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Europe: Best-selling consoles in January 2023 PS5 No.1, Switch No.2, Xbox Series No.3, plus top 10 games

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The European video game software and hardware data has come through for January 2023. 493,000 video game systems were sold across European markets in January (excluding the UK and Germany) which is a rise of 15.5% over January 2022. The best-selling video game system was Sony’s PlayStation 5 ahead of the Nintendo Switch family of systems and the Xbox Series X|S consoles. The best-selling video game was EA’s juggernaut, which is FIFA 23, and was followed by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto 5, which still manages to shift large numbers of copies despite the game being on the market for years.

“A rise of 15.5% over last January, and is entirely due to a massive 202% rise in PS5 sales across the continent. The PS5 was in short supply last January, but things have improved significantly. PS5 was the No.1 console of the month, just ahead of Nintendo Switch (sales down 11% over January 2022) and then Xbox Series X and S (sales down 32%).”

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European GSD January 2023 Top 20 (Digital + Physical)

1FIFA 23 (EA)
2Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
3Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
4Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)
5God of War Ragnarok (Sony)
6Dead Space (EA) 
7Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)
8Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)
9NBA 2K23 (2K Games)
10Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)

It should be noted that Nintendo does not provide Nintendo eShop sales data.


3 thoughts on “Europe: Best-selling consoles in January 2023 PS5 No.1, Switch No.2, Xbox Series No.3, plus top 10 games”

  1. PS5 deserves to do well, especially after it’s shakey start, but switch will bounce back after next week! 😁💖

    1. The Switch and PS5 actually grew YEAR ON YEAR ( YOY). In its 6th year the Switch grew. This is amazing with Metroid prime remaster and Zelda tears of the kingdom; the latter on the near horizon about to grace our wonder console the Nintendo Switch. Enjoy gaming my friends enjoy gaming.


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