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PS5, Switch and Xbox Series X and S sales improve in June | UK Monthly Charts

reksveks

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The UK games market bounced back in June, driven by improved console sales and the launch of F1 2022.

GfK panel data revealed that over 124,000 consoles were sold in the UK during June, which is a rise of 17% over May.
PS5 stock levels continue to improve, with sales up 2% month-on-month. It's the fourth consecutive month of sales growth for the PlayStation console in the UK.
The main drivers for this month's growth were Xbox Series S and X, which saw a strong sales improvement of 31% month-on-month, and Nintendo Switch, with sales up 24% over May.
However, so far this year the UK console market is down 39.1%.
Improving console sales tends to have a positive impact on the accessories market, and that was certainly true in June. 584,106 game accessories and add-on products were sold in the UK last month, a rise of 25.6% over the month before. However, sales are down over 20% compared with the same period in 2021.
Once again the DualSense controller is the most popular controller, although this time it's the Black variant (up to No.1 from No.3) that is leading the way, knocking the White version down to No.2.
In terms of software, 2.5 million digital and physical games from were sold in the UK during June, according to data firm GSD. This is a slight increase of 1.2% over the same period in 2021, and up 49% over May 2022.
771,00 games were sold via physical retail, with the remaining 1.78 million come via download stores.
F1 22 was the biggest seller of the month, despite only being on sale for a few days when this data was counted. The EA and Codemasters game's launch sales are up 14% compared with the launch of last year's F1 2021 (which arrived during the second week of July).
The racing game just about beat another EA game, FIFA 22, which this month had to settle for second place.
The next biggest new release in the charts is The Quarry from 2K Games and developer Supermassive Games, which manages No.5 in the charts.
Finally, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is the other new release in the Top Ten at No.9. Nintendo does not share its digital numbers with the charts company, so it may have appeared higher if download figures were included.
In terms of just physical game sales, Mario Strikers was actually No.3, behind Nintendo Switch Sports (No.2) and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (No.1).
Note: GSD data charts does not count games bundled with consoles.

The GSD UK June Top 20 Best-Selling Video Games (Digital + Physical)​

PositionTitle
1F1 22 (EA)
2FIFA 22 (EA)
3LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)
4Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
5The Quarry (2K Games)
6Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
7Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)*
8Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)
9Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Nintendo)*
10Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA)

Source: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...and-s-sales-improve-in-june-uk-monthly-charts



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Ozriel

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Look at RDR2 constantly up there. A game R* doesn’t want to support.

That company man, I swear.

You say this as if the base game itself is lacking content. Anyone buying the game is getting their money’s worth, for sure.

I suppose a price cut is what drove it this high up the charts
 

Duchess

Member
Not really surprising to see the Series consoles doing well. They're always available, whereas the PS5 continues to sell out within hours.
 

DeepEnigma

Gold Member
You say this as if the base game itself is lacking content. Anyone buying the game is getting their money’s worth, for sure.

I suppose a price cut is what drove it this high up the charts
They literally sold people an online element not that long ago, and never updated it in a year, now pulling the plug on a game with probably over 50m in sales now.

Fuck them.
 
They literally sold people an online element not that long ago, and never updated it in a year, now pulling the plug on a game with probably over 50m in sales now.

Fuck them.
The worst thing is how they just canceled current gen versions. Like...the game has sold 50M copies and they don't bother to bring that masterpiece to modern consoles? Not even a damn 60fps mode that they could do with ease? (and a resolution bump for PS5).

Imagine how frustrating it is specially for PS users, the console where the game sold most, that they will always play that 2018 game at 30fps and at a resolution of 1920x216 (which then upscales it to 4K, leading to that “softer” image we got).

This was THE GAME that with a simple patch it could still be one of the best looking games on current hardware and they simply said "fuck it" to that.

All this to focus on the next GTA which will probably all about the cloud lmao
 

EverydayBeast

thinks Halo Infinite is a new graphical benchmark
There’s whispers that ps5 is the face of video gaming, despite the tough coronavirus, short staffed launch it’s definitely a big console.
 

DeepEnigma

Gold Member
The worst thing is how they just canceled current gen versions. Like...the game has sold 50M copies and they don't bother to bring that masterpiece to modern consoles? Not even a damn 60fps mode that they could do with ease? (and a resolution bump for PS5).

Imagine how frustrating it is specially for PS users, the console where the game sold most, that they will always play that 2018 game at 30fps and at a resolution of 1920x216 (which then upscales it to 4K, leading to that “softer” image we got).

This was THE GAME that with a simple patch it could still be one of the best looking games on current hardware and they simply said "fuck it" to that.

All this to focus on the next GTA which will probably all about the cloud lmao
And it will be satirically neutered for "modern audiences."
 
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