PlayStation 5 outsells Xbox Series X/S 7 to 1 in major market
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Recent figures show that the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X/S seven to one in major markets which sees Sony ahead by a landslide.
The latest GSD data reveals that the PlayStation 5 is continuing to dominate the console market in Europe with the hardware sales increasing by an impressive 143% year-on-year. Thanks to the increased availability of stock, the Sony console has swiftly overtaken both the Xbox Series X/S sales in selected regions.
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First released in November 2020, the PlayStation 5 swiftly became the world’s most sought after console. However, due to low stock, the pandemic and scalpers buying in bulk to resell at higher prices, the unit became almost impossible to find and so many customers waited years to finally get their hands on one.
Now, three years on, the PlayStation 5 is a lot easier to purchase and that shows with the recent GSD figures. This was also confirmed earlier this year when Sony’s Jim Ryan announced that stock shortages had come to an end.
In comparison, the Xbox Series X/S is not performing as well in Europe with the console down by 52% in sales compared to this time last year. As a result, the PlayStation 5 is currently outselling the Xbox Series X/S by seven to one.
The PS5 however has managed to hit 481,000 sales across tracked markets in Europe and that is before the Christmas period is in full swing. Additionally, Sony announced the PS5 Slim this October which will no doubt increase sales even more. The physical or digital unit will feature a much smaller frame, making it a lot more lightweight and mobile.
In related news, Sony will face a $7.9 billion lawsuit over store prices after it was deemed that the company might've overcharged UK customers.