Xbox Series sales in Europe have actually dropped substantially compared to in 2015, while PS5 sales experienced a significant increase year-on-year.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, this information originates from the European computer game tracking chart GSD. Console hardware information consists of sales numbers from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Xbox Series X and Series S aren't the only platforms down on sales year-on-year - Nintendo Switch sales are likewise down 20% compared to October in 2015. With lots of supply this October, PS5 sales are up 143% compared to in 2015, while sales of Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S are down 52%. Following the effective launch of Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder, PS5 and Nintendo Switch sales are up 11% and 10% respectively compared to September 2023. Xbox Series sales are down approximately 20% compared to last month.
It will be intriguing to see how the consoles of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft perform this month with different discount rates due to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
When it comes to software application sales in Europe - EA Sports FC 24 was the very popular video game of October 2023, followed by Assassin's Creed Mirage. Insomniac's Spider-Man 2 takes the 3rd area, although it must be kept in mind that this video game introduced 2 weeks earlier than Spider-Man and is a multi-platform title. When taking a look at specific Spider-Man 2 sales throughout Europe, sales were 30% greater than 2018's Spider-Man on PS4, and almost 3 times greater than 2020's Miles Morales (PS5 and PS4). Comparing sales of Spider-Man 2 to those of God of War Ragnarok in their very first 2 weeks, we can see that Spider-Man 2 offered 28% less. It ought to be kept in mind, nevertheless, that Ragnarok likewise introduced on PS4. As a matter of truth, Spider-Man 2 handled to beat Ragnarok by 8% when just representing PS5 sales after 2 weeks of sales (in Europe *).
GSD digital information consists of video games from taking part business offered by means of Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Eshop. Significant taking part business are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Embracer Group (consisting of Gearbox, Koch Media, Sabre Interactive), Focus Entertainment, Konami, Marvellous Games, Microids, Microsoft (consisting of Bethesda), Milestone, Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Games are the noteworthy absentees, together with smaller sized studios.
Digital information consists of video games offered in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.
Physical information consists of all video games, however just those offered in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.