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Name of Responsibility:: Trendy Warfare 2, Nintendo Swap and God of Conflict Ragnarok dominate November | UK Month-to-month Charts

Simply over 4.3 million video games had been offered within the UK throughout November, a drop of seven.3% over the yr earlier than, in keeping with the most recent GSD figures.

One of many massive causes for that is Name of Responsibility. This yr, Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare 2 launched in October, whereas final yr the Activision Blizzard recreation arrived in November.

Even so, Name of Responsibility was nonetheless the most important recreation of the month in November by a giant margin. In actual fact, with simply 4 weeks on sale, Trendy Warfare 2 virtually outsold Name of Responsibility: Vanguard’s lifetime gross sales up to now.

The closest rival to Name of Responsibility is God of Conflict Ragnarok from Sony. It has been an enormous launch for the PS5 and PS4 recreation. In comparison with the primary three weeks of its predecessor — the 2018 God of Conflict reboot — gross sales are up 44%.

The following largest set of releases are Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. If the 2 video games had been mixed, alongside its double pack, the video games would have been No.3 within the charts. As a Nintendo-published recreation, digital knowledge is unavailable, so it is doable (even seemingly) the sport would have been at No.2 if obtain figures had been out there. It’s the second largest launch for a Pokémon recreation in UK historical past, behind Pokémon Solar and Moon on 3DS.

Different key releases embrace Soccer Supervisor 2023 at No.6. The sport’s gross sales are down 30% in contrast with the launch of the 2022 version.

Simply behind it’s one other Sega launch, Sonic Frontiers.

1.82 million of the video games offered had been offered by way of digital obtain shops, a drop of 10% in contrast with November 2021. 2.5 million video games had been offered by way of bodily retail, a drop of 4% year-on-year.

Swap comes out prime in aggressive month

Nintendo Swap got here out prime throughout a giant month for online game console gross sales.

Practically 372,000 consoles had been offered throughout November, an increase of 113% over the month earlier than, GfK panel knowledge reveals. It’s the most important month for console gross sales all yr, though nonetheless properly beneath the figures posted in 2021.

After a number of months in third place, Nintendo Swap was the best-selling console attributable to a 175% bounce in gross sales month-on-month. November noticed the discharge of a particular model of the Swap OLED, that includes art work from the brand new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet recreation. This model of the Swap accounted for 8% of all Swap consoles offered. There have been additionally quite a few Black Friday offers across the Swap, too.

Xbox Sequence S and X got here shut, however needed to accept second place after a 105% bounce in gross sales. The Xbox Sequence S had a major £60 worth low cost over Black Friday, and was the best-selling particular person console SKU of the month.

A giant improve in inventory, coupled with the blockbuster launch of God of Conflict Ragnarok, fired PS5 gross sales up 71% month-on-month. A God of Conflict bundle was the most well-liked PS5 console, representing almost 38% of all PS5s offered throughout November.

The 9 best-selling equipment had been all controllers for both the Xbox Sequence X and S or PS5. PS5’s DualSense White controller got here out prime, forward of the Midnight Black model. That is adopted by 5 Xbox controllers (Carbon Black, Shock Blue, Pulse Pink, Robotic White and Electrical Jolt), earlier than returning to the PS5 for the Starlight Blue DualSense (No.8) and the Cosmic Pink variant (No.9). The tenth accent is a charging station for the PS5 DualSense controllers.

Controllers featured repeatedly throughout Black Friday, with reductions and bundles promoted prominently over the course of the gross sales week.

GfK knowledge reveals that over 1.29 million equipment had been offered final month, an increase of 93% over October and 9.3% up over November final yr.

GSD UK November Prime 20 Video Video games (Digital + Bodily)

Place Title
1 Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)
2 God of Conflict Ragnarok (Sony)
3 FIFA 23 (EA)
4 Pokémon Violet* (Nintendo)
5 Pokémon Scarlet* (Nintendo)
6 Soccer Supervisor 2023 (Sega)
7 Sonic Frontiers (Sega)
8 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
9 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
10 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)
11 Nintendo Swap Sports activities (Nintendo)*
12 Gotham Knights (Warner Bros)
13 Pink Useless Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
14 Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)
15 The Final of Us: Half 2 (Sony)
16 Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)*
NBA 2K23 (2K Video games)
18 LEGO Harry Potter Assortment (Warner Bros)
19 Minecraft: Nintendo Swap Version* (Nintendo/Mojang)
20 Splatoon 3* (Nintendo)

* Digital knowledge unavailable

GSD digital knowledge consists of video games from collaborating corporations offered by way of Steam, Xbox Reside, PlayStation Community, Nintendo Eshop. Main collaborating corporations are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Digital Arts, Embracer Group (together with Gearbox, Koch Media, Sabre Interactive), Focus Leisure, Konami, Marvellous Video games, Microids, Microsoft (together with Bethesda), Milestone, Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Sq. Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Video games are the notable absentees, alongside smaller studios.

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