A shortage of PS5 stock in the UK has resulted in its predecessor outselling Sony’s new console for the month of April 2021, although Nintendo Switch ultimately came out on top as the best-selling system during the period.
The four-week period ended May 1st, 2021 saw just north of 90,000 game consoles sold in the UK, which represents at 59% drop year-on-year. However, it’s worth pointing out that April 2020 was the first month that the country was in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, which saw a massive spike in console sales.
Sony’s PS5 has been in short supply around the world since its November 2020 launch stock sold out, although retailers have been able to provide limited supplies of the console over the past few months.
Nonetheless, the PS5 has been incredibly difficult to get hold of, which has resulted in scalpers taking full advantage of the situation. One group in particular had claimed it obtained some 3,000 PS5s from a GAME restock earlier in the year.
Sony boss Jim Ryan said earlier this week that the company is hopeful stock issues will start to improve later in the year.
[Source – GI.biz]