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The critical reception may be a boiling pot of piping hot and lukewarm, but that hasn’t stopped Destiny from achieving the biggest new intellectual property launch in the UK, brushing aside Watch Dogs, which was the previous record holder. Unsurprisingly, the PlayStation 4 version sold best on British shores, consuming 46 per cent of the sales. Meanwhile, the Xbox One occupied 36 per cent, with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 scoring 14 per cent and four per cent respectively.

Fascinatingly, that makes the split between brands even, which will perhaps disappoint Sony – especially considering that it spent big on the co-marketing deal. To be fair, the figures do perhaps indicate that gamers have fled the PS3 like a sinking ship, while some are still satisfied sticking with the Xbox 360 – Yusuf Medhi redeemed? Of course, this only applies to the UK, so we’re sure that the figures swing much more heavily in the Japanese giant’s favour when continental Europe is added to the equation.

[source eurogamer.net]