News Japan Sales Charts: Huge Drop in PS5 Sales But Still on Top, Just
Only 1,004 units in it
Sales of the PS5 console in Japan are down for a second week running, but the system still shifted just enough units to be named the country's best-selling box last week. 34,156 PS5 disc consoles were sold during the week beginning 13th March 2023 while 6,255 PS5 digital editions got bought. The PS5's closest rival was the...
News UK Sales Charts: WWE 2K23 Lays the Smack Down on Hogwarts Legacy
King of the ring
It turns out that it takes pro wrestling to take down the mighty Hogwarts Legacy. Yes, Warner Bros' super popular RPG has finally had its reign at the top of the UK's physical chart brought to an end. WWE 2K23 has burst onto the scene, pinning down a number one debut. Just over half the copies sold were on PS5, with PS4 eating up...
News Japan Sales Charts: PS5 Is Slowing But Still Soaring
Another solid week
PS5 has absolutely exploded in Japan this year, crossing the three million units milestone, and overtaking the PS4 and PS3 launch aligned. An influx of stock availability has absolutely catapulted the console to extraordinary numbers domestically, but things are very slowly beginning to level off now. Case in point: this week the...
News UK Sales Charts: Hogwarts Legacy Immovable While Wo Long Falls 25 Places
It really does seem like nothing will topple Hogwarts Legacy for the time being. The game hasn't budged at all from its position atop the UK's physical chart, and it continues to sell the vast majority of its boxed copies on PS5 (83 per cent to be precise). While some big new release will likely come along to kill its combo, we imagine...
News Stunning Watersports Sim Kayak VR the Big Winner from PSVR2 Launch
Pavlov VR also off to strong start
Appropriately named Dutch developer Better Than Life’s beautiful watersports sim Kayak VR: Mirage was the best-selling PSVR2 launch title, according to data published by the PS Blog. The stunning release topped the charts in both North America and Europe, although the data does exclude titles eligible for free...
PS Store Sales Charts Hogwarts Legacy Apparates to Number One on PS5
As if by magic
The PS Store's monthly charts have arrived, and it comes as no surprise to learn what topped the PS5 bestsellers for February. Yes, Hogwarts Legacy is tip-top of both the North American and European charts. The regions' respective top 20 lists differ from there, but shared among them are entries for Wild Hearts, The Last of Us: Part...
News PS5 Sales Just Aren't Stopping in Japan as Sony's Console Is Still King
Tops Japanese charts again
It's almost hard to believe since the Nintendo Switch has utterly dominated the Japanese hardware (and software) charts for so many years, but the PS5 is top of the pile yet again in the latest sales list. Sony's current-gen console just isn't slowing down in Japan, where it sold through another 78,412 units last week...
News Hogwarts Legacy Launch Sales Outshine Everything in Europe
Well, except FIFA
You're probably getting a bit tired of hearing about it now, but in case you hadn't noticed: Hogwarts Legacy is a hit. Launching about a month ago on PS5, the RPG has been selling by the bucketload in the UK, and as it turns out, the same goes for Europe as a whole. According to a new report from GamesIndustry.biz, it's had the...
News PS5 Sales Surged An Outrageous 316% in the UK Last Month
On the ascension
There’s no doubt about it now: the PS5 is absolutely on fire. We’re seeing a similar story right around the world – including in Japan, where the system is now trending ahead of both the PS4 and PS3 – but in the UK specifically, Sony’s new-gen system is posting some truly outrageous numbers. To illustrate, in February, the...
News UK Sales Charts: Hogwarts Legacy Takes Fourth Number One, Still Selling Best on PS5
Wo Long debuts in top 10
Despite a couple of exciting new releases — including Nintendo's Metroid Prime Remastered — Hogwarts Legacy remains at the top of the UK's physical sales chart. The game has now been in the number one slot for four weeks in a row, consistently selling most of its boxed copies on PS5. The latest chart shows the PS5...
News PS5 Finally Starts Shifting Software in Japan on Back of Stock Rebound
On the rise
PS5’s astronomic rise in Japan continues, with another impressive 91,729 units flogged during the week ending 26th February, 2023. The new-gen system has been readily available in the region since the beginning of the year, and it’s had a colossal impact on the console’s install base, which is really motoring now. However, there...
News UK Sales Charts: Onslaught of New Releases Can't Touch Hogwarts Legacy
Harry Potter and the Immense Commercial Success
Big surprise time: Hogwarts Legacy is still sat at the top of the UK's physical games chart. The game, which has so far sold more than 12 million copies globally, is at number one for the third week in a row since its release in mid-February. The PS5 version of the game continues to sell best at UK...
