UK charts: Xbox Series X|S No.1 for March, Switch sales declining but still No.1 for 2022


The latest video game software and hardware charts have come through for the month of March. The No.1 console for the month was the Xbox Series X|S consoles, which saw additional stock come through. The Nintendo Switch family of systems were the second best-selling systems, but sales are down 21% month-on-month. Despite the drop in sales for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, it remains the No.1 platform for 2022, so far. Sony’s PlayStation 5 console was the third best-selling system, although it continues to suffer from shortages. The best-selling game for the month of March was the critically acclaimed Elden Ring.

“Xbox Series X and S saw the biggest increase in sales during March, up 61% compared with February. Microsoft’s family of consoles were the best-selling devices in March, which was helped by the arrival of more Series X stock.”

“Nintendo Switch sales fell 21% month-on-month but it is still the second best-selling console for March. The Nintendo platform remains the No.1 selling games machine of the year so far.”

“PS5 is still in third place as the console continues to suffer from shortages. However, Sony’s latest machine did see a 45% rise in stock compared with the month before.”

GSD February 2022 Top 20 Games (Digital + Physical)

position Title
1 Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
2 Gran Turismo 7 (Sony)
3 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rock Star)
4 FIFA 22 (EA)
5 WWE 2K22 (2K Games)
6 Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (2K Games)
7 Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)
8th Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo)*
9 Horizon Forbidden West
10 Kirby and the Forgotten Kingdom (Nintendo)*

* Digital data unavailable


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