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PS5 Best-Selling Console in the UK in April, Switch in 2nd and XSX|S in 3rd

PS5 Best-Selling Console in the UK in April, Switch in 2nd and XSX|S in 3rd - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 May 2022 / 2,056 Views

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

The PS5 had its best month in April in the UK as there was more stock available than in any previous month.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga as was previously reported broke records for the franchise.

"PS5 had its best month of the year in the UK last month, and was the No.1 platform ahead of Switch. Finally some stock arrived," said Dring. "Lego Star Wars broke records, as we already reported. Otherwise a quiet month."

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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Kneetos (on 10 May 2022)

What annoys me is that my local CeX electronic store that deals specifically in pre owned goods has ps5's sat on the shelves
But they are proudly selling them for £650+
Series X are on the shelves for £450+

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Johnd Kneetos (on 10 May 2022)

They dont give a f**k! Thievery!!

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Pinkie_pie Kneetos (on 10 May 2022)

650 pre owned is robbery. Hope no one buys it

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Dimsum42 Kneetos (on 10 May 2022)

That should be illegal if its a legit store. Pre owned price should be less than rrp.

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thevideogameninja (on 10 May 2022)

Who would have thought that having more stock would lead to more sales... especially in a market where people are clamoring to get their hands on one? ?

Awesome news for Sony and even better news for those who have been trying for months to snag one.


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jvmkdg (on 10 May 2022)

.I believe sony should ship 3 to 3.5 million units this fiscal quarter

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DonFerrari (on 10 May 2022)

Seems like a month of good stock

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Johnd trunkswd (on 10 May 2022)

Series S is in every console shop you walk in to. Series X is available in most! Always see switches everywhere regardless of "stock shortages". Have yet to see a ps5 on a shelf

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Azzanation Johnd (on 10 May 2022)

Series S i see everywhere however like the PS5, iv yet to see a Series X on shelves to.

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y2jarmyofficial Johnd (on 10 May 2022)

I see no series x

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DonFerrari Johnd (on 11 May 2022)

Talking about Brazil, from what I see PS5 and Series X are both equally hard to come by in stores for MSRP (Yes I have seem plenty of boxes, mostly PS5, for 50% or more extra price) and Series S is easy to find for MSRP and even below in some promotions. But it is quite probable that MS knowing Brazil is a poorer country than other markets have severely gone in favor of S instead of X here.

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