The Xbox Series X Outsold The PS5 In The UK Last Month

It looks like the times might be a-changing. The Xbox Series X and S were the UK’s best selling consoles in January 2021, outselling both the PS5 and the Nintendo Switch for the first time since launch.

According to, overall console sales increased a whopping 148 percent in the UK, with the Xbox Series X and S selling the best, followed by the Nintendo Switch, and the PS5 in third place. However, the biggest reason why the Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch are selling more consoles than the PS5 might be due to one simple reason; that the PS5 remains out of stock in many locations.

Even in terms of peripherals, the new Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller sold more units than the PS5’s DualSense controller, with the PS4’s DualShock 4 at third place. Meanwhile, accounting for only physical copies, Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing New Horizons was the best-selling game of the month, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and GTA V. The best-selling new release was IO Interactive’s Hitman 3 at twelfth place.

You can head on over here for our thoughts and review of both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Check out the top 20 best-selling games in the UK in January 2021 (physical copies only):

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
  2. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  4. Just Dance 2021 (Ubisoft)
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision Blizzard)
  6. Minecraft Switch (Nintendo/Microsoft)
  7. FIFA 21 (EA)
  8. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)
  9. Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)
  10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
  11. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)
  12. Hitman 3 (IO Interactive)
  13. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (Nintendo)
  14. Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
  15. 51 Worldwide Games (Nintendo)
  16. Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft)
  17. LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Warner Bros)
  18. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
  19. Pokémon Sword (Nintendo)
  20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Author: Alleef Ashaari

Aspiring writer. Born in Amsterdam, raised in Malaysia. Comics are my passion. A gamer and science fiction enthusiast. PSN: AlleefAshaari

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