Console sales were down slightly in July from June, but despite this PS5 is ahead of Xbox Series X | S in terms of sales with an F1 22 that remains in first position
Although not everything is pleasant news for some, since this past month has seen a drop in sales of the three main platforms: PlayStation, Xbox y Nintendo.
Almost 104,000 consoles were sold in the UK last month (figures from GfK UK), which is a drop of 16% intermonthly. In total and so far this year, console sales are down 38%; although July has four weeks, while June had five.
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As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, PS5 sales fell the least during July (14%) and as a result it is now the second most popular console in the UK in 2022; behind clear of Nintendo Switch.
Keep in mind that PS5 y Xbox Series X they continue to suffer from a low stock due to the shortage of components and semiconductors, something that has been happening since the pandemic began.
F1 2022 continues to lead in July, seeing from the top how 1.79 million games have been sold in physical and digital format in the UK. Although it has been a decrease of 17% if we compare it with July 2021 and 32% when seeing it together with June 2022.
The pole for F1 2022 comes as a consecutive month in sales success, just like it happened in June. But aside from this, the month has been quiet and has other games in the top 10 like The Quarry in 8th position.
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On the other hand, the new game that rises the most in the lists is Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for Nintendo Switch, which debuts at number 13 after being only a week on sale. Nintendo doesn’t share digital sales data and perhaps the game would have been higher.
In terms of physical games, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was the best seller ahead of F1 22 in 2nd place. While Nintendo Switch Sports, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe are 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.
Games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Far Cry 6 return to the table for various promotions. The pack with Horizon: Forbidden West that was decisive in the weekly charts does not affect the monthly charts.
This is because these packs are not taken into account. The game with ps5 was a great success and these past 3 months half of the PS5 consoles that were sold have been with this pack.
“The luck of PS5, in addition to the variable that is the stock available in a week, can be attributed to the success of the packs oficiales de Horizon Forbidden Westthe first of which hit the UK market in week 19 (May 22),” explains GfK head of gaming Dorian Bloch.
To this we must add that if the packs and PS5 consoles have increased their sales, this has made the sony hardware accessories also go up in correspondence.
Last July in the UK, 551,038 accessories and complementary products were sold, as shown by the GfK UK data panel. This has meant a decrease of 5.7% if we compare it with June and 4.8% if we put it together with July 2021.
We leave you with the table of best-selling games during July 2022 in the UK. If they have a * next to it, it means that only physical sales are taken into account because digital numbers are not available.
PosiciónJuego1F1 20222LEGO Star Wars: La Saga Skywalker3Grand Theft Auto 54FIFA 225Red Dead Redemption 26Nintendo Switch Sports7Call of Duty: Black Ops 28The Quarry9WWE 2K2210EA Spourts UFC 411Far Cry 612Elden Ring13Xenoblade Chronicles 3*14FIFA 2215Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order16Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*17Minecraft: Switch Edition*18The Crew 219Grand Theft Auto Online20Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Both of them PS5 DualSense controllers in White (1st) and Black (2nd) colors continues to lead sales. The fastest rise of a new accessory has been for the Stealth C6-100 Gaming Headset of A4T.
This has risen positions from 147 to 5th, again for a pack with the consola PlayStation 5. In GI you can see that this data from the console has raised many positions to other accessories, like this one for example.
“Also highlighted in July is the rise of the Logitech Driving Force G29 wheel for PS4 and PS5 (13th) and the G920 for Xbox and PC (14th), both great beneficiaries of Prime week,” says Bloch.