What are the best-selling games in Europe? Here are the data for March 2022

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Among the best-selling games of March 2022 in Europe we find Elden Ring, Gran Turismo 7, FIFA 22, Kirby and WWE 2K22. The Nintendo Switch, on the other hand, is the preferred console by buyers

Top 20 of the best-selling games of March 2022

March was a particularly positive month for sales in the gaming sector, both for consoles and for video games. Taking advantage of Xbox and PlayStation supply shortages was Nintendo, with the Switch establishing itself as the best-selling console of the month in Europe. Video game sales are also very good, with more than that 14.2 millionup 34% from March last year.

In first place in the ranking of the best-selling games we find for the second consecutive month Elden Ring, which dominates both the list of physical purchases and that of digital downloads (Xbox Live, PSN and Steam). The game alone accounted for 69% of total March sales, with peaks in the UK and Germany. In second place we find Grand Touring 7 which, despite strong criticism from users, scores well above all with the physical edition. In particular, the PS5 version accounted for 64% of all copies of the game sold, with particular success in France, Spain and Italy.

To complete the podium we find FIFA 22while it has aged well for nearly 10 years GTA 5 in fourth position. The Rockstar title, released way back in 2013, recorded a 65% increase compared to March last year, thanks also to the new gen console version. Closes the Top 5 Kirby and the lost landimmediately in front of WWE 2K22. It should be noted that in the ranking, at position number 18, we also find GTA Onlinewhich was made available for separate purchase on Xbox Series X | S in March.

Below is the ranking of the top 20 positions:

  • Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
  • Grand Touring 7 (Sony)
  • FIFA 22 (EA)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  • Kirby and the lost land (Nintendo)
  • WWE 2K22 (2K Games)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Sony)
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo)
  • FIFA 21 (EA)
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (2K Games)
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)
  • Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
  • NBA 2K22 (2K Games)
  • Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain (Nintendo)
  • Minecraft: Switch Edition (Mojang)
  • Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA)
  • Triangle Strategy (Square Enix)
  • Data provided by GamesIndustry.

    Male PlayStation, surpassed by Xbox and outclassed by Nintendo Switch

    The month of March 2022 also saw an increase in console sales (+ 14% compared to the previous month) but a decrease compared to March 2021 (-39%). The month was definitely dominated by Nintendo, with a 9% increase in Switch sales compared to March 2021. Xbox ranks second, too, despite well-known supply problems. The same cannot be said for PlayStation, however, which slips into third position.

    However, Sony dominated the list of accessories sold, with the DualShock 4 controller for PS4 beating its own competition with the DualSense for PS5. The two controllers passed without too much difficulty the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and the Xbox wireless joypads, respectively in third and fourth position. The PlayStation Pulse 3D headset completes the Top 5 accessories.

    Finally, as far as top-up cards are concerned, it is the rechargeable PlayStation cards that hold the record, followed by the Nintendo eShop and the Xbox Live gift cards. in fourth and fifth place we find the Roblox and PlayStation Plus cards.