PlayStation 5 Outsells Nintendo Switch In Europe For The First Time In 15 Months

PlayStation 5 has finally taken over Switch in sales for the first time since September 2021.

The PlayStation 5 is the top-selling console in the European markets for the first time since September 2021. PS5 beat Nintendo Switch to secure the top spot for October 2022.

It is also the first time since October 2021 that Nintendo Switch is not the top-selling console in Europe.

Major Takeaways:

  • PlayStation 5 finally tops console sales in Europe for the first time since September 2021.
  • Console sales in Europe saw a 33% decline since last year.

According to the sales chart, console sales saw a 33% decline in the European market compared to the last year, excluding the sales in UK and Germany.

The rise in PlayStation 5 sales in October is also due to the hype of God of War Ragnarök. The game was a much-awaited exclusive released on November 9, 2022.

Over the last year, PS5 has suffered from a stock shortage. However, the console has recently seen improvements in that department and even topped 2 million sales in Japan for the first time in October 2022.

After the improvements in stock and the recent spike in sales, Sony is determined to sell more units ahead of the Holiday season this year. It is also rumored that the PS5 Slim might be coming in 2023.

On the other end, Nintendo Switch stayed behind in sales despite having several titles released in the previous month, including the much-awaited Bayonetta 3.

Nintendo Switch has dominated the sales charts all over the world for the last few years. The only other time it fell short was in October 2021. The hand-held console suffered a drop in sales due to the launch of the Switch OLED model.

However, it picked itself back up and remained at the top of the sales charts. That was till PS5 finally took over this October.

The drop in sales this month and the financial performance of their recent exclusive suggests that the hand-held console might be falling behind.

Regarding hand-held consoles, Switch has some competition with the Steam Deck, which offers better hardware and more FPS on games. The only thing holding back Steam Deck is its availability.

If things went on like this for Switch, the hand-held console might continue on the decline for the coming months.

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