UK: Switch physical game sales up 90.1% in 2018 compared to 2017, hardware rose 20%
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|
|3||3||Call of Duty: Black Ops 4|
|5||4||Super Smash Bros Ultimate|
|10||6||Forza Horizon 4|
|6||7||Spyro Reignited Trilogy|
|7||8||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|10||9||Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy|