Best selling video games in volume in France 2019

During the year 2019, the most sold video game on the physical market was FIFA 20 for the PS4, accounting for about 893 thousand units sold. In second place came Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, with sales amounting to roughly 535 thousand units.  

Video game market in France

  In 2016, the French gaming market has known a peak, with its value amounting to 2.3 billion euros, before decreasing to 1.6 billion euros in 2018. However, it appears that the online consumption of video games had been taking off during the past years: 34 percent stated they used online gaming in 2018 as opposed to 21 percent of respondents who consumed video games on the Internet in 2011.

Video games usage in France

   In France, the percentage of people who play a video game at least once on an average day was the highest within the age groups from 13 to 24 years old and 25 to 34 years old: in these groups, respectively 42 and 30 percent of the surveyed played video games. It should also be noted that the share of women playing video games was of 18 percent in a survey from 2018. Finally, according to Statista’s Global Consumer Survey from 2019, the consumption of video games among French was mainly on smartphone and PC or laptops, whilst playing on game consoles was a regular activity for 29 percent of the respondents.

Leading video games ranked by sales volume in France in 2019, by platform

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period


Special properties

Physical market

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

Scope: console software and PC games.
Figures have been rounded.

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