Sony triumphed in the US hardware charts for October 2023, with PS5 coming out on in both unit and dollar sales ahead of Xbox Series X/S, Circana (NPD) analyst Mat Piscatella has revealed.
It probably isn’t surprising that PS5 was on top for that month, considering October saw the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, easily one of the biggest games of the year.
The PS5 launched in November 2020 in the US, Europe, UK and other major regions, and managed to enjoy a rollout despite releasing during the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Beyond the initial launch batch however, the PS5 suffered from major stock shortages into 2022 as a result of issues brought on by the pandemic, which didn’t finally resolve until earlier this year.
Sony announced during its latest earnings call that the PS5 has now shipped 46.6 million units worldwide, and this month released a new design for the system, colloquially dubbed the PS5 Slim.
[Source – Mat Piscatella on Twitter]