PS5 PlayStation 5 Europe June 2023 Hardware Software Sales 1
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PS5 hardware sales spiked an impressive 116 per cent year-over-year in Europe during June, as Sony’s console continues to make up for the shortfall it experienced due to stock shortages in the aftermath of the pandemic. The next-gen console has absolutely rocketed in 2023, and is likely to end the year even stronger due to the rumoured release of a revised hardware model. With both the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S posting small slumps last month, the PS5 was comfortably Europe’s best-selling system.

Software is also selling really well on the console: Diablo 4 – which is now the second fastest selling game of the year, behind Hogwarts Legacy – naturally performed best on PC, but almost 80 per cent of F1 23’s sales were on PlayStation platforms, and approximately 60 per cent of Street Fighter 6’s purchases were on PS5 and PS4 as well. Obviously, as a timed exclusive, all of Final Fantasy 16’s sales were on PS5, although its overall sales were 20 per cent less than Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which admittedly launched to a larger install base.

As for accessories and peripherals, the DualSense remains the best-selling controller, while PS Store top-up cards are also the most purchased vouchers on the market. All of this will prove reassuring reading for Sony, with its console comfortably on top in Europe across a multitude of metrics.

European Software Physical and Digital Top 10 (June 2023)

  1. Diablo 4
  2. Final Fantasy 16
  3. FIFA 23
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom*
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5
  6. EA Sports F1 23
  7. Hogwarts Legacy
  8. Red Dead Redemption 2
  9. Street Fighter 6
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

* Digital sales not included