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PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Outsold Switch in the UK in March

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Outsold Switch in the UK in March - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2021 / 1,946 Views

Sony and Microsoft had a decent month for restocking the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles in the UK in March 2021, according to the head of GamesIndustry.biz Christopher Dring via Twitter. 

There was enough stock of the next-generation consoles to push the Nintendo Switch down to third place. All three platforms performed well in the UK last month. 

"It was a decent month for re-stocking PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in the UK last month," said Dring. "As a result, Nintendo Switch was No.3 for the first time in forever. All three platforms continue to perform really well."

Dring did not state if the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S was the number one best-selling platform.


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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14 Comments
kazuyamishima (on 06 April 2021)

It’s more impressive considering this was Monsters Hunter Rise launch month.

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Torpoleon kazuyamishima (on 06 April 2021)

MHR did release right near the end of the month though.

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Signalstar (on 06 April 2021)

It begins...

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siebensus4 Signalstar (on 06 April 2021)

...but not this year. Switch should sell 25M worldwide. I don't see PS5/Xbox selling over 20M in its first year.

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Signalstar siebensus4 (on 07 April 2021)

That's a lot of projection based on two words. Why so insecure?

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kazuyamishima Signalstar (on 07 April 2021)

Welcome to VGC

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Genuine siebensus4 (on 07 April 2021)

Switch will sell 28 million this year

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gtotheunit91 (on 06 April 2021)

Not a surprise whatsoever lol if PS5 and Xbox Series X/S could get regular re-stocks in the U.S. it would be the same story, but it sounds like we might have yet another year of shortages.........

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Don't forget that the Switch is still out of stock regularly at many US retailers. All 3 are supply constrained over there, though PS5 and Xbox Series do have it worse.

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Rafie UnderwaterFunktown (on 06 April 2021)

I've been to 3 different states, not including the one I reside in, and I've seen plenty of Switch consoles. I can't speak for the other 46 states, but I'm sure it's not hard to find a Switch. The other 2 is another story.

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UnderwaterFunktown Rafie (on 06 April 2021)

Well I was speaking mostly of online retailers, where it certainly is still an issue. And I would assume they make up the majority of sales in these days.

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holzi gtotheunit91 (on 06 April 2021)

It is more surprising than it seems at first considering that Switch also low on stock in the UK. Basically what this means is that Sony and Microsoft are able to ship more Systems to the UK than Nintendo is.

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