Amazon UK Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Games


This year marks the 15th year that Amazon UK has been up and running. In honor of this momentous occasion, they have released the top 10 lists of a multitude of categories ranging from music, to books, to video games. Struck by curiosity, although half expecting to know which game would be dominant, the results weren’t as surprising as I had anticipated. Here are the top 10 best selling games of the past 15 years:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  6. FIFA 10
  7. FIFA 13
  8. FIFA 12
  9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  10. Zumba Fitness

It’s no real shocker that Call of Duty dominated the first three spots on the top 10 list. It was slightly shocking that Grand Theft Auto V broke the chain coming in at the number 4 spot. Ketu Patel, Video Games & Software Category Leader at Ltd. had this to say about the list, “Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and FIFA are three of the largest entertainment franchises in the world, so it’s no surprise to see them dominating the top ten best-selling games chart. The success of Skyrim suggests that there is a real appetite for epic fantasy games, whilst Zumba Fitness’s appearance in tenth place shows just how big Nintendo Wii’s fanbase is in the UK.”

But what was the fastest selling game of all time out of Amazon UK? That title is handed off to Grand Theft Auto V. This is based off of the first day of pre-order sales. It’s quite a feat for GTA V to breach upon the Call of Duty franchise in both best selling and fastest selling, not to mention it’s also extremely impressive.