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Details on the gaming market in the UK for the month of July have rolled in thanks to, and it looks like software and hardware discounts have stirred things up. The PS5 had its first big price cut recently, and that's contributed to a pretty healthy position for Sony's console compared to the competition. It's up "slightly" in July compared to June — while Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch are down — and sales increased 68 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Sony's hardware is in a great state at the moment (PS4 sales are up 331 per cent year-on-year), the platform holder has also been selling plenty of games on PS Store. The huge summer sale, which is still ongoing, has brought a few games back into the bestsellers. On the all formats chart combining digital and physical sales, FIFA 23 is July's number one, followed by Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 in second and third. Overall, software sales are up by about a third year-on-year.

While we don't have numbers for the hardware chart, here's July's software top 10, combining digital and physical sales.

UK Software Chart: July 2023 (Digital and Physical)

  1. FIFA 23
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
  6. Hogwarts Legacy
  7. F1 23
  8. Minecraft
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)
  10. Diablo 4