The next generation was promising for Sony.
The PS5 has been a very long month of sales overall, but it’s better than any other console in the UK. This shows that Sony will be at the top of the chart as the market begins to settle into the new generation.
The new generation was launched last month and was thrilled with an enthusiastic pitch when players finally picked up the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Also, as buyers and families are preparing for the holidays, it has created cocktails in situations that mean inventory shortages have made it very difficult for consumers to protect their consoles.
According to GfK data (via GamesIndustry.biz), this is working as expected in the market. Overall, about 900,000 consoles were sold in November, making it the eighth largest console sales in the UK. Impressively, it will also be the second largest month for console revenue. The only other month that beat it was December 2013, when PS4 and Xbox One became readily available after their first launch.
It probably speaks to the promising numbers on the console as it’s starting to get easier to find.
Nintendo Switch fell to second place in sales for the first time in two years. But there is certainly no reason for Nintendo to worry. The switch is still selling impressively. Console sales increased 96% month-on-month and 63% year-on-year. Nintendo Switch games also accounted for 35% of all physics games sold last month.
Elsewhere, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the best-selling boxed game, followed immediately by Assassin’s Creed Valhara. FIFA 21, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Watch Dogs: Legion was 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.