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UK: Switch physical game sales up 90.1% in 2018 compared to 2017, hardware rose 20%

Posted on January 2, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

New data has arrived from the UK based on sales generated in 2018. Boxed video game sales revenue came in at £770 million, which is a decline of 2.8%. There were also 22 million titles sold physically for a drop of 7.1%.

We can thank Switch for preventing a bigger decline. The system’s software sales were up 90.1% year-over-year and revenue rose by 73.4%. Switch was the only platform with increased software sales compared to the previous year.

Switch accounted for 24% of all games sold in the UK at retail last year, compared to PS4 at 42.2% and Xbox One at 30.5%. 3DS was at 2.1%, PC at 0.7%, Wii at 0.2%, and Xbox 360 at 0.2%.

Switch also saw an increase in hardware sales. The console saw an increase of 20% year-over-year. Overall, there were nearly 2.5 million machines sold in the UK in 2018 across all platforms.

Finally, here’s a look at the best-selling games in the UK for the week of December 29:

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Red Dead Redemption 2
2 2 FIFA 19
3 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
5 4 Super Smash Bros Ultimate
4 5 Battlefield V
10 6 Forza Horizon 4
6 7 Spyro Reignited Trilogy
7 8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
10 9 Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
8 10 Spider-Man

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