Old Call of Duty Games Strike Again
Classic Call of Duty games saw a big leap in sales in July. This happened right after the developer fixed the matchmaking issues on Xbox platforms. Call of Duty: Black Ops II from 2012 became the fourth best-selling game in the UK last month. And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 took fifth place. The titles were also part of the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale, where the former was priced at £11.99 and the latter at £12.49.
FIFA 23 secured its customary top position on the chart according to GSD sales data published on GamesIndustry.biz. Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 took second and third place on the chart. The sales were boosted by digital discounts on Xbox and PlayStation platforms.
Claiming the sixth spot on the list was Hogwarts Legacy, the highest-selling game launched in 2023. Following closely were F1 23, Minecraft, Modern Warfare 2 from 2022, and Diablo 4, securing positions in the top 10 rankings.
Pikmin 4, the Switch exclusive title became the highest new entry of the month and secured 23rd place. The GSD’s data covers both physical and digital game sales from all the publishers. As Nintendo doesn’t sell digital copies, it impacted the game’s potential higher ranking on the charts. Solely based on boxed sales, it secured the fifth spot among the best-selling games for July.
When it comes to hardware, PlayStation 5 became the best-selling console last month. PS5 sales were up by 68% compared to the first seven months of 2022. Sony’s systems account for nearly half of the consoles sold in the UK this year. During the same period, sales of Nintendo Switch experienced a decline of 8.5%, while Xbox Series X/S sales saw a decrease of 22.8%.