It's a new year, which means that it's time for unachievable resolutions, mounting guilt due to monstrous backlogs, and, assuming that you went to a good party, ear splitting headaches. It also means looking back over what was an utterly stupendous year for our beloved platform holder. And what better way to get started than with a fresh batch of phenomenal PlayStation 4 sales figures.

MCV reports that the shiny black box sold a gargantuan 530,000 units in only four weeks in the UK. For those of you purely interested in cold hard cash, that amounts to a staggering £181.8 million ($300.5 million) of revenue. What's more, the machine outsold its nearest competitor, the Xbox One, by an admirable 166,000 units. We're betting that all those people that keep harping on about console gaming being dead are dutifully eating a slice of humble pie. Of course, that is assuming that they're even sentient after a night of New Year's Eve debauchery.

Have you picked up Sony's next-gen marvel, or have you not been able to nab one due to those pesky shortages? Say hello to 2014 in the comments section below.

[via mcvuk.com]