After selling two million units in 98 weeks, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) is now the fourth best-selling console of all time in the UK, according to GKK data.
NAIROBI, KENYA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — GfK data shows that PlayStation 5 (PS5) has passed two million sales in the UK, matching the PS3 but behind the PS4 (No.3), the PS2 (No.2) and Nintendo Wii (No.1).
- GfK has reported that the PS5 has sold over two million units in the UK. It is the fourth fastest home console to achieve this milestone, matching the PS3, but behind the PS4 (No.3), PS2 (No.2) and Nintendo Wii (No.1).
- Due to stock shortages, the PS5 has been unable to achieve its full potential but has nonetheless generated £919 million in sales, making it the most lucrative console to reach two million sales. At two million sales, Wii generated £358 million, PS4 £700 million, and Xbox One (the previous high) £726 million.
- In its most recent financial briefing, Sony reported that 21.7 million PS5 units have been shipped since the system launched in November 2020.
- The head of GfK, Dorian Bloch, commented on the two million sales of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) in the UK. Continue reading to see more.
A shortage of stock has hindered the PS5’s performance, but it remains the most lucrative console ever to sell two million units, generating £919 million.
By comparison, the Wii generated £358 million at two million sales, the PS4 £700 million, and the Xbox One (the previous highest) £726 million.
According to GfK data, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) reached the two million unit mark in just 98 weeks, making it the fourth best-selling console of all time.
As of October 2022, the PlayStation 5 ranks behind the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo Wii in terms of UK sales, but it is still the most lucrative console to sell two million units, generating an astounding £919 million.
In a comment on the PlayStation 5 (PS5) million sales in the UK, Dorian Bloch, head of GfK, said.
”Given the stock problems surrounding PS5 it is fair to say it would have easily outpaced PS3 to 2m units. One thing that is clear, the significantly higher price of PS5 has not hindered sales, with consumers willing to pay the £105 premium that is shown on the average price of both consoles over this 2m unit period. PS5 has delivered the highest revenue for any console at two million units.”
“Xbox One took 104 weeks to reach two million, exactly two years, and Xbox 360 took 110 weeks, which was 2.12 years. Although the Xbox 360 was slower to reach this mark than Xbox One, Xbox 360 overtook Xbox One after three years and remains Microsoft’s biggest install, with around nine million in the UK.”
“The Switch took a relatively long time to reach two million units sold at 2.69 years. However, with the introduction of Switch Lite after 2.5 years and the subsequent massive boost the console received after the COVID-19 Lockdown, plus the fact that system-seller Zelda launches next year, means the Switch is set to add decent numbers to the install base.”
During its latest financial briefing, Sony announced that 21.7 million PS5 systems have been shipped since the system was launched in November 2020.
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