You can’t readily buy a PlayStation 5 here in the UK, but it’s been the best-selling console in the country two months in a row now. As reported earlier in the week, the system has now outsold the lifetime totals of the Nintendo Wii U, PS Vita, and SEGA Dreamcast – a not all together extraordinary feat when you consider those consoles flopped, but it’s managed it in approximately five months with extremely restricted stock.
In fact, March 2021 represented the second best month for PS5 sales in the UK, outpaced only by launch in November. This is all according to GfK Entertainment data, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz. As a result of the strong sales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues to perform well – despite also being available on the more readily available and established PS4. It seems many are waiting to get Sony’s next-gen console before picking up the superhero spin-off.
All in all, PS5 is pretty much dominating the hardware space: accessories like the DualSense controller, Pulse 3D Headset, and DualSense Charging Station mean that Sony is also winning the battle for best-selling accessories. Nintendo’s evergreen software arsenal is serving the Switch well, however – despite the hybrid slumping to third place in console sales for the first time in years.