Europe: Switch best-selling console in March, Xbox Series X|S 2nd and PS5 3rd

by Pierre Bell

nintendo switch family of systems

The European video gaming software and hardware charts are now in for the month of March and it was the Nintendo Switch family of systems which were the No.1 console. The Xbox Series X|S consoles were the second best-selling systems and the PlayStation 5 came in third. Both the Xbox Series X|S and Sony’s PlayStation 5 are continuing to have supply issues worldwide. With regards to software Nintendo’s first 3D Kirby adventure, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, was the 5th best-selling game, however, Nintendo does not share digital data with GSD. Kirby and the Forgotten Land proved to be most popular in Germany and France.

“332,000 games consoles were sold across European territories last month (data does not include UK or Germany. You can check our UK report here). It’s a rise of 14% over the previous month, but a drop of 39% over the same period in 2021. Nintendo Switch was the most popular console. Switch sales increased 9% compared with March last year. Xbox Series X and S was the second most-popular console. Both Xbox and PlayStation platforms are suffering from severe stocks shortages.”

European GSD March 2022 (Digital + Physical)

Position Title 1 Elden Ring (Bandai Namco) 2 Gran Turismo 7 (Sony)  3 FIFA 22 (EA) 4 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar) 5 Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo)* 6 WWE 2K22 (2K Games) 7 Horizon Forbidden West (Sony) 8 Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo)* 9 F1 2021 (EA) 10 Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (2K Games)