Helldivers 2 Leading the Charge in the UK As Highest Selling Game

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According to the latest GSD data (published by gamesindustry.biz), Helldivers 2 has emerged as the top-selling game in the UK for the month of March 2024.

After eight weeks on the market, its sales have surpassed those of the highly anticipated Spider-Man 2 during the same period.

How Did Other Games Perform in March?

The month of March witnessed a significant surge in gaming sales, with a 26% increase over the same period in 2023, totaling 3.65 million PC and console game units sold across the UK.

This surge can be attributed to several factors, including the highly anticipated releases of blockbuster titles like Helldivers 2, Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, and Dragon’s Dogma 2.

  • Dragon’s Dogma 2, the latest installment in Capcom’s action RPG series, narrowly trailed behind Helldivers 2, although it’s worth noting that the game had only been out for 2 weeks when the data closed.
  • Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, released in February but included in the March data, secured the fifth spot, closely following WWE 2K24 and EA Sports FC 24.
  • WWE 2K24 put up a stronger opening than its 2023 predecessor, with sales up 8% over the same period.

The Surprising Resurgence of Command & Conquer

In a surprising turn of events, the Command & Conquer, a real-time strategy video game franchise made a notable comeback, driven by a 17-title bundle released on Steam during March.

Two of the games, Command & Conquer: Generals (2003) and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (2000), secured positions in the Top Ten, while a total of ten titles from the series made it into the Top 20.

Here are the Top 10 Most Selling Games in the UK in March 2024 (Digital+Physical)

  1. Helldivers 2 (Sony)
  2. EA Sports FC 24 (EA)
  3. Dragon’s Dogma 2 (Capcom)
  4. WWE 2K24 (2K Games)
  5. Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth (Square Enix)
  6. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft)
  7. Command & Conquer: Generals (EA)
  8. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  9. Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
  10. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (EA)

Hardware Sales See Mixed Results

While game sales soared, hardware sales painted a mixed picture.

The hardware front saw a total of 117,000 game consoles sold in the UK during March, marking a 22% increase over February but a 15% decline compared to the same period last year.

Here are the Top 3 Most Selling Console in the UK in March 2024

  1. PlayStation 5
  2. Nintendo Switch
  3. Xbox Series S/X

The PlayStation 5 sales witnessed a 25% month-on-month rise but a 9% year-on-year decrease.

Nintendo Switch sales followed a similar pattern, with a 20% monthly increase but a 20% year-on-year decline.

The Xbox Series S and X narrowly missed out on the second spot, with a 19% monthly surge but an 18% year-on-year drop.

Source: GSD data published by GI.biz, tracking physical and digital sales from major publishers.

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