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News UK Sales Charts: WWE 2K22 Can't Pin Down Gran Turismo 7 for Number One
The race to the top
The UK's physical games chart isn't often one to change, but a raft of exciting new releases means things have been hotting up among the bestsellers. Gran Turismo 7 remains in the top spot for the second week in a row, while WWE 2K22 debuts in second, selling best on PlayStation 5. While the redeemed wrestling title can't topple...
News February 2022 NPD: Elden Ring Is the Best-Selling Game of the Year So Far
Horizon Forbidden West also in the running
With the game dominating the conversation everywhere you look, it's not a huge surprise to learn that Elden Ring is now the best-selling game of 2022 so far in the USA. Apparently, it's second only to Call of Duty: Vanguard in terms of launch month sales for games released in the last 12 months. It's doing...
News UK Sales Charts: Gran Turismo 7 Races Past Elden Ring for Number One Debut
Selling best on PS5
It's been said many times, but the last month or so has been pretty extraordinary for new game releases. What are likely to be award magnets come the end of the year have all launched within a short window in the first quarter — it's an amazing start to 2022. What's more, they all appear to be selling very well indeed — in...
News UK Sales Charts: 80% of Elden Ring's Boxed Sales on PS5, PS4
Biggest Souls launch ever
An eye-watering 80 per cent of Elden Ring’s physical sales in the UK were purchased on the PlayStation 5 and PS4. Of the overall sales mix, 63 per cent of players plumped up for the PlayStation 5 version, while 17 per cent skewered the punishing action RPG on the PS4. Just three per cent purchased a boxed PC copy, with...
News UK Sales Charts: Horizon Forbidden West Hunts Down a Number One Debut
Like a machine
Horizon Forbidden West has done very well for itself in its opening weekend. If the UK physical charts are anything to go by — and they are, otherwise, why bother reporting on it — people have been purchasing Guerrilla's sequel in droves, putting it firmly in the number one slot. We're not all that surprised, given PlayStation's...
News January 2022 NPD: PS5 Comes Top in Hardware Charts Across the US
Call of Duty: Vanguard the second best selling game
The PlayStation 5 has topped NPD hardware charts in the US for the month of January 2022. While exact sales stats aren't shared, Sony's latest system was the best selling platform in both units sold and dollars earned. It beat out the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch simply based on the fact...
News UK Sales Charts: Dying Light 2 Sells Best on PS5, But Misses Top Spot
54 per cent of physical sales for PS5 version
Our coverage of the weekly UK sales charts has been somewhat unreliable over the past month, which is representative of how few talking points it generally brings to the table. Without digital sales taken into account, the stats can only tell us so much. Still, Dying Light 2 was the biggest release last...
News UK Sales Charts: Rainbow Six: Extraction Sells Best on PS5
Like most other multi-platform games
Rainbow Six: Extraction is the sole new release in the UK's latest physical games chart, and people are mainly buying it on PlayStation 5. Ubisoft's tactical co-op shooter debuts at number four, and with 53 per cent of the share, the PS5 version is the most popular at retail. The game is behind FIFA 22, which...
News December 2021 NPD: Call of Duty: Vanguard Was the Best-Selling PS5, PS4 Game of the Year
Revenue Sony could lose in the future
If you need any more evidence of how important today's news of Microsoft purchasing Activision Blizzard for $70 billion and what that means for Sony, here it is: Call of Duty: Vanguard was the best-selling game of the year on PlayStation 5, PS4 consoles across the US. Despite a
News PS5 Hardware Has Second Biggest Month in UK on Back of 28% Bounce
But third in Christmas console sales overall
PlayStation 5 actually ended third in the UK during December 2021, despite enjoying its second biggest month since launch. Sony managed to ship 28 per cent more units than in November 2021, when it was the best-selling console in Britain, but the continued popularity of the Nintendo Switch and a huge...
PS Store Sales Charts Among Us Dominates Key Christmas Month
Among Us ruled supreme during PS Store’s key Christmas month, with the social sensation dominating both the PlayStation 5 and PS4 sales charts in December. The title did launch at an attractive price point of just £3.29/$3.99, so was in “impulse buy” territory – although it’s worth remembering that the release is available for free...
News UK Sales Charts: GTA 5 Back on the Rise in Quiet Week for PlayStation
Sometimes, the UK's weekly boxed games chart makes very little movement, and the latest result is one such example. Most of last week's top 10 is also this week's, with the top three frozen in place. FIFA 22 remains second, selling best on PlayStation 4, while Call of Duty: Vanguard remains at number five. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles...
