|The launch of sales of the PlayStation 5 in the UK was a record and much more successful than the previous most successful console-the PlayStation 4, which sold about 250 thousand systems in the first 48 hours. The most popular model of the new PS5 at the time of launch was a more expensive version with a disk drive. |
Recall that the initial sales of the Xbox Series X and S in this region amounted to about 155 thousand consoles. However, Microsoft and Sony consoles could sell in large numbers if not for limited supplies. According to VGC, pre-orders make up the vast majority of current sales, which limits the number of systems available to customers.