A brand new set of figures concerning last year's sales of physical games in the UK has emerged, courtesy of gamesindustry.biz.
In a comprehensive breakdown of the UK games market for 2017, it's revealed that physical sales were down by 0.4%, but revenue increased by 2.1% to £792m.
Perhaps most interestingly, however, is the list of the top 100 boxed games. While first and second place are very predictable - FIFA 18 and Call of Duty: WWII respectively - the top of the table has one or two surprising points to note. We'd imagine that even Activision is surprised at the performance of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which outsold Destiny 2 to take 6th place on the list.
It's also nice to see Horizon Zero Dawn in the top ten. For an exclusive new IP, that's an impressive place to be. Gran Turismo Sport also did well at eighth. Here's the top ten boxed games to give you an idea:
UK Top Ten Boxed Games 2017
- FIFA 18
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Assassin's Creed Origins
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Destiny 2
- Gran Turismo Sport
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Horizon Zero Dawn
Obviously this is just the UK market, but it all makes for interesting reading nonetheless. What do you make of it all? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.