Grand Theft Auto 5 denied Saints Row No. 1 in August. european monthly chart

Saints Row has spent most of its life living in the shadow of the GTA series, so it’s somewhat inevitable that the latest game in the series – simply titled Saints Row – lost out narrowly to GTA 5 in the European August charts.

Despite the advent of Saints Row, several other titles such as Sony’s Spider-Man Remastered on PC (No. 6) and Sega’s Two Point Campus (No. 16), game sales declined 12.4% compared to the same period. Was. 2021.

The biggest game of August 2021 was also Grand Theft Auto 5.

In total, 7.7 million video games (digital and physical) were sold in the tracked European territories. GTA 5 was the biggest digital seller, while Nintendo Switch Sports was the best-selling physical game (note: Nintendo Chart does not share digital data with the company). During August, 3.2 million games were sold through physical stores.

One game that doubled in sales during August (compared to July) was Gran Turismo 7. This was due to retail promotions (especially the boxed version of the game) and an increase in PS5 console stock.

Nintendo Switch stays ahead of PlayStation in Europe

In tracked European markets, 310,000 game consoles were sold last month, led by the Nintendo Switch. Note: Major European markets Germany and UK are missing from this data. For details on the UK console market, click here.

Overall, this represents a 19% drop in console sales compared to August 2021.

The PS5 had its second-best month since June, with stock levels significantly higher than what the machine managed during the first quarter of the year. Meanwhile, it was the fourth best month for the Xbox Series S and X platforms.

In terms of accessories, this market is being led by the popular PS5 DualSense controller. Last month, 1.18 million add-on products were sold across Europe, a decline of 9% over the same period in 2021.

0.99 million points/wallet cards were also sold in the tracked markets, a -5% drop compared to August 2021.

European GSD August 2022 Top 20 (Digital + Physical)

place title
1 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
2 Saints Row (Deep Silver)
3 FIFA 22 (EA)
4 F1 22 (EA/Codemasters)
5 Grand Touring 7 (Sony)
6 Spider-Man Remastered (Sony)
7 Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)*
8 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
9 Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)
10 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros.)
1 1 Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
12 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
13 The Sims 4 (EA)
14 Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang/Nintendo)
15 Disrespect (Bethesda)
16 Two Point Complex (Sega)
17 Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
18 Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)
19 Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo)*
20 Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Nintendo)*

*Digital data missing

GSD digital data includes games from participating companies sold through Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo eShop. Major participating companies are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Embraer Group (including Gearbox, Koch Media, Saber Interactive), Focus Entertainment, Konami, Marvelous Games, MicroAds, Microsoft (including Bethesda), Milestone, Nakon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Games are notable absentees, along with smaller studios.

Digital data is sold in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal. Includes games. , Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE ion> and the United Kingdom.

Physical data includes all games, but only games sold in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Console hardware sales include Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Accessories sales cover similar markets, but do not include Switzerland.

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