PS5 increased sales to 98% in January compared to last year in the UK
There is no doubt that global supply and stock shortages had severely constrained PS5 sales for more than two years. However, it seems that this shortage has begun to diminish. Sony recently confirmed that the console should now be much easier to find at retail, and that’s reflecting on its sales.
According to data provided by Gfk (via GamesIndustry’s Christopher Dring on Twitter), the PS5 enjoyed a major sales boost in the UK last month, thanks to a greatly improved stock situation. In fact, PS5 UK sales for the month of January are up 98% from January 2022. With console stock levels rising, PS5 games seem to have enjoyed a rise in sales as well. , with God of War Ragnarok jumping to second place on the physical software charts.
Sony recently confirmed that the PS5 has shipped 32.1 million units worldwide. The company shipped 7.1 million units of the console in the October-December period, which is almost double what it achieved in the same period in 2022, and expects to have shipped another 6.2 million units between January and March. .
PS5 stock coming thick and fast. In January in the UK, PS5 sales were up over 98% compared to the same month last year. This week, God of War Ragnarok is No.2 in the charts… and that’s due to rising stock levels
—Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) February 5, 2023