First published on http://tugrul.dbsdataprojects.com on 30th of March, 2017.
While I was exploring different data sets on kaggle.com, I have seen this data set about Video Game Sales with Ratings. Umesh from kaggle created a great kernel which explores this data set and creates different graphs such as Revenue by Game, revenue by seller etc. in different regions.
This data includes sales figures from different regions such as Japan, US/North America, Europe, Other Sales, and Global Sales. I will use the code from kaggle to create the same graphs in ggplot and will discuss the trends. As Wii Sport has been given with the Wii Console by default, I have excluded this game from the results.
My first graph shows top 10 games from different regions based on sold games units in overall.
Grand Theft Auto V is the best selling game in overall sales figures around the globe. Although Grand Theft Auto V has the top spot with 56.57 million unit sales overall, it includes all different consoles. Second game Super Mario Bros has sold 45.31 million unit sales and it is also used Nintendo consoles such as Wii, DS, 3DS so we can argue that it is one of the best selling games.
There are a few trends that looks interesting from this table. Although GTA V is the best selling game in overall, it is not ranked in top 5 sellers in Japan with 1.42 million units of sales. Pokemon Red/Blue games has sold over 10 millions copies in Japan has become the best performer in top 10. Also, best selling game in North America from top 10 games is Super Mario Bros instead of GTA V. Also Tetris is very popular in North America as 73% of them has been sold in this region.