News UK Sales Charts: Hogwarts Legacy Flying High with Second Week at Number One
It's a kind of magic
As expected, Hogwarts Legacy is flying off store shelves. The latest physical retail charts for the UK are in, and the game has earned itself a second week in the top spot. The PS5 version continues to command the biggest share of the copies sold with 78 per cent. As pointed out by GamesIndustry.biz, the last-gen versions of the...
News January 2023 NPD: PS5 Dominates as HBO Powers The Last of Us Up the Charts
Many more endure and survive
Sony is likely to have a stranglehold on the games industry this year, although Nintendo looks set to remain a close competitor, of course. On the back of an enormous relaunching exercise, the PS5 topped the NPD sales charts in the United States for January 2023, beating out its closest competitor the Nintendo Switch in...
News UK Sales Charts: Hogwarts Legacy's Launch Week Sales Trump Elden Ring's in Massive Debut
Biggest launch of any Harry Potter game
It was always to be expected, but Hogwarts Legacy is off to a very strong start. Warner Bros' magic-'em-up RPG has made its debut in the UK's physical games chart, and it's comfortably sat at number one. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, it's the biggest launch for a Harry Potter game ever, and that's without...
News UK Sales Charts: Dead Space Remake Outpaces Forspoken in Debut Week
Not so dead
EA's remake of cult classic Dead Space has had a flying start in the UK's physical sales chart. The sci-fi horror game has rocketed up to number one for its debut, where it sold best on PS5. 80 per cent of the boxed copies sold last week were on Sony's console. Meanwhile, PS5 console exclusive Forspoken manages a number four debut. FIFA...
News PS5 Gaining More Traction in Japan as It Tops Weekly Hardware Chart
Switching things up
It's no secret: anything not related to Nintendo's line of Switch consoles has been struggling to keep up in Japan. However, with Sony beginning to leave behind its manufacturing woes, the PS5 is now finding its footing, offering up some competitive sales numbers in the latest weekly chart. The standard PS5 was last week's...
News UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Bouncing Back Thanks to HBO Show
Remastered and Part I both in top 40
The Last of Us is very much back in the zeitgeist, which is of course down to the TV adaptation that's currently doing the rounds. We've only seen episodes one and two so far, but the reception has been fantastic, with a large viewership giving the franchise a new
News No Prizes for Guessing PS Store's Most Downloaded Games of 2022
Guns, sports, and angry bearded gods
Sony has revealed the top downloaded PS5 and PS4 games from PS Store for the entirety of 2022. We won't lie to you — the resulting charts are about as predictable as you'd expect, with most of the year's heavy hitters showing up near the top. Let's have a look anyway, yeah? So, the most downloaded PS5 games of...
News PS5, PS4 Exclusives Feature in USA's Best-Selling Games of 2022
Ragnarok, Forbidden West included
NPD sales data has declared Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the best-selling game of 2022 across the USA, with Elden Ring taking second place and Madden NFL 23 claiming third. PS5, PS4 exclusive God of War Ragnarok was the fourth best-selling title in the USA, and Horizon Forbidden West also made it into the to
News UK Sales Charts: God of War Ragnarok Dethroned in Familiar Top 10
Buy something else, please
The UK's physical games chart goes through phases of barely moving from week to week, and we're in one of those slumps right now. In terms of PlayStation, there's not an awful lot to report; God of War Ragnarok's run at number one has been cut off by FIFA 23, meaning the pair swap positions at the top. Meanwhile Call of...
PS Store Sales Charts Mixed Results for Newer PS5, PS4 Games Like Crisis Core, Midnight Suns
The Callisto Protocol does well
Sony's latest look at the PS Store sales charts for the month of December 2022 has revealed that not every newer PS5, PS4 game sold so well digitally on its online marketplace. While The Callisto Protocol did well in sixth place across the USA, Canada, and Europe, Marvel's Midnight Suns only managed 14th in the USA...
News UK Sales Charts: God of War Ragnarok Starts 2023 Strong in the Top Spot
In the UK's physical charts, God of War Ragnarok ended 2022 on a high, and it's kicking off the new year just as strong. Sony's epic sequel has secured another week in the number one spot. Though the game's figures will be inflated by console bundle sales, it's still a good result for the title. It's ahead of two other sales juggernauts,...
News UK Sales Charts: God of War Ragnarok Returns to the Top in Final Week of 2022
Closing out strong
It's the start of the new year, which means we're still figuring out how to go back to eating things that aren't Quality Street or Twiglets. While we'll certainly get there eventually, the indulgent end-of-year holidays are always a nice treat, and it seems God of War Ragnarok had reason to celebrate too. The UK's final physical...
