PS5 is a bestseller, but Switch has found success with its Zelda model: UK data

Gamesindustry.biz Share i April 2023 sales figures for the UKone of the most important markets in Europe and an excellent indicator of the health of the Middle East games World. The new information mainly relates to the results of the consoles, with the PS5 which, despite selling less, is still in first place.

accurately, Just under 110,000 consoles They were sold in the UK (GfK data) in April 2023, down 20% from the previous month. Compared to April 2022, sales increased by 20%.

PS5 It’s down 35% month-over-month, but it’s up 15% year-over-year. On the other hand, Xbox Series X | S is down 32% month-over-month, but it’s growing 8% year-over-year. The real winner for this month appears to be the Switch, even though it’s selling less than the PS5. The Nintendo console gained +26% compared to March 2023 and +30% compared to April 2022. Thanks to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, made available at the end of the month: 29% of all consoles sold were Kingdom Tears edition.


The Switch has always sold well in the UK
The Switch has always sold well in the UK

Then some were shared Software data. 2.2 million PC and console games have been sold in the UK as of April 2023, between physical and digital formats. However, some digital data is always absent nor is it provided by some companies (Nintendo and 505 Games among all).

there List of best selling games As of April 2023 it includes:

  1. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (EA)
  2. Dead Island 2 (Deep Silver)
  3. FIFA 23 (EA)
  4. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  5. Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros.)
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)
  7. Resident Evil 4 Remake (Capcom)
  8. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
  9. WWE 2K23 (2K Games)
  10. NBA 2K23 (2K Games)

As you can see, they probably don’t appear in Nintendo’s Top 10 Games because without numerical data, a significant portion of sales aren’t accounted for and physical sales aren’t enough to “beat” other games. We’ll have to see if the actual sales of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be enough to make it into the top 10 for this month.

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