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Minecraft is the Best-Selling New Game IP in the UK of the 2010s

Minecraft is the Best-Selling New Game IP in the UK of the 2010s - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 July 2020 / 2,919 Views

Minecraft is the best-selling new game IP in the UK at retail of the 2010's decade, according to GfK Entertainment, which tracks UK retail sales. While the game technically released in alpha in 2009, the retail release wasn't until 2013 in the UK.

Minecraft was also the third best-selling overall game of the decade. The rest of that chart consists of Grand Theft Auto V, three Call of Duty titles and five FIFA titles. 

Microsoft was the only publisher to have two games in the top 10 best-selling new games IP with Minecraft and Kinect SportsDestiny comes in second place, followed by Zumba Fitness, which was driven by the success of the Wii version.

The Last of Us and L.A. Noire also made it into the top 10 despite being the only titles to not have a sequel released during the 2010's.

Here is the list of the top 10 best-selling new games IP in the UK of the 2010's:

  1. Minecraft (Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo)
  2. Destiny (Bungie/Activision Blizzard)
  3. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
  4. Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
  5. Kinect Sports (Microsoft)
  6. The Last of Us (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  7. Dead Island (Koch/Deep Silver)
  8. L.A. Noire (Take 2/Rockstar Games)
  9. Dishonored (Bethesda)
  10. Titanfall (EA)

Here is the list of the top 10 best-selling new games IP in the UK of the 2010's in terms of revenue:

  1. Destiny (Bungie/Activision Blizzard)
  2. Minecraft (Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo)
  3. Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
  4. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
  5. The Last of Us (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  6. Kinect Sports (Microsoft)
  7. Titanfall (EA)
  8. L.A. Noire (Take 2/Rockstar Games)
  9. Overwatch (Activision Blizzard)
  10. Dead Island (Koch/Deep Silver)

Thanks GamesIndustry.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments
VAMatt (on 29 January 2020)

I think Minecraft is the most surprisingly success in the history of gaming. I never imagined it would reach anywhere near this level of success, even after MS threw a ton of money at it.

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Mr Puggsly VAMatt (on 29 January 2020)

I certainly didnt anticipate Minecraft staying this popular. Its possible we may see a 9th gen port in some form unless they plan on relying with BC.

  • +1
Mr Puggsly (on 29 January 2020)

A lot of these games didn't do nearly as well with sequels. Which partly explains why we keep seeing old IPs.

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Azzanation (on 29 January 2020)

MS having 2 titles in this catagory and here we had people talking down on Microsoft's gaming devision. Glad i dont listen to online randoms.

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