UK SURGE IN PS5 GAME SALES LAST WEEK DUE TO CONSOLE RESTOCKS
Boxed PS5 games saw a huge surge in UK sales after new console stock appeared at online retailers last week.
According to new Gfk data – published by GI.biz – PS5m gae sales were up by a staggering 64% during the week ending February 27, compared to the previous period.
The PS5 enjoyed similar software sales boosts earlier in February and in January, which suggests that standard consumers, and not just those looking to resell the consoles, have been able to get their hands on them.
The best selling boxed game – or physical format – for last week was Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which enjoyed a sales spike of 172%, jumping from No.7 to No.2 in the chart.
Spider-Man missed out on the UK No. 1 spot by a mere 1,000 units – because it was pipped by Nintendo’s brand new Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury,