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PS5 Now the Best-Selling Console in the UK in 2021, Xbox Series X|S Catching Up

PS5 Now the Best-Selling Console in the UK in 2021, Xbox Series X|S Catching Up - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2021 / 4,610 Views

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in the UK in May, according to the head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring via Twitter.

The amount of stock for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S were much higher in the UK in May than they were in April. The PlayStation 5 is now the best-selling console in the UK in 2021 to date, with a decent lead over the Nintendo Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is starting to catch up as well. 

"Stock levels improved greatly for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in the UK in May," said Dring. "Both platforms did better last month compared with April. PS5 now the no.1 console for the year, with a healthy lead over Nintendo Switch. Xbox also catching up."

Dring added that the Nintendo Switch was only slighty behind the Xbox Series X|S by less than 1,000 units. 

"Switch still had a decent month," he said. "It was only slightly behind Xbox. It didn't do as well as it did in May, but we are talking hundreds of units here"

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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Signalstar (on 01 June 2021)

Wow Sony managed to stock the PS5 relatively well in the UK. Surprised it took the YTD lead. I wonder if it has managed that in any other countries? It is not too far off in Spain.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 01 June 2021)

"New consoles sales will always happen faster".
Looks at how most consoles peak in year 3 to 5. Ehh... Sure...

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 01 June 2021)

Ps5 is an almighty beast if stocks keep up the demand is beyond godlike haha

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DonFerrari (on 01 June 2021)

I`m surprised, for me Switch had a comfortable lead.

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Random_Matt (on 01 June 2021)

Told ya.

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