Sony’s latest console has been selling like hot cakes, particularly in the UK region. Much like in the vein of previous months, the company outsold its competitors – but this time, it outsold nearly every other console combined. Christopher Dring of GamesIndustry.biz took to Twitter to report the news.
Getting a next-gen console has consistently been an exercise in pain since launch, with issues like widespread scalping and global silicon shortages. Despite this, PS5 has officially sold 10 million consoles – making it the fastest selling console in the company’s history.
Another interesting point worth noting is most highly-anticipated exclusives planned or speculated to release this year have been delayed, the standout highlights of which are God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West (unconfirmed), and GhostWire: Tokyo. Competitors such as Xbox and Nintendo have also been enjoying high sales numbers despite the pandemic, and Nintendo’s new Switch OLED model’s profit margins are being noticed by Sony.
PS5 had another great month in the UK during July. It sold almost as many consoles as all the other platforms combined (almost)
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) August 3, 2021