2013 was a big year for games. New consoles, big blockbuster releases, some incredible experiences, a few surprises. But what were the top selling games in Australia?
Thanks to NPD, we managed to get a hold of the top 10 games in Australia last year in terms of raw sales. A few surprises? Yes, but for the most part it seems like the big games sold as much as you might expect.
And the top 10 is...
1. Grand Theft Auto V 2. Call of Duty: Ghosts 3. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 4. Battlefield 4 5. FIFA 14 6. Call of Duty: Black Ops II 7. The Last Of Us 8. Skylanders SWAP Force 9. Battlefield 3 10. Tomb Raider
The surprises for me? Probably the fact that Battlefield 3 and Black Ops II managed to make the list despite being released outside of 2013. Battlefield 3 in particular.
The Last Of Us is also a bit surprising to me, mainly because it's a PlayStation 3 exclusive. All other games on the list were released on multiple different platforms. Also interesting to see Tomb Raider on the list, considering how disappointed Square-Enix were with the sales figures!
Source: The NPD Group Australia. Category PC Games, Console Software, Portable Game Software. Time period: Dec 31 2012 – Dec 29 2013. Country: Australia