It's official, there is a favourite game of the UK as voted by the population and it might not be especially surprising to many of us, but it's nice to know what the majority of gamers like these days. It's FIFA - FIFA is the most popular game in the UK and we can't say we're shocked. EA's franchise appeals to gaming fans and sports fans alike, with many having grown up with it as a favourite activity to pass the time with mates. So of course, it's the average gamer's top pick.
Second place goes to the Call of Duty franchise while third place goes to Grand Theft Auto. The top three are classics and you'd struggle to find any console owner without at least one of these three games in their library. As we go down the list, other popular names appear like Fortnite, Minecraft, Mario Kart, and The Sims. Slightly more unexpected is eighth place's Final Fantasy, while Tomb Raider and Halo get ninth and tenth respectively.
The survey's results were revealed in this infographic from Curry's PC World, and it gives us a lot more details than just the favourite game of the people - it also tells us what genres are the most popular. After FIFA placed number one on the chart, it's no wonder that the top genre for games is Sports with a 13.55% share of the pie, while Action came in a close second with 13.25%. Strategy comes third with 12.56% before Casual places fourth and RPGs / MMORPGs place fifth.
The study also tells us that one in ten Gen Z'ers are spending over £200 on games a year and one in ten millennials spend over £100 a year on games. Right now the UK gaming industry is worth £4 billion and that's predicted to grow to £10 billion by 2023.
We even know what's the most popular platform for gaming in areas of the UK. Scotland and Northern Ireland, it turns out, are firmly PC stans, while Wales prefers Xbox. London is more of a PlayStation lover, as is most of the rest of England. Interesting to see that the preferred way to play changes depending on geographical location.
These are really insightful statistics into the current trends of gaming, but the medium is still fairly young compared to film, for example. It is, however, evolving at such an incredible rate and keeping an eye on what the UK loves is unquestionably important. Especially as next-gen's PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X begin to release.
Featured Image Credit: EA / Mojang / Activision
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