PlayStation 4 UK’s best selling home console in 2013

Since its launch on November 29, PlayStation 4 has sold over 530,000 units in the UK, making it the best selling home console in 2013. In the final week of 2013 it was a tight race between Xbox 360 and PS4, with Sony’s console just edging it in the end by a few thousand units. The PlayStation’s impressive sale record in just five weeks has made it the fastest selling machine in UK history.

Speaking to MCV, PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara stated, “We are delighted with the very strong sales of PS4 to date.”

“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.”

While Sony’s next-gen console outperformed its predecessor, it seems the same can’t be said for Microsoft with the Xbox 360 having more sales than Xbox One in 2013.

However despite being the best selling home console in 2013, the PlayStation 4 didn’t sell the most gaming devices through the year. The Nintendo 3DS managed to sell more devices, however sale figures aren’t currently available.

 

Source: *MCV

 

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