News UK Sales Charts: Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Still Swinging
The UK's final boxed games chart for 2021 is in, and as expected, it's hardly a surprising list of titles. FIFA 22 is dethroned, settling for second place after several weeks at number one. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales was fifth the previous week, but has clambered up a spot into fourth, with 96 per cent of copies sold being the...
News UK Sales Charts: GTA Trilogy, Among Us Sell Best on PlayStation
Miles Morales up to fourth
We're quickly approaching Christmas Day, so shoppers are snapping up this year's most popular games to wrap up and place under the Christmas tree (younger users, read: send off to Santa Claus). Therefore, the top three titles are the exact same as last week: FIFA 22 tops the list, Call of Duty: Vanguard is second, and...
News UK Sales Charts: Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Crawls Back into Top 10
One way home
Occasionally, the data we use for this weekly article comes in a bit late, but this one really pushed the envelope. UK Sales Charts, on a Friday? Anyone would think it's nearly Christmas with this lax approach. (We're sure everyone worked very hard, and thank you for compiling the data, and have a good holiday) Anyway, let's look at...
News November 2021 NPD: Minimal PS5 Stock Leads to Disappointing Hardware Sales
Not enough to go around
People want the PlayStation 5, but Sony can’t get enough stock onto store shelves. The platform holder had talked about transitioning players at record pace, but the pandemic has put a stop to all that, as the organisation struggles to manufacture enough inventory to meet demand. Ultimately, this is going to have a profound...
PS Store Sales Charts Few Surprises as Call of Duty Takes Command on PS5, PS4
Farming Simulator 22 a hit in Europe
More and more people are purchasing games digitally from the PS Store these days, making Sony’s digital sales charts increasingly important information. While we can’t extract exact performance data from these, it is possible to compare titles side-by-side to see how they’re faring. Unsurprisingly, Call of...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA and Call of Duty Keep PlayStation in the Top 10 Conversation
Nintendo dominates once again
For PlayStation fans, the UK's physical game charts have been a bit of a snooze fest for a while, with little movement among the top sellers and a noticeable amount of Nintendo. This week's top 10 is a classic example, with an impressive six of the games featured being exclusive to Switch. Thankfully, some popular...
News UK Sales Charts: Black Friday Discounts a Boon for Guardians of the Galaxy, FIFA 22
Every 1's A Winner
Black Friday, which lasts basically the whole of November if you ask retailers, has once again had an impact on the UK's physical games charts. While not as successful as last year — GamesIndustry.biz notes a 10 per cent decline in sales compared to the same weekend in 2020 — there are still a handful of games bouncing up the...
News UK Sales Charts: Battlefield 2042 Settles for Third While Spider-Man: Miles Morales Swings Back
Gotta catch 'em all
Unfortunately for any games releasing in the same week, Nintendo published a duo of new Pokémon games, and both of them occupy numbers one and two on the UK's latest physical games chart. It means that Battlefield 2042, one of the bigger PlayStation launches of the season, debuts in third place. The PS5 version accounts for half...
News UK Sales Charts: It Might Be Underperforming, But Call of Duty: Vanguard Is Still Top Dog
As you'll no doubt have read about recently, Call of Duty: Vanguard has been struggling in the UK. At this point, the game is a low point in the franchise's recent history — at least in terms of sales. You can learn more about that through here, but even with the comparably low sales, Activision's shooter is still number one in the...
News October 2021 NPD: PS5 Is Still the Best-Selling US System of the Year
But in dollar sales, not units
The PlayStation 5 is still battling with the Nintendo Switch to be the best-selling US console of the year, but stock limitations mean it may eventually lose out over the all-important holiday period. Sony is outselling the Nintendo hybrid when it comes to dollar sales (or revenue), but the House of Mario’s machine...
PS Store Sales Charts Far Cry 6 and FIFA 22 the Most Downloaded PS5 Titles
Back 4 Blood not far behind
Sony has released the PlayStation Store charts for October, and the top games last month are about what you'd expect. On the North American chart for PS5, it's Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 that comes out on top, with FIFA 22 following close behind. In Europe, the two games are reversed, with the football sim unsurprisingly taking...
News UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty: Vanguard Storms the Top 10, Selling Best on PS5
Plus: Miles Morales swings back in
Activision's ever-popular first person shooter series might be wearisome with its annual releases, but never underestimate its popularity. Call of Duty: Vanguard debuts in the UK's boxed game chart at the very top, knocking FIFA 22 off its perch after multiple weeks as number one. The WWII shooter looks to be...
News UK Sales Charts: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Dances Into the Bestsellers
FIFA is still king, though
Not even the might of Marvel is powerful enough to quell the UK's love for the beautiful game. While FIFA 22 is still sitting pretty in number one, Square Enix's great superhero action caper, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, makes a strong start, debuting in second place. As has been the case with many high profile, third...
News September 2021 NPD: PS5 Snaps Nintendo Switch's 33-Month Hardware Win Streak
PlayStation 5 was the United States’ best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollar sales in September 2021, ending a 33-month Nintendo Switch streak. While Sony’s next-gen console has outperformed the hybrid console in dollar sales at times over the past year, this is the first occasion where it’s outdone it in units as...
News UK Sales Charts: Back 4 Blood Aptly Debuts in Fourth While Spider-Man: Miles Morales Returns
Back 4th Blood
Last week's biggest new release was Back 4 Blood, a new co-op zombie-'em-up from the creators of Left 4 Dead. Turtle Rock is clearly a fan of the number four, so the studio will be pleased to see its new game has debuted in the perfect spot on the UK's physical chart: fourth. It faced stiff competition with FIFA 22, Far Cry 6, and...
News UK Sales Charts: Far Cry 6, Alan Wake Remastered Arrive in Top 10, Selling Best on PS5
A trend we've been seeing in the UK's physical charts the last couple of months is that cross-gen, multi-platform games tend to sell best on PlayStation 5. In the latest breakdown, Far Cry 6 debuts in second place on the list, having sold 47 per cent of copies on Sony's new hardware. Similarly, Alan Wake Remastered released last week...
PS Store Sales Charts Kena: Bridge of Spirits, NBA 2K22 Lead the Charge in September
Opposite ends of the spectrum
Games big and small launched in September, and both sides of the scale are represented in last month's PlayStation Store charts. In North America, the top of the download charts on PS5 went to NBA 2K22, a predictable winner, it's fair to say. However, over on the European Store, it's Kena: Bridge of Spirits that took...
News UK Sales Charts: Sonic Colours Ultimate Blocks Hot Wheels Unleashed from Podium Finish
FIFA 22 predictably takes number one
It should be remembered that these UK charts we report on each week are purely based on data from brick and mortar retail stores. There's no digital sales info here — we're only talking physical games you pick up with your hands and take to a person behind a counter. That should hopefully explain the sudden...
News UK Sales Charts: Lost Judgment the Latest Game to Sell Best on PS5
PlayStation exclusives moving down
Lost Judgment has made a great start in the UK's physical games chart, debuting in fourth position. Perhaps surprisingly, this multi-format release is another to sell best on PlayStation 5; 62 per cent of last week's sales went to the PS5 version. The PS4 SKU managed 28 per cent, which means a combined total of 90...
News UK Sales Charts: Great Week for PS5 Games as Deathloop Takes Top Spot
Many Sony exclusives feature
You know the score by now: whenever PS5 stock is available in the UK, sales of the console's games skyrocket. And last week was no different as Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales increased sales by 223 per cent to land in second place while Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart climbed into fourth following a 630 per cent...
News August 2021 NPD: Ghost of Tsushima Up 108 Places Into Second Thanks to Director's Cut
Madden NFL 22 takes top spot
Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut has caused sales of the open world title from Sucker Punch Productions to absolutely skyrocket, boosting the game from 110th place in July all the way up to second spot following the expanded release's launch on PlayStation 5 and PS4 last month. It was beaten only by new entry Madden NFL...
News UK Sales Charts: New Releases Like Tales of Arise Selling Best on PS5
New releases enter the top 10
There were a number of new game releases last week, and of the ones arriving on multiple platforms, the lion's share of physical sales went to the PlayStation 5 versions. In the UK's latest retail chart, at least. Tales of Arise debuts in second place, and PS5 copies account for 58 per cent, while the PS4 version comes...
News UK Sales Charts: PlayStation Exclusives Come and Go While GTA 5 Is On the Rise
Grand Theft Auto V is just a machine — in the UK, at least. In the latest physical games chart, us Brits have put Rockstar's juggernaut open world title in third place, selling best on PlayStation 4. It's mad that it can still swing podium positions. Elsewhere, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the week's best-selling PS5 game,...
News UK Sales Charts: Aliens: Fireteam Elite Knocks PS5, PS4 Exclusives Down the Top 10
Last week's physical game sales were definitely a win for Sony, as the top three spots went to a trio of PlayStation exclusives — Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The news isn't quite as good a week later, but first party titles are still hanging among the...
News Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut Breaks Up Switch Dominance in Japanese Sales Chart
Sells just under 24,000 copies
Cast your mind back a few weeks and you may remember us reporting there wasn't a single PlayStation 5 or PS4 game in the top 30 of the physical Japanese sales charts. Nintendo Switch titles had effectively taken over the region, but the past week's rankings make for slightly prettier reading as far as Sony is...
News UK Sales Charts: Sony Dominant as PS5, PS4 Games Claim Top Spots
Ghost! Ratchet! Miles!
Another big batch of PS5 Stock must have hit UK shores last week because the island's physical sales chart is suddenly dominated by titles available on the new system. Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut debuts in first place, and Insomniac Games duo Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and
News UK Sales Charts: GTA 5 Just Keeps on Selling, Hades Makes Top 10
Hades sells 93 per cent of copies on PS5, PS4
Cue the "who hasn't already bought Grand Theft Auto V?" responses in the comments because Rockstar's heavyweight was the second best-selling physical game in the UK last week. Only beaten to the top spot by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, GTA 5 rose five places to claim second, representing a 44 per cent increase...
News July 2021 NPD: MLB The Show 21 Is the Second Best-Selling Game of 2021
Quiet month elsewhere, however
You can tell it's the quiet summer months of the year when trying to find something interesting to talk about in the latest NPD software results is like drawing blood from a stone. The chart has settled to a point where the usual Nintendo titles are on top alongside service games that always do well, meaning the games...
News There's Not a Single PS5, PS4 Game in the Japanese Sales Charts
Missing from the entire top 30
For the first time since the late 1980s, the Japanese sales charts are dominated by a single console. The latest Famitsu results, which track physical software sales from 2nd August through 8th August, are completely occupied by Nintendo Switch titles. To clarify: every game, from 1st position to 30th position, belongs...
News UK Sales Charts: PS5 Stock Shortages Force Sony Exclusives Out of the Top 10
Peaks and valleys
Sony is seemingly putting out PlayStation 5 consoles to retailers as often as it can; we've seen the sought-after systems come in and out of stock several times recently. When they're available, sales for PS5 games skyrocket, but if consoles elude consumers, that of course means less software leaving the shelves. If you take a look...
News UK Sales Charts: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is PS5's Hero, But It Can't Catch F1 2021
PS5 best-seller clings to top 10
The UK's physical games chart is rather predictable at the best of times, but when new releases dry up, things don't really move about much. Case in point: F1 2021 is once again the number one game at retail, which is no real surprise given the real world championship is ongoing right now. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles...
News UK Sales Charts: Ratchet & Clank, Spider-Man Return While F1 2021 Takes Pole Position
The UK's love of Formula One has driven Codemasters' latest racing sim to the top spot on the physical games chart. F1 2021 is number one after debuting in second place last week, with the PlayStation 4 and PS5 versions combining for a 63 per cent share of the total sales. Meanwhile, certain PS5 software has climbed back up the...
News UK Sales Charts: F1 2021 Finishes on the Podium While Ratchet & Clank Clings to Top 10
The British Grand Prix took place over the weekend, and it just so happened to coincide with the launch of Codemasters' latest Formula One sim, F1 2021. It's no wonder, then, that the game debuts in the physical chart in second place. We've no doubt it would've made it to first had it not been for a certain Nintendo remaster. The racer...
News June 2021 NPD: PS5 Exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Tops Software Charts
Highest US launch month dollar sales in series history
Wow! Insomniac Games is making bank for Sony this generation so far. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, despite releasing exclusively on the supply constrained PlayStation 5, topped the US software charts in June – rounding out a great month for PlayStation. MLB The Show 21 held strong in fourth...
News UK Sales Charts: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Phantom Dashes Back to Number One
PS5 stock gives platforming pair a leg up
It's been proven several times by this point: when UK customers can get their hands on a PlayStation 5, software makes a big jump. It's happened again in the latest physical chart. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was down in sixth place last week, but has shot back up into first place. It's a 187 per cent...
News UK Sales Charts: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Holds Its Own in a Nintendo-Heavy Top 10
Less than half of the games in the top 10 can be played on a PlayStation system. It's true that Nintendo has dominated the UK's physical games chart for months now, and the latest results are no different. Fortunately, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is hanging in there, dipping from third to sixth among all the Switch exclusives...
News UK Sales Charts: Mario's Hole in One Forces Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart to Settle for Third
Scarlet Nexus debuts in eighth
Insomniac Games' reign at the top of the physical UK sales chart has been brought to an end as Mario Golf: Super Rush tees off in first place, pushing Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart down into third. The PlayStation 5 exclusive spent the past two weeks in the top spot, but a 78 per cent drop in sales brings it more in...
News UK Sales Charts: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Sells Even Better in Its Second Week
Lombax going strong
In what is reportedly a fairly rare occurrence for the physical UK games market, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart sold more copies in its second week on the market than it did during the first. The PlayStation 5 exclusive recorded a two per cent increase in sales of boxed copies, meaning it once again tops the latest UK sales...