Although in countries like Spain we continue to experiment stock problems of new generation consoles that make them almost inaccessible products, in other countries such as UK it seems that PS5 and Xbox Series X / S situation has improved over the last month. This is stated by Christopher Dring, head of GamesIndustry.biz, who in his personal Twitter account has advanced some data on the sales figures of consoles in the United Kingdom during the month of May.
Both new generation consoles have had a higher level of sales in May than they had in Aprilexplains Dring in the tweet that you can see inserted under these lines. Although he has not shared concrete figures, he has advanced that PS5 is already the best-selling console of 2021 in the United Kingdom, snatching the first place from Nintendo Switch, console that already takes a “good advantage”. For its part, Xbox Series X / S seems to be gaining territory in the British country.
Stock levels improved greatly for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in the UK in May. Both platforms did better last month compared with April. PS5 now the no.1 console for the year, with a healthy lead over Nintendo Switch. Xbox also catching up— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) June 1, 2021
The arrival of new consoles next-gen has influenced the best-selling video games
Precisely, this restock de PS5 has also had an impact on May’s best-selling video games in the UK, as the ranking is led by Spider-Man: Miles Morales which has also benefited from a powerful discount with which, added to the arrival of new generation consoles, has managed to take the first position away from Biomutant.
Below you can see the UK best-selling games for the month of May:
- 1. (4) Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- 2. (-) Biomutant
- 3. (1) Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
- 4. (-) The Last of Us Parte 2
- 5. (16) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- 6. (5) Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- 8. (13) FIFA 21
- 9. (2) Mythopia
- 10. (5) Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
It remains to be seen if this improvement in the stock of PS5 and Xbox Series X / S is maintained over time or has been something specific. Sony itself admitted that it is unlikely that the production of your next generation console “drastically improved” throughout this year, while Microsoft it anticipated a shortage of stocks of its new platform at least until June, the month that has just started. Nintendo It has also recently admitted that Switch production has been affected, partly to blame for the famous blockade of the Suez Canal that took place in March.