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Amazon Releases Best Sellers of 2020, Top 10 Dominated by Nintendo

Nintendo takes eight out of the top 10 in Amazon's US chart.

December 29, 2020

As the longest year in history comes to a close we start to see a range of lists emerge. These lists usually shine a light on the top-performing games of the year across Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony platforms.

One surefire sign of how well a game sold is online retailer Amazon’s Best Sellers of the year, something which looks to have everything in its final order. Taken from both Amazon US and Amazon UK, here is how this year’s lists have shaped up.

Amazon US:

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Physical)
2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Digital)
6. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4)
7. Ring Fit Adventure
8. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
9. The Last of Us Part II
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The US chart shows just how dominant the Nintendo Switch has been this year, with a total of eight out of Amazon’s top 10 games being on the hybrid console. Cyberpunk’s highly contentious PS4 version and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II are the only outsiders to crack the top 10.

Amazon UK:

1. Animal Crossing New Horizons
2. FIFA 21 (PS4)
3. Minecraft (Switch)
4. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
5. FIFA 21 (Xbox One)
6. Just Dance 2021 (Switch)
7. The Last of Us Part II
8. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4)
9. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Xbox One)
10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4)

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The UK list tells a slightly different story. Nintendo still has a majority, this time shared with Sony, as both companies take four spots in the list. As expected, Microsoft takes the last two. FIFA 21, which is always incredibly popular in the UK, occupies two of the top five spaces, with Nintendo taking the other three. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of this year’s surprise entries. The game topped the UK Christmas sales chart for the first time in the franchise’s history and takes two spots in Amazon’s top 10 list of this year.

Alongside Amazon, Steam recently released its top-grossing titles of 2020. This list slightly different from Amazon’s list, however, with Steam being a digital platform. The top-grossing games there included Red Dead Redemption II, Among Us and Fall Guys.

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