Video game industry has seen exponential growth in recent years, especially during the pandemic. One example of this is that 2021 is shaping up to be a year in which the industry will generate historical revenue, similar to what happened during 2020.
According to the Newzoo firm, this year the video game sector could close with profits of about 180 billion dollars, which represents a growth of 1.4% compared to the previous year.
Other statistics that also reflect the boom in which the industry is found is the increase in the number of players both offline and online .
The projections detail that together the gaming segments for desktop computers and consoles constitute 47% of the market with a share of 87.1 billion dollars.
In Thegamespoof we show you the top 5 of the games with the most sales throughout the year.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
Valhalla, the latest installment of Assassin’s Creed , ranked in 2021 as the most successful game of the year with more than 12 million copies sold, which translated into earnings close to 720 million dollars.
According to the game’s developer Ubisoft, Valhalla is the 2nd largest profit generating game in Ubisoft’s history, in less than 12 months
Part of its sales success stems from the game’s two expansions released over the course of the year, both named Wrath of the Druids and The Siege of Paris .
Monster hunter rise
The second position on the list is occupied by Monster Hunter Rise , a first-person action role-playing video game that is the sixth installment of the Monster Hunter saga, which managed to sell more than 7.5 million copies (450 million dollars) .
Although its launch occurred at the beginning of March, thanks to its playability, the movement mechanics it incorporates and its history, it managed to stay on the best-seller list.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales
The most recent installment of the Marvel superhero saga has achieved similar success to its predecessor launched in 2018. With more than 6.5 million copies Miles Morales (390 million dollars) has become one of the video games most successful from developer Insomniac Games.
Among the additions of this title is the fact that it takes advantage of some of the new technologies incorporated in the PlayStation 5 such as the DualSense controller and the 3D algorithm.
One fact to note is that unlike other multiplatform games, Spider-Man Miles Morales was developed exclusively for PlayStation.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Set after the events of Black Ops, Cold War provides a new perspective on the events surrounding the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Thanks to the wide fan base of Call Of Duty, Cold War has managed to sell more than 5.7 million copies (342 million dollars) since its official launch, being considered by the specialized press as one of the best stories of the franchise.
Due to its historical background, many of the stories told throughout the game are based on real events, as the developers have expressed. Cold War also incorporates the possibility of modifying the end of the game depending on the choices that the players make throughout it.
Resident Evil: Village
The fifth position on the list is occupied by Village, the most recent title of the successful Resident Evil franchise with 5 million sold this 2021 generating more than 270 million dollars. This game is the continuation of Biohazard released in 2018 and represents the ninth title in the saga.
Since its launch, specialized critics have given it excellent ratings, highlighting among its greatest virtues elements such as its fluency and the way it approaches the genre of terror characteristic of Resident Evil.
In the same way, they pointed out as something positive the different forms of play throughout history, which provides greater versatility for the user.