PlayStation 5 Takes Top Spot in European Monthly Console War, Knocking Off Nintendo Switch

Europe has a new gaming king.

The PlayStation 5 became the top-selling console in Europe during October 2022, beating out the Nintendo Switch for the first time since September 2021. This shift also marked the first time the Switch was not the top-selling console in Europe since October 2021.

The data, which doesn’t include the U.K or Germany, comes from ISFE, Europe’s Video Game Industry. The organization compiles the numbers under its Game Sales Data (GSD) umbrella.

GSD shows a 33% decline from the previous year. That said, Xbox Series X/S did see an increase, jumping 26% from last year. The data reflected 367,821 consoles were sold last month in Europe.

In the U.K., Growth for Knowledge reflected 175,000 consoles were sold in the country. The PlayStation 5 edged out Xbox Series X/S with the Switch in third. The Switch recently overtook Xbox One in all-time U.K. sales, eying…

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