Hot off the announcement that the PS4 has already sold 4.2 million units worldwide, we have now learned that the PS4 was the best-selling home console in the UK. This is despite the fact that the console was only available for five weeks. It managed to edge out the Xbox 360 by a few thousand units.
“We are delighted with the very strong sales of PS4 to date,” said PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara.
“Since we unveiled the console, gamers have shown huge interest in the PS4. Our focus now is rebuilding stock levels so those have not been able to get a PS4 can finally experience the next-gen. I’d like to thank the gamers, our retail and publishing partners who played a big part in making this success possible.”
530,000 PS4s were sold in the UK from the November 29 launch till December 31. This makes the PS4 the fastest-selling console of all time in the country. It is currently unknown how well the Xbox One did.
Despite the fantastic news the PS4 was not the overall winner. When including handhelds the 3DS managed to top the PS4. Nintendo’s handheld had a strong year thanks to First-Party releases and the 2DS.