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PS5 in the UK Outsells Lifetime Sales of the Wii U, PS Vita, and Dreamcast

PS5 in the UK Outsells Lifetime Sales of the Wii U, PS Vita, and Dreamcast - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 June 2021 / 2,929 Views

The PlayStation 5 has been on the market for less than six months and has already reached several milestones. This includes the biggest console launch in video game history.

The head of Christopher Dring revealed the PlayStation 5 in the UK has already outsold the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and Sega Dreamcast. 

Worldwide PlayStation 5 sales are up to 6.8 million units, according to the latest VGChartz estimates through March 27.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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VAMatt (on 09 April 2021)

This says a lot about the Wii U, Vita, and Dreamcast in the UK, but doesn't say much about PS5.

It is better than not outselling them though.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 08 April 2021)

According to VG estimates both Wii U and Vita were just short of 700k lifetime in the UK. The PS4 reached 700k by March (2014), so the PS5 seems more or less in line with that.

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Signalstar (on 08 April 2021)

Stepping over long dead corpses. The PS5 is clearly in demand but is the supply there to keep the momentum going?

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The Fury (on 08 April 2021)

Legitimately... how? I look most mornings on Argos, John Lewis and Currys and never see it in stock. :P

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CloudxTifa (on 08 April 2021)

I'm still trying to find one in France.

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badskywalker (on 08 April 2021)

Not terribly suprising, nevertheless impressive that it was only about 6 months.

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Zeruda-Hime (on 09 April 2021)

I can undertand if the console was Switch but it'snt important for Ps5. I mean Switch is a big success after a big failure..

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SvenTheTurkey (on 08 April 2021)


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gtotheunit91 (on 08 April 2021)

That's not a terribly high bar to set lol but great to see it's selling that quickly.

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Mr Puggsly (on 08 April 2021)

Honestly, who cares? Those are all failures.

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