December 10th, 2020, 22:18 Posted By: wraggster
2.35 million games consoles were sold across Europe and Australia during November 2020, the latest GSD market data has revealed.
That's a 32% increase over November 2019. In terms of revenue, games consoles - which includes the newly released PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S - generated €830 million, which is up 83.5% over last year.
Of course, the new PlayStation and Xbox machines drove that growth, but it was Nintendo Switch that held on to its position as the No.1 games console across all the markets combined. Switch console sales were actually down marginally last month compared with the year before (down 2.2%). Last November saw the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield on Switch, whereas this November there wasn't an equivalent-sized game launch.
It must be noted that the new Xbox and PlayStation consoles completely sold out across all markets, and will have sold even better if more stock had been available.
The biggest market for console sales last month was the UK, followed by France.
The data for this report is for the period November 2nd - November 29th, 2020. It covers the retail territories listed at the bottom of the article.
In terms of accessories, 3.23 million controllers, headsets, toys-to-life products and more were sold across the tracked markets, which is a very slight 1.6% drop year-on-year. The PS4 controller, the DualShock 4, was the best-selling accessory once again, beating out fresh competition from the new PS5 DualSense controller.
Digital top-up cards (Game Pass, PlayStation Wallet, eshop cards, etc...) sales are down 5.5% over last year.
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