During the first six months of 2023, Germany’s gaming industry functioned at an impressive rate and expanded noticeably on various occasions. GfK and GfK Entertainment have jointly conducted a special analysis this year for the gaming hardware and accessories segments to celebrate Gamescom. 

Game console sales, as the representative sales data show, have risen by 90 percent relative to the same period last year. Not only did the PS5 aid in the gains, but solid sales were also seen for Nintendo Switch as well. In 2023, Sony’s bestseller is finally available nationwide and has sold three times more units than during the first six months of 2022.

In the first half of 2023, PS5 sales tripled in Germany.
  • In the first half of 2023, console sales increased by 90% compared to the first half of 2022.
  • The PlayStation 5 was found to be the best performer among its competitors. Sales in the country for it increased threefold.
  • Sales of Xbox Series went down, while Nintendo Switch sales rose a little.
  • Year over year, gaming laptop sales went down 13% and desktop computer sales left by 20%. Analysts expect hardware updates will lead these categories to again experience growth in the next couple of years.
  • In the first half of 2023, sales of physical copies of games in Germany increased by 2% compared to last year. Sales leaders are The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Hogwarts Legacy, and FIFA 23.