Data on Europe's best selling games during the month of August is now available courtesy of GameIndustry.biz, showcasing a strong presence from Nintendo with Nintendo Switch Sports being the best selling physical game.
Coming in at number seven in the charts (keep in mind that Nintendo doesn't provide data on its digital sales), Nintendo Switch Sports lands just ahead of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Leading the pack at number one is Grand Theft Auto 5 which, coincidentally, also topped the charts during August of 2021. On the other end of the scale, Mario Strikers: Battle League comes in at number twenty, while Xenoblade Chronicles 3 enters at number nineteen.
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In terms of console sales, 310,000 units were sold across the month of August, with the Nintendo Switch just outpacing the competition (specific platform sales are unavailable at this time). Stock of the PlayStation 5 has increased in recent weeks, making August its second-best month after June. Compared to August 2021, overall console sales have dropped by 19%.
Here's your look at the top twenty best selling games:
|1||Grand Theft Auto V|
|5||Gran Turismo 7|
|7||Nintendo Switch Sports*|
|8||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*|
|9||Horizon: Forbidden West|
|10||LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga|
|11||Far Cry 6|
|12||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|13||The Sims 4|
|14||Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition|
|16||Two Point Campus|
|18||Grand Theft Auto Online|
|19||Xenoblade Chronicles 3*|
|20||Mario Strikers: Battle League*
* Digital sales not included.
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