More Xbox Series consoles have been sold in Europe than first-time PS5s in Europe, according to the latest sales figures from a GSD market report. While hardware sales are generally down across the continent, the Nintendo Switch still reigns supreme over its two high-tech competitors as the console of choice.
How Xbox Series Sales Overtook PS5 Sales
Whether due to struggling supply chains during the pandemic or the difficulty in finding enough computer chips to manufacture high-end consoles, the Xbox Series X and PS5 continue to struggle to maintain a constant level of inventory. , according to GamesIndustry. But due to the availability of the more affordable and less capable Xbox Series S model, Xbox Series consoles as a whole have overtaken its Sony counterpart. That should put Xbox Series sales in better context.
That said, the Nintendo Switch is still “comfortably” leading console sales in Europe, which is down just 14% from the same month last year. As expected, Elden Ring tops the European charts, with the exception of Germany where Pokemon Legends Arceus holds the pole position.
More interestingly, it’s the PS4 that still holds a lot of power given the PS5’s production and distribution issues. Nearly 40% of all sales of Horizon Forbidden West, which is second in the European charts in February, have been made on PS4. Similarly, 28% of all sales of Dying Light 2: Stay Human, which takes fifth place in the game charts, were also on PS4. Finally, the DualShock 4 controller was the top-selling accessory, above the PS5 DualSense and Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons.
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