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[UK] PS5 the #1 console for 2021 (healthy lead over Switch), Xbox catching up.

cormack12

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Bernd Lauert

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Interesting. Switch is leading in the US, where the vast majority of PS5 stock is. So the May bump in the UK must've been huge.
 
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Only 3 people in my Friends list has a PS5 icon and One of them is me. Everyone else got their PS5’s cancelled everytime. Im about o buy a bunch and sell each of them a PS5 for a 100$ profit.
 

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Only 3 people in my Friends list has a PS5 icon and One of them is me. Everyone else got their PS5’s cancelled everytime. Im about o buy a bunch and sell each of them a PS5 for a 100$ profit.
You make it sound so easy to just buy as many PS5s as you'd like.

If you're going to scalp, why do it for such a small amount? Are you just a nice friend who only scalps his friends "a little bit".
 
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You have yourself on your friend list?
Technically yes. I made two accounts cause I always have alot of consoles in my house. People would come over and play. 2 consoles, 4 copies.
You make it sound so easy to just buy as many PS5s as you'd like.

If you're going to scalp, why do it for such a small amount? Are you just a nice friend who only scalps his friends "a little bit".
the 100$ accounts for the effort. But youre right I can get away with more. My gf’s cousin bought one for 800$ from his friend and I couldnt stop laughing. Friend. 800$. PS5. LMAO.
 
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Please, Sony is dominating everywhere but I want cold hard numbers. Germany is bigger market than UK by some 20M people yet we never get reports like this from there. It’s pathetic and unacceptable tbh.
Not for consoles though. It's traditionally a PC market but PS4 broke through and did close to UK PS4 numbers last gen. But X1 didn't do close to UK numbers in Germany.
 
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I noticed loads on my friends list having ps5 icons yesterday, first time it's been more than ps4 icons. Avrage about 16 friends online per night. I'm from UK and so is most my friends list.
 

Kilau

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I had no idea that friend list icons were a new metric. Will have to check mine.
 

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Past performance is rarely an indicator of future results. Competition will be much stiffer this time around and due to Covid things haven't even started to get heated up yet.
True, but momentum can usually add to your existing userbase. Also, at the start of the PS4 generation, Sony/PlayStation wasn't in the best situation. They weren't as strong financially, and their studios also weren't as mature.

This time they are doing significantly better on both fronts. So they should be able to beat their previous best. But who knows, let's see. Just a prediction.
 

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Where did you read this? It seems to me quite improbable that , in a single month the PS5 can have sorpassed the Switch and accumulated 'a healty lead' , whatever this is meant to mean
I think healthy is a few 1000 units, while last month Switch was ahead just a few hundred.

If I remeber correctly, it's from a tweet of Chris.
I'll look it up.

And this month he said PS5 is now the best selling console tuis year
 
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Kerotan

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Only 3 people in my Friends list has a PS5 icon and One of them is me. Everyone else got their PS5’s cancelled everytime. Im about o buy a bunch and sell each of them a PS5 for a 100$ profit.
Half of mine have one. No joke.