Grand Theft Auto 5 rejects Saints Row No.1 in August | European monthly charts

Saints Row has spent most of his life in the shadow of the GTA series, so it’s somewhat inevitable that the latest game in the series – simply titled Saints Row – has slightly lost out to GTA 5 in the August European charts.

Despite the arrival of Saints Row and several other titles such as Sony’s Spider-Man Remastered for PC (# 6) and Sega Two Point Campus (# 16), game sales fell 12.4% compared to the same period in 2021 .

The biggest game of August 2021 was also Grand Theft Auto 5.

In total, 7.7 million video games (digital and physical) were sold in the monitored European territories. GTA 5 was the largest digital retailer, while Nintendo Switch Sports was the best-selling physical game (note: Nintendo does not share digital data with the charts company). In August, 3.2 million games were sold in physical stores.

One game that doubled sales in August (compared to July) was Gran Turismo 7. This was due to retail promotions (especially the boxed version of the game) and an increase in PS5 inventory.

Nintendo Switch is ahead of PlayStation in Europe

310,000 game consoles, led by the Nintendo Switch, were sold last month in the monitored European markets. Note: The main European markets of Germany and Great Britain are missing from these figures. For details on the UK console market please click here.

Overall, this represents a 19% drop in console sales compared to August 2021.

The PS5 had its second best month after June, and inventory levels were still significantly higher than the machine managed in the first quarter of the year. Meanwhile, it was the fourth best month for the Xbox Series S and X platforms.

When it comes to accessories, this market continues to lead the popular PS5 DualSense controller. Last month, 1.18 million add-on products were sold in Europe, down 9% compared to the same period in 2021.

0.99 million points per portfolio were also sold in the markets tracked, down -5% compared to August 2021.

European GSD August 2022 Top 20 (digital + physical)

Position Title
1 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rock Star)
2 Saints Row (Deep Silver)
3 FIFA 22 (EA)
4 F1 22 (EA / Codemasters)
5 Grand Touring 7 (Sony)
6 Spider-Man Remaster (Sony)
7 Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo) *
8 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo) *
9 Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)
10 LEGO Star Wars: Saga Skywalker (Warner Bros.)
11 Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
12 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rock Star)
13 The Sims 4 (EA)
14 Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang / Nintendo)
15 Disgraced (Bethesda)
16 Two-point campus (Sega)
17 Ring of the Elden (Bandai Namco)
18 Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar)
19 Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo) *
twenty Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Nintendo) *

* Digital data not available

GSD digital data includes games from participating companies sold via Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Eshop. Major Participating Companies are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Embracer Group (including Gearbox, Koch Media, Saber Interactive), Focus Entertainment, Konami, Marvelous Games, Microids, Microsoft (including Bethesda), Milestone, Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Games are notable absences alongside the smaller studios.

Digital data includes games sold in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Physical data includes all games but only those sold in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.

Sales of console fittings include Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Sales of accessories cover the same markets, but not Switzerland.

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