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It’s the last day of 2014, so let’s look back at what people spent all their cash on.

The United Kingdom’s Entertainment Retailer’s Association just sent out its list of the top 20 best-selling physical albums, movies, and games. As far as gaming is concerned, publisher Electronic Arts’ soccer sim FIFA 15 outsold all other pieces of media in the U.K. throughout the last 12 months. Consumers purchased more than 2.6 million copies of the game, which put it over Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. That Activision-published shooter racked up 1.8 million copies sold.

Other top performing games include Grand Theft Auto V and Destiny — although all games, movies, and albums were outsold by Disney’s phenomenally popular animated film Frozen.

Check out the whole list (via MCV) for yourself:


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  1. Frozen – Disney (4,012,676 units sold)
  2. FIFA 15 – EA (2,663,296)
  3. Call of Duty: Advance Warfare – Activision Blizzard  (1,837,025)
  4. Ed Sheeran’s X – Warner Music (1,753,226)
  5. The Hobbit: The Desolution of Smaug – Warner Home Video (1,550,635)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar (1,341,472)
  7. Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour – Universal Music (1,296,295)
  8. The LEGO Movie – Warner Home Video (1,092,486)
  9. The Hunger Games – Catching Fire – Elevation Sales (1,078,911)
  10. Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie – Universal Pictures (1,056,960)
  11. Now That’s What I Call Music 89 – Sony Music/Universal Music (999,201)
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy – Walt Disney Studios (992,818)
  13. Frozen Soundtrack – Universal Music (974,067)
  14. Destiny – Activision Blizzard (937,235)
  15. Gravity – Warner Home Video (915, 355)
  16. The Wolf of Wall Street – Universal Pictures (888,621)
  17. The Inbetweeners 2 – Channel 4 DVD (849,859)
  18. Watch Dogs – Ubisoft (808,799)
  19. Now That’s What I Call Music 88 – Sony Music/Universal Music (728,683)
  20. George Ezra’s Wanted on Voyage – Sony Music – (704,069)


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