PC and console sales of EA Sports FC 24 and PS5, the best-selling games of 2023 in the UK, increased by 2.6%

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GSD has published its annual report on the UK video games market. 2023reveals this EA Sports FC 24 It was the best selling game ever PS5 It dominated the console space.

A total of 38 million video games were sold in physical and digital markets, an increase of 2.6% compared to the previous year.

Despite the success, sales of EA Sports FC 24 were down 8.4% compared to FIFA 23, which benefited from the impetus of the Football World Cup.

The year also saw Warner Bros. It was also profitable for Games, and Hogwarts Legacy came in second place. Last year, LEGO released Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which rose to third place in the annual rankings.

It is worth noting that the Harry Potter RPG surpassed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in terms of sales. It also became the best-selling game of all time physical marketa result made possible by launch on multiple platforms (PC, PS5, Xbox Series)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sold 39% less than its predecessor, probably because many people perceived it as some sort of DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, even though it wasn’t.

EA Sports FC 24, Hogwarts Legacy and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 all game station as a marketing partner.

2023 was not a bright year for new intellectual property rights. Starfield, which ranked first in the rankings, only rose to 31st place. Elden Ring reached fourth place in 2022, and in 2023 the classic placed 28th, above the Bethesda title.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 rose to #5 on the list, followed by Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Overall, it was a good year for Disney’s intellectual property.

Note that GSD’s data does not account for digital sales. Nintendo’sWhich the Japanese company does not provide. So the games in Mario’s house are ranked only by physical sales. As a result, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom ranked ninth, ahead of Super Mario Bros. Wonder ranks eleventh. Both would probably be higher if it were possible to include digital copies in total sales.

It should also be noted that some games are not included in the rankings because their publishers do not provide data to GSD. The most obvious of these is definitely Baldur’s Gate 3.

2023 English software rankings

Electronic Arts continues to dominate football

Let’s look at the 2023 software rankings in the UK:

  1. EA Sports FC 24 (EA)
  2. Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision Blizzard)
  4. FIFA 23 (EA)
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  6. Spider-Man 2 (Sony)
  7. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (EA)
  8. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)*
  10. Diablo 4 (Activision Blizzard)
  11. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)*
  12. Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
  13. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
  14. Assassin’s Creed Mirage (Ubisoft)
  15. Resident Evil 4 Remake (Capcom)
  16. NBA 2K23 (2K Games)
  17. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)
  18. WWE 2K23 (2K Games)
  19. F1 23 (EA/Codemasters)
  20. Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)

A great year for PS5

PS5 became the best-selling console
PS5 became the best-selling console

As mentioned, 2023 was a great year for the PS5 in the UK. A total of 2.38 million consoles were sold, increasing the industry by 9.4% year over year. PS5 became the best-selling product, with sales increasing by 55.2% compared to 2022. This was the best year ever in the UK market and also the best year for a PlayStation console since 2014.

Another console that grew during the year was the PS4, which recorded an impressive annual growth of 633%.

It became the second best-selling console Nintendo Switchdespite sales falling by 16.7%. This is not a negative result as it is its seventh year on the market. Xbox Series It should also be noted that Microsoft has little interest in selling consoles in this case.

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