That’s according to GSD data published on GamesIndustry.biz, which covers physical game sales from major European markets and digital sales from most leading publishers, excluding Nintendo and 505 Games.
According to GSD, PS4 hardware sales across Europe in 2023 also rose 671% year-on-year following the easing of supply issues that hampered sales in 2022.
In contrast, Xbox Series X/S console sales were down nearly 18% year-on-year, although they were still higher than sales of the decade-old PS4.
PC was the largest platform for game sales, followed by PS5, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox Series X/S. Of these platforms, only Switch and PS4 saw a decline in software sales compared to the previous year.
On the hardware front, total consoles sales were up almost 42% year-on-year to 7.4 million. PS5 was comfortably the No.1 platform following a 177% increase in sales year-on-year.
Switch held the No.2 spot but saw an almost 10% drop in sales compared to 2022. Xbox Series X/S came in at No.3, followed by PS4.