PS5 Sales Soar by 175% in September 2023 in Europe as EA Sports FC 24, Starfield, and Other Games Make Their Debut


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EA Sports FC 24 debuted at number one on the September 2023 European charts, according to GSD data reported by GamesIndustry.

Sales for the rebranded FIFA EA’s streaks remained strong, however, they are down 10 percent from FIFA 23 Last year. Sales for EA Sports FC 24 are down 3.7 percent from FIFA 22.

Star Fieldthe new IP from Xbox and Bethesda, debuted in second place for Xbox’s second biggest launch this generation with sales 13% lower than Xbox. Forza Horizon 5. This does not take into account Game Pass data.

NBA 2K24 debuted in third place with sales down 17 percent from NBA 2K23. The Motorfest Crew debuted in fourth place with sales up 6.5 percent from The crew 2. Mortal Kombat 1 debuted in fifth place with the first three weeks down nearly 39 percent from Mortal Kombat 11.

EA Sports FC 24 It sold best in the United Kingdom and was number one in Europe. Star Field was number two in the UK and Germany, while it was NBA 2K24 in Italy and France. The Motorfest Crew came second in France.

Video game sales in Europe fell by 16% year-on-year. It should be noted, however, that September 2022 was a five-week period for this report, whereas September 2023 only covers four weeks. Comparing the same four weeks, software sales were down just over one percent.

Console sales in the European markets tracked for the four-week comparison were up nearly 38% year-over-year, to 416,000 consoles sold. It should be noted that console sales in the UK, Germany and some Eastern European countries are not included.

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The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console with sales up 175% year-over-year. However, last year, PS5 sales were rather low due to stock shortages.

The Nintendo Switch comes in second with sales down 28%, while the Xbox Series X|S comes in third with sales down 35%.

Top 20 games in Europe in September 2023according to GSD (Digital + Physical):

Position Titre
1 EA Sports FC 24 (EA)
2 Starfield (Microsoft)
3 NBA 2K24 (2K Games)
4 Le Crew Motorfest (Ubisoft)
5 Mortal Kombat 1 (Warner Bros)
6 Payday 3 (Plaion)
7 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
8 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
9 Titanfall 2 (EA)
dix Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)

*Digital data not available

GSD digital data includes games from participating companies sold via Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Nintendo Eshop. The main participating companies are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Embracer Group (including Gearbox, Koch Media, Saber Interactive), Focus Entertainment, Konami, Marvelous Games, Microids, Microsoft (including Bethesda), Milestone , Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Quantic Dream, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Nintendo and 505 Games are notably absent, alongside small studios.

Digital data includes games sold in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland , Portugal and Romania. , Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

Physical data includes all games, but only those sold in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Console hardware sales span Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Accessories sales cover the same markets, but do not include Switzerland.


Passionate and long-time player, Guillaume d’Angelo first discovered VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was recruited in 2010 as a junior analyst, then worked his way up to senior analyst in 2012 and took charge hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content himself Youtube channel et Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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