Just how well is PlayStation 5 doing in the UK? Well, it’s hard to get a read on the next-gen format’s fortunes due to it being perpetually sold out, but a Twitter post from GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring puts matters into perspective: in right around five months, the system has outsold cult consoles the PS Vita, the Nintendo Wii U, and the SEGA Dreamcast in Britain. To clarify, that’s a few months of supply constrained PS5 versus the entire lifecycle of those products.
Stock has improved somewhat of late in the UK, but demand is still massively exceeding supply, which means units disappear almost as soon as they become available. For the console to be selling this well, during a pandemic, when you can’t even readily buy the thing – well, it surely suggests that PlayStation has another runaway hit on its hands, doesn’t it?