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Amazon UK turns 15 today, posts top ten best-selling games since launch

Monday, 14 October 2013 12:05 GMT By Dave Cook

Amazon UK has turned 15 today and to celebrate, the online retailer has listed its ten best-selling multi-format games since launch.

In a press release sent to VG247 this morning, the UK store confirmed its best-selling games as:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  4. Grand Theft Auto 5
  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

In a statement, Amazon UK’s video games & software category leader Ketu Patel said of 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.”

Did you buy any of these from Amazon? Do yous till rate the store? Let us know below.

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30 Comments

  1. KineticCalvaria

    I’m ashamed of that list… 4 CoD’s, 3 FIFA’s and Zumba? Oh god lol, sounds about right though.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    Why ashamed though? It’s what the people seem to want. Not having a go, just curious as to why folk seem unhappy with the playing habits of others.

    We can’t all have the same taste. It’s why Michael Bay keeps on getting to make movies ;)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ps4fanboy

    @1 dont be because there wasnt mich you could have done

    #3 1 year ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    I understand that, but it’s just a shame that people essentially pay £40 for the same game every year… in all honesty I’m surprised it wasn’t all CoD, AC and FIFA.

    Not moaning, just baffles me… I grew wise to the rip off of annualised games long ago.

    @3, thank you for your comforting words in this difficult time.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Panthro

    @4

    Maybe bringing indies to the next gen consoles will change that, probably not though.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @4 I still don’t get it though. They’re buying it so they must enjoy them. Can we not just let them do what they enjoy? If they don’t want to seek out new games then yeah that’s a shame, but we can’t force those people at the same time.

    Just a few thoughts :)

    #6 1 year ago
  7. KineticCalvaria

    @6, certainly it’s up to them, I’m only pointing out that it’s disappointing to think that some peoples gaming experiences are limited to this rubbish and I do indeed know some people who only really play FIFA or CoD… :).

    My opinion. :P

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @6 I guess these are folk who are ‘casual’ in that they don’t spent a lot of time on games, so that what little time they do spend on them is used with what they already know.

    I’d never become that way certainly, but It’s understandable.

    I was just curious btw, as it’s something I’ve seen a lot of people say :)

    Cheers.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Mr Tom

    Hey, if people want to spend their money on the games they like who are we to tell them they’re wrong?

    I don’t like CoD all that much, my friends love it and buy it each year along with whatever their season pass thing is called. Fair play to them, they have their fun and get their money’s worth. There’s not a damned thing wrong with that.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. KineticCalvaria

    @9, never said there was did I :). I said it was a shame, didn’t say it was wrong.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @9 Well said. I love CoD as well. Absolutely no problem with people who tell me they hate it. Opinions are allowed, but it’s when they start telling me I’m an idiot for playing it that I get annoyed.

    Moaning about people playing what they like is both foolish and unfair imo.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Dave Cook

    @10 I don’t think he was aiming that at you bud. He was just speaking in general :)

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Badger

    I agree with Kinetic in that it is a bit of a shame that these are the games that are most widely known and purchased. This medium has a tonne more to offer to people if they wished to find it, but people that look at gaming and see these games selling well will assume that it is all about the blood, gore, violence and, to a lesser extent, sports.

    It would have been nice to see some breakthrough hits getting on there and maybe force people to realise it isn’t all about the Call of Duty-esque games. I’ve got to question whether people buy them because they enjoy it, or if it’s because people buy them. Any gamer wanting a decent multiplayer FPS with busy servers is going to know that Call of Duty will provide it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve bought and played many Call of Duty’s before now and have enjoyed them, but there are many different experiences to enjoy other than just that.

    On a different note though, it’s quite good to see that the oldest games on that list are from 2009, meaning that newer games are clearly selling more copies than the big games of ten years ago.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    CALL OF DUTY, BABY, YEAH!!!

    Eat it, haters!

    *raspberries for the haters*

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Dave Cook

    @13 “This medium has a tonne more to offer to people if they wished to find it”

    Agreed, but they don’t want to find it. We can’t force them.

    (I’m not saying that’s what you’re saying by the way :) )

    I just don’t see why we can’t just let people play what they want and move on.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Dave Cook

    @14 *Catches them all in his mouth*

    #16 1 year ago
  17. reask

    I find the cods a handy pick up for a few online games.
    Same with bf I suppose.
    Easy to pick up but fairly competitive.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. karma

    #2 Dave Cook: “Why ashamed though? It’s what the people seem to want. Not having a go, just curious as to why folk seem unhappy with the playing habits of others.”

