PS5 Sales Absolutely Explode in Europe as Sony Single-Handedly Drives Industry Up 1
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Sony propelled overall console sales up almost 60 per cent year-over-year, as the PS5 absolutely exploded in Europe during November. According to a GSD sales report – which tracks several major countries, excluding the likes of the UK and Germany – the new-gen console’s sales were boosted by an eye-opening 376 per cent year-over-year. It’s worth remembering that in 2022 the system was still supply constrained, which is a factor in these results.

Nevertheless, the Nintendo Switch, now in its twilight years, dropped 35 per cent compared to last November, while the Xbox Series X|S declined 26 per cent. There are some truly staggering estimates out there, which peg the PS5 at just shy of one million sales for November while its nearest rival hovers around the 50k units mark. Obviously, GSD doesn’t release the official figures so we can’t corroborate these estimates, but that’s a truly mind blowing difference if true.

In software terms, there were few surprises. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the month’s best-selling game, although it’s down 33 per cent across its first four months on the market compared to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. On the other hand, EA Sports FC 24 is up compared to its predecessor, proving that the series can survive just fine without the FIFA branding.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was the fifth best-selling game in November, proving that Insomniac’s web-slinger has plenty of legs, while Hogwarts Legacy continues to be one of the year’s biggest hits – especially following its release on Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, in the accessories department, the DualSense remained the most sought after product, but Remote Play streaming handheld PS Portal fared fine, debuting in eighth position, bookmarked by two new Zelda-related amiibo.

GSD European Game Sales: November 2023

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. EA Sports FC 24
  3. Hogwarts Legacy
  4. Super Mario Bros Wonder *
  5. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  6. Grand Theft Auto 5
  7. Assassin's Creed Mirage
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe *
  9. Red Dead Redemption 2
  10. Football Manager 2024

* Digital sales excluded