Beyond Entertainment

The Transformative Power of Video Games

We are the voice of the Canadian Video Game Industry

We work on behalf of our member-companies to ensure that Canada remains a great place to innovate, create and publish video games.

Our Industry is Thriving

23 Million Canadians
are gamers

We create over 48,000
Full-Time Equivalents
jobs in our industry

The average Canadian gamer
is 34 years old

There are 937 active video
game studios in Canada

The average full-time industry worker makes $75,900

Our Industry is Thriving

23 Million Canadians
are gamers

We create over 48,000
Full-Time Equivalents
jobs in our industry

The average Canadian gamer
is 34 years old

There are 937 active video
game studios in Canada

The average full-time industry worker makes $75,900

National Impact

Explore province by province how the video game industry drives economic growth.

Top Selling Games in Canada

May 2024

1

PAPER MARIO: THE THOUSAND-YEAR DOOR*

NINTENDO

2

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA

SONY

3

HELLDIVERS 2

SONY

4

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE III (2023)

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

5

SEA OF THIEVES

MICROSOFT

6

ELDEN RING

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT

7

HOGWARTS LEGACY

WARNER BROS. GAMES

8

F1 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

9

NHL 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

10

STELLAR BLADE

SONY

1

PAPER MARIO: THE THOUSAND-YEAR DOOR*

NINTENDO

2

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA

SONY

3

HELLDIVERS 2

SONY

4

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE III (2023)

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

5

SEA OF THIEVES

MICROSOFT

6

ELDEN RING

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT

7

HOGWARTS LEGACY

WARNER BROS. GAMES

8

F1 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

9

NHL 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

10

STELLAR BLADE

SONY
*Digital sales not included

Source: Circana (formerly The NPD Group and IRI) /Retail Tracking Service, Canada, May 2024

Top Selling Games in Canada

For 2023

1

HOGWARTS LEGACY

WARNER BROS. GAMES

2

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM*

NINTENDO

3

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE III (2023)

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

4

NHL 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

5

MARVEL’S SPIDERMAN 2

SONY

6

DIABLO IV

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

7

SUPER MARIO BROS. WONDER (2023)*

NINTENDO

8

EA SPORTS FC 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

9

STAR WARS: JEDI: SURVIVOR

ELECTRONIC ARTS

10

STARFIELD

MICROSOFT

11

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 (2022)

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

12

RESIDENT EVIL 4 (2023)

CAPCOM USA

13

MORTAL KOMBAT 1

WARNER BROS. GAMES

14

FINAL FANTASY XVI

SQUARE ENIX

15

ELDEN RING

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT

16

MARIO KART 8*

NINTENDO

17

MADDEN NFL 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

18

ASSASSIN’S CREED: MIRAGE

UBISOFT

19

FIFA 23

ELECTRONIC ARTS

20

GOD OF WAR: RAGNAROK

SONY

1

HOGWARTS LEGACY

WARNER BROS. GAMES

2

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM*

NINTENDO

3

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE III (2023)

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

4

NHL 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

5

MARVEL’S SPIDERMAN 2

SONY

6

DIABLO IV

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

7

SUPER MARIO BROS. WONDER*

NINTENDO

8

EA SPORTS FC 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

9

STAR WARS: JEDI: SURVIVOR

ELECTRONIC ARTS

10

STARFIELD

MICROSOFT

11

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 (2022)

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

12

RESIDENT EVIL 4 (2023)

CAPCOM USA

13

MORTAL KOMBAT 1

WARNER BROS. GAMES

14

FINAL FANTASY XVI

SQUARE ENIX

15

ELDEN RING

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT

16

MARIO KART 8*

NINTENDO

17

MADDEN NFL 24

ELECTRONIC ARTS

18

ASSASSIN’S CREED: MIRAGE

UBISOFT

19

FIFA 23

ELECTRONIC ARTS

20

GOD OF WAR: RAGNAROK

SONY
* Digital sales not included

Source: Circana (formerly The NPD Group and IRI) /Retail Tracking Service, Canada, 12 months ending December 2023

Canada’s Video Game Industry

CANADA’S VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY

CANADA’S VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY

Get In Touch With Us

Media Inquiries

Communications & Public Relations

info@theESA.Ca
(416) 620-7171

Mailing Address

Entertainment Software Association of Canada
15-75 Bayly Street West Suite 386
Ajax, ON L1S 7L7

Policy Inquiries

Policy & Government Affairs

info@theESA.Ca
(416) 620-7171