Holding out for a hero

While you can find a PlayStation 4 if you look here in the UK, the console is far from being readily available. The system has been sold out at most major online retailers since the start of March, and that’s been reflected in the software sales, which have taken a tumble over the past few weeks. In fact, it seems like the lack of availability has temporarily stymied Sony’s early success in the region, as the Xbox One has been outselling its competitor's machine for four weeks now.

The statistic comes courtesy of industry publication MCV, which adds that Microsoft’s recent price cut in conjunction with the launch of Titanfall boosted sales of its next-gen machine by 96 per cent. However, the Japanese giant still remains very much in the lead in the region, and saw its own increase of 72 per cent on the back of new supply last week.

It’s also worth noting that more stock is set to arrive on these shores this weekend, in order to coincide with the release of superhero sequel inFAMOUS: Second Son. A fresh hardware bundle featuring a copy of the exclusive title has been available to pre-order since the beginning of the year now, and is trending well on online sales charts. It’ll be interesting to see what impact this has on the PS4, and whether the Xbox One can keep up.

[source mcvuk.com, via videogamer.com]