Xbox Series X S

Over the course of 2022 so far, we've posted multiple stories about Xbox Series X and S console sales doing well in Japan. The pair of systems seem to be shifting fairly quickly in the region, although stock shortages have hurt PS5 sales somewhat. As it turns out, it's much the same story in Europe. reports that PlayStation 5's 2022 sales are down 44% compared to the first six months of last year, which is a pretty stark drop largely attributed to stock shortages. However, looking at the same period for Xbox Series X and S, sales are up 9% over 2021.

In terms of the games themselves, you won't be surprised to hear that Elden Ring is taking 2022 by storm. The report says that FromSoftware's latest title is "comfortably" the best selling game of the year in Europe since its release back in February.

Elden Ring

Digital sales also continue to perform strongly. Here in the UK, digital sales attribute to 76% of overall game sales, although Nintendo doesn't provide its digital sales data. Overall, it's great to see strong Xbox sales, especially outside of the US in European and Japanese markets.

Have you picked up an Xbox console this year? If so, let us know how you're finding it!