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Fifa 23 largely leads the best-selling video games in France in 2022


The football game achieves 1.7 million sales, a record. Call of Duty and Pokémon complete the podium, very far behind.

For nearly 10 years, the football simulation Fifa has been the best-selling video game in France every year.

2022 confirms this rule, but the passion of the French for the saga of EA Sports is still ramping up.

According to data from the Syndicate of Leisure Software Publishers (SELL),

Fifa 23

sold 1.75 million copies last year.

For comparison,

Fifa 22

had sold 1.6 million copies in 2021,

Fifa 21

had reached 1.3 million sales in 2020, and

Fifa 20

had posted 1.2 million sales in 2019.

The game of soccer is racing far ahead in the rankings.

Second place goes to

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

(Activision), which reached one million sales, including 217,000 on PC.

This opus erases the poor performance of

Call of Duty Vanguard

, which had attracted less than 500,000 French people in 2021.

The third place on the podium goes to

Pokémon Violet


Pokémon Scarlet

, with 717,000 cumulative sales (excluding digital format, on which Nintendo refuses to communicate).

Here again, the performance is higher than that achieved in 2021 by

Pokémon Sparkling Diamond


Pokémon Sparkling Pearl,

which had come close to 600,000 copies.

And the "Poké-mania" continues in fourth place with 590,000 sales for

Pokémon Arceus

, released in January 2022.

The Elden Ring Surprise

The Fifa-Call of Duty-Pokémon trio has been monopolizing the top of video game sales in France for years.

You have to go a little lower in the ranking to detect surprises.


Elden Ring

(Bandai Namco), critically acclaimed at the start of 2022, sold 408,000 copies, including 105,000 on PC.

A tour de force for such a demanding title, and which moreover comes from a brand new license.

On consoles, Elden Ring is almost on par with three Sony blockbusters:

God of War Ragnarok

(368,000 sales),

Horizon Forbidden West

(354,000) and

Gran Turismo 7


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Finally, the ranking once again demonstrates the power of Nintendo licensing.

Although released in 2017,

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

posted 451,000 additional sales in 2022 (excluding digital).

Just behind, the success of

Nintendo Switch Sports (432,000) recalls that of

Wii Sports

in the early 2000s


The first quarter of 2023 is dominated by Hogwarts Legacy (Warner), derived from the Harry Potter universe - the Sell does not communicate on its exact sales figures.

The rest of the year promises to be rich in new features, with

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom


Diablo 4


Final Fantasy XVI

(Square-Enix) or

Assassin's Creed Mirage


The best-selling video games in France in 2022 on consoles (the new ones are in bold)

  • Fifa 23

    (EA): 1.7 million sales

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

    (Activision): 791,338 sales

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    (Nintendo): 589,375 sales (excluding digital)

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    (Nintendo): 451,254 sales (excluding digital)

  • Nintendo Switch Sports

    (Nintendo): 432,685 sales (excluding digital)

  • Fifa 22 (EA): 423,702 sales

  • Pokémon Violet

    (Nintendo): 416,537 sales (excluding digital)

  • GTA V (Take Two): 400,953 sales

  • God of War Ragnarok

    (Sony): 368,726 sales

  • Horizon Forbidden West

    (Sony): 354,402 sales

  • Gran Turismo 7

    (Sony): 353,771 sales

  • Elden Ring

    (Bandai Namco): 302,597 sales

  • Pokémon Scarlet

    (Nintendo): 300,489 sales (excluding digital)

  • Mario Strikers

    (Nintendo): 270,772 sales (excluding digital)

  • Splatoon 3

    (Nintendo): 257,309 sales (excluding digital)

  • The best-selling video games in France in 2022 on PC (the new ones are in bold)

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

    (Activision): 217,288 sales

  • Elden Ring

    (Bandai Namco): 105,552 sales

  • GTA V (Take Two): 104,041 sales

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Take-Two) 78,584 sales

  • Grounded (Microsoft): 54,213 sales

  • Sea of ​​Thieves (Microsoft): 48,104 sales

  • Total War: Warhammer 3

    (Sega): 45,262 sales

  • Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft): 41,665 sales

  • God of War

    (Sony): 31,771 sales

  • Football Manager 2023

    (Sega): 28,875.

  • Source: lefigaro

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