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European Monthly Charts - April 2023, No.1 PS5 (+144%), No.2 NSW (+38%), No.3 XBS (+19%)

Xbox, Sony, Nintendo and Star Wars post strong sales across Europe | European Monthly Charts​

Game sales are down slightly, but hardware and accessories continue to perform well

10.4 million PC and console games were sold across Europe during April, a drop of 5.3% over the same period in 2022.

This is based on GSD data, which covers physical game sales from major European markets and digital sales from most major publishers. Full details at the bottom of the article. April’s game sales were led by Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which beat FIFA 23 to claim the No.1 spot -- despite only being on sale for a few days when this data was collected. It's a strong launch for the new Star Wars game, with sales up almost 6% on its predecessor, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which was released in November 2019.

55% of Survivor's sales were digital, whereas for Fallen Order it was 35%, highlighting how digital has accelerated for single player games across Europe during the pandemic.

The other big new release of the month was Dead Island 2, which debuts at No.3. It's been so long since the original Dead Island we don't have numbers to compare, but it seems to have done well. Sales are about a third lower than what the remake of Resident Evil 4 (released in March) managed over two weeks, and that is a far more established series.

Sales of accessories and other add-on products grew 11% over April last year, with more than 1.2 million products sold. The PS5 DualSense controller leads the packed, followed by the Xbox Series Wireless Controller.


In terms of hardware sales, across selected markets, console sales rose nearly 58% compared with April last year. All three major platforms performed strongly. PS5 sales are up 144% over April last year and was the best-selling platform of the month, Nintendo Switch sales rose nearly 38%, while Xbox Series S and X sales are up over 19%.

However, compared with March, only Nintendo Switch sales increased month-on-month. This was in part due to the release of a special edition console, which arrived at the end of the month ahead of the new Zelda game: Tears of the Kingdom.

European GSD April 2023 Top 10 (Digital + Physical)​

1Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (EA)
2FIFA 23 (EA)
3Dead Island 2 (Plaion)
4Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
5The Last of Us: Part 2 (Sony)
6Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
7Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)
8Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
9NBA 2K23 (2K Games)
10Resident Evil 4: Remake (Capcom)
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For fucks sake, what's up with GTA5... How many fucking copies is this game selling.....it's, like, everywhere in the top (steam, consoles, gray sites, physicals copies).


For fucks sake, what's up with GTA5... How many fucking copies is this game selling.....it's, like, everywhere in the top (steam, consoles, gray sites, physicals copies).

I have been gaming since I can remember and I have never seen anything like GTA 5 in my life.

This is a 2013 game and it is still in the bestsellers chart.


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Jim Ryan keeps laughing to the bank.

Jedi Survivor doing great as deserved, RS living up to their name, and Hogwarts hanging in still. :messenger_clapping::messenger_clapping::messenger_clapping:

Hopefully when TotK dominates the chart will be a reminder to Phil of what Xbox needs. Even several really good games will help push units.


Excellent that all three are growing! This is what we want to see more of.

It is impressive dif top10 between Europe and US. European are more SP centric. What I prefer too.
One big difference between these charts is that Europe is unit based and US is revenue based.

Hence why TLoU2 is so much higher up the Europe charts.
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