Slight jump in boxed game sales as lockdown returns | UK Boxed Charts – GamesIndustry.biz

The COVID-19 lockdown restarted in the UK last week, but unlike last time, it hasn’t made a substantial impact on physical video game sales– at least not on Xbox One and PS4.Overall, video game sales increased 13% week-on-week, which is still outstanding in a week where there were no considerable game launches( and coming on the back of the launch of Watch Dogs: Legion the week prior to ). PS4 and Xbox One video game sales remained mostly flat week-on-week, however Nintendo Switch game sales jumped 38%. The hit Nintendo video game took pleasure in a sales dive of 22% week-on-week, and it is one of a number of Switch video games that saw weekly sales spikes. The game actually offered much better as a download during its launch week, as we revealed on Friday, and was really the best-selling video game of that week( if we integrate physical and digital together ). 80% of the video game’s sales were on Nintendo Switch, with 14% coming on PS4 and 7% on Xbox One.Meanwhile, EA’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit- Remastered enters the charts at No. 35.

The COVID-19 lockdown rebooted in the UK last week, but unlike last time, it hasn’t made a huge effect on physical video game sales– at least not on Xbox One and PS4.Overall, game sales increased 13% week-on-week, which is still outstanding in a week where there were no considerable game launches( and coming on the back of the launch of Watch Dogs: Legion the week before ). PS4 and Xbox One game sales remained mostly flat week-on-week, however Nintendo Switch game sales leapt 38%. The hit Nintendo video game took pleasure in a sales jump of 22% week-on-week, and it is one of a number of Switch video games that saw weekly sales spikes.

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