PS5 gross sales surge in January, however recreation gross sales fall | UK Month-to-month Charts


2.24 million video video games had been bought throughout the UK throughout January, the newest GSD knowledge reveals.

Monitoring all bodily video games, plus digital downloads from most main publishers (see listing under), gross sales are down barely on final 12 months (a drop of 4.4%).

The principle cause for the drop is January 2022 noticed the massive launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus from Nintendo. Whereas this January did not function such a big recreation launch.

FIFA 23 was No.1, with gross sales considerably greater than what FIFA 22 managed in January final 12 months. GTA 5 and Purple Lifeless Redemption 2 (No.2 and No.4) additionally posted greater gross sales in January in comparison with the earlier 12 months.

Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2 was No.3. The sport continues to carry out lots higher than the earlier Name of Obligation (Vanguard), however gross sales have slowed down quicker than in contrast with titles reminiscent of Name of Obligation: Black Ops Chilly Conflict and the earlier Fashionable Warfare title.

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The largest charting new launch is EA’s Lifeless Area remake, which is at No.6. The sport had solely been on sale just a few days when this knowledge was collected. The Lifeless Area remake arrives simply six weeks after The Callisto Protocol, which is an identical recreation made by among the unique Lifeless Area builders. Sadly, we won’t examine the launches of the 2 video games as digital knowledge for The Callisto Protocol is unavailable. Nevertheless, the brand new IP had a stronger bodily retail launch than the remake.

The subsequent largest new recreation was Fireplace Emblem Interact at No.12 (digital knowledge unavailable), whereas Forspoken lands at No.16.

PS5 gross sales surge in January

Total, 125,000 consoles had been bought (GfK panel knowledge, not upweighted). PS5 was the chief, with gross sales up a whopping 98% over January final 12 months, when there have been vital shortages.

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It’s the God of Conflict Ragnarok editions doing the enterprise for Sony, Gfk boss Dorian Bloch tells us. It represented 55% of PS5 quantity in January. The Ragnarok normal PS5 official bundle launched in November 2022, whereas the digital Ragnarok version arrived in January. It has primarily takes over from the Horizon Forbidden West official {hardware} bundles that dominated between Might and September final 12 months, which represented round 43% of all PS5 {hardware} quantity throughout these 5 months.

Nintendo Swap was No.2, however continues to see gross sales slowdown because it heads in direction of its sixth anniversary. In January, 61% of Swap gross sales had been for the OLED model, which is up from 39% in January 2022.

UK GSD January 2023 Prime 20 (Digital + Bodily)

Place Title
1 FIFA 23 (EA)
2 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
3 Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)
4 Purple Lifeless Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
5 God of Conflict Ragnarok (Sony)
6 Lifeless Area (EA)
7 Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
8 Grand Theft Auto On-line (Rockstar)
9 NBA 2K23 (2K Video games)
10 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
11 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)
12 Fireplace Emblem Interact (Nintendo)*
13 Sid Meier’s Civlization 6 (2K Video games)
14 WWE 2K22 (2K Video games)
15 Pokémon Violet (Nintendo)*
16 Forspoken (Sq. Enix)
17 Nintendo Swap Sports activities (Nintendo)*
18 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
19 Minecraft: Swap Version (Mojang/Nintendo)
20 Watch Canines Legion (Ubisoft)
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* Digital knowledge unavailable

GSD digital knowledge consists of video games from collaborating corporations bought through Steam, Xbox Reside, PlayStation Community, Nintendo Eshop. Main collaborating corporations are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Digital Arts, Embracer Group (together with Gearbox, Koch Media, Sabre Interactive), Focus Leisure, Konami, Marvellous Video games, Microids, Microsoft (together with Bethesda), Milestone, Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Sq. Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Video games are the notable absentees, alongside smaller studios.


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