PS5 Push Square

New data from GfK has confirmed the PS5 was the best-selling console within the UK across December and throughout the Christmas period, though it achieved that with a 19 per cent dip in sales compared to November 2023. The current-gen system was the only machine to suffer a dip in purchases, with Nintendo Switch sales up 39 per cent and the Xbox Series X|S by six per cent. Still, Sony's box was the best-selling console of the month across just under 500,000 sales.

Across the same month, GSD data (physical and digital combined), EA Sports FC 24 was bought the most in the UK, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Hogwarts Legacy, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Sales of accessories were up by 63 per cent compared to November 2023 — presumably for Christmas presents — resulting in 2.07 million of them being sold. The white and midnight black variants of the PS5 DualSense controller were the best-sellers.

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