Who won 2014? Last year’s biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

Christopher Dring
Who won 2014? Last year’s biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

2014 was the first full year for the New Generation, and you could tell.

PS4 and Xbox One caused a massive spike in hardware sales, while accessories for both consoles dominated the peripherals charts.

Yet it wasn't just about those two consoles. In fact, more games were sold on Xbox 360 last year than any other platform.

EA was the UK's No.1 publisher once again, despite the notable absence of titles such as Need for Speed and Battlefield. FIFA replicated its 2013 chart-topping success as the biggest game of 2014.

Ubisoft had a strong year. Assassin's Creed didn't perform quite as strong as it previously has done, but Far Cry 4 and Watch Dogs certainly did, boosting the publisher up the rankings.

Take-Two slipped down the publisher rankings. It was the second biggest games firm in 2013 due to the PS3 and Xbox 360 launch of GTA V, but still performed admirably last year (staying in the Top Five games companies) thanks to the title's release on PS4 and Xbox One.

Check out how the games market performed last year below:

THE TOP 100 BEST-SELLING BOXED GAMES OF 2014

TITLE

1

FIFA 15, EA

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

8

FAR CRY 4, Ubisoft

9

CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS, Activision

10

ASSASSIN'S CREED: UNITY, Ubisoft

11

MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION, Microsoft

12

TITANFALL, EA

13

ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG, Ubisoft

14

THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME, Warner Bros

15

BATTLEFIELD 4, EA

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

21

FORZA HORIZON 2, Microsoft

22

WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER, Bethesda

23

THE EVIL WITHIN, Bethesda

24

THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED, Sony

25

WWE 2K15, 2K Games

26

THE CREW, Ubisoft

27

HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION, Microsoft

28

SUPER SMASH BROS, Nintendo

29

DISNEY INFINITY 2.0, Disney

30

MARIO KART 8, Nintendo

31

SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH, Ubisoft

32

THIEF, Square Enix

33

SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM, Activision

34

ALIEN: ISOLATION, Sega

35

DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION, EA

36

JUST DANCE 2015, Ubisoft

37

INFAMOUS: SECOND SON, Sony

38

NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS, EA

39

LEGO THE HOBBIT, Warner Bros

40

TOMODACHI LIFE, Nintendo

41

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES, Konami

42

FORZA MOTORSPORT 5, Microsoft

43

ASSASSIN'S CREED: ROGUE, Ubisoft

44

POKEMON OMEGA RUBY, Nintendo

45

THE SIMS 4, EA

46

FROZEN: OLAF'S QUEST, Avanquest

47

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL, EA

48

POKEMON ALPHA SAPPHIRE, Nintendo

49

SNIPER ELITE 3, 505 Games

50

RAYMAN LEGENDS, Ubisoft

51

DISNEY INFINITY, Disney

52

LITTLEBIGPLANET 3, Sony

53

SUNSET OVERDRIVE, Microsoft

54

TERRARIA, 505 Games

55

FOOTBALL MANAGER 2015, Sega

56

BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS, Ubisoft

57

DARK SOULS II, Bandai Namco

58

WWE 2K14, 2K Games

59

ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES, Sega

60

JUST DANCE 2014 Ubisoft

61

TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION, Square Enix

62

SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, Activision

63

EA SPORTS UFC, EA

64

LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES, Warner Bros

65

GRAN TURISMO 6, Sony

66

DIABLO III REAPER OF SOULS ULTIMATE EVIL, Blizzard

67

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, Activision

68

BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL!, 2K Games

69

SKATE 3, EA

70

FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014, Sega

71

KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL, Sony

72

NBA 2K14, 2K Games

73

PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2015, Konami

74

SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED, Sega

75

LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA, Warner Bros

76

MARIO KART 7, Nintendo

77

SAINTS ROW IV, Deep Silver

78

NBA 2K15, 2K Games

79

POKEMON X, Nintendo

80

POKEMON Y, Nintendo

81

SONIC GENERATIONS, Sega

82

DEAD RISING 3, Capcom

83

NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U, Nintendo

84

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF, Nintendo

85

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER, Square Enix

86

LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS, Warner Bros

87

NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2, Nintendo

88

METRO REDUX, Deep Silver

89

MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT, Square Enix

90

RYSE: SON OF ROME, Microsoft

91

F1 2014, Codemasters

92

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, Square Enix

93

THE SIMS 3, EA

94

SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD, Nintendo

95

TRIALS FUSION, Ubisoft

96

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK, Activision

97

THE LAST OF US, Sony

98

THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY,Bethesda

99

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II, Activision

100

LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Disney

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