May 28, 2023

10.4 million PC and console video games had been offered throughout Europe throughout April, a drop of 5.3% over the identical interval in 2022.

That is primarily based on GSD information, which covers bodily sport gross sales from main European markets and digital gross sales from most main publishers. Full particulars on the backside of the article.

April’s sport gross sales had been led by Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which beat FIFA 23 to say the No.1 spot — regardless of solely being on sale for a couple of days when this information was collected.

It is a sturdy launch for the brand new Star Wars sport, with gross sales up nearly 6% on its predecessor, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which was launched in November 2019.

55% of Survivor’s gross sales had been digital, whereas for Fallen Order it was 35%, highlighting how digital has accelerated for single participant video games throughout Europe throughout the pandemic.

The opposite huge new launch of the month was Useless Island 2, which debuts at No.3. It has been so lengthy for the reason that unique Useless Island we do not have numbers to match, nevertheless it appears to have completed nicely. Gross sales are a few third decrease than what the remake of Resident Evil 4 (launched in March) managed over two weeks, and that may be a way more established sequence.

Regardless of the success, the 2 huge new video games of the month couldn’t fairly match final yr’s huge launch: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

The subsequent highest performing new launch final month was Minecraft Legends, though the sport solely reached No.19 in its debut month.


By way of {hardware} gross sales, throughout chosen markets, console gross sales rose practically 58% in contrast with April final yr. All three main platforms carried out strongly. PS5 gross sales are up 144% over April final yr and was the best-selling platform of the month, Nintendo Swap gross sales rose practically 38%, whereas Xbox Collection S and X gross sales are up over 19%.

Nevertheless, in contrast with March, solely Nintendo Swap gross sales elevated month-on-month. This was partially as a result of launch of a particular version console, which arrived on the finish of the month forward of the brand new Zelda sport: Tears of the Kingdom.

Gross sales of equipment and different add-on merchandise grew 11% over April final yr, with greater than 1.2 million merchandise offered. The PS5 DualSense controller leads the packed, adopted by the Xbox Collection Wi-fi Controller.

Lastly, when it comes to factors playing cards, gross sales had been up 10% over final April 2022 to 1.14 million items. PlayStation Retailer, Roblox, and Steam Pockets playing cards had been the highest performers.

European GSD April 2023 Prime 10 (Digital + Bodily)

Place Title
1 Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (EA)
2 FIFA 23 (EA)
3 Useless Island 2 (Plaion)
4 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
5 The Final of Us: Half 2 (Sony)
6 Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
7 Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)
8 Crimson Useless Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
9 NBA 2K23 (2K Video games)
10 Resident Evil 4: Remake (Capcom)

* Digital information unavailable

GSD digital information consists of video games from collaborating corporations offered by way of Steam, Xbox Dwell, PlayStation Community, Nintendo Eshop. Main collaborating corporations are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Digital Arts, Embracer Group (together with Gearbox, Koch Media, Sabre Interactive), Focus Leisure, Konami, Marvellous 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 absentees, alongside smaller studios.

Digital information consists of video games offered in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Eire, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

Bodily information consists of all video games, however solely these offered in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Console {hardware} gross sales cowl Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Equipment gross sales cowl the identical markets, however does not embrace Switzerland.

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