UK sales: sales of physical games this year were down 10% compared to 2021

As common, gameindustry.biz has printed the bodily sport gross sales figures for the final week within the UK. The final week of the yr has introduced some modifications within the positions of the best-selling video games and, above all, it offers us sufficient information to acquire a determine: gross sales of bodily video games have fallen, on this nation, by 10% in comparison with 2021. A notable lower, however maybe not significantly critical contemplating the good dedication to the digital format of corporations presently.

In relation to video games, final week’s best-selling title was God of Struggle: Ragnarok. Its gross sales decreased by 29% in comparison with final week. Nevertheless, it’s a optimistic determine, taking into consideration that, within the week after Christmas, all bodily video games lower their gross sales, usually. God of Struggle’s push was fueled, in fact, by the provision of a PlayStation 5 pack that included it.

The 2 best-selling video games this Christmas, FIFA 23 and Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2, have dropped their gross sales by 65% ​​and 64%, respectively. One other of those who has resisted the autumn has been Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, which solely drops 40% and is thus positioned in third place.

This is the complete listing of best-selling bodily video games within the UK for the week of December 26-31, 2021, with the earlier week’s place in brackets:

  1. God of Struggle: Ragnarok (3)
  2. FIFA 23 (1)
  3. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (4)
  4. Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2 (2)
  5. Pokemon Purple (5)
  6. Nintendo Swap Sports activities (6)
  7. Pokemon Scarlet (8)
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (12)
  9. Minecraft (Swap) (10)
  10. Sonic Frontiers (7)