Nintendo fans interested in getting the game need to act fast. The next few games on the list were more Nintendo titles that came out a few years ago including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at the number three spot and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at number four.
The first game not from Nintendo on the US list is Cyberpunk 2077 at number six, perhaps the most popular but also the largest controversy of the year. To enter the list while only being launched in the last month of the year is very remarkable.
Of course, it is possible that preorders had something to do with its success, with a lot of purchases coming months in advance. The only other non-Nintendo title on the US list is The Last of Us Part 2 which held the ninth position.
Between the UK and US list, Nintendo dominated on both. The aforementioned Nintendo games crossed over on both lists, but Hyrule Warrior Age of Calamity, Just Dance 2021 on Switch, Ring Fit Adventure, and the Switch edition of Minecraft all made appearances.
The final list in the UK was a little more diversified. The bestselling game was still Animal Crossing New Horizons, but the top two game was FIFA 21, and with sales numbers being incredibly high, two editions of the game entered the top ten on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
In the meantime, Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part 2 also made it on the UK list. Two editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla finished off the UK top ten list. The full list can be seen below:
Top 10 Amazon Video Game Sales in the UK
1 – Animal Crossing New Horizons
2 – FIFA 21 (PS4 version)
3 – Minecraft (Switch version)
- 4. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
5 – FIFA 21 (Xbox One version)
6 – Just Dance 2021 (Switch version)
7 – The Last of Us Part 2
8 – Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4 version)
9 – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Xbox One version)
10 – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4 version)
Top 10 Amazon Video Game Sales in the United States
1 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (retail version)
2 – Super Mario 3D All-Stars
3 – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4 – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
5 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (digital version)
6 – Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4 version)
7 – Ring Fit Adventure
8 – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
9 – The Last of Us Part 2
10 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild