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Grand Theft Auto 5 denies Saints Row No.1 in August | European Month-to-month Charts

Saints Row has spent a lot of its life residing within the shadow of the GTA collection, so it is considerably inevitable that the most recent sport within the collection — merely titled Saints Row — narrowly misplaced out to GTA 5 within the European August charts.

Regardless of the arrival of Saints Row, plus quite a few different titles corresponding to Sony’s Spider-Man Remastered on PC (No.6) and Sega’s Two Level Campus (No.16), sport gross sales have been down 12.4% in contrast with the identical interval in 2021.

The most important sport of August 2021 was additionally Grand Theft Auto 5.

Total, 7.7 million video video games (digital and bodily) have been bought throughout European territories. GTA 5 was the largest digital vendor, whereas Nintendo Change Sports activities was the best-selling bodily sport (word: Nintendo doesn’t share digital knowledge with the charts firm). 3.2 million sport gross sales have been through bodily shops throughout August.

One sport that doubled in gross sales throughout August (in contrast with July) was Gran Turismo 7. This was because of retail promotions (significantly the boxed model of the sport) and a rise in PS5 console inventory.

Nintendo Change retains forward of PlayStation in Europe

Throughout tracked European markets, 310,000 video games consoles have been bought final month, narrowly led by Nintendo Change. Notice: Main European markets Germany and UK are lacking from this knowledge. For particulars on the UK console market, click on right here.

Total, this represents a 19% drop in console gross sales in contrast with August 2021.

PS5 had its second-best month after June, with inventory ranges persevering with to be considerably increased than what the machine was managing throughout the first quarter of the 12 months. In the meantime, it was the fourth greatest month for the Xbox Collection S and X platforms.

Over in equipment, this market continues to be led by the favored PS5 DualSense controller. 1.18 million add-on merchandise have been bought throughout Europe final month, a decline of 9% over the identical interval in 2021.

0.99 million factors/pockets playing cards have been additionally bought throughout tracked markets, a decline of -5% in contrast with August 2021.

European GSD August 2022 Prime 20 (Digital + Bodily)

Place Title
1 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
two Saints Row (Deep Silver)
3 FIFA 22 (EA)
4 F1 22 (EA/Codemasters)
5 Grand Touring 7 (Sony)
6 Spider-Man Remastered (Sony)
7 Nintendo Change Sports activities (Nintendo)*
8 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
9 Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)
10 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros.)
eleven Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
12 Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
13 The Sims 4 (EA)
14 Minecraft: Nintendo Change Version (Mojang/Nintendo)
fifteen Dishonored (Bethesda)
16 Two Level Campus (Sega)
17 Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
18 Grand Theft Auto On-line (Rockstar)
19 Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo)*
twenty Mario Strikers: Battle League Soccer (Nintendo)*

* Digital knowledge unavailable

GSD digital knowledge consists of video games from collaborating corporations bought through Steam, Xbox Reside, PlayStation Community, Nintendo Eshop. Main collaborating corporations are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Digital Arts, Embracer Group (together with Gearbox, Koch Media, Saber Interactive), Focus Leisure, Konami, Marvelous Video games, Microids, Microsoft (together with Bethesda), Milestone, Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Sq. Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Video games are the notable absentees, alongside smaller studios.

Digital knowledge consists of video games bought in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Eire, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal , Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE ion>and United Kingdom.

Bodily knowledge consists of all video games, however solely these bought in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Console {hardware} gross sales cowl Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Equipment gross sales cowl the identical markets, however does not embody Switzerland.

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