The latest data released by market analyst firm Gfk reveals that during the month of February over 93,000 consoles were sold in the UK, making Nintendo Switch the big winner.
This figure, without restriction, is around 24% for the last month of January. All three platforms (PlayStation, Xbox and Switch) were affected, mainly due to inventory issues, although in the case of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles the numbers are much higher than in February of the year. ‘last year.
In the case of the Nintendo Switch, February sales are 30% lower than February 2021. Without a hitch, Gfk is also aiming to be significantly higher than February 2019 and February 2020, pre-pandemic.
Overall, UK console sales were up 33.4% year-on-year. According to analysts, the main reason for this is the out of stock PlayStation 5.
As for software, Elden Ring was February’s best-selling video game in the UK, convincing you to be the best player of a new IP since Tom Clancy’s The Division in 2016. Horizon Forbidden west is at second place, followed by the incombustible FIFA 22. Another of the big novelties of February, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, is in sixth position, and seventh occupant Total War: Warhammer III.
The data, without restrictions, indicates a 14% decline in February 2021. A total of 1.46 million game units were sold last month, which is 17% less than last year. Physical sales, meanwhile, reached 900,000 copies, which is expected to be a 9% drop in February 2021.
Next is the list of the ten best-selling games in UK stores:
- Ring of Elden
- Forbidden Horizon West
- FIFA 22
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus (digital sales not included)
- Auto grand flight 5
- Dying Light 2: Stay Human (digital sales not included)
- Total War: Warhammer 3
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- NBA 2K22