UK Charts: Mario is the third biggest game franchise

Chart data firm GfK has revealed the top 30 game franchises in the UK, Europe’s largest video game market. Nintendo’s iconic Mario is the third-largest video game franchise after FIFA and Call of Duty. Other big games in the top 10 included the acclaimed Rockstar Games, the Grand Theft Auto series, and The Pokemon Company’s Pokemon games and mainline games developed by Game Freak. You can see the top 30 best sellers in the table below.

“This is a fascinating list, and anyone who follows the video game industry as much as I do will no doubt be surprised by the sheer value, size and breadth of this market.

“An industry that was once considered a niche is now undoubtedly a mainstream market, generating billions of dollars in revenue every year. The characters in these games have become beloved heroes, from Lara Croft to Luigi and Mario, to To Sonic the Hedgehog. The term used in the franchise has entered our vocabulary, and there are quite a few gamers who can wander around the suburbs of San Francisco while driving a stolen car in GTA.”

Dorian Bloch, Senior Director of Customer Insights for Gaming at GfK.

UK’s top 30 video game brands by revenue

Do not. Name Title count series start Publisher
1 FIFA 50 1993 she
2 call-of-duty 32 Year 2003 Activision Blizzard
3 Mario 109 year 1987 Nintendo
4 Grand Theft Auto twenty one 1997 rock star
5 Lego 77 1997 Warner/LucasArts/TT Games/Eidos
6 star wars 113 1983 EA/LucasArts/Warner
7 The Sims 106 2000 she
8 Pokémon 93 1999 Nintendo
9 Assassin’s Creed 27 2007 Ubisoft
10 need for speed 30 1994 she
11 Sonic 55 1991 Sega
12 WWE and WWF 61 year 1987 Take-Two/THQ/Acclaim
13 Miracle 106 1982 Sony/Warner/Square Enix
14 Wii Fit 3 Year 2008 Nintendo
15 tom clancy 72 1997 Ubisoft
16 Guitar Hero/DJ Hero 18 year 2006 Activision Blizzard
17 Live football twenty two 2001 Konami
18 Skylanders 6 2011 Activision Blizzard
19 battlefield 30 year 2002 she
20 tomb Raider 31 1996 Eidos/Square Enix
twenty one halo 15 2001 Microsoft
twenty two DC 43 1986 Warner/EA/Square/Telltale
twenty three Formula one 66 1992 Codemasters / EA / Sony
twenty four Grand Tour 13 1998 sony
25 strength 13 2005 Microsoft
26 Harry Potter 13 2001 Electronic Arts/Warner
27 Crash Bandicoot twenty two 1996 Activision/Vivendi/Sony
28 Olympic Games 20 1992 Sega/Nintendo/Eidos/Konome/T2
29 Zelda 35 year 1987 Nintendo
30 PGA Tour Golf 46 1990 EA/Take-two

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