In the gaming industry, the console battle is ever present, and the PlayStation 5 is almost certainly leading the way, although it is also expanding. PS5's sales have increased threefold this year, and its competitors are having a hard time keeping up.
In the European markets, the PS5's popularity was up a whopping "202 percent" according to Christopher Dring, the head of GamesIndustry.biz.
When compared to January 2022, the Xbox Series S and X sales fell by 32%, while the Switch fell by 11%.
The PS5 has been the best-selling console so far in 2023, while the Switch is falling, but still ahead of Xbox Series X|S sales.
While this is a remarkable achievement for Sony so far, the PS5's sales numbers were hampered by stock shortages. Early on in the PS5, countries imposed restrictions against shipments from other countries, as well as businesses scrambling to stay alive. Now, ways have opened once again for travel and trade, PS5 sales are making a comeback.
Sony's 2023 campaign sounds like a fantastic start, and its competitors will be able to maintain the pace that the PS5 is bringing. Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal might be the way the Xbox developers can reclaim the top spot on the leaderboards.