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Sales-Age EMEAA February Charts: PS5 #1 hardware, Mario 3DW + BF #1 software | Nearly 15 million games and 500,000 consoles sold in a month

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Sales of PC and console games and hardware spiked across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australasia. Across tracked markets, 14.7 million PC and console games (digital and physical) were sold during February, which is a rise of 68% over the year before, according to the latest data from GSD.

The best-selling game by a long way was Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Sales of Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Red Dead Redemption 2 were both up 58% over the same month the year before.

PS5 was the top selling console of the month across tracked markets (France, Benelux, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Nordics, UK, Australia and New Zealand), ahead of Nintendo Switch by 12%. Overall, console unit sales are up 84% in February compared with the same period the year before with almost half a million machines sold. Nintendo Switch sales are up 32% compared with February 2020.

GSD February Top 20 Video Games (Digital + Physical)

PositionTitle
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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury* (Nintendo)​
2
FIFA 21 (EA)​
3
Grand theft Auto 5 (Take-Two)​
4
Little Nightmares 2 (Bandai Namco)​
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision Blizzard)​
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Red Dead Redemption 2 (Take-Two)​
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)​
8
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft)​
9
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* (Nintendo)​
10
XCOM 2 (2K Games)​
11
Little Nightmares 2 (Bandai Namco)​
12
Animal Crossing: New Horizons* (Nintendo)​
13
Just Dance 2021 (Ubisoft)​
14
NBA 2K21 (2K Games)​
15
Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)​
16
Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)​
17
Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco)*​
18
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition* (Nintendo)​
19
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Bandai Namco)​
20
Jump Force (Bandai Namco)​

*digital sales not included

More details, including the standalone physical and digital charts, can be seen at Gamesindustry.biz.
 
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PS5 stock getting better and better, enough to even surpass the Switch, but still no end in sight for the shortages.
Incredible demand and May and June will have big releases potentially pushing it even further as well with RE8, Ratchet&Clank + FF7 Intergrade.
 

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Switch up insanely & Ps5 doing bonkers.

But how can Sony, Nintendo & Valve compete against the juggernaut GamePass installed in 1 trillion devices?

Captain America Laughing GIF by mtv
 

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Switch up insanely & Ps5 doing bonkers.

But how can Sony, Nintendo & Valve compete against the juggernaut GamePass installed in 1 trillion devices?

Captain America Laughing GIF by mtv
But But Gamepass is the best value in gaming.......... No need to buy games .............. they said. Yet no one is buying the actual console as well :messenger_grinning_sweat:

Also, a $500 console just outsold a $300 console. Both in Units and Dollar sales .
 
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But But Gamepass is the best value in gaming.......... No need to buy games .............. they said. Yet no one is buying the actual console as well :messenger_grinning_sweat:

Also, a $500 console just outsold a $300 console. Both in Units and Dollar sales .
Sony's strength in Europe is very impressive. I expect PS5 to beat Switch in every major European market except France.
 
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Great month for Sony and Nintendo.

We know MS hides the numbers, but it's curious there are no mentions about Series Xbox on sales News anywhere. It is almost like MS is paying to shut people up.
 

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Where is Kenshin to make some shit about how bad Playstation is compared to Nintendo.... o wait he got banned... LOL
Great month for both. PS5 is still sold out so it will just get better and better for them.

Remember when people said PS4 and Xbox one will be the last generation of consoles.... As long as there is hardware and PC’s console will be around
 

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Switch up insanely & Ps5 doing bonkers.

But how can Sony, Nintendo & Valve compete against the juggernaut GamePass installed in 1 trillion devices?

Captain America Laughing GIF by mtv
sony is losing money on each console sold ...probably in 5 years they will surpass the user that ms have releasing games on steam alone. smart guy

it could be an interesting thread but some just can't help it
 
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Great month for Sony and Nintendo.

We know MS hides the numbers, but it's curious there are no mentions about Series Xbox on sales News anywhere. It is almost like MS is paying to shut people up.

Apparently they already won and this is just the denial stage of the industry.
 

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Great month for Sony and Nintendo.

We know MS hides the numbers, but it's curious there are no mentions about Series Xbox on sales News anywhere. It is almost like MS is paying to shut people up.
I don't think MS is paying anyone to hide numbers, it's just that hardware platforms that come in third don't tend to get mentioned. Xbox was talked about when it topped the UK hardware charts recently. I'm sure if we got more Latin America numbers then we'd be hearing about Xbox more as well.
 

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This is an insane increase compared to the previous year, we saw the same in February NPD. The mix of next gen launch, Switch sales curve peak and specially covid I think has been pumping hard the consoles market.

Since EMEA is the biggest PS market, it would be nice to get the PS5 sales to see how close they are of achieving their WW goal for this fiscal year.
 
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sony is losing money on each console sold ...probably in 5 years they will surpass the user that ms have releasing games on steam alone. smart guy

it could be an interesting thread but some just can't help it
But Sony is offsetting whatever losses they have on the PS5 hardware with software sold (1st part and third party) and PS+ subscriptions . Also they sell a shit ton of accesories that are not including with the console such as the controllers and headset.

The accessories market (including toys-to-life) was up 12% over the same period last year in Euro spending, with 1.35 million accessories sold. Sony's PS5 DualSense controller was the most popular device, ahead of the DualShock 4 for PS4 in second place.

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Welp, this is certainly gonna ruffle some feathers.....

Amazing job for Sony and Nintendo. Dat PS5 stock.....

And AFAIK the Switch isnt nearly as bad with stock, supply as the PS5. I just posted about this recently.