Throughout the month of Might 2022, greater than 1.6 million video video games, 100 000 recreation consoles, and 460 000 equipment have been bought within the UK.
Might was a tricky month for the online game market. General gross sales in Might have been down by 22%, resulting from an absence of recent main online game releases in comparison with final yr, when Resident Evil: Village was launched. In accordance with the GSD knowledge, 1.63 million video games, each digital and bodily, have been bought in Might 2022.
Online game gross sales have declined by 32% in comparison with April 2022, which noticed the profitable launch of the most recent LEGO title, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The most recent Warner Bros title continues to be at No.1 on the charts in Might even after its month-to-month gross sales have seen a decline of 87%.
Whereas Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was No.1 in complete gross sales, it’s value noting that Nintendo Swap Sports activities was No.1 when it comes to bodily gross sales, whereas FIFA 22 was No.1 in the case of digital downloads.
Sniper Elite 5 was the one new recreation to look on the charts, touchdown at No.12, nonetheless, this knowledge solely accounts for bodily gross sales.
Console gross sales have been additionally declining, seeing a 38.3% decline. That is as a result of nonetheless ongoing inventory shortages of the most recent PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X/S consoles. It’s value noting that Nintendo Swap gross sales are additionally in decline, though the console continues to be promoting fairly effectively in comparison with the pre-pandemic interval.
Nevertheless, console shares appear to be bettering, particularly for PlayStation 5 which was in third place when it comes to gross sales from January to March 2022, however its gross sales have risen fairly considerably within the final couple of months with its month-to-month gross sales for Might being up 10% in comparison with April.
The most recent Xbox console’s month-to-month gross sales are additionally on the rise with a 58% improve in comparison with April as a result of Collection X selection. Nintendo Swap month-to-month gross sales have seen a 3% decline in comparison with April.
In complete, console gross sales in Might elevated by 16% to 106 000 models bought based on GfK knowledge.
Throughout the month, 465 000 equipment have been bought within the UK based on the GfK knowledge. This represents a ten% decline in comparison with April 2022 and a 24.4% decline in comparison with Might 2021.
PlayStation 5’s White DualSense controller was the best-selling accent which was adopted by the wired Xbox controller at No.2. The Midnight black variant of the PS5 controller got here in at No.3 and the Cosmic Crimson controller got here in at No.4.
Nintendo Swap Leg Strap made an enormous leap on the charts to No.13 as a result of current launch of Nintendo Swap Sports activities.
Under are the highest twenty best-selling video video games within the UK in Might 2022:
1. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
2. FIFA 22
3. Nintendo Swap Sports activities*
4. Grand Theft Auto 5
5. Elden Ring
6. Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2
7. Horizon Forbidden West
8. NBA 2K22
9. WWE 2K22
10. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
11. Star Wars Battlefront 2
12. Sniper Elite 5*
13. Gran Turismo 7
14. Murderer’s Creed Valhalla
15. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
16. Sonic Mania
17. Pokémon Legends: Arceus*
18. Name of Obligation: Vanguard
19. Sonic Forces
20. The Sims 4