PlayStation 5 will arrive in the UK tomorrow, Thursday 19th November, but it seems that many people have secured pre-orders of the console. Surprisingly, PS5 titles accounted for nearly a fifth of all retail games sold in the country last week.
The information comes from GamesIndustry.biz editor Chris Dring. ” PS5 games accounted for nearly 19% of all games sold in the UK last week … although the console is not yet available .”
PlayStation 5 arrived in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore on November 12, while the rest of the world will have to wait until tomorrow.
The figures reflect the number of consumers who have already secured a PS5 via pre-orders. As with other areas, there will be no units available for purchase on launch day; a decision provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic.
PS5 games accounted for almost 19% of all games sold in the UK last week… despite the console not being available yet
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) November 15, 2020
With PS5 titles taking up such a big chunk of physical sales, many people find themselves in the unenviable position of owning a highly anticipated game with nothing to play on, at least until tomorrow.
In other UK charts news, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War became the first COD title in 13 years to drop the top spot during its launch week. The title has been surpassed by Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.