News PS5 Sales Continue Upward Trajectory in Japan Following Stock Improvements
Back on track
Sony promised it’d ship a healthy supply of PS5 consoles in Japan this holiday, and it’s not disappointed. The console still can’t catch up to the runaway freight train that is the Nintendo Switch, but it’s doing pretty well right now, with another 68,819 units sold in the week spanning 19th December through 25th December...
News UK Sales Charts: Crisis Core Crashes Out While Sonic Frontiers Returns
That blasted hedgehog
As we're in the throes of the holiday season, the UK's physical sales charts haven't moved all that much. In fact, the first six games in the top 10 are the same as last week. This means FIFA 23 is number one once more, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is second, and God of War Ragnarok is sticking to third. Not super...
News PS5 Soars in Japan After Sony Said Stock Issues Are Resolved
On the up
PS5’s performance in Japan was meme-worthy for a good while, but fresh from claiming it’s resolved the system’s stock issues, the console is on fire of late. To clarify: it’s still a million miles away from the substantially more successful Nintendo Switch – that’s not even up for discussion. But it’s doing a helluva lot...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 23 Scores Tenth Christmas Number One
God of War Ragnarok takes third
As celebrations sweep the nation of Argentina following its World Cup victory over France, FIFA 23 developer EA Sports has its own reason to pop open a bottle of champagne: the latest football simulator has just secured its 10th Christmas number one at the top of the UK sales charts. Counting only physical purchases,...
News UK Sales Charts: God of War Ragnarok Reclaims Number One as Christmas Nears
We're mid-way through December, if you can believe it, with Christmas just a couple of weeks away. It looks like God of War Ragnarok may be under a lot of trees this year, potentially right alongside the PS5 itself. No doubt buoyed by the ebb and flow of PS5 stock returning to retail, Sony's action game is back at number one. It...
News November 2022 NPD: Improved PS5 Stock Pushes Sony to Crucial Holiday Win
Top of the lot
PS5’s stock resurgence continues unabated, as Sony dominated the USA hardware sales charts for the fourth successive month – this time in the crucial November shopping period. PlayStation’s new-gen system outsold its competition in both units and dollars, making it a comfortable frontrunner overall. This success contributed to a...
PS Store Sales Charts God of War Ragnarok, Modern Warfare 2 Trade Blows
Who comes out on top?
November saw the release of some of 2022's biggest games, with God of War Ragnarok and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 among them. Sony has just revealed the download charts for PS Store last month, and the two juggernauts both vie for the top spot. Santa Monica Studio's epic sequel takes the biscuit in the PS5 charts, landing...
News UK Sales Charts: Pretty Mixed Results for New PS5, PS4 Games at Retail
NFS does poorly, The Callisto Protocol better
Every year, there's always one day when a huge amount of AAA titles all release at once. The 2022 version saw Need for Speed Unbound, The Callisto Protocol, and Marvel's Midnight Suns all come out on 2nd December 2022, and not all of them have gotten off to the best of starts in the UK sales-wise...
News PS5 Can't Beat Pokémon, But It's Selling Well in Japan Right Now
Numbers on the up
Look, nothing can stop the Nintendo Switch in Japan – especially not with a new Pokémon game on store shelves. But there’s good news for Sony: with the PS5 stock situation finally improving, the console is actually beginning to shift some serious units. The software charts don’t paint a particularly positive picture for the...
News UK Sales Charts: Black Friday Weekend Deals Keep Sony Games Afloat
Wheelin' and dealin'
This past weekend saw all the Black Friday sales kicking off, and as we saw with early deals last week, the discounts mean some of Sony's first-party software is back in the physical charts. The Last of Us: Part I holds onto 38th, while The Last of Us: Part II falls back to 37th. Moving up are Gran Turismo 7, now in 29th, and...
News UK Sales Charts: Black Friday Hands Sony Games Big Sales Spikes
Ragnarok slips to fourth
Early Black Friday sales have caused multiple games from PlayStation Studios across PS5 and PS4 to re-enter the UK's physical sales charts. The Last of Us: Part II jumped up to 18th following offers that brought its price below £10, and then Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales enjoyed a 292 per cent sales spike to take it to...
News PS5, PS4 Finally Shifts Some Software in Japan Again
Still got it
While the PS5 has attracted a somewhat sizeable install base in Japan, there has been concern about its software sales. We know the industry at large is gradually shifting towards digital, but Famitsu’s charts have painted a particularly bleak picture for PlayStation software of late, with the Nintendo Switch effectively steamrolling...
News God of War Ragnarok Records UK's Second Biggest Physical Launch of 2022
Just behind FIFA 23
God of War Ragnarok recorded the UK's second-biggest game launch of the year for physical copies last week, topped only by FIFA 23. Beating out competition from Elden Ring and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, we already knew the sequel had sold more units during its first day of availability than any other entry in the series...
