Xbox Series X|S Enjoyed Strongest Month of Sales in December Hitting 1m Console Milestone in the UK
December proved to be the strongest month for Xbox, with Microsoft enjoying a 108% uptick in sales of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, according to numbers from GfK shared by GamesIndustry.biz. A total of 560,000 consoles were sold in the UK alone during December, generating just shy of £200 million in revenue.
While Nintendo Switch sales accounted for a 6% increase in sales over November and was the best-selling console in December, Xbox Series X|S wasn't far behind, beating its launch month of November 2020. Increased stock of Xbox Series X helped to drive sales, pushing Xbox Series X|S to achieving a milestone of one million in the UK.
With increased console sales came a rise in accessories sold, with UK consumers purchasing almost 2.1 million peripherals in December 2021, up 77% compared to November, but almost 20% lower than December 2020's numbers. Predictably, FIFA 22 was December's best-selling game, followed closely by Call of Duty Vanguard, and the unstoppable GTA V.
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