The PS5 has been named the UK’s second best-selling console of 2022 after it was overtaken at the very last second by the Nintendo Switch. Less than 60,000 units separated Sony’s system, the Nintendo Hybrid, and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S console when all was said and done, making for a very close race for the top spot. However, PS5 sales are down 33 percent overall this year compared to 2021 due to ongoing stock issues.
Data compiled by GSD shows that 34.2 million games were sold in both physical and digital means in 2022, representing a six percent decline from the previous year. This is said to be due to people stopping buying older titles, while people actually bought more new games. The UK market continues to sharpen digitally, however, with around 20 million titles purchased through digital marketplaces such as the PS Store.
The usual suspects were the best sellers in the UK: FIFA 23 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Other new titles such as Alden Ring and God of War Ragnarok charted highly, while LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga held its own. performed well Sony’s Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 also made the top 15.
Below is a list of the top 10 best-selling games in the UK of 2022, with combined data from physical and digital outlets:
- FIFA 23
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Alden Ring
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Ragnarok God of War
- FIFA 22
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Nintendo Switch Sports
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