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Switch Sold 1.5 Million in UK in 2020, PS5 Sold Over 450,000, and Xbox Series X|S Sold 310,000 Units

Switch Sold 1.5 Million in UK in 2020, PS5 Sold Over 450,000, and Xbox Series X|S Sold 310,000 Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2021 / 4,524 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the UK in 2020 with 1.5 million units sold, according to data from GfK and GSD and released by the Entertainment Retailers Association. This is up from just under one million sold in 2019.

The PlayStation 5 sold over 450,000 units in 2020 in the UK, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 310,000 units. 

The PS5 and PS4 sold a combined 900,000 units in 2020, which is up from 700,000 PS4 consoles sold in 2019. The Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One sold a combined 600,000 units, which is up from 500,000 Xbox One consoles sold in 2019. 

Switch Sold 1.5 Million in UK in 2020, PS5 Sold Over 450,000, and Xbox Series X|S Sold 310,000 Units

The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S had a strong launch month in November, however, sales were a bit lower in December when compared to the launches of the PS4 and Xbox One in 2013. Both next-generation consoles have suffered stock issues in the UK and around the world. 

The Switch generated £367.4 million in revenue, followed by the PS5 with £191 million and the Xbox Series X|S with £118 million.

Thanks, GamesIndustry.


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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3 Comments
Evilms (on 04 March 2021)

PS4 : 530K (2013)
XB1 : 365K

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Jranation (on 04 March 2021)

Switch Carried 2020 so hard!

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 04 March 2021)

VgChartz has the PS4 at 565.000 and the Xbone at 392.000 in 2013 for comparison

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