- Resident Evil 4 remake dominated the United Kingdom’s sales charts in March 2023, dethroning the highly praised Hogwarts Legacy to the second spot.
- The third spot was held by FIFA 23, and WWE2K23 boasted the fourth place despite selling 20% fewer copies than its predecessor due to a lack of hype.
- PlayStation 5 rose 180 percent in the first quarter of 2023 compared to last year. Its sales covered over half the console market in the United Kingdom.
- The PS5 also held the first spot last month in the UK, while Xbox Series S and X sold 10% less compared to the last time.
The game sales data for March in the UK has been shared by Gamesindustrybiz, showing the Resident Evil 4 remake’s power over all the other entries on the list. The recreation of the horror classic beat the likes of titles, like the last contender for the top place, Hogwarts Legacy. It loomed over the sales charts despite releasing late into the month. Moreover, the entry also contributed to bumping up the total game sales in the UK last month.
The Resident Evil 4 remake rolled over a notable number of units overall on different devices. For instance, it reportedly sold 65 percent on the PlayStation platform, 20 percent on Xbox, and 15 percent only on PC. No specific sales numbers have been shared for the game, but it includes both digital and physical. It has also sold like hotcakes on sale all over the world, rolling out three million units just two days after its successful release.
It was able to overwhelm the success of the Resident Evil 3 remake in just a couple of days after release in the United Kingdom, as per the report. However, Capcom‘s Resident Evil 2 remake and Resident Evil Village still stole more copies than the newly released Resident Evil 4 remake. Nonetheless, things may have turned out differently if the installment had been released a little early in the month.
Hogwarts Legacy was another major seller in the United Kingdom ever since its release, garnering a huge fanbase there. Regardless, Resident Evil 4 pushed it down to the second spot. Nevertheless, it is thought to be responsible for boosting game sales by 1 percent in the first quarter of 2023 in the UK. Moreover, it has broken a slew of records globally, such as players already spending 406 million hours exploring the game after its recent release.
FIFA 23 held the third spot in the software sales charts, still ensuring to secure its place on the market against newer releases. Furthermore, the fourth spot was held by the new WWE2K23. Despite selling by 20 percent less than its predecessor, it still managed to tread the top 5th spot. The previous game sold a huge number of copies compared to the recent title because of all the hype around it.
Peeking into the hardware sales charts, PlayStation 5 largely loomed over the other hardware, rising by over 180 percent in the first quarter of 2023 compared to last year. Moreover, its sales covered over half the console market in the United Kingdom. Things also looked bright for the console last month, as it held the first spot despite experiencing a decline of 2 percent in sales. Xbox Series S and X sales went down by 10 percent in March.
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