Grand Theft Auto 5 refuses Saints Row No.1 in August | European monthly charts
Saints Row has spent much of its life living in the shadow of the GTA series, so it’s somewhat inevitable that the latest game in the series – simply titled Saints Row – will narrowly lose to GTA 5 in the European charts. of August.
Despite the arrival of Saints Row, along with a number of other titles such as Sony’s Spider-Man Remastered on PC (No.6) and Sega’s Two Point Campus (No.16), game sales declined 12.4% compared to the same period in 2021.
The biggest game of August 2021 was also Grand Theft Auto 5.
A total of 7.7 million video games (digital and physical) were sold in the European territories tracked. GTA 5 was the biggest digital seller, while Nintendo Switch Sports was the top-selling physical game (note: Nintendo does not share digital data with the card company). 3.2 million game sales were made through physical stores in August.
One game that doubled in sales in August (compared to July) was Gran Turismo 7. This was due to retail promotions (especially the boxed version of the game) and an increase in PS5 console inventory.
Nintendo Switch stays ahead of PlayStation in Europe
In the European markets tracked, 310,000 games consoles were sold last month, closely led by Nintendo Switch. Note: The main European markets, Germany and the United Kingdom, are missing from this data. For more details on the UK console market, click here.
Overall, this represents a 19% drop in console sales compared to August 2021.
The PS5 had its second-best month after June, with inventory levels continuing to be significantly higher than what the machine was managing in the first quarter of the year. Meanwhile, it was the fourth best month for the Xbox Series S and X platforms.
When it comes to accessories, this market continues to be dominated by the popular PS5 DualSense controller. 1.18 million add-on products were sold across Europe last month, down 9% from the same period in 2021.
0.99 million points/wallet cards were also sold on the markets monitored, a decrease of -5% compared to August 2021.
Top 20 European GSDs of August 2022 (digital + physical)
|1||Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)|
|2||Saints Row (deep silver)|
|3||FIFA 22 (EA)|
|4||F1 22 (EA/Codemasters)|
|5||Gran Turismo 7 (Sony)|
|6||Spider-Man Remastered (Sony)|
|seven||Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)*|
|8||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*|
|9||Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)|
|ten||LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)|
|11||Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)|
|12||Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)|
|13||The Sims 4 (EA)|
|14||Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang/Nintendo)|
|16||Two Points Campus (Sega)|
|17||Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)|
|18||Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)|
|19||Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo)*|
|20||Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Nintendo)*|
* Numerical data not available
GSD digital data includes participating companies’ games sold via Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Eshop. The main participating companies are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Embracer Group (including Gearbox, Koch Media, Saber Interactive), Focus Entertainment, Konami, Marvelous Games, Microids, Microsoft (including Bethesda), Milestone , Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Games are the notable absentees, alongside smaller studios.
Digital data includes games sold in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway , Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE ion> and United Kingdom.
Physical data includes all games, but only those sold in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Console sales cover Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Accessories sales cover the same markets, but do not include Switzerland.