    I’m sure you already know this Dave, but sales dictate what the future holds. And if you dont like yearly iterations, then there is much less game diversity to choose from for everyone.

    Now with F2P, mobile and other alternative ways to market games, it seems more publishers and devs are steering away from the types of games I enjoy playing.

    I’d say i’m more agitated by the diminishing choice on offer rather than the fact they like those games at all.

    We are told that gaming becoming more mainstream is beneficial to the industry, and while that may be true if your in it to make money, I’m not entirely sure that line of thinking is inclusive and beneficial for the traditional gamer. :P

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Joe Musashi

    For all those gamers that, for years, wanted their hobby to be accepted by the mainstream: be careful what you wish for. :)

    All that talk of violence encouraged by videogames. Clearly Amazon’s #10 is to blame.

    JM

    #19 1 year ago
  20. bradk825

    COD is a staple for my friends and I as far as multiplayer gaming, but it’s certainly not all we play. Games with great storytelling are my favourite when no one is online, and we tend to buy a copy of those and pass them around. When it comes to exciting multiplayer gaming I have found few to compare to COD in my own opinion.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    @18:

    “I’d say i’m more agitated by the diminishing choice on offer rather than the fact they like those games at all.”

    Sorry, but I completely disagree.

    What with all of the new technologies (Kinect/Wii U pad/PS3 wand thingy/etc), the wide variety of exclusives, the large choice of new IPs, the ever growing amount of indie games, etc, etc, etc, I don’t think that there’s ever been as much choice in gaming as there is now.

    It’s just that the popular stuff gets more exposure, and sells more.

    I’m sure that there are many, many, many people on this website alone, who don’t play CoD/FIFA, but own a whole load of new IPs and ‘original’ games that they simply don’t have time to play.

    There’s no need to be all doom and gloom, just because other people are buying and playing something else.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    @2 While I completely agree that people are free to enjoy whatever they want, it does make me a little sad to see creativity not being given the success it deserves. It’s an incredible… dull list, for lack of a better word.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ If it doesn’t get it, maybe it doesn’t deserve it… No?

    #23 1 year ago
  24. DSB

    MW2 was fucking epic. I still haven’t spent that long on a multiplayer shooter since the original Counter-Strike. I thought for sure it had been outdone by BLOPS II and MW3 though.

    @20 Yup, purdy much that.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. bradk825

    Some have gripes based on preference, but some poeple to have a mentality that anything popular must therefor be awful.

    Dean Koontz is called a shitty author, they say Spielberg makes terrible movies, Starbucks coffee tastes like tar, the list goes on, because they feel like ranting against something that a lot of people like makes them special for liking something else.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    @23 No.

    There are countless high quality games that deserve more success than they earned. Much like many great musicians often lose out to bad, soulless pop music with a marketing budget, so too do many great games lose out to better promoted titles.

    Not saying the games on this list don’t deserve success, it would just be nice to see more diversity.

    I’ll admit I’m surprised to see Skyrim on there. I know the franchise is fairly big, but I didn’t realise it was that big.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Hcw87

    @25
    CoD is popular for all the wrong reasons.

    Auto aim, guns with little to no recoil, a spawn system that makes it far too easy to shoot people in the back/get shot in the back/end up in the other teams spawn, Kill Streaks which is the worst invention in gaming history, all the focus on KDR, lazy map designs etc etc.

    And a skill roof so low even a 14 year old is on the same skill level as a 3 year old veteran.

    People have all the right reasons in the world to hate this franchise, especially how it’s influencing other games (Battlefield is trying to bring in the CoD crowd with Deathmatches/smaller maps etc).

    I hope Titanfall ends up being so popular so this franchise dies a horrible slow death.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Panthro

    I just wished more developers would consider a good single player experience, I guess those types of games have to be lower in price since a lot of people these days only class games which have multi-player worth £40

    Which makes a lot of developers wary and sometimes forces them to tack on multi-player, which can take resources and time away from further crafting a better single player …

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Panthro

    @25

    I agree, I have a few friends that go on like that and it drives me insane, they act like such pricks sometimes… they say the most negative things about games/ movies they haven’t even seen or played just based on whether there is a lot of hype.

    Had a few friends who began liking breaking bad but then once it began to roll with popularity they said it was ‘shit’ and ‘turning to mainstream’ they can go fuck themselves.

    @27

    Titanfall looks awesome… That is all I have to say.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. MadFlavour

    That list is roughly what I expected (apart from Zumba), but I was still disappointed by the banality of it.

    #30 1 year ago

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  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

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  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

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  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

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  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

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  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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