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