Konečně a situation has arisen, which correctě should have been už před Christmas 2020, if there were enough consoles then. In the final, it is significantě helping the development of the entire game market.
UK first: PlayStation 5 sales there in February 2023 increased by 316 percent compared to the same period last year. Whenž if you take January and February together, that’s 180 percent.
In contrast, interest in the Xbox Series is significantě weaker, only by 27% compared to January 2023 and by 15% compared to February 2022. Totalě demand for the past twelve monthsěmonthů fell by 5%. The same goes for the Nintendo Switch, which costs 29 percent less. nož před a year, but he is excused by už six years of age.
Whenž we will be surprised on data from all over Europe, so there was even a five-fold year-on-year increase in sales for the PS5 in February. The Switch, on the other hand, fell by 28 percent and the Xbox Series by 13 percent. Unfortunately, Germany and Britain are not included in the hardware statistics here.
However, the most interesting thing is something else – the first sale of Hogwarts Legacy was even bigger than for the last six partsů Call of Duty, whatž so it was not expected. The Harry Potter themed game was initially on the PS5 and Xbox Series both more and more desirable. Red Dead Redemption 2 and Elden Ring.
However,ě interčně the number of games sold for the main European markets internationally fell by ten percent in February, whenž it was less than 13 million piecesů. The main reason is that last February was very strong with Elden Ring, Horizon: Forbidden West, Dying Light 2 and Total War: Warhammer 3. even Atomic Heart couldn’t match whenž debuted až in ninth placeě in the top charts, after FIFA 23, GTA5, NBA 2K23, CoD and God of War Ragnarok.
A sharp revival of interest in The Last of Us 2 (up 317 percent compared to February 2022) and The Last of Us Remastered (up 285 percent) is also reported, thanks to the popularity of series of the same name on HBO.