That’s according to the latest GSD market report (as published by GamesIndustry.biz), which shows that more Xbox Series consoles were sold in Europe than PS5 consoles.
The data covers 10 countries in mainland Europe, but doesn’t include the UK or Germany. However, VGC understands that the Xbox Series X/S also outsold the PS5 in the UK in February.
As has been the case since both current-gen systems launched in November 2020, stock has practically been selling as fast as it has been arriving.
As such, nearly a year and a half after launch it’s still difficult to tell which console is actually the most popular – rather, these results likely indicate which system had more stock on sale in February.
Indeed, GamesIndustry’s report points out that since both the Xbox Series X and PS5 continue to struggle with stock levels, the Xbox Series S is easier to get hold of, and is likely what contributed to Xbox outselling PlayStation in February.
While Xbox and PlayStation compete for second place, the Nintendo Switch continued to “comfortably” be the best-selling console in Europe last month.
Despite this, overall hardware sales were down 32% compared to January 2022, and down 44% compared to February 2021.
Elsewhere last month, Elden Ring was easily the best-selling game, with total sales making it the biggest new IP since The Division in 2016. It was the top-selling game in every country in Europe except for Germany, where Pokémon Legends: Arceus held onto the top spot.