European Game Sales Fall, Switch Is Once Again The Best-Selling Console Of 2022

Pokémon Legends: Arceus tops Nintendo’s game sales.

In what’s becoming a bit of a familiar story for 2022, game sales for both PC and console are down in 2022 across Europe compared to 2021, reports. GSD data reveals that despite 159 million game sales across the markets, there’s been an overall drop in sales of 7.1%.

However, the Nintendo Switch has still managed to get some good news out of this. It’s overall the best-selling console in Europe, only missing out on the top spot in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway — though sales figures from the UK and Germany are not included, it’s indeed the same story in the UK for the Switch. That’s despite a drop in sales of 15% for the hybrid console. PS5 sales, however, slipped 35% across Europe, with only the Xbox Series X|S reporting growth of 4.4%.

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