In the wake of the release of the new generation consoles and a plethora of new games being launched, the list of the best-selling video games worldwide in 2014 definitely has some big surprises in store for us. This year we saw some very promising independent publishers going head to head with well-known franchises and giving them a run for their money. While the big wigs definitely weren’t ready to back down as they responded with the creation of more than ever extravagant marketing strategies and upped their development game to the next level. However, even if they did win the game of sales figures some of them suffered significant decreases in sales from their past game versions.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, for one, managed to bag the big title even when the sales were significantly low from its predecessor, Call of Duty: Ghosts, which continued to rock the charts even in its second year. This might be an indication for the established franchises to take a cue from the indie players who are constantly coming up with novel storylines and start putting more effort into developing newer, ground-breaking ideas for their future projects.
Anybody can spot that the gaming industry is in for a major change in scenario in the coming years and the best-selling video games worldwide in 2014 is something akin to a premonition of that. Check out how the year’s list has been a departure from the overall trend by comparison with the 10 Best Selling Video Games of All Time list and you will notice some significant changes.
Also, the shift to PS4 and Xbox One has all but added to the winds of change already blowing over the gaming industry. The sales of the new generation consoles have been significantly more than the comparative sales of PS3 and Xbox 360. And, of course the platform plays an important role in determining the popularity of games. The consumer base has not only increased but there is also a tendency to opt for games which run on these new platforms.
So, here’s the list of best-selling video games worldwide in 2014, the ones which finally came out victorious in the year-long battle: