PS5 Sales UK 2023

PS5 Makes Up 50% of UK 2023 Console Sales as Xbox Declines

Sony’s PS5 console is finally fully available in many countries and the result of this is that it makes up a massive 50% of UK console sales for the first three months of 2023. On the other hand, sales of both the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch have both declined.

PS5 UK 2023 sales have almost doubled

Sales of the PS5 console for the first three months of 2023 have increased by more than 180% according to data from GSD and GfK (thanks As well as accounting for more than half of console sales in the UK during this period, the PS5 helped the UK’s overall hardware sales increase by 24.2% too. This is solely because the console is now fully available in the UK and no longer suffers from supply issues. Supply improvements also helped the PS5 set a new monthly sales record in February 2023.

On the contrary, Nintendo Switch sales decreased by more than 25%, although it is still the second best-selling console in the UK for 2023 so far. Nintendo Switch sales are expected to increase again over the coming months thanks to the new Super Mario movie and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The Xbox Series X|S sales decreased by 18% for the same period of time although the Xbox Wireless Controller in Carbon Black was the best-selling hardware accessory.