As we predicted, PS5 sales in the UK are skyrocketing since Sony can finally meet demand. Nearly two years since the console’s launch, supply has improved to acceptable rates. As a result, the PlayStation 5 has already outsold the Nintendo Switch in 2022.
GfK statistics show that PS5 had another successful month in the UK in August, with supplies rising by 56% from the previous month.
That has led to Sony’s console being the year-to-date UK’s best-selling console so far. This system is a step up from the Nintendo Switch. The sales of Nintendo’s console were up by 4 percent in August.
The Xbox Series X/S continued to sell well last month, although they ranked third on the list. There was a 20% increase in sales from July to August, with almost 125,000 units moving off shelves in the United Kingdom.
Following a significant increase in stock throughout August, Christopher Dring announced on Twitter that the PlayStation 5 had surpassed the Nintendo Switch as the best-selling console in the UK for 2022.
PS5 stock levels jumped by 56% in August (compared with July) in the UK, which means that Sony’s console has overtaken the Switch to become 2022’s best-selling console (so far)
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) September 9, 2022
The PlayStation 5 was initially launched in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe in November 2020 but has been afflicted by supply constraints since that. The wide spread of COVID-19 is mainly responsible for the scarcity of vital elements.
In its most recent financial presentation, held this summer, Sony revealed that 21.7 million consoles had been shipped around the globe.