Game and hardware sales data for the ninth month on the European market were released by GSD. There were 14.4 million games sold, down 10% from last year's same period. Only sports games made money during this period. The sales of FIFA 23 and NBA 2K23 were both up 6% and 10.5%, respectively.
Additionally, these games were two of the best-selling titles in the ninth month of the year on the European market. A 20% decline in console sales, excluding the German and British markets, was recorded compared to the same period in 2021.
Nintendo Switch sold the most consoles. In addition, console accessories are down 7% from 2021, with the DualSense (PS5) controller being the most popular accessory. According to the list of best-selling games (both physical and digital editions) in Europe, they are: FIFA 23 NBA 2K23 Splatoon 3 (Physical Editions Only) Grand Theft Auto 5 The Last of Us: Part 1 Red Dead Redemption 2 F1 22 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Physical Editions Only) Saints Row Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gran Turismo 7 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege Nintendo Switch Sports (physical editions only) Sid Meier's Civilization VI Minecraft: Switch Edition Elden Ring Assassin's Creed Odyssey LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Riders Republic
Silent Hill 2 requirements
Unreal Engine 5 should finally be used in the first games next year.
Despite its excitement, the first UE5 demo proved terribly demanding on existing PC hardware, which is worrying as well. Despite Silent Hill 2's announcement as the first Unreal 5 game with PC requirements, the news does not sound promising.
RTX 2080 graphics cards should be sufficient for 1080p gaming at 30 frames per second with 1080p resolution. While it's a three-year-old card now, it'll be 4-5 years old by the time the game comes out. PC gamers, however, do not have the power of that card.
Over 80% of Steam users have a graphics card that is weaker than 2080, according to data from Steam, the most popular PC gaming site. It is inevitable that the situation will change over time. As a rule, hardware requirements never decrease over time - they can only rise higher with time. Consequently, Unreal Engine 5 games may be a rather painful transition for PC gamers.