Nintendo Switch retained its position as the best-selling console in the UK for the second month in a row, according to GfK.
In second place for console unit sales is PS5, followed by Xbox Series X and S.
Looking at the GSD game charts (physical + digital sales), 4.6 million games were sold during November 2021 in the UK, which is actually up 5% over the same month in 2020.
Digital downloads accounted for just over 2 million of that figure, which is a drop of 2.5% compared with the same period the year before. 2.6 million games were sold via physical retail, which is a rise of 12% over November 2020.
November is typically a month that favours physical retail due to Christmas gifting.
Call of Duty: Vanguard was comfortably the best-selling game of November, continuing the series' trend of dominating sales during the period. However, the game performed significantly below its predecessor -- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
57% of Call of Duty sales were on PlayStation platforms and 43% on Xbox. 62% of the game's sales came as a download. PC data is unavailable.
The third best-selling game of the month was Battlefield 2042, which again performed below its predecessor (2018's Battlefield 5).
New at No.8 is Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Definitive Edition. The game's sales are 100% digital, with physical versions not arriving until December.
28% of the collection's sales came on Xbox, 13% on Nintendo Switch and 59% on PlayStation consoles (PC data unavailable).
The GfK charts are dominated by three Sony first-party controllers -- the DualSense White (No.1), Black (No.2) and the PS4 Dualshock 4 V2 (No.3).
GSD September 2021 Top 20 Games (Digital + Physical)
|1||Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard)|
|2||FIFA 22 (EA)|
|3||Battlefield 2042 (EA)|
|4||Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (Nintendo)*|
|5||Football Manager 2022 (Sega)|
|6||Forza Horizon 5 (Microsoft)|
|7||Pokémon Shining Pearl (Nintendo)*|
|8||Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Definitive Edition (Rockstar)|
|9||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*|
|10||Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Square Enix)|
|11||Just Dance 2022 (Ubisoft)|
|12||Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)|
|13||Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)|
|14||Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)|
|15||Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo)*|
|16||Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)*|
|17||Riders Republic (Ubisoft)|
|18||Minecraft: Switch Edition (Nintendo/Mojang)*|
|19||Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)|
|20||LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Warner Bros)|
* Digital data unavailable