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Farming Simulator 22 Was the Best-Selling Game in Europe During Black Friday Week

Farming Simulator 22 Was the Best-Selling Game in Europe During Black Friday Week - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 December 2021 / 2,983 Views

The head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring, who has previously provided insights to the gaming market in Europe, has revealed Farming Simulator 22 was the best-selling game in Europe during Black Friday week. The data comes via GSD charts.

"Across Europe last week, the best-selling video game was Farming Simulator 2022 (GSD charts)," said Dring. "Gaming is appealing more broadly by the year."

He had previously revealed the Nintendo Switch had its best-selling week ever in the UK during Black Friday week and the Xbox Series S during the same week alone outsold the PlayStation 5.

Dring has also stated the PS5 is the best-selling console in the UK and Italy in 2021, while the Nintendo Switch is number one in France, Netherlands, Spain, and Australia. 

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Chicho (on 04 December 2021)

wait, what?

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2zosteven Chicho (on 05 December 2021)

never would have picked that as a guess.

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Kakadu18 (on 04 December 2021)

That's remarkable. Job simulators are very popular in Germany in particular. Stuff like Autobahn Police Simulator is also pretty popular.

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scrapking (on 04 December 2021)

I played Farming Simulator 2021 on Game Pass, after there was a Microsoft Rewards/Game Pass Quest for it. I got the quest, and then kept messing around with it. I drove a tractor all over town, getting out at interesting vantage points to take a look. I found a building with a lawnchair on top, and a hole you could jump down into that takes you into a crazy cave system. I actually had fun with it, on that level. Not worth me purchasing, but definitely interesting to mess around with as a Game Pass experience, for what that's worth!

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