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PS5 was the Best-Selling Console in the UK in February

PS5 was the Best-Selling Console in the UK in February - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2021 / 4,405 Views

Sony's PlayStation 5  was the best-selling console in the UK in February, according to the head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring.

Only 3,000 units separated the PS5 from the second best-selling console, the Nintendo Switch. There was no mention of the Xbox Series X|S, which was the best-selling console in January.

Dring added that sales for the PS5 and Switch were up in February when compared to January. The PS5 had more consoles shipped in the second half of the month and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury boosted Switch sales. 

2021 sales so far are practically tied between the PS5 and Switch with the Switch only ahead by a few hundred units. 

Over 350,000 consoles have been sold in the UK in 2021 so far, according to Dring. This would include sales of the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and the last-generation consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One.


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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11 Comments
The Fury (on 01 March 2021)

When there is stock it sells. Seems pretty much the same for all the major consoles.

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KazumaKiryu (on 02 March 2021)

The Last of Us 2 is Number 3 this week, Spider-Man Miles Morales number 2 :)

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jason1637 (on 01 March 2021)

Great sales. Glad to see some competition.

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Moseskyle83 (on 02 March 2021)

I guess it means that Sony managed to get more stock in the uk than Microsoft did as they both are completely sold out yet Sony took this month. I guess all this means for now is who ever can deliver more stock will win the month

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Libara (on 01 March 2021)

will take about 9 months for these sales to really show which way the market is going

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hunter_alien Libara (on 01 March 2021)

Naaaaah, it's pretty much a done deal now. Nintendo will run it's own crowd, Sony will easily lead by a large margin the console market, and XS family will be last, but it will be fine as long as they manage to build up Gamepass. Honestly, the console wars are quite boring since the upset situations of the 7th generation.

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SvenTheTurkey hunter_alien (on 01 March 2021)

This is pretty accurate. Sony gets the main stream call of duty, Madden, fifa crowd. Nintendo has their following. Microsoft... has some work to do. But I still think the series will do better than the one.

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holzi SvenTheTurkey (on 02 March 2021)

The question is if the FIFA crowd will really pay 100-200 more for a PS5 if there is a Console that can play these games perfectly fine (XSS). Series S will probably also be the console that parents will buy for Christmas (next to Switch/Switch 2).

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Dante9 holzi (on 02 March 2021)

I don't think FIFA alone is the determining factor in which console to buy. If these people have gone with Playstation before , it's because of other things as well. If it's a question of money, maybe they will stick with the PS4 for a while still. Those sports games only get barely noticeable upgrades anyways.

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KratosLives holzi (on 02 March 2021)

They are used to the playstation name and system by now. As for others, not many people want the cheaper system, they want the best. Then there is that lackluster feeling of being digital only and not having discs that will be a turn off for many.

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KratosLives (on 01 March 2021)

That's a lie. There hasn't been any ps5's since january.

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