Last month, the Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling console in the UK, with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S not far behind, beating Sony’s PlayStation 5. According to GamesIndustry, Nintendo’s sales in December 2021 increased by 6% month-on-month, and what is more interesting is Microsoft’s performance.
According to sales statistics, December 2021 is the biggest month for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S console sales, even more than when they first launched. While Sony’s PlayStation 5 also saw an increase in sales last month, up 25% month-on-month, making it the second-best month for PlayStation 5 sales to date, overall sales are still lower than Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S. Sales of Microsoft platforms soared 108% sequentially, with the Xbox Series X being the main growth driver.
Since Microsoft released the Xbox Series X/S, total sales in the UK have exceeded 1 million units. Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been hit by supply shortages, and that’s also reflected in sales. In fact, two or three months ago, Sony mentioned that the procurement of parts and logistics for PlayStation 5 is becoming more and more difficult, and it has lowered the production volume of PlayStation 5 in 2021 and it is expected that the supply will remain tight throughout 2022, and it is likely to adjust the sales target for 2022.
In terms of game sales, FIFA 22 continues to top the list, which is also the best-selling game in Europe in 2021 according to previous statistics, and it seems that the UK is no exception. More interesting is the sale of Grand Theft Auto 5, the game that has been on sale for many years is still popular with players, reaching third place in the game sales list. However, the game sales list does not include Nintendo’s game sales statistics, so it can only be used as a reference.