The PS5 is now the fastest-selling PlayStation console in the UK, as new statistics reveal the device’s total sales and more.
There’s no doubt that the PS5 is selling out fast. Whenever the next-gen console arrives back in stock it is immediately snatched up by eager gamers, after all.
Last month we saw the reveal of exactly how many PS5s have been sold so far, worldwide. And now, new statistics are giving us an insight into the UK’s PS5 sales too.
But with Sony aiming for 18 million PS5 units sold in 2021, it still has its work cut out for it!
Thankfully, the fastest-selling console in Sony history is almost certainly up for the challenge.
PS5 Total Sales in the UK
According to new statistics released by analysts GfK, the PS5 has now hit 1 million sales in the UK. And, as it surpasses this new threshold, Sony’s next-gen console just became the fastest-selling PlayStation in the region.
In August alone, reports indicate that over 151,500 games consoles were sold in the UK. In total, almost 1.4 million games consoles were sold in the last year, over a third more than in 2020.
For once, Sony’s PS5 is ahead of the Nintendo Switch in monthly sales, with the Xbox Series X/S taking third place. In fact, the PS5 was outselling the Xbox with double the sales in Q1 2021!
But even with the PS5 surpassing 1 million sales in the UK alone, stock shortages are still holding the console back! Now that more PS5 stock is hitting the market, the console managed to hit the 1 million mark around 3 weeks faster than the PS4 did.
Meanwhile, in the US, stock levels are also increasing! We’ve got a huge amount of PS5 restocks dropping between September 27-October 3!
It seems that several retailers are making the change to in-store PS5 restocks at last. Finally, we can pick up our consoles without waiting for delivery and without scalpers getting an unfair advantage.
But if you’re still on the hunt for a next-gen console, here’s why you shouldn’t use PayPal or Gift Cards to buy your PS5!