F1 2022 was No. 1 in the UK charts last week, with launch sales down slightly from F1 2021.
In fact, it’s the 16th biggest F1 game launch by boxed sales, behind Formula One 2001, which launched on PS1 and PS2 in 2001.
There has been a steady decline in recent years for the boxed retail F1 franchise. F1 2018 was F1’s 12th biggest launch, F1 was the 13th and F1 2021 was the 14th. The game that bucked the trend was F1 2020, which comes in at No. 8.
All data courtesy of GfK.
Of course, this is partly due to an increase in digital sales. And that was especially true for F1 2021. In terms of boxed sales, this game doesn’t even make the Top Ten of F1 titles. But if you factor in digital, it’s actually the third biggest F1 game in UK history (GSD data). The best-selling F1 game remains F1 2010, followed by F1 2011.
Digital sales for F1 2022 will be available later in the week.
In the UK, F1 is a lucrative series and is actually the 23rd biggest franchise in the UK. In terms of boxed sales alone, the series has generated over £205m in revenue.
Elsewhere on the UK charts this week, Horizon Forbidden West remains at No. 2 but has seen a strong 94% sales surge, which has been driven by the arrival of more PS5 stock.
Nintendo Switch Sports is back in the Top 3 at No. 3 after a 42% increase in sales.
Meanwhile, last week’s new No. 1 – Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes on Nintendo Switch – drops to No. 14 after a 76% drop in sales week over week.
Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending July 2:
|Last week||This week||Title|
|2||2||Forbidden Horizon West|
|3||6||Nintendo Switch Sports|
|5||4||Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga|
|4||5||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|3||seven||Mario Strikers: Battle League|
|seven||8||Pokemon Legends: Arceus|
|8||9||Minecraft (Switch Edition)|
|9||ten||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|