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    PS4 fastest-selling console in UK history (Over 250K in 48hrs)

    Last console gen my ass

    Sony's PlayStation 4 is the fastest-selling console in UK history, according to official sales figures.

    Chart-Track said PS4 beat the eight-year record help by Sony's PlayStation Portable, which launched in 2005 to the tune of 185,000 sales. PS4 beat Xbox One, which launched on 22nd November, and its predecessor PlayStation 3.

    Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts returns to the top of the software chart. FIFA 14 drops to second "despite strong sales on PS4", Chart-Track said.

    Battlefield 4 is in at third. The best-selling PS4 exclusive was Killzone Shadow Fall, which debuted in fourth place - a position boosted by Guerrilla Games' shooter's place in official bundles.

    Assassin's Creed 4 drops one place to five. Lego Marvel Super Heroes holds fast in sixth. GTA 5 jumps to seventh. Sales of the PS4 version of Need for Speed: Rivals help Ghost Games' racer speed into eighth. Just Dance 2014 is ninth, and rounding out the top 10 is Batman: Arkham Oranges.

    PS4 exclusive Knack debuts at 13 ahead of Super Mario 3D World on Wii U at 14. Yes, Knack sold more than Mario.
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-in-uk-history

    It looks like PS4 has outsold Wii U lifetime to date in the UK
    https://twitter.com/wyp100/status/407435007049740288

    Over 250k PS4 consoles were sold in the UK in the machine’s first 48 hours on sale.

    Retail sources have confirmed the extent of PS4’s tremendous performance to MCV following Chart-Track’s confirmation this morning that PS4 is the UK’s fastest selling console ever.

    MCV estimates that UK PS4 sales reached approximately £87m during this period.

    Xbox One sold in the region of 150k units in its first 48 hours on sale.

    This means that the current-gen trio (which until recently referred to as ‘next-gen’) already enjoys an install base of around 600k units in the UK. Both PS4 and Xbox have already comfortably outsold Nintendo’s Wii U, which was released in the UK over a year ago.
    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/ps4-h...the-uk/0125169
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    Well done Sony. And yeah the market will continue to grow, we bread the next generation of console gamers and as they grow up the market will continue to expand.


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    What does that mean? Where are the actual sales numbers? I would like to know how much PS4's they sold in comparison to the NA launch!

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    Also beat Wii U lifetime sales in UK.
    Which according to VGChartz is around 190k

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    I think its safe to say this generation's momentum has shifted directly in SONY's direction. Gonna be a white wash people.

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    Numbers up now, over 250k in 48hrs

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    Wouldn't surprise me if many of those Xbox One launch sales were from scalpers / console flippers. I'm sure the same can be said for PS4 but with eBay prices sell at almost double, this is going to be hectic times.

    What SONY needs to do now is get PS4's into homes before anyone loses interest. Unlikely, but they need to keep the snow ball effect.

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    Last edited by mickice; 12-02-2013 at 12:32.

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    I would say one more month and the PS4 will have surpassed the WiiU in lifetime sales. Or you know it could be less even.

    9 years and counting!

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    Honestly, I don't really know much about the market in the UK, and I thought it would be a LOT more than that.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Honestly, I don't really know much about the market in the UK, and I thought it would be a LOT more than that.
    Sadly I am biased and only focus on NA numbers. Can someone from the UK come in here and showcase if these are good numbers or not? I will pay you with rep!

    9 years and counting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    Sadly I am biased and only focus on NA numbers. Can someone from the UK come in here and showcase if these are good numbers or not? I will pay you with rep!
    im not from uk, but here is some numbers:
    previous record belongs to PSP with 185k at launch. xbone sold 150k.WiiU had 170 in life time. this 250k is HUGE for UK market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Honestly, I don't really know much about the market in the UK, and I thought it would be a LOT more than that.
    Our population is about 1/5th that of the US, so per person we bought more than the US.

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    That's amazing to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varsh View Post
    Our population is about 1/5th that of the US, so per person we bought more than the US.
    I gotcha. It's been 27 years since I've been back to the UK. lol




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    I have read somewhere that there were 300k consoles available on launch in the UK so its almost sold out by now!!!

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    The second its in stock its out again. hot cakes indeed.

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    That's all she wrote...next up Japan

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungMullah88 View Post
    That's all she wrote...next up Japan

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    Not so hasty my brother, many of us that didn't pre-order or ordered late are still waiting on units.
    SONY is supposedly building 1million units a month, I don't want them to rush or anything, just take your time and give me a good unit.

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    I honestly thought the sales would be around a million, but I really don't know much about that place so I have no clue. But I did think it was going to be over one million at the least. o.O

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    Man thats only UK numbers
    We still don't have any numbers from Germany, France, Italy and many other countries here in Europe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi_God View Post
    I honestly thought the sales would be around a million, but I really don't know much about that place so I have no clue. But I did think it was going to be over one million at the least. o.O
    Think we're about sold out here, most of my friends are waiting for the next wave of stock..

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    France and Germany have about 70 and 80 million people in each country as opposed to Italy and the UKs 60 million, that's just 4 countries in the EUC. While Europe has a population 200 million more than that of North/Central America, most of the Eastern European countries can't afford any of these sorts of things and it's mainly the Western European countries that can, it makes it about even on terms of whom can afford what between the two continents as a whole. With that in mind us Europeans are a fickle lot.

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