the sales of PlayStation 5 surpassed that of Xbox Series X | S e Nintendo Switch. This information comes from a survey carried out by the VGChartz portal, which took into account the numbers obtained by the consoles in the period between January and April 2023. The scenario is even more favorable for Sony’s device compared to previous years.
To give you an idea, the model had an increase of 88.2% compared to the year 2021. Now, when comparing with 2022, the percentage rises to 178.1%. As for the current advantage, which surpasses even the numbers of the two rivals combined, it can be said that it is a great achievement for the Japanese company.
That’s because the PlayStation 5 is the most expensive device among the three, in addition to having faced problems in its production. Still, it is not today that the console has been doing well in the market, as it had already surpassed the Nintendo Switch as the best-selling model last year in the United Kingdom.
In the mentioned period, the PS5 sold 6.918.323 of units, while the Xbox Series X | S sold 1.891.789. Now the Big N model has reached 4.350.601 units sold. Not only that, but Sony’s two device rivals have faced declines in yield compared to previous years.
Some of the reasons that can explain the performance of the PS5 currently include a very loyal fan base, which is keen to wait and buy the console instead of opting for the competitor. Likewise, exclusive game franchises act as an attraction to buy the Sony device.
In any case, the company even hopes to reach 40 million consoles sold and is close to that, according to previous news.