It’s still far too early to come to any conclusions, but Microsoft’s period of domination in the UK may be about to come to an end. Industry magazine MCV reports that the PlayStation 4 not only outsold the Xbox One last year in Britain, but it also pulled ahead of the Xbox 360 – despite only being available for around five or so weeks.
We know that Sony’s super system sold around 530,000 units in the UK in 2013, and that was enough for it to pull ahead of its closest competitor’s former flagship format. Still, as successful as the Japanese giant’s launch was, the Nintendo 3DS topped the British hardware charts last year – a theme which is becoming quite common all over the globe.
“We are delighted with the very strong sales of the PS4 to date,” said an elated Fergal Gara, who runs PlayStation UK. "Since we unveiled the console, gamers have shown huge interest in the PS4. I’d like to thank the gamers, [and] our retail and publishing partners who played a big part in making this success possible.”
The platform holder announced earlier this week that it has sold 4.2 million consoles in total around the world, making it the fastest-selling system of all time. Even more impressively, the unit’s still yet to launch in its home nation, where it’s sure to get another bump. Are you impressed by the performance of the PS4? Prepare your Michael Pachter impression in the comments section below.