Switch and Elden Ring Top the UK Charts in February, Xbox Series X|S Takes 2nd

Switch and Elden Ring Top the UK Charts in February, Xbox Series X|S Takes 2nd

William D’Angelo
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The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console within the UK in February 2022, in keeping with GfK Entertainment.

Sales for the Switch are down by over 30 % in comparison with February 2021, nevertheless, they’re up considerably in comparison with 2019 and 2020.

The Xbox Series X|S got here in second place and every next-generation Xbox console noticed a rise in comparison with a yr in the past. This does imply the PlayStation 5 got here in third place as there was little or no inventory obtainable.

There had been 93,000 sport consoles offered within the UK in the course of the month of February, which is down by 24 % in comparison with January. 

So far for 2022, console gross sales are down 33.4 % in comparison with 2021 primarily as a result of very restricted inventory obtainable of the PS5.

GSD knowledge exhibits that 2.4 million bodily and digital video games had been offered within the UK in February, which is a drop of 14 % year-on-year. There had been additionally over 600,000 equipment offered.

1.46 million of the two.4 million video games offered had been digital, which is a 17 % drop in comparison with final yr. Physical gross sales dropped 9 % with over 900,000 models.

Elden Ring was comfortably the best-selling sport in February and is the fastest-selling new IP since 2016’s The Division.

The PlayStation unique, Horizon: Forbidden West, debuted in second place, whereas Dying Light 2: Stay Human debuted in sixth place. It must be famous there have been no digital gross sales obtainable for Dying Light 2.

Here are the software program (digital + bodily) charts:

Position Title
1 Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
2 Horizon Forbidden West (Sony)
3 FIFA 22 (EA)
4 Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo)*
5 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
6 Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)*
7 Total War: Warhammer III (Sega)
8 Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard)
9 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
10 NBA 2K22 (2K Games)

* Digital knowledge unavailable

GSD digital knowledge consists of video games from taking part firms offered by way of Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Eshop. Participating firms are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Big Ben Interactive, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Konami, Microids, Microsoft, Milestone, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Strelka, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and Bethesda are the notable absentees, alongside smaller studios.

Thanks, GamesBusiness.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first launched to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the positioning, he was introduced on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his manner as much as lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement within the gaming group by producing content material on his personal YouTube channel and Twitch channel devoted to gaming Let’s Plays and tutorials. You can contact the writer at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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