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Nintendo Switch just topped UK console sales in 2022

Nintendo Switch just topped UK console sales in 2022

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Nintendo Switch [3,262 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/nintendo/switch/” rel=”noopener”>Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the UK in 2022, while FIFA 23 [77 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/fifa-23/” rel=”noopener”>FIFA 23 topped the annual software sales chart.

According to GfK sales data published on GamesIndustry.biztwo million game consoles were sold in the UK last year, a 29% drop compared to 2021.

The decline is mainly due to PlayStation 5 [4,137 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/playstation/ps5/” rel=”noopener”>PS5 supply shortages and a drop in Switch sales.

Nintendo [3,312 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/nintendo/” rel=”noopener”>Nintendo‘s console ended the year as the best-selling console ahead of the PS5 and third Xbox Series X | S [3,426 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/xbox/seriesxs/” rel=”noopener”>Xbox Series X/Salthough less than 60,000 units separate the three systems.

When it comes to software, FIFA 23 was last year’s best-selling game Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 [143 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/call-of-duty/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2/” rel=”noopener”>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga [34 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/lego-star-wars-the-skywalker-saga/” rel=”noopener”>Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

Elden Ring [174 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/elden-ring/” rel=”noopener”>Elder Ring placed at number 4, followed by Grand Theft Auto V [254 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/grand-theft-auto-v/” rel=”noopener”>Grand Theft Auto 5, God of War Ragnarok [109 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/god-of-war-series/god-of-war-ragnarok/” rel=”noopener”>God of War Ragnarok, FIFA 22 [109 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/fifa-22/” rel=”noopener”>FIFA 22, Horizon Forbidden West [163 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/horizon-forbidden-west/” rel=”noopener”>Horizon: The Forbidden West, Red Dead Redemption 2 [156 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/red-dead-redemption-2/” rel=”noopener”>Red Dead Redemption 2 and Nintendo Switch Sports [28 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/games/nintendo-switch-sports/” rel=”noopener”>Nintendo Switch Sports.

A total of 34.2 million games were sold last year, down almost 6% from 2021. This is based on GSD market data, which covers all physical game sales and digital sales from most leading publishers.

Over 9.2 million accessories (controllers, cases and headsets) were sold in the UK last year, a 13% drop compared to 2021. The White PS5 DualSense Controller was the best-selling accessory, ahead of the Midnight Black version.