Another month in Europe, another big win for Nintendo. The videogame sales states across Europe for May 2022 have come in, and Nintendo Switch Sports ended up being the best-selling software. Along with that, the Switch itself retained the #1 spot in hardware.

There are a ton of stats to go over about May 2022 in Europe, and you can see all of them below. First off, let’s take a look at the top 20 software sales in Europe overall.

  • over 7.9 million digital and physical games were sold across Europe
  • this is a drop of 29% compared with April, and down 21% compared with May 2021
  • nearly 4.5 million of the games sold last month were via digital download stores
  • Nintendo Switch Sports was No.1, purely based on the game’s physical sales alone
  • Nintendo Switch Sports has been very big in France and Germany
  • France and Germany represent over half of all Nintendo Switch Sports copies sold
  • Nintendo Switch Sports was also No.1 in Spain and Italy
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was No.1 in the UK
  • 297,000 pieces of gaming hardware were sold via tracked European countries
  • this is a drop of almost 3% over April and 3% lower compared with May last year
  • Switch sales were almost identical between May 2022 and May 2021 (135k)
  • Switch has seen a 20% growth in unit sales year-on-year
  • just over 992,000 accessories and toys-to-life products were sold across Europe in May
  • this is a 14% drop over the same period last year, and 8% down compared with April
  • 924,000 points cards were sold at retail last month
  • this is a drop of 7% over last year and 11% down over April.
  • average hours watched for Nintendo Switch Sports was double that of FIFA 22
  • average hours watched for Nintendo Switch Sports was 45% higher than for GTA 5
  • those who streamed Nintendo Switch Sports got the highest average viewership based on a fraction of hours broadcast

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