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Humble Choice March 2023 lineup announced

The Humble Choice March 2023 lineup is here with games like Biomutant and Jurassic World Evolution 2. All told, players can grab eight games.

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Europe software sales | May 2024 | EA FC 24 #1, Ghost of Tsushima #4, Hellblade 2 missed 'Top 100'

"This is GSD figures, which tracks all digital game sales from most major publishers (Nintendo data is absent), and physical game sales in all major European markets."

"The No.1 selling game in May this year was EA Sports FC 24, followed by Grand Theft Auto 5. F1 2024 races in at No.3. The PC release of Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut sends the PlayStation game up to No.4."

"11.6 million PC and console games were sold across European markets in May. Compared with the same five week period in 2023, that's a drop of nearly 17%."

"Hellblade 2, System Shock Remake, and the Rogue Prince of Persia all missing out on the Top 100."

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Einhander197213h ago

I need an xbox fan to explain to me how Hellblade didn't even enter the top 100 since Game Pass doesn't effect sales and you guys are all just using the service as a trial to buy the games later.... /s (for sigh)

Also tell me again how 3.5 M sales first month for FF was bad...

If Microsoft didn't buy the developer this could have been a multiplatform game and if they wanted they still could have got it day 1 on Game Pass.

If I worked at Ninja Theory I'd be sprucing up my resume right about now.

MNRC239h ago

Why are you more concerned about Microsoft’s financials than Microsoft?

CrashMania3h ago(Edited 3h ago)

Think it's pretty obvious to most that Hellblade 2 was a flop, it was setup to fail by skipping playstation and being sent to die on gamepass, especially on a platform where they openly mock playstation 'movie games', this being way more movie than any PS game.

Cacabunga4h ago

Here we go.. too much barking about EA CEO getting a big bonus when the same ones are buying his games. So pathetic

terrorofdeath3h ago

Interesting that EAFC 24 still made top sales, considering it was the free game on PS+. Unless that counts as a purchase?

gold_drake25m ago

im not surprised hellblade wasnt even in the top 100.

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PS5 Dominates, Sales Drop for All Consoles - Europe Hardware Estimates for May 2024

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in Europe

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GaboonViper14h ago(Edited 14h ago)

PS5 = 300,126
Switch = 158,473
Xbox Series = 68,592

Brilliant sales for PS5 and Switch in her twilight years.
Utterly appalling sales for Xbox, my God.

Xeofate14h ago

Xbox Series X|S sales are down by 49,961 units (-42.1%) YoY.

fr0sty5h ago

Bout to be eXBox if this trend keeps up.

neutralgamer199212h ago(Edited 12h ago)

It will also be interesting what a potential switch 2 will do to current generation consoles. That's why maybe there is the rumored PS5 Pro. I think MS should have released an updated version themselves especially when they are asking $600 for a 2TB version

Ms should just do their next Xbox as a open platform Pc and charge premium like steam deck. Just do Xbox brand PC's. Xbox as a brand is at its least valuable point. So many of their future games are coming to Playstation too I think once Phil finally decides on halo and gears flood gates will open. Just release a gear of war collection before the next one comes out. Your gamepass users are happy to have the games day one and other platforms pay full price so MS generates more money

mkis00712h ago

That is a rumor going around so maybe. It would make sense with their handheld rumors too.

Einhander197211h ago

"I think MS should have released an updated version themselves especially when they are asking $600 for a 2TB version"

The One X sold 6 million or less and the SX is way underperforming the the One by significant margins at this point. A mid gen xbox console would have absolutely been a money flush. Power is not going to sell consoles for them if a 40% advantage failed so badly. And their most popular console by far is the series s.

I would prefer if xbox stopped making xbox hardware and just became a publisher and stopped doing everything they can to make things worse for PlayStation gamers. I am so tired of the near daily B.S.

They started the console war from day 0 of xbox with the goal of bringing down PlayStation and it can't end until they leave. If there was no xbox people could actually talk about games again and not try to destroy anything that isn't on a platform.

Heck the whole reason we even have these articles about sales numbers is because Microsoft wanted to brag about the 360, no one talked about sales before that and no one wanted too except for Microsoft.

They simply aren't doing anything that is making gaming better for the consumer or the industry.

SimpleDad8h ago

Switch 2 could make serious damage to PS by being capable of running all third party software going forward.
Publishers really like Nintendo platform cause software there makes more money.

jznrpg8h ago

@SimpleDad I can not see a Nintendo handheld being able to be as powerful as a PS5 and meeting a price that Nintendo wants to be at.

1Victor31m ago

@neutral: “I think once Phil finally decides on halo and gears flood gates will open. Just release a gear of war collection before the next one comes out”
Phil got no saying on that otherwise PlayStation wouldn’t see any Xbox games including ABK and all the acquisitions

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rlow10m ago

I don’t know how this is a celebration? Console sales are down. It’s been trending this way for awhile. Glad they’re making sales, but the console market overall has slowed. Not a good trend.

dveio14h ago(Edited 14h ago)

PS5 only 9% down year-on-year is arguably thanks to their recently released and well-received 2nd and 3rd party line-up.

• NSW down ~57%.
• X|S down ~43%.

Year-to-date, PS5 now has a 5.2:1 sales ratio compared to X|S in Europe.

That's boxslaugther.

S2Killinit12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

300 divided by 68 = 4.41 PS5 consoles are sold per 1 xbox.

O____0

Insane? Is this even possible?

Destiny108010h ago

i can understand nintendo sales declining because fans are holding out for the switch 2
i can understand playstation sales declining because fans are holding out for the PS5 Professional
i can understand xbox sales declining

SimpleDad8h ago

Xbox sales declining by pushing subscription model only. Basically Gamepass or nothing.

Hofstaderman8h ago

Those numbers for XBOX...and even after a strong games showcase....damn.

sagapo6h ago

You need good games, not just a good showcase.

LoveSpuds3h ago(Edited 3h ago)

It's a small minority of the gaming community who pay attention to showcases or read websites. Showcases are of limited value this far into a consoles life cycle in my view.

I think they are valuable for the first few years to get the core gamers invested and to build the hype, but 4 years in, the 'fans' who watch these things are already invested.

Occasionally you will get a game that reaches through to more casual games and might draw some new consumers, like a Halo or Gears perhaps, but even those franchises have become less desirable with each iteration I reckon.