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PS5 Best-Selling Console in June 2022 in the UK, Xbox Series X|S Sales Jump 31%

PS5 Best-Selling Console in June 2022 in the UK, Xbox Series X|S Sales Jump 31% - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 July 2022 / 5,567 Views

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in the UK in June 2022, according to GfK Entertainment.

The Xbox Series X|S came in second place, and the Nintendo Switch in third place. Sales between the three consoles were neck-and-neck.

The PS5 saw hardware sales up two percent month-over-month and is the fourth straight months sales have improved in the UK.

The Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch were the main reasons for hardware sales to increase compared to May. Xbox Series X|S sales jumped 31 percent month-over-month, while Nintendo Switch sales were up 24 percent.

There were over 124,000 game consoles sold in the UK during the month of June, which is up 17 percent compared to May.

So far for 2022, console sales are down 39.1 percent compared to 2021, mainly due to continued stock shortages for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

For 2022 year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch remains the best-selling platform, with the Xbox Series X|S in second place, and the PS5 in third place.

GSD data shows that 2.5 million physical and digital games were sold in the UK in June, which is an increase of 1.2 percent compared to June 2021. Software sales were also up 49 percent compared to May 2022.

771,000 games were sold at retail, while 1.78 million games were sold on digital stores.

F1 22 was the best-selling game of the month as sales were up 14 percent compared to F1 2021.

FIFA 22 came in second place for another month, while LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is down two spots to third place. Grand Theft Auto V remained in fourth place.

The Quarry debuted in fifth place on the charts, while Mario Strikers: Battle League debuted in ninth place.

When you look at just the retail charts for the month, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was the best-selling game, followed by Nintendo Switch Sports in second place, and Mario Strikers: Battle League in third place.

Here are the software (digital + physical) charts:

Position Title
1.  F1 22 (EA)
2.  FIFA 22 (EA)
3.  LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)
4.  Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
5.  The Quarry (2K Games)
6.  Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
7.  Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)*
8.  Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)
9.  Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Nintendo)*
10.  Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA)

* Digital data unavailable

GSD digital data includes games from participating companies sold via Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Eshop. Major participating companies are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Embracer Group (including Gearbox, Koch Media, Sabre Interactive), Focus Entertainment, Konami, Marvellous 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.

Thanks, GamesIndustry.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Agente42 (on 12 July 2022)

The best sony market.

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DeEscapist (on 13 July 2022)

31% growth for Series after more than 50% growth last month is very impressive.

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2zosteven (on 12 July 2022)

X Series continuing to do well in Japan!

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aTokenYeti (on 12 July 2022)

I think the component shortages for the console makers and PC parts makers are nearing their end globally. I still have not seen a PS5 on store shelves but their drops on e-retailers have been lasting longer and longer (sometimes up to a full day) and the price on the second hand market has been collapsing. Meanwhile, Series S and Switch OLEDs are everywhere and I have been occasionally seeing the Series X on store shelves.

We are still probably a few months away from being able to walk into any store and get a console from all 3 manufacturers on any given day, but there finally seems to be light at the end of the tunnel

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Agente42 aTokenYeti (on 12 July 2022)

China have some Ps5.

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kazuyamishima Agente42 (on 12 July 2022)

I heard the Solomon Islands have plenty of stock

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jason1637 (on 12 July 2022)

Glad to see me stock getting sent out. Nice debut for F1 22 as well.

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darthv72 (on 12 July 2022)

curious what the numbers were for the month of June.

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