Last week it was reported that PS4 games accounted for 42.2% of all boxed games sold in the UK, but since then figures have been updated to give a much clearer picture. In fact 48% of all boxed games sold during 2018 were for PS4, still below the 2017 figure but not as dramatic a drop as first thought. 30.2% of games were sold on Xbox One, and Switch was 16.8%.
FIFA 19 was the best selling game of 2019, though figures were lower than previous years, as 25% of sales of the game were digital. Red Dead Redemption 2 was the second best selling title of 2018. EA was the biggest publisher in the UK, with EA published games making up for 14.7% of games sold which continues the decline has that number was 17% in 2017 and 22% in 2016. Again this will be down to the growth of digital sales. Nintendo published games made up 14.1% of sales.
Now the charts!
Platform Market Share – Units
|Position||Platform||Software Market share (Units)|
|2||Microsoft Xbox One||30.2%|
|9||Nintendo Wii U||0.1%|
Top 20 UK Games Publishers – Units
|Last Year||This Year||Company Name||Software Market share (Units)|
|10||10||Square Enix Europe||2.4%|
|21||18||Focus Home Interactive||0.5%|