After easing past 2 million strong, Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 is now the fastest-selling console in the UK – even outpacing the colossal sales of PlayStation 2.
MCVUK brings the report, which states that these numbers are representative as of last weekend, and are based on sales estimated made by retail analyst GfK Chart-Track. In light of the news, PlayStation UK’s boss Fergal Gara spoke highly of the PS4’s performance hitherto, all the while congratulating Sony’s UK division for overseeing the hardware’s first – and indeed successful – 18 months on the market.
“Reaching the milestone of two million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK in less than 18 months is an achievement we are very proud of. To be the best selling ‘next generation’ console in Britain – installing faster even than the PlayStation 2 – is testament to an amazing and constantly improving product, the hard work of our trade partners and the team at PlayStation UK, and most importantly, the passion of the players. I would like to thank every one involved in helping us achieve this landmark.”
This new arrives shortly after the Japanese giant revealed that, on the worldwide stage, the PlayStation 4 is still performing incredibly well and is now hovering around 22 million units sold. It’s a significant install base, particularly when you consider that – besides Bloodborne – there aren’t a great number of games to push hardware off shelves and into living rooms across the globe. With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End slipping to 2016, it’ll be interesting to see how the console performs throughout the crucial holiday period, and whether Microsoft and Xbox can recover some ground.
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