News October 2022 NPD: PS5 Stock Improvements Take Sony to the Top
PS5 is really rolling now! Sony has topped the US hardware charts for a third successive month, outselling the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch in both dollars and units. The company has managed to massively improve PS5 stock of late, and while the system can still take a little effort to find, it’s clear that it’s much more...
PS Store Sales Charts Call of Duty on Top as Modern Warfare 2 Sells Best
Gotham Knights also charts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 generated nearly $1 billion in its opening weekend on the market, setting a new record for the FPS series. Therefore, it was only ever going to claim one spot in the monthly PS Store sales charts: first place. The latest shooter from Infinity Ward was the best-selling PS5 game in both the U
News UK Sales Charts: Modern Warfare 2 Keeps Top Spot as Gotham Knights Slips
Ragnarok is coming, though
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the best-selling physical video game in the UK for a second week in a row. Sales were down 42 per cent, but with almost all games experiencing a dip in their second week on the market, this particular decrease is actually impressive compared to other titles. The FPS is expected to stay in...
News UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Sells Best on PS5
Series back at number one
It's that time of the year once again — the new CoD is out, and it's selling like hot cakes. Yes, the UK's physical games chart has been dominated by Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, which is about as predictable as things come. It sits at number one, and the majority of those boxed copy sales are for PS5, commanding 53 per...
News UK Sales Charts: Gotham Knights, A Plague Tale: Requiem Make Decent Sales Debuts
Place in second and fifth
It's all change at the top of the UK's list of best-selling physical video games as new entries like Gotham Knights and A Plague Tale: Requiem push most of last week's winners down the pack. While FIFA 23 still claims top spot, Gotham Knights debuts in second place and the rat-infested sequel from Asobo Studio takes fifth...
News September 2022 NPD: Replenished PS5 Stock Sends Sony's System Soaring
The Last of Us' PS5 remake starts strong
PS5 stock is finally on the rise, and Sony is reaping the rewards big time. The new-gen system topped the US hardware charts for the second successive month in September 2022, dominating in both overall unit sales and revenue. In fact, the console enjoyed double-digit growth year-over-year, propelled by...
News UK Sales Charts: Horizon Forbidden West Soars Back into the Top Three
The UK's latest physical games charts are in, and it's pretty predictable stuff up at the top. FIFA 23 is number one for the third week running, and the indomitable Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is in second. Coming up in third, however, is Horizon Forbidden West, which makes a huge leap from 28th all the way to third. This can presumably...
PS Store Sales Charts Sports Outpace The Last of Us PS5 on Both Sides of Pond
Ellie and Joel out of the top two
There was no stopping NBA 2K23 and FIFA 23 in September, as the two titles have traded places across PS5 and PS4 in North America and Europe respectively. EA Sports’ soccer sim has done especially well for itself on both sides of the pond when you consider it launched at the very tail end of the month – but...
News UK Sales Charts: Indie Hit Stray Struts into Third with Physical PS5 Release
Landing on its feet
For the first time in about a month, Horizon Forbidden West isn't the UK's best-selling physical PS5 game. That honour belongs to Stray, the sci-fi adventure game about a domestic cat in a cyber-city that won hearts earlier this year. With the arrival of its boxed release, the game has pounced on a number three debut, which is a...
News August 2022 NPD: PS5 Finally Outsells Switch Following Stock Improvements
Madden, Saints Row, Spider-Man top the charts
If it wasn't for the well-documented PS5 stock situation, it's fair to assume that Sony's current-gen console would be absolutely flying right now. But as it stands, the stock-strangled system is only just starting to dominate the gaming market, close to two years after its initial launch. Stock...
News UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us 1 Slips While Horizon Forbidden West Holds Steady
If the UK's physical sales data is anything to go by, Horizon Forbidden West has got to be PS5's most successful exclusive so far. Granted, it's being bundled with the console itself, but it still continually puts the open world epic near the top of the chart every week. It's holding its place at number two once again. Fellow first-party...
News UK Sales Charts: Horizon Forbidden West and The Last of Us 1 Grounded in the Top 5
NBA 2K23 makes its debut
The UK's physical sales chart always shifts a fair amount whenever Nintendo releases a first-party title, and it's happened again with Splatoon 3. It knocks The Last of Us: Part I off its number one perch, which now resides in fourth place. Meanwhile, Horizon Forbidden West is holding steady in second, its sales buoyed by...
PS Store Sales Charts Saints Row Sells Well Despite Mixed Reception
MultiVersus still most popular F2P game
The mixed critical reception Saints Row received at launch hasn't stopped it from becoming the best-selling PS5 game in Europe and the second best-selling in the USA for the month of August 2022. Volition's open world reboot was only beaten to first place in North America by Madden NFL 23, while it beat out...