PS5 stock surge in May sees the console come out top in the UK. Xbox Series S/X gets to No.2, while Switch falls to third. Resident Evil: Village was comfortably the best-selling game of the month https://t.co/AsJdDAewb9— GamesIndustry (@GIBiz) June 9, 2021
The biggest performer was comfortably PlayStation 5, which saw an influx of new stock coming to market after two slow months. Xbox Series S and X also had a decent month in terms of stock, but had to settle for second place. Nintendo Switch, which has remained fairly consistent all year, is narrowly behind in third spot.
Switch sales are down year-on-year currently. Nintendo's console enjoyed a big boost in March, April and May 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown and the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which explains the unfavourable comparison. If we compare this year's performance to 2019, Switch sales are up 60% year-to-date.
Overall, UK console sales for 2021 are up 22% over the same period last year.
The surge in PS5 sales is clear from the accessories charts. The DualSense controller reclaims the No.1 position, followed closely by the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. The new accessory of the month is the Xbox Camo Day Strike Wireless Controller, which debuts at No.11.
Note that this is in contrast to the US and Japan, where Switch is still surging. The US also got a lot more PS5 stock last month though, so when NPD is released we'll see which came out on top there.