January seems to have been a strong month for Sony, at least in Europe. According to data pulled together by GamesIndustry, last month saw successes for the platform holder in terms of both software and hardware — not a bad way to kick off 2024.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered did very well digitally and physically, apparently outweighing the launch of The Last of Us Part I by two and half times. In its favour was an upgrade path from the PS4 version, and the fact that there are more PS5s in homes than there were when Part I arrived, but it's an impressive result nonetheless. It was January's biggest launch for a new game, but it was EA Sports FC 24 that took the top spot on the software chart overall.
In terms of hardware, PS5 improved year-on-year thanks to vastly improved availability, and it's the only console on the up. Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series consoles were all down in January, putting Sony in a very healthy position.
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