Switch Best-Selling Console in Europe and Australia in November, PS5 Slightly Behind - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 January 2021 / 3,194 Views
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console across Europe and Australia in November, according to the head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring.
Switch sales compared to November 2019 are down just 2.2 percent as last year saw the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield, which helped drive sales.
The PlayStation 5 had a strong launch across Europe and Australia, but it fell just short of the Switch for the month. However, it should be noted the PS5 didn't launch in Europe until November 19.
Across Europe and Australia, Nintendo Switch was the No.1 selling games console in November, just ahead of PlayStation 5. Switch sales are overall down very slightly (2.2%) over November 2019, which benefited from the launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) December 10, 2020
The PlayStation brand had a bigger share of the overall market when you add up sales for the PS5 and PS4, according to Dring. However, it was fairly close, mainly due to the UK.
It was very close (mainly because of the UK). PlayStation as a brand had the biggest share of the market— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) December 10, 2020
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