Late last week, NPD console sales numbers were revealed, showing that Xbox Series X|S outsold PS5 in the US during February. Well, that trend also spread across the majority of Europe last month, as the Xbox Series X|S outsold PS5 in that region too.
For the first time since the new consoles launched, Xbox Series X|S pulled ahead of PS5 sales in Europe, for the month of February. This is pretty significant, as Europe is a much larger market for PlayStation than it is for Xbox.
However, there are a few key points to make here. First off, these numbers are heavily affected by the stock issues plaguing much of the industry. This is likely the main reason Xbox has done so well, in fact, GamesIndustry.biz says that's the case, and that the Series S is helping Xbox due to its availability.
We should also note that these numbers exclude two European markets; the UK and Germany. It's unclear whether these two countries would change the overall sales outcome.
Even with these stock issues, it's good to see strong Xbox sales globally. Let's hope Xbox carries this momentum forward into the coming months.
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