Fuelled by some aggressive marketing and tempting price promotions, PS5 accounted for almost half of all consoles sold in the UK during November. The system – which was massively supply constrained during previous holidays – improved a whopping 126 per cent year-on-year and 149 per cent month-on-month, driving overall hardware sales up 32 per cent compared to 2022.
In total, approximately 486,000 consoles were sold, meaning the PS5 was likely above 200,000 units for the month. To be fair, though, it was a good period for all platform manufacturers, with Xbox Series X|S up four per cent year-over-year and Nintendo Switch only down 19 per cent compared to a year ago. The latter had a new Pokémon game last November, and is obviously nearing the end of its lifecycle now.
In other related news, Sony’s Remote Play streaming platform PS Portal was the fifth best-selling accessory in November, and completely sold out at retail. It’ll be interesting to see how strongly the device rebounds once Sony is able to replenish stock.