Sony’s done a reasonable job of replenishing PlayStation 5 stock specifically in the UK this year, but April was a barren month for the next-gen console in Britain. In fact, so bad was the supply that the Japanese giant’s new system was actually outsold by its predecessor. Now obviously the PS4 is still a brilliant box with an enormous software library and significant life ahead of it, but this is a reminder of just how bad the supply situation is right now.
There is a new batch of PS5 stock scheduled to arrive on European shores this month, so we’re sure the system will see a subsequent uptick in sales once those units arrive. Fortunately, things are a lot rosier for the format when taking other data into account: Returnal was the eighth best-selling title of the month with digital data included – despite the game launching on 30th April. Similarly, accessories like the DualSense and Pulse 3D Wireless Headset continue to sell extraordinarily well.