In accordance with the newest GSD knowledge, virtually 290 000 online game consoles, a couple of million equipment, and round 10.8 million video video games have been bought in European markets over the course of final month. These numbers characterize a major gross sales decline in comparison with the gross sales file in March and April final yr.
Greater than 289 000 online game consoles have been bought throughout Europe in April 2022 which is a 15% lower in comparison with March 2022.
It’s value noting that this knowledge consists of all main European markets besides the 2 largest ones, UK and Germany.
Nintendo Change was as soon as once more the best-selling console which marks its seventh consecutive month because the best-selling main platform. PlayStation 5 adopted shut second and Xbox Collection S and X got here in third. Whereas the producers of all three platforms have reported inventory shortages, Microsoft and Sony appear to be affected to a larger extent. It’s value mentioning that up to now, this was the very best month of the yr for PlayStation 5 by way of gross sales.
Greater than 1.08 million online game equipment and add-on merchandise have been bought throughout Europe this April which is a gross sales decline of 19% in comparison with March 2022.
The very best-selling accent was PlayStation 5 DualSense controller which is reflective of the PlayStation 5 gross sales improve. The PlayStation 4 DualShock controller got here in second.
Round 1.48 million of wallets and level playing cards have been bought in Europe in April, which is a month-to-month gross sales decline of 24%.
A complete of 10.8 million video video games have been bought in Europe in April 2022 together with each bodily and digital gross sales, which is a 24% decline in comparison with March. Nonetheless, it’s value noting that a number of massive online game titles have been launched in March and Elden Ring carried out extraordinarily effectively.
Among the many 30 tracked international locations, digital gross sales have been recorded to be down by 29% whereas among the many 16 international locations that monitor the gross sales of retail copies, it was indicated that bodily gross sales have been down by 18%. Digital gross sales are additionally down by 16% in comparison with April 2021, nonetheless, it’s value mentioning that April final yr was a five-week gross sales month.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was the best-selling recreation of the month and is presently the fastest-selling LEGO title and the fifth best-selling recreation in 2022, second solely to Grand Theft Auto 5.
Nintendo Change Sports activities took No.4, although it’s value noting that Nintendo doesn’t share its digital gross sales knowledge so it’s probably that it might have come increased if it did.
Elden Ring dropped to No.2 and FIFA 22 stayed at No.3. Kirby and the Forgotten Lands additionally went right down to No.6, although the sport has outsold its predecessor, Kirby Star Allies from 2018, in simply over a month.
Beneath is the highest twenty best-selling video video games in Europe in April 2022:
1. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
2. Elden Ring
3. FIFA 22
4. Nintendo Change Sports activities*
5. Grand Theft Auto 5
6. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
7. Gran Turismo 7
8. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
9. Horizon Forbidden West
10. Pokémon Legends: Arceus*
11. WWE 2K22
12. Pink Lifeless Redemption 2
13. F1 2021
14. Minecraft: Change Version*
15. NBA 2K22
16. Mario Social gathering Superstars*
17. Soccer Supervisor 2022
18. Huge Mind Academy: Mind vs Mind*
19. Name of Obligation: Vanguard
20. The Final of Us: Half 2