Reports Suggest PS5 Restock Boosts Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sales by 172%

Published 03/01/2021, 1:18 PM EST


Sony released PlayStation 5 in North America, Australia, Europe, and other markets across the map in November 2020. Sony Interactive Entertainment then revealed their sales numbers for the fiscal quarter ending on December 31, 2020. The company had sold over 4.5 million units of the PS5, which was a record-breaking number. However, shortly after their successfully ongoing sales, stocks ran out.

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Retailers could not provide customers with the most demanded product of the year, while scalpers were buying off consoles and production parts for resell. SIE declared a PS5 crisis and promised the best they could do to get the consoles back in the market. PlayStation CEO, Jim Ryan, appeared on an interview with GQ and explained why the crisis happened. He blamed scarcity of processors as the primary reason for production halt. However, after months, PS5 sales are finally rising, and with it, the sale of PlayStation exclusive games.

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PS5 top games of the week

According to the Gfk data published by GI.biz, PS5 console sales rose by over 64% compared to the preceding week. The console saw similar sales boosts previously in February and in January too. The consistency suggests that these sales are organic and not catalysed by scalpers who resold over 10% new-gen consoles in the first few months.

GI.biz published the UK market data for the GfK Top Games of the week ending February 27. The Top Ten Games sold during the week are as follows.

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New Entry5
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Individual Game Analysis

There are some jaw-dropping sales stats added by the website. Starting with the second ranked game of the week, Spider-Man: Miles Morales witnessed a 172% rise in retailer boxed sales within a week. It jumped from the 7th spot to the second place in a matter of days. In fact, it missed the first place by hardly a thousand units.

Competitor Nintendo Switch game Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, held its third consecutive week at the first position. The sales, however, dropped by 38%, making its position in the top next week very uncertain.

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The most astounding performer of the week, though, is The Last of Us: Part 2, which saw a heavenly 3992% increase in sales, leading to its return on the chart at third place. The game’s big discount at major retailers which decreased the price to under $30 is undoubtedly the star factor.

After three weeks on the top, there are high chances that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury sales will finally bow down to a different game. The question, however, is which game will take the crown.

With the PS5 sales finally returning to normal, will it be a PS5 exclusive game or a new name altogether? Tell us your predictions in the comments below.

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Jenny is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since January 2021. She started as a competitive player, and found her joy in not restricting to just one title. She grew up around various popular PUBG and Call of Duty streamers, discovering her love for both titles.

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