It’s followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops and Minecraft.
Measuring the absolute best in the past decade is always a tough task but Rockstar Games likely isn’t worrying. Its open world title Grand Theft Auto 5, which first launched in September 2013, is the best-selling game of the decade according to UKIE and Gfk. It probably isn’t a surprise to anyone since the title has shipped 115 million units as of November 2019.
According to BBC, Grand Theft Auto 5 is on top, followed by the first Call of Duty: Black Ops and Minecraft. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is in fourth place followed by FIFA 14, FIFA 13 and FIFA 15. The order is broken up by Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 before finishing off with FIFA 11 and then FIFA 12.
It’s unsurprising considering how strongly Call of Duty and FIFA titles dominate the region year in and year out. To see Grand Theft Auto 5 stand tall amid all that is impressive indeed. Perhaps this success will spur Rockstar to release Grand Theft Auto 6 sooner rather than later? We’ll have to wait and find out.
Check out the top ten best-selling games of the UK for this past decade below: