MONSTER HUNTER: RISE WAS THE BEST SELLING NEW ENTRY OF THE MONTH
March was the best month for console sales PlayStation 5 in Europe so far, according to GSD sales data.
GamesIndustry.biz reports that the PS5 was the number one console in Europe last month, mainly thanks to strong sales in France, Italy and Spain.
Across all hardware, a total of 554.504 consoles (including retro consoles and the Oculus Quest 2) were sold across Europe and Australia in March, of which the "majority" were PS5 systems. O Nintendo Switch ranked second, while the Xbox Series X e S were third.
The number of hardware sales is 17% higher than in March 2020, despite the release of Animal Crossing New Horizons on March 20, resulting in an increase in Switch sales during this time.Read also
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The report also states that a total of 12,6 million games were sold in the EMEAA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and some parts of Asia and Australia) as of March 2021, although it should be noted that this does not include digital Switch games. , because the Nintendo does not disclose its monthly digital sales.
Monster Hunter: Rise was the best-selling new release in March, reaching number 2 on the physical charts (behind Bowser's Super Mario 3D World + Fury) and number 6 on the physical and digital charts combined.
Again, this doesn't take into account digital eShop sales, so its true place in the combined charts is unknown.
Last week, US market research firm NPD Group claimed that the PlayStation 5 is now the best-selling video game hardware platform in US history, based on unit and dollar sales after five months on sale.
The results could have been even greater if the console wasn't out of stock. THE Sony said yesterday that the supply of PlayStation 5 consoles is unlikely to improve dramatically in its current fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2022.