PlayStation 5 console at the beginning of the year 2023 has experienced much better sales than last year in England.
Recently joined Gfk has released console sales data in the UK. Therefore, in February, PlayStation 5 console experienced a 316% increase in sales compared to the same period last year and a 27% increase compared to January. Selling Xbox Series X consoles The Xbox Series S was 21% more in February than in January, and compared to February 2022, this increase is 15%.
PlayStation 5 sales from the beginning of the year to the considered period are 180% higher than the first two months of 2022, which can be attributed to the increase in the inventory of Sony’s 9th generation console. This console has been facing shortage issues since its launch, but fortunately, these issues have now been resolved.
Xbox sales have decreased by 5.3% during the first two months of 2023 with the same comparison with the previous year. It should be mentioned that the Xbox Series X console is apparently rarer in England compared to the PlayStation 5; Although not as much as last year. These numbers tell a different story about Nintendo, and the February sales of this Japanese company’s consoles have decreased by 15% compared to January and by 29% compared to the previous year.
The Nintendo Switch console, which turns six in March, has been lacking in new blockbuster games. Also, in the same period last year, the game Pokemon Legends: Arceus was released for this console. But in these few months, such an effect on the release switch has not reached the hands of gamers.
Most likely, with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Switch sales will experience a positive jump. But due to the few games planned for the rest of the year, except for the Pokemon add-on package, we can expect the overall sales of the console to decrease.
On the software side, the critically acclaimed Hogwarts Legacy was the best performing game, with opening week sales 100% bigger than Elden Ring’s, which was released in the same period the previous year. According to published data, this game is on the verge of surpassing the overall sales of Elden Ring.