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Xbox Series X|S was the Best-Selling Console in the UK in January

Xbox Series X|S was the Best-Selling Console in the UK in January - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 February 2021 / 6,177 Views

Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S was the best-selling console in the UK in January, according to the head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring.

This is the third straight month where a different console was number one in the UK. The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in November and the Nintendo Switch was number one in December.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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23 Comments
UnderwaterFunktown (on 05 February 2021)

Now that's a suprise for sure

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Chicho (on 05 February 2021)

3 different best selling console November PS5 december Switch january XBS, gess uk is getting some variety.

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jason1637 (on 05 February 2021)

I'd expect the Switch to be the top seller due to next gen supply issues. Good for MS the Series X is a great console.

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Helloplite jason1637 (on 05 February 2021)

The Switch was supply constrained in the UK throughout January. Every single unit that makes it to Amazon, Game or other online retailers is snapped up immediately.

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Libara Helloplite (on 05 February 2021)

So has the Series S|X.

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xl-klaudkil Libara (on 05 February 2021)

And ps5

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Helloplite Libara (on 06 February 2021)

Xbox Series X is impossible to find. Series S on the other hand seems to be restocked on almost the same frequency as the Switch - if not more so.

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Real Helloplite (on 06 February 2021)

Yes Switch is becoming more supply constraint because more than 1 family member is buying a switch in 1 family

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xMetroid (on 05 February 2021)

Surprised it isn't the Switch or PS5, but i'm happy to see some competition. Xbox X/S has potential and deserves this.

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hiccupthehuman (on 05 February 2021)

The US and UK will definitively be the most interesting regions to watch this gen, as it will be the two regions where any month could go to either Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft.

Much more interesting than say, Japan, where Switch will always win by a huge margin every month lol.

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Shadow1980 (on 08 February 2021)

While stock is a major limiting factor at this point, I think this is a possible taste of things to come in Xbox's future this generation. I've long thought that Xbox would be a lot more competitive against PlayStation this generation, at least in Xbox's best markets. While the PS5 is almost certainly going to beat the Series X/S worldwide, this could be the closest showdown between two systems ever in the U.S., UK, and other Xbox-friendly markets. We haven't had a truly close battle since the back-and-forth between the SNES & Genesis in North America.

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EnricoPallazzo (on 06 February 2021)

This just happened because its been impossible to find a PS5 around here, absolutely impossiburu!

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Mr Puggsly (on 05 February 2021)

MS was holding back units to have a great month. Confirmed.

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Jranation (on 05 February 2021)

Wow what a shocker. If it wasnt the PS5 I thought it would be the Switch.

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Qwark (on 05 February 2021)

Its a small win, but a win nonetheless

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Real (on 06 February 2021)

This is awesome and people say Xbox is losing it isn't this is going to be a PS3 and 360 era for sure

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Ayla (on 05 February 2021)

Good. God bless america.

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Pemalite Ayla (on 05 February 2021)

What does that have to do with your God or the UK?

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ironmanDX Pemalite (on 06 February 2021)

Globally, in the US meme or it's a us company is my guess.

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Bristow9091 Ayla (on 05 February 2021)

... You do realise the UK isn't America, right? o.O

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Ashadelo Bristow9091 (on 05 February 2021)

U.K. isn't a state in the US.... ? ^_^

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Vizigoth04 (on 07 February 2021)

Hmm I get combining skus to make you numbers look better. More less with the Xbox One / Xbox One S Then PS4/PS4 Slim. And even the PS5/PS5de. But the X and the S are really two completely different systems both in design, color and internal organs. I guess if we’re touting numbers now or at least sales then let’s divide ALL skus.

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thismeintiel (on 06 February 2021)
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