Game news Xbox Series X|S more popular than PS5? In the UK, Microsoft’s machine scores phenomenally
Published on 10/19/2022 at 21:21
If sales of the PlayStation 5 exploded at the time of the launch of the machine, the latter seems to be a little treading water lately, unlike the Xbox Series X | S which is, more than ever, in great shape. In any case, this is revealed by the analysis company GfK, which recently focused on sales of consoles in the UK.
A big step for the Xbox Series X|S! A little for the competition
As always, the three market-leading consoles are battling it out for the top spot on the best-selling podium in a territory. And while PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch are the best-selling overall, in the UK the Xbox Series X|S has doubled in popularity month-on-month over the past few months. of the month of September. Indeed, thanks to the data shared by the GfK company, we learned that Xbox Series X|S sales got a significant 104% jump from August. In addition to the fact that the machine is gaining a more important place in the hearts of players, it must nevertheless be put into perspective and note that it started from much further than its counterparts designed by Sony and Nintendo.
Despite the efforts of the Microsoft machine, on British territory, the PlayStation 5 remains the best-selling console. The latter, however, had a timid increase from one month to another which amounts to only 9%. The machine now has over two million players in the UK.
Finally, as surprising as it may seem, the least popular console in this territory during the month of September was the Nintendo Switch. She is in third place. Despite everything, she is entitled to a 44% increase in sales during the month. This nice score, we owe it in particular to the launch of Splatoon 3 in recent days.
In total, no less than 176,000 machines sold in the United Kingdom during the month of September, for an increase of 41% compared to September 2021. Despite everything, the scores are down, since overall, console sales since the beginning of the year are 35% lower compared to last year over the same period.
Top games in the UK, with a digital advantage
In addition to a point on the sales of the machines, GfK also took the opportunity to dwell on those of games in this same territory. During the month of September therefore, 3.17 million games were sold in the United Kingdom. In other words, we are facing an 83% increase in sales compared to August, but a 6% drop compared to September 2021.
To share other data with you, note that dematerialized sales are the most popular in the territory, with a total of 2.2 million digital games sold against 957,000 games in physical format. A third of the 3.17 million sales are made by FIFA 22.
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