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PS5 Tops UK Hardware Sales For May 2024, But Game Console Sales Are Down Year-On-Year

Sony’s PS5 was the best-selling games console in the UK for May 2024, although sales of hardware across the board was down year-on-year by nearly 33%, according to the latest GfK panel data (via

Hardware sales totalled just shy of 65,000 units last month, which is down 10% over the previous month and in regards to PS5, Sony’s latest home console moved 13% fewer units that April. Nonetheless, it still managed to beat Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X/S, which cam in second and third place, respectively.

On a more positive note, sales of console accessories are up 21% year-to-date, despite game and console revenue dipping considerably in the UK this year so far.

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Dorian Bloch of GfK commented:

PC gaming accessories – driven by mice/keyboards/headsets – are up 8%, but console gaming accessories are up +26%. The main growth categories for console accessories are controllers, which is up 22% due to the PS5 joypads, namely DualSense, DualSense Edge and PlayStation Portal. But controllers are also slightly up within the Xbox space. For PlayStation this is due to first-party controllers, but for Xbox this is split between Microsoft, Acco and PDP.

Console gaming headsets are up 17%, driven by PlayStation headsets and Sony’s existing Pulse 3D products, but most notably since Week eight with the introduction of Pulse 3D Elite, which is driving the Pulse range and increasing Sony’s overall revenue share.

Sony held a State of Play broadcast at the end of May to reveal the next wave of PS5 and PSVR 2 games coming out for the remainder of the year. One of the biggest tiles confirmed is a brand new Astro Bot game for the PS5, which is due out in September.