According to GfK sales data published on GamesIndustry.biz, two million games consoles were sold in the UK last year, down 29% compared to 2021.
The drop was mainly attributed to PS5 supply shortages and a decline in Switch sales.
In total 34.2 million games were sold last year, which was down almost 6% compared with 2021. That’s based on GSD market data, which covers all physical game sales and digital sales from most leading publishers.
Over 9.2 million accessories (controllers, cases and headphones) were sold in the UK last year, representing a decline of 13% compared to 2021. The white PS5 DualSense controller was the best-selling accessory, ahead of the Midnight Black version.