Xbox Booms While PlayStation Soars In Fresh UK Sales Charts Update

Published 01/12/2022, 10:45 AM EST


The popular 2020 release PlayStation 5 achieved a major milestone, as it became one of the best-selling gaming consoles in the United Kingdom. Yes, that’s right, no doubt PlayStation 5 was one of the most talked-about consoles of the year 2020 and 2021.

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Apart from PlayStation, Xbox Series S and X consoles also performed extremely well in terms of sales and were the second-best-selling console. In the United Kingdom, the month of Nov and Dec of the year 2021 witnessed the highest sales of some of the most popular gaming consoles. Mostly because of Black Friday, Christmas, new year, and many more.

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It’s a little surprising that PlayStation 5 is the third best-selling console up to this month. This must be a joyful piece of news for the PS fans out there. What’s even more joyful is this next-gen gaming console witnessed a whopping 28% boost in sales in December as compared to the previous month.

PlayStation accessories dominance

December 2021 was the second-biggest month for PS 5. This must be a very proud moment for the devs as well. Apart from this next-gen gaming console, there’s one more thing that’ll cheer up the fans.

And that’s the PlayStation dominance over the sales of gaming accessories. PS 5’s DualSense controllers dominated every other gaming accessory in terms of sales. And these DualSense controllers were on the top of the UK sales chart. No doubt this news might be surprising for some of the fans, but that’s exactly the case.

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Grand Theft Auto V – one of the best-selling game

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On the 12th of Jan 2022, one popular personality among the gaming community named “Christopher Dring” shared another joyful news. For the fans who are unfamiliar with Christopher.

He shares all the latest news related to the video game industry and is the head of GamesIndustry.biz. So, according to the tweet, the 2013 release Grand Theft Auto V was the third-best-selling game for the month of December, which is just amazing. It’s been over 8 years since the game’s release and even today its popularity’s still on a rising graph.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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