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PS5 Best-Selling Console in the UK in First Half of 2021, Switch in 2nd, Xbox Series X|S in 3rd

PS5 Best-Selling Console in the UK in First Half of 2021, Switch in 2nd, Xbox Series X|S in 3rd - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 July 2021 / 1,863 Views

The PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in the UK in the first half of 2021, according to the head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring.

The Nintendo Switch is the second best-selling console over the same time period, with the Xbox Series X|S followed closely in third place. 

"Over a million games consoles have been sold in the UK during the first half of the year," said Dring. "PS5 is comfortably the market leader, with Nintendo Switch in second place and the Xbox Series S and X snapping at its heels."


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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10 Comments
Signalstar (on 06 July 2021)

That didn't take long...

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zakr1995 (on 06 July 2021)

So how much did the Switch and Xbox Series X/S sell then? Using the word "comfortably" doesnt really tell us much

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SKMBlake zakr1995 (on 07 July 2021)

I picture a PS5 sitting on a couch while the Switch and Series are on a chair

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The Fury (on 06 July 2021)

Cool, any chance we can get some more stock to keep up with actual demand?

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siebensus4 (on 06 July 2021)

Switch outsold PS5 by a good margin almost every week in Europe this year. Switch must sell very good in other european countries...

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trunkswd siebensus4 (on 06 July 2021)

Switch has been dominating in France.

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gtotheunit91 (on 06 July 2021)

Not surprising. PS has always been top in the UK

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Bristow9091 gtotheunit91 (on 06 July 2021)

... Are you sure about that?

  • +12
shikamaru317 gtotheunit91 (on 06 July 2021)

Not totally accurate. While PS did win 3 out of 4 gens in the UK, PS3 was 3rd place behind Wii in 2nd and 360 in 1st back in gen 7.

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