Games That Top The ChartsThe Conversion to Digital Gaming

Consumers spent more than twenty billion dollars on the gaming industry in 2012. It was a challenging year for game developers.

The results of an NPD Group consumer research study of video game purchasing trends showed that Americans spent almost four billion dollars less on game software and hardware than they did in 2011. The trend where consumers rely on their computers, phones and other mobile devices for game play is steadily gaining momentum.

Gaming Wrap Up: Top Sellers of 2012

Gamasutra reports that the top ten games of 2012 were:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
2. Madden NFL 13
3. Halo 4
4. Assassin’s Creed III
5. Just Dance 4
6. NBA 2K13
7. Borderlands 2
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
9. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
10. FIFA Soccer 13

Most Successful Video Game Publishers

A few of the top video game publishers are Electronic Arts, Activision and Ubisoft. Electronic Arts developed games such as Battlefield: Heroes and Frostbite Engine . Activision is the developer of titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Ubisoft created Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia.

Top Games of All Time

The ten most popular games of all time are titles that sold at least a million copies. They are:

1. The Sims 2
2. The Sims
3. Minecraft
4. Diablo III
5. Half-Life 2
6. Battlefield 2
7. StarCraft
8. The Sims 3
9. Half-Life
10. Guild Wars

Upcoming Titles

2014 should be a year to look forward to for gamers as there are some exciting titles in a variety of genres such as Sony Computer Entertainment’s action and adventure title The Order: 1886 where an order of medieval knights battle monsters. Electronic Arts will publish Battlefield 4 and The Sims 4. Activision will publish Call of Duty 4: Ghosts. Ubisoft has an impressive list of game titles to be released in 2014 including Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Infographic: Games’ Big Hitters


Infographic: Games That Top The Charts