March 28, 2023

In January, PlayStation 5 sales in Europe rose over 200%

PlayStation is one of the most popular names when it comes to video game consoles, which makes Sony one of the most important brands in the industry. And according to the latest figures revealed, last January PlayStation 5 sales increased by more than 200% in Europe.

PS5: Sales increase by more than 200% in Europe

The latest figures show that Sony saw a significant increase in sales of its PlayStation 5 on the European continent in the last month of January. According to information revealed this Tuesday (14) by the Game Industry channel, during that period sales of the new generation console recorded a 202% increase in Europe. However, the figures do not count sales in the UK or Germany, so this figure will be even higher.

In a year-over-year comparison, PS5 sales in Europe were 15.5% higher than in January 2021, with 493,000 console units sold last month. Of course, the fact that there is also greater availability of the product justifies these values. We remember that for many months it was practically impossible to find PlayStation 5 units for sale on the market given their rarity.

In short, the details published by the channel show that the PS5 was the best-selling console in Europe in January 2022, surpassing the popular Nintendo Switch (whose sales fell by 11% compared to the previous year) and Xbox Series X and Series S (which marked a 32% year-over-year decline).

Game sales are falling

In terms of game sales figures, 12.1 million titles were sold in Europe last month, which represents a significant drop of 19% compared to the same period last year.

Game Industry has further revealed the list of the top 20 best selling games in Europe for January 2022:

  1. FIFA 23 (EA)
  2. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)
  5. God of War Ragnarok (Sony)
  6. Dead Space (EA)
  7. Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)*
  8. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
  9. NBA 2K23 (2K Games)
  10. Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
  11. Forspoken (Square Enix)
  12. Fire Emblem Engage (Nintendo)*
  13. Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2K Games)
  14. Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)
  15. Pokémon Violet (Nintendo)*
  16. One Piece Odyssey (Bandai Namco)
  17. God of War (Sony)
  18. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang/Nintendo)
  19. It Takes Two (EA)
  20. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft)

In terms of accessories, the countries of our continent analyzed had 1.76 million product sales, a decrease of 2.1% compared to the previous month of December 2022. The PS5 DualSense controller was the best-selling accessory.

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