The PS5's continued commercial success in Europe has just reached new heights. According to the latest report from Games Industry, Sony's current-gen console is utterly dominant over here, with system sales up a frankly mental 175% over the same period in 2022. It should be noted that PS5 stock shortages were still a bit of an issue 12 months ago, but overall, the machine was well on the path to stability in terms of production and consumer availability.
It sounds like the PS5 is pretty much carrying overall console sales in the region, as both Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series figures are down (28% and 35%, respectively) over September 2022. Sony's success alone meant that console sales were up overall by roughly 38%.
However, software sales have dropped when compared to this time last year. The report cites EA Sports FC 24 as the main cause of the decline, as the football sim hasn't sold quite as well as FIFA 23 did.
PlayStation has always been a dominant brand in Europe, but this continued growth is rather impressive even by Sony's high standards. Do you think the PS5 will go on to be a true juggernaut in Europe? Become an armchair analyst in the comments section below.