Xbox Series X|S 2022 Console Sales Grow In Europe, Other Platforms Down On 2021

2022 current-gen console sales data is now coming out of Europe as we head into the new year, and the numbers provide some pretty interesting reading. According to, Xbox Series X|S sales in 2022 were up 4.4% over 2021, making it the only platform to grow last year. It's worth noting that these sales figures don't include Germany or the UK.

Both the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Nintendo Switch sold worse last year than in 2021 - a drop of 35% and 15% respectively. Overall console sales across all three major platforms were down a notable 25% on 2021's data.

All of this sounds like a pretty big win for Xbox though, right? Well, sort of. It's good news to see Xbox Series X and S sales grow in 2022, but across Europe, Xbox still remains in third place overall.

The one European market where Xbox Series X|S does come out on top here is Norway, with PS5 dominating the 2022 sales charts in Denmark and Sweden. Everywhere else across Europe — potentially aside from Germany as we don't know those figures yet — Nintendo Switch is the best selling system.

Anyway, it's still nice to see Xbox sustain its positive start to the generation - growth is always good, and both the Xbox Series X and Series S seem to be selling pretty well around the globe!

Will Xbox manage to grow again in Europe in 2023? Leave your thoughts down below.