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Fallout 4 Best-Selling Game in the UK in April, Hardware Sales Fall 39% YoY

Fallout 4 Best-Selling Game in the UK in April, Hardware Sales Fall 39% YoY - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 May 2024 / 4,341 Views

Hardware sales are down by nearly 30 percent in the UK year-to-date through April, according to GfK Entertainment data reported by GamesIndustry.

Year-to-date through April the Xbox Series X|S is down just under 25 percent, the PlayStation 5 is down just over 25 percent, and the Nintendo Switch is down 38 percent.

PlayStation 5 sales are now trending behind the PlayStation 4 after the same amount of time and the Xbox Series X|S continues to track behind the Xbox One.

Overall, there were 71,000 video game consoles sold (GfK panel data) in the UK in April 2024. This is down 39 percent year-over-year.

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GSD data shows there were 2.23 million games sold in April 2024, which is down over seven percent year-on-year. It should be noted last year saw the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Dead Island 2.

The success of the Fallout TV show has boosted sales for the game with Fallout 4 comfortably the best-selling game in the UK in April. Fallout: New Vegas came in eighth place, Fallout 76 in ninth place, and Fallout 3 in 11th place.

There were no new games to debut in the top 10 this month. The PlayStation 5 exclusive, Stellar Blade, debuted in 12th place.

EA Sports FC 24 came in second place, while Helldivers 2 continues to sell well with it coming in third place. 

There were 530,000 accessories and add-on products sold in the UK in April, which is down 28 percent compared to March and up seven percent compared to April 2023. The White PS5 DualSense controller was the best-selling accessory, followed by the White Xbox controller.

Here are the top 10 best-selling games in the UK in April 2024 (Digital + Physical):

Position Title
1 Fallout 4 (Bethesda)
2 EA Sports FC 24 (EA)
3 Helldivers 2 (Sony)
4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
5 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
6 Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
7 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
8 Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda)
9 Fallout 76 (Bethesda)
10 WWE 2K24 (2K Games)

GSD digital data includes games from participating companies sold via PC digital stores, 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, Kepler, Konami, Marvellous Games, Microids, Microsoft (including Bethesda), Milestone, Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Tencent, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Games are the notable absentees, alongside smaller studios.

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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firebush03 (on 10 May 2024)

The state of the industry isn’t looking too hot right now. The entire top ten is filled with games from last year and older (plus Helldivers).

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Qwark firebush03 (on 11 May 2024)

Another crash might be incoming, it might be up to Nintendo again to set the market straight. Although the European market in general is crashing for consoles as well, due to the poor economy.

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firebush03 Qwark (on 12 May 2024)

Do I expect the entire industry to collapse? No. Do I anticipate AAA-developers to start shifting strategy else face bankruptcy? Absolutely. Worst case scenario, indie developers and older titles will carry the industry on its back.

I'm a little worried about Nintendo for the moment. It's clear from recent remarks that they now recognize the truly burdenous and monumental amount of time and resource in order to output a consistent stream of quality titles on higher-performing (graphically) hardware. I'm sure with time, they'll be just fine: They are currently expanding, creating many partnerships, etc etc., in order to compensate for the new task ahead of them. But for the next five or so years, we're definitely going to see a lot less titles from them than during the Switch...

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Spike0503 (on 12 May 2024)

Nice to see New Vegas in there! Such a great game. I must admit that I got into the Fallout hype train with the show as well lol. It got me to start playing Fallout 4 for the first time.

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JEMC (on 10 May 2024)

First it heppened with The Witcher 3 and now with Fallout 4. This will surely encourage more publishers to find ways to turn their games into movies or TV shows.

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2zosteven JEMC (on 10 May 2024)

resident evil, mortal kombat, final fantasy, doom, sonic, mario, grand turismo, warcraft.....

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Chicho 2zosteven (on 10 May 2024)

Street Fighter, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Far Cry,Max Payne,Gran Turismo,Need For Speed, Five Nights At Freddy's..... The list is endless.

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2zosteven Chicho (on 11 May 2024)

that was the point

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JEMC 2zosteven (on 11 May 2024)

Just to be clear, I know about all those movies (heck, I saw the first Super Mario movie, the one with Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo in a theater back in the day). I'm just saying the last VG adaptations have also brought a boost in sales, which didn't happen before.

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2zosteven JEMC (on 11 May 2024)

very true, fallout is a perfect example

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Random_Matt (on 10 May 2024)

Well, PS5 is the worst playstation ever.

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xl-klaudkil Random_Matt (on 12 May 2024)

Verry true

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