Unsurprisingly, having already secured the UK’s largest ever launch, the PlayStation 5 was the country’s best-selling console in November 2020. It means that, for only the third time in two years, the Nintendo Switch was forced to settle for second-place. It was a worthy competitor for Sony’s new system, seeing a 63.1 per cent increase in sales year-over-year, but couldn’t quite topple the PS5.
In the country as a whole, 2.38 million boxed games were sold, with both the Switch and PlayStation 4 accounting for the vast majority of them. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the best-selling physical release of the month across all platforms, while Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was the biggest PS5 launch game, outperforming even Activision’s first-person shooter at retail.
Sony dominated accessories sales, too, with the DualSense and Pulse 3D Wireless Headset being the two best-sellers, with the DualShock 4 in third. The Media Remote, DualSense Charging Station, and HD Camera also breached the accessories charts, rounding out a particularly profitable month for PlayStation.