UK: Nintendo Switch is No.3 in February 2023 with sales down 29% from last year

The UK monthly charts are in for February and these include both video game software and hardware sales. It was a good month for the game industry as 2.8 million console and PC games were sold across the UK during February which is up 11% over the year before. Sony’s PlayStation 5 seems to be dominating at the moment with Games Industry reporting that sales are up 180% year to date and were up 300% last month, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S consoles came in second place last month, though sales were worryingly down 5.3% year to date, considering they are newish systems, and the Nintendo Switch family of systems came in third place with sales down 29%. The best-selling video game during February 2023 was Hogwarts Legacy which has seems to have had exceptionally strong sales across the board and is the best-selling game of the year so far.

  • PS5 sales are up 316% over the same period the year before, and up 27% over January
  • The Xbox Series S and X platforms saw sales increase 21% in February compared with January, and are 15% up over February last year. Year-to-date, the platform’s sales are down slightly by 5.3%.
  • It’s a tough start to the year for Nintendo Switch. Sales for February are down 15% compared with January, and down 29% over this time last year.

“There are no Nintendo games in the Top Ten this month, although it’s worth noting that Nintendo does not share digital data with the charts company. One of its big releases, Metroid Prime Remastered (which was surprise launched earlier in the month as a digital download) is therefore missing from the charts”

Games Industry

UK GSD February 2022 Top 20 (Digital + Physical)

Position Title
1 Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
2 FIFA 23 (EA)
3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)
4 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
5 NBA 2K23
6 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
7 The Last of Us: Part 2
8 WWE 2K22 (2K Games)
9 Dead Space Remake
10 God of War Ragnarok (Sony)


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