UK video games monthly chart – February 2022

Elden Ring

During the month of February 2022, 2.4 million digital and physical video games, 93,000 consoles, and more than 600,000 accessories were sold in the UK.

February saw quite a few major video game releases among them being the Elden Ring, Horizon: Forbidden West, and Dying Light 2: Become Human, however, despite all that, software sales in February have seen a 14% decline compared to the same time period in 2021 according to GSD sales figures.

Over 1.46 million games were sold digitally which makes a 17% decline compared to last year. Physical sales reached over 900,000 units making a 9% drop compared to 2021. The digital data does not include Nintendo products.

The biggest release of the month was Elden Ring which was the fastest-selling new IP since The Division which was released back in 2016. Elden Ring managed to sell more than two times as many copies as the second-place game which was Horizon: Forbidden West.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human charted at No.6, however, it is worth noting that there is no digital sales data is available for the game at the moment. Total War: Warhammer 3 came in at No.7.

Console sales in the UK continue to underperform due to continues supply issues of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles.

According to GfK data, 93,000 consoles were sold this month which is a 24% drop compared to January. All consoles suffered a decline in sales compared to January and only Xbox Series X/S saw a small increase compared to February 2021.

Nintendo Switch continues to be the best-selling console, however, its sales are also down by more than 30% compared to the last year, however, they are slightly higher compared to February 2019 and February 2020. In total, console sales are down by 33.4%.

The accessories market has also suffered due to the console sales decrease. More than 604,000 add-on products were sold during February which is a 21% decline compared to January and a 28% drop compared to February 2021.

DualSense Wireless Controller for PlayStation 5 took back the No.1 spot but it was closely followed by the Xbox Black Wired controller and the Xbox Shock Blue Wireless controller. PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller was at No.4 and the Pulse Red Xbox controller was at No.5.

Ear Force Recon 50X Headset Black from Turtle Beach was the highest-charting accessory not made by a first-party company, managing to come in at No.6.

Below is the top ten best-selling video games in the UK in February 2022:

1. Elden Ring
2. Horizon Forbidden West
3. FIFA 22
4. Pokémon Legends: Arceus*
5. Grand Theft Auto 5
6. Dying Light 2: Stay Human*
7. Total War: Warhammer III
8. Call of Duty: Vanguard
9. Red Dead Redemption 2
10. NBA 2K22

Chris Thacker

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