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Xbox Series X|S Best-Selling Console in the UK in March, Switch in 2nd and PS5 in 3rd

Xbox Series X|S Best-Selling Console in the UK in March, Switch in 2nd and PS5 in 3rd - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 April 2022 / 3,855 Views

The head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring via Twitter announced the Xbox Series X|S was the best-selling platform in the UK in March, while the Nintendo Switch came in second place, and the PlayStation 5 in third-place. 

There was more stock available of the Xbox Series X in March than in previous months, which helped boost Xbox Series X|S sales.

It was overall a tough month for the amount of stock available for consoles in the UK. all three platforms are down year-to-date after three months.

"March looks like it's been another tough month for console stock in the UK," said Dring. "Particularly on PS5, although it's better than February. Xbox Series S and X had the best month in March, primarily due to the arrival of more X consoles. All three platforms are down year-to-date."


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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19 Comments
Qwark (on 05 April 2022)

That PS5 is in last place probably isn't a surprise to anyone, but that Xbox beat the Switch surprises me. Well good month for Xbox.

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aTokenYeti Qwark (on 05 April 2022)

By all accounts the Series X got a massive stock boost this March. The $500 console bracket has been starved for inventory for so long that there has probably been pent up demand

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method114 aTokenYeti (on 05 April 2022)

Yea it was avaliable on Walmart for multiple days here in the US. Still is I think.

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gtotheunit91 method114 (on 05 April 2022)

It surprisingly is! And Series S has a $15 discount for some reason lol

  • +4
EnricoPallazzo (on 05 April 2022)

Its a fact that you cant find a PS5 almost anywhere in UK, it is much easier to find an Xbox. Still, this is such an impressive mark for Microsoft. Especially because it beat the Switch. Its pretty crazy to be honest. I did not expect it at all.

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Random_Matt EnricoPallazzo (on 05 April 2022)

You can find the S model, X does not exist most of the time. The S model accounts for the majority of sales.

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y2jarmyofficial (on 05 April 2022)

Nice job I’m still holding out in buying a series x because i already dropped 3500 on a gaming laptop and im still making payments…. Maybe by the holidays I’ll get one. I was too impatient on waiting on a series x so I got a gaming pc.it’s like a Xbox if I buy my games on the Xbox app that’s how I enjoyed halo infinite and forza 5

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method114 y2jarmyofficial (on 05 April 2022)

The nice thing is once or if you do get an Xbox all your games will transfer right over.

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Johnd (on 05 April 2022)

Walk into any smyths in the UK and you'll see plenty of stock for Series S,X and the Switch!
Not a PS5 in sight.
Dont think ive seen a PS5 in the wild since i picked one up a launch.

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gtotheunit91 Johnd (on 05 April 2022)

You were able to pick up a PS5 at launch? That's even more surprising lol. I barely got mine 2 weeks ago and it was directly through Sony. Which I waited almost a month to get that email lol but that really shows how much Sony is struggling for parts like so many other companies. What a damn shame to start off a new generation.

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Pemalite gtotheunit91 (on 05 April 2022)

I managed to get a Series X, Series S and a Playstation 5 all on launch... Being best buddies with a video game store owner has it's benefits...

  • +3
scrapking Johnd (on 05 April 2022)

Here in Canada, I have yet to even see a Series S in the wild, let alone a Series X or PS5!

  • +3
The Fury Johnd (on 06 April 2022)

I got my digital from Game in Sept, my mate his from Currys in Jan, I just bought mine, he was on a waiting list. They do come in but sometimes it you have to look for unconventional srouces, i still want a disc one so every now and then I check John Pye auctions, which usually has a few (have to be careful of those premiums though :P).

  • 0
IcaroRibeiro (on 06 April 2022)

Xbox being more centered USA and UK gives them an edge to deliver far more stock for those markets, while PS5 and Switch needs to spread their stocks more evenly

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 05 April 2022)

Around here no ps5 anywhere, the small stock goes away in seconds, you can buy xbox easy, some people is sick of waiting for ps5 and is just buying xbox.

  • -5

If someone wants to get a PS5, then they'll wait for a PS5 to become available because I'm sure there's reason why they specifically want a PS5 over an Xbox. The fact that Xbox beat out the Switch is the bigger story in all this, but there's been a huge amount of Series X's available as of late, so I'm wondering if Microsoft was able to secure more components recently. Series S has been widely available but it uses different components than Series X does.

  • +2

Speaking about me and others in the groups,there is already rumours about ps5 pro for 2023, maibe buy a xbox now, play some multyplats and then sell it and buy a ps5pro.

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Azzanation ClassicGamingWizzz (on 05 April 2022)

By than, they would have built up their Xbox line-up and a more powerful X model will be out which will probably lead to upgrading.

  • +2

Sure, but i barely have yime to play on one console.

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