Fresh from the news that the PlayStation 4 has enjoyed a record-breaking U.K. launch, Sony has announced via a statement sent to MCV that a ‘substantial’ supply of PS4s are currently en route to retailers all across the country.
An announcement like this will no doubt be music to electronic outlets' and parents’ ears, as the festive demand for Sony’s newest console reaches fever pitch. In its first two days of release, the PS4 has managed to shift a whopping 250,000 units in the U.K., comfortably eclipsing the previous record set by Sony's first flagship handheld, the PlayStation Portable, and all signs are pointing to an extremely strong showing across the Christmas season.
"We are delighted by the initial sales of PS4 and are proud to have set new records for a UK console launch," said Sony U.K. Managing Director Fergal Gara. "In particular, I want to thank all the gamers who have waited patiently for PS4 and who have come out to support PlayStation. I also want to thank all of our retail and publishing partners who have helped make this possible by delivering huge sales in a very short period of time and great games for PS4.
"Since the initial announcement back in February, pre-orders for PS4 have surpassed all expectations and we continue to work hard to fulfil the remainder of these pre-orders and to deliver additional consoles to the market for the many more gamers who want a PS4. Substantial further volumes of PS4 will arrive in the UK before Christmas."
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