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Switch games are the best-selling entertainment product in the UK

Boxed games for the Nintendo console have generated more than 100 million euros in the British country, surpassing the industry of vinyl and PlayStation boxed games.

The games in physical format for Nintendo Switch are the entertainment product that more revenue generated in the UK during 2022, according to a report from the Entertainment Retailers Association shared by GamesIndustry.biz. Hybrid console games outsell vinyl and boxed titles for PS5 and PS4.

So far this year, the boxed games for switch have generated revenue of £88.7 million (101 million euros at current exchange rates); however, it is a 12.5% ​​decrease compared to the same period in 2021.

The music album industry in vinyl has grown by 6.5%reaching the £80.9m (92 million euros). They are followed by games in format physical for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 (grouped in the same category), with £79.6 million (€91 million), an increase of 6.5% compared to the same months of the previous year.

They are followed by CD of music with £68.9 million (€79 million), the DVD with £66.8 million (€76 million) and the blu ray with £52.1 million (€60 million); the latter are the only ones that have grown, 10%.

Xbox

In seventh position and with some distance are the games in format physical for Xbox Series X and Xbox One with £17.8 million (€20 million), whose sales have decreased by 14.3%. games in format physical for pc decrease 30.7% to 579,986 pounds (662,647 euros).

The video game sells more physically than music, cinema and television

The income of the video game industry in physical format far exceeds the figures for the rest of the entertainment industries. The interactive entertainment has generated £186.6 million (€213.2 million) so far in 2022. Music, £149.8 million (€171.2 million); and film and television, £118.9 million (€136 million).

Switch games are the best-selling entertainment product in the UK

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