While Sony continues to struggle with delivery bottlenecks, Xbox consoles in March were the best-selling consoles in UK.
Although it came to an increase of 21% compared to the previous month, the sales are still 46% below the level of the same period of 2021. Despite all the delivery difficulties, Microsoft was able to increase sales to 61% compared to February and thus conquer the leading position..
Although Nintendo could discontinue 21% fewer units less, they still occupy second place with the switch. The Nintendo Switch is still the best-selling game console this year. Sony was able to fill his warehouse by 45%, but it is still enough for pursuing rollers behind the two competitors.
At the same degree of cheers, Microsoft has through the strong sales figures in the console area. The same 2 controllers can make many places in the area accessories well. The Carbon Black Wireless Controller, as well as his counterpart Robot White can replace the usual number one from Sony to 3rd place.
Another controller, the wired variant for the xbox of third-party power A, lands in 4th place.
Overall, however, a significant decline of 29% to 2021 is also observed on the accessory market.
The game market remains at a nearly unchanged level with 2.77 million games sold. Around 1.94 million accounted for digital purchases, which means an increase of 9.6% to the previous year. In contrast, a decline in physical sales is 15.5%
The continued stable sales in the game sector are mainly due to a handful of top sellers. So Elden Ring could defend the top position in the second month in a row. Especially because the game is very well sold digitally over various services such as Steam, Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
The just published Gran Turismo 7 seems to be very popular as a disc. Almost half of the games sold account for the physical version. Good ¾ for the latest generation of the PlayStation.
Continuous burner, and thus in addition to FIFA 22 also the exception in the top group, is probably rock star with Grand Theft Auto V. that the game is still mixing in the front, is certainly due to the release of the Next-Gen versions. Many gamers have brought here again or even now.
Of particularly pleased, 2K games is likely to be the start of WWE 2K22, which is a whopping 164% better than his disappointing predecessor. In addition, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – also from 2k – could also prove in March.
The sales of Elden Ring and Gran Turismo should also be significantly higher than those of the games in 2021, as it gave a larger selection of strong games in the same period of last year with Call of Duty, Rainbow Six, Monster Hunter and Super Mario.