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PS4 Sales Reach UK Milestone
Sony has revealed today that PlayStation 4 sales in the United Kingdom have past the one million mark. UK MD Fergal Gara told MCV that Sony’s newest console managed the feat in just under 42 weeks, making it the second fastest-selling console in the UK’s history. Nintendo’s Wii sits at number one, hitting the same milestone in under 38 weeks.
“We have certainly seen PS3 consumers come across quite hard and fast,” Gara said. “But a very significant proportion are people we have never seen on our network before. And from their behaviour and the types of games they are playing, it’s fairly clear that a big chunk of those have come across from Xbox, which is tremendous to see. And there’s a chunk that look like they’re brand new to gaming. And they’ve picked PS4 as their first serious gaming device.”
Sony announced back at Gamescom that the system has sold 10 million units worldwide, shattering the company’s sales expectations.