Another day, another impressive PS5 achievement. Today it’s the turn of European tracker GSD, which has reported a 244 per cent increase in sales year-over-year on Sony’s system this July, following various price promotions right across the world. It should be noted that this hardware data only covers select countries like France, Italy, and Portugal, with major markets like the UK and Germany excluded. Of course, we know how things have been going in Deutschland of late.
So far this year, PS5 sales are up an enormous 203 per cent across the tracked GSD territories, which underlines the seriously impressive growth the system has been enjoying this year.
In terms of software, evergreens like Grand Theft Auto 5, FIFA 23, and even Red Dead Redemption 2 continue to sell incredibly well among digital and physical retailers. Perhaps of some concern to Square Enix and RPG fans, Final Fantasy 16 could only just squeeze into the Top 20, which presumably aligns with recent comments from publisher Square Enix about the game failing to meet expectations.