Nintendo Switch sales in the UK rose in April, driven by the launch of the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom special edition Switch OLED in the last week of the month.
Switch sales were up 26% compared to those in March, and up 30% compared to those in April 2022, according to GfK figures published on GamesIndustry.biz.
Despite this boost in Switch sales, PS5 was still the best-selling console in the UK in April.
That’s not to say it was a particularly strong month for any system, however – despite coming out on top, PS5 sales in April were still down 35% compared to March (though they were up 15% compared to April 2022).
Similarly, Xbox Series X/S sales in April were down 32% compared to March, but up 8% compared to April 2022.
Overall, just under 111,000 consoles were sold in the UK in April, which was down 20% on March but up 20% on April 2022.
The second best-selling game in the UK last month was Dead Island 2, but overall the 2.2 million games sold last month was 8% lower than in April 2022 (partly thanks to the success of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga last year).