PlayStation 5 was the best selling console in Europe during April and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was the most successful game, During the past month, 10.4 million titles were sold across consoles and PC, a slight decrease of 5.3% compared to the same month in 2022.
As far as hardware is concerned, sales in the analyzed markets grew by almost 58% compared to April last year. All consoles sold more than that period: PS5 up 144%, Nintendo Switch up nearly 38% and Xbox Series up 19%. However, only Nintendo consoles sold more than in March 2023, partly due to the launch of the special edition of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Sales of accessories and other products grew 11% to 1.2 million over the previous year. The best-selling device was the PS5 DualSense, followed by the Xbox Series Wireless Controller for Xbox One., Wallet card and points sales increased by 10% compared to April 2022, with PlayStation Store, Roblox and Steam Wallet cards being the best sellers.
Most successful games of April 2023
The GSD information, which covers physical sales from the main European markets and digital sales from most publishers, confirms that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor surpassed FIFA 23 and became the top-grossing game of the month, despite being released in the recent past. being successful. -28 April-. The launch was 6% better than Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderEven if the previous one started in November – usually a good month for sales -.
55% of Survivor copies sold were in digital distributionWhile they were up 35% in fallen orders, this is indicative of how the market has changed in just a few years, both during and after the pandemic.
Dead Island was another novelty of the 2nd month and enters the third, Its predecessor was released over a decade ago and there is no data to compare with. Minecraft Legends debuted at number 19.
1. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (EA)
2.FIFA 23 (EA)
3. Dead Island 2 (Plion)
4. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
5. The Last of Us: Part 2 (Sony)
6. Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros.)
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activation Blizzard)
8. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
9. NBA 2K23 (2K Games)
10. Resident Evil 4: Remake (Capcom)