The latest sales data for consoles, video games and console accessories for the UK for April 2021 have been broken down by details. GamesIndustry.biz This gives us a solid understanding of the state of the market at the moment. Most notably, the report states that the Nintendo Switch continues to dominate the sales charts. It remained number one among the more than 90,000 consoles sold in the UK over the course of four weeks. The PS5, on the other hand, dropped. many Kindle due to a drastic drop in supply despite the favor of the aging PS4 console segment.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S saw the opposite results in April, as the additional supply made it the second-best-selling console after Switch.Reports showed that the Switch and PS5 were mostly neck-to-neck for sale throughout 2021, however. GamesIndustry.biz states that the Xbox Series X | S is “catching up”.
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This effect also translates into accessory sales, as the new Xbox Wireless Controller (especially Carbon Black) was the best-selling controller in April in the UK, with the PS5’s DualSense pushed to its second point. Interestingly, the surge in PS4 sales pushed the DualShock 4 to a full fifteen, ranking fifth on the list.
It’s always interesting to see what people are buying. But overall supply plays a huge role in the success of consoles and accessories.Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S have been hit by a sustained shortage, likely to persist soon. These shortages make the console frustratingly rare, leading to Microsoft’s use of the Console Purchase Pilot Program exclusively for Xbox fans who are still looking for the next generation of their own consoles.
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