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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on PS4 Heavily Outperforms Xbox One Counterpart in UK

Posted by Sammy Barker

Almost 70 per cent of sales come from PS4

Throughout the previous generation, it was extremely rare for the PlayStation 3 versions of multiplatform games to sell best in the UK. Make no mistake, franchises such as Call of Duty and FIFA would almost always chart, but they’d struggle to outsell their infinitely more popular Xbox 360 counterparts. The platform holder previously cited its intention to change this with the PlayStation 4 – and it’s already off to a stellar start.

Chart-Track data shows that 69 per cent of the recently released Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition’s sales came from the PS4 iteration, meaning that it outsold its Xbox One counterpart by more than double. A lot of this success can perhaps be attributed to the device’s early achievements in the region, but we daresay that the reports regarding the game’s superior performance on Sony’s system had a hand in the numbers, too.

It’s far too early to make any assumptions about these statistics just yet, but we daresay that the Japanese giant will be delighted to see the tide starting to change. Nevertheless, it’ll need to keep working hard if it intends to keep its nose in front, as we doubt that the Redmond-based firm is going to sit back and let its competitor reclaim one if its strongest territories. Are you surprised by just how popular the PS4 is proving in Britain? Inspect the numbers in the comments section below.

[via chart-track.co.uk]

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rjejr

#1

rjejr said:

Great photo. I really eant to kiss those lips. Women fighting for their lives on islands after plane crashes shouldnt look that hot.

Disclaimer - things look different on the 7" tablet while Im laying in bed on a snow day.

Sanquine

#3

Sanquine said:

@rjejr LOL ! That wasn't my thought at first... But she does look hot ! Well, back to watching maken- Ki

BornOfEvil

#4

BornOfEvil said:

@Sanquine Maken-Ki is pretty disappointing. It feels like the creator wanted it to be an action harem, but settled for fanservice over fighting - Sekirei had a perfect balance between action and fanservice, other harem series can learn from it.

Sanquine

#5

Sanquine said:

@BornOfEvil Maken-Ki is fun! I love harem but it's to much ecchi in some parts... The thing that important for me is it fun to watch? Yes, it is fun to watch.

Gemuarto

#6

Gemuarto said:

Ecchi and harem, never was able to watch those. Except "Air Master" maybe. But I watchet "Air Master" because mother of my girlfriend was watching it. And I was curious about it O___o....

BornOfEvil

#7

BornOfEvil said:

@Sanquine It's definitely fun to watch, but it could use more action and less fanservice. Episode 1 of season 2 was this close to being hentai.

goonow

#8

goonow said:

I typed maken ki into google and i got porn... Wtf! Who are you people?

Carl-G

#9

Carl-G said:

The only SHOCKING thing is is that Game makers are making their games look & run better on the PS4 this Gen? ? ? Last Gen(PS3 Vs 360) they wouldn't of dared to(well it seemed that way) :D upset Microsoft. Odd that.

charlesnarles

#10

charlesnarles said:

@goonow what did we learn? lol
Framerate is something objective that everyone can notice. And they did notice. And that's why you have to make your products on-par with your competition, duh

banacheck

#12

banacheck said:

This doesn't surprise me as Tomb Raider is the superior version on the PlayStation4.

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#13

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

Ps4 is simply better therefore the game is fundamentally better. They've sold more consoles so therefore they've sold more copies of software. Its cheaper and so not too long after launch this will affect peoples buying habits too.

artemisthemp

#14

artemisthemp said:

It could have been 70% if, Square Enix had offer me a way to upgrade to PS4 version ad a Discount

Gamer83

#15

Gamer83 said:

@Carl-G

Sony was as much to blame for what happened last time as third parties. Yes they did provide the more powerful hardware but it didn't launch the system until a year after MS, made it a much harder console to program for and stupidly priced it out of the range the mass market was willing to pay. Things eventually turned but not until later on. Sony played things a lot smarter this time, unfortunately MS is showing, I think moreso than any gen, that it's willing to open the checkbook so we'll see how long third parties keep using the better hardware of the PS4 before we mysteriously start getting 900p 30 fps on games that have no business being less than 1080 and 60.

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