Simply over 4.3 million video games had been offered within the UK in November, down 7.3% on the earlier yr, based on the newest GSD figures.
One of many large causes for that is Name of Obligation. This yr, Name of Obligation: Trendy Warfare 2 launched in October, whereas final yr the Activision Blizzard sport arrived in November.
Even so, Name of Obligation was nonetheless the largest sport of the month in November by a large margin. In reality, with simply 4 weeks left on sale, Trendy Warfare 2 almost outsold Name of Obligation: Vanguard’s lifetime gross sales to this point.
The closest rival to Name of Obligation is God of Conflict Ragnarok from Sony. It has been an enormous launch for the PS5 and PS4 video games. In comparison with the primary three weeks of its predecessor – the 2018 God of Conflict reboot – gross sales are up 44%.
The subsequent greatest set of releases are Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If the 2 video games had been mixed, together with its double pack, the video games would have been quantity 3 within the charts. As a Nintendo-published sport, digital information will not be out there, so it’s potential (even probably) that the sport would have been at #2 if obtain figures had been out there. It’s the second greatest launch of a Pokemon sport in UK historical past, behind Pokemon Solar and Moon on 3DS.
Different notable releases embody Soccer Supervisor 2023 at No.6. The sport’s gross sales are down 30% in comparison with the launch of the 2022 version.
Proper behind it’s one other Sega launch, Sonic Frontiers.
1.82 million of the video games offered had been offered via digital obtain shops, down 10% in comparison with November 2021. 2.5 million video games had been offered via bodily retail, down 4% year-over-year.
Swap comes out on prime in aggressive month
The Nintendo Swap got here out on prime in a giant month for online game console gross sales.
Nearly 372,000 consoles had been offered in November, up 113% from the earlier month, GfK panel information reveals. It is the largest month for console gross sales of the whole yr, although it is nonetheless effectively beneath 2021’s numbers.
After a number of months in third place, the Nintendo Swap was the best-selling console as a consequence of a 175% enhance in month-on-month gross sales. In November, a particular model of the Swap OLED was launched, that includes art work from the brand new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet sport. This model of the Swap accounted for 8% of all Swap consoles offered. There have been additionally numerous Black Friday offers surrounding the Swap.
The Xbox Collection S and X got here shut, however needed to accept second place after a 105 p.c enhance in gross sales. The Xbox Collection S had a big value low cost of £60 throughout Black Friday and was the best-selling particular person console SKU of the month.
An enormous enhance in stock, mixed with the blockbuster God of Conflict Ragnarok, noticed PS5 gross sales enhance by 71% month-on-month. The A God of Conflict bundle was the most well-liked PS5 console, representing almost 38% of all PS5s offered in November.
The highest 9 best-selling equipment had been all controllers for both the Xbox Collection X and S or the PS5. The PS5’s DualSense White controller got here out on prime, forward of the Midnight Black model. That is adopted by 5 Xbox controllers (Carbon Black, Shock Blue, Pulse Purple, Robotic White and Electrical Jolt), earlier than returning to PS5 for the Starlight Blue DualSense (No.8) and the Cosmic Purple variant (No.9). The tenth accent is a charging station for the PS5 DualSense controllers.
Controllers featured repeatedly throughout Black Friday, with reductions and bundles promoted prominently over the course of the gross sales week.
GfK information reveals that over 1.29 million equipment had been offered final month, up 93% on October and 9.3% up on November final yr.
GSD UK November Prime 20 Video Video games (Digital + Bodily)
|1||Name of Obligation: Trendy Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)|
|2||God of Conflict Ragnarok (Sony)|
|3||FIFA 23 (EA)|
|4||Pokemon Violet* (Nintendo)|
|5||Pokemon Scarlet* (Nintendo)|
|6||Soccer Supervisor 2023 (Sega)|
|7||Sonic Frontiers (Sega)|
|8||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*|
|9||Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)|
|10||LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)|
|11||Nintendo Swap Sports activities (Nintendo)*|
|12||Gotham Knights (Warner Bros)|
|13||Purple Lifeless Redemption 2 (Rockstar)|
|14||Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)|
|15||The Final of Us: Half 2 (Sony)|
|16||Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)*|
NBA 2K23 (2K Recreation)
|18||LEGO Harry Potter Assortment (Warner Bros)|
|19||Minecraft: Nintendo Swap Version* (Nintendo/Mojang)|
|20||Splatoon 3* (Nintendo)|
* Digital information not out there
GSD digital information contains video games from collaborating corporations offered 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, Saber Interactive), Focus Leisure, Konami, Marvelous 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 absences, together with smaller studios.
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