PS4 fastest selling console in UK history


The Playstation 4 released in the United Kingdom last Friday, November 29, and the launch weekend sales statistics are out. According to official sales numbers from Gfk Chart-Track, the PS4 is the fastest-selling console in UK history.

MCV reports that the PS4 sold an estimate 250,000 units in the UK during launch weekend, surpassing the eight-year record of 185,000 units sold for the PlayStation Portable in 2005. It also outsold the Xbox One in the region as the latest console from Microsoft only sold an estimated 150,000 units.

The PS4 sold over 1-million units in the first 24 hours across North America. The Xbox One sold that amount in the combined 13 regions it released in on November 22.

Both next-gen consoles have already outsold Nintendo’s WiiU in the region which has been available for over a year.

There are still 10 more regions where the PS4 has yet to release. You can see them, as well as announced release date, below:

  • United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia — December 13, 2013
  • South Africa — December 13, 2013
  • Hong Kong — December 17, 2013
  • Taiwan — December 18, 2013
  • Singapore — December 19, 2013
  • Malaysia — December 20, 2013
  • South Korea — December 2013
  • South East Asia — December 2013
  • India — December 2013
  • Japan — February 22, 2014


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