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PS5 Sales in the UK Nearly Doubled in January Year-on-Year

PS5 Sales in the UK Nearly Doubled in January Year-on-Year - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 February 2023 / 3,449 Views

The head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring via Twitter has announced PlayStation 5 stock in the UK has improved a lot so far in 2023 compared to last year.

PlayStation 5 sales in the UK nearly doubled in January year-on-year with sales up 98 percent.

"PS5 stock coming thick and fast. In January in the UK, PS5 sales were up over 98% compared with the same month last year," said Dring. "This week, God of War Ragnarok is No.2 in the charts… and that’s due to rising stock levels."


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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21 Comments
UnderwaterFunktown (on 05 February 2023)

It's starting

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CosmicSex UnderwaterFunktown (on 06 February 2023)

It's almost as if sales and supply are intimately entwined.

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DonFerrari CosmicSex (on 07 February 2023)

I'm very curious to see when/where we are going to see demand and supply matching.

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2zosteven (on 06 February 2023)

i sure thought the XSeries would stay close but as PS5 stock is raising the gap is getting bigger between the 2

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Kakadu18 (on 05 February 2023)

They need this to happen everywhere to hit their huge af target.

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pikashoe Kakadu18 (on 05 February 2023)

We already know japan is way up on last year and stock seems way more plentiful everywhere so it seems likely that its going to be way up everywhere

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twintail Kakadu18 (on 05 February 2023)

Well, I believe they increased it. fwiw

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ShadowLink93 Kakadu18 (on 06 February 2023)

They need sales from Jan, Feb and Mar to triple everywhere, last year was 2 million for the quarter and they're aiming for 6 million.

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jagleics ShadowLink93 (on 06 February 2023)

I thought they said they were aiming for 19 million for the next financial year. Up on this year's so 6 million seems unlikely.

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Kakadu18 jagleics (on 06 February 2023)

No, 19mil for this current fiscal year ending this March. They raised their projection ftom 18mil. To reach that they need to ship 6.2mil this quarter.

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DonFerrari Kakadu18 (on 06 February 2023)

Remembering Q3 they achieved 7.1M so they would need to be very close to their holiday season to achieve it, and that is about 2.5-3x what they done in the same quarter last year. It will be though.

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Kakadu18 DonFerrari (on 06 February 2023)

They shipped 2mil in the same quarter last year. So they'd need more than 3× what they did then.

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DonFerrari Kakadu18 (on 06 February 2023)

You are right, I was looking for Q1 2.3 instead of the Q4 2M.

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pitzy272 DonFerrari (on 06 February 2023)

Normally, I’d say there’s no way Jan-March would come even close to holiday Oct-Dec, but iirc Sony shipped 7mil despite achieving consistent supply only starting in December. Anyone know what they sold Oct-Nov? I feel like w they released some numbers but not sure.

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DonFerrari pitzy272 (on 06 February 2023)

I don't have the numbers, but Nov seemed to be basically as good as Dec.

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Kakadu18 pitzy272 (on 06 February 2023)

November was huge in the US, 1.328mil.

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pitzy272 Kakadu18 (on 06 February 2023)

For PS5? Damn. I thought PS5 was the worst selling console for BF/November, and even XB beat PS5 due to unlimited XSS supply.

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DonFerrari pitzy272 (on 07 February 2023)

Series beating PS was bogus from twitter fanboy pretending to have leaks. PS5 was the leader in revenue and Switch was the leader in units.

  • +1
Kakadu18 pitzy272 (on 07 February 2023)

XBS in November in the US only sold 730k. Those numbers are from an NPD leak we had recently. Those low XBS number lead to some big downward adjustments here.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 06 February 2023)

Ps5 is still one of most desired techs right now!

Selling like hot cakes if it's available everywhere,

They woulda left the series x in the dust if there weren't any issues.

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DonFerrari (on 06 February 2023)

I don't remember how bad inventory was last year in January, but well 98% increase should put this month a good number.

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