PS4 Outsells Xbox One In The UK

Destiny’s incredible commercial performance during its first week of sales has helped PlayStation 4 outsell Xbox One 2:1 in the United Kingdom. MCV cites an unconfirmed source as confirming the numbers, but no concrete sales figures were provided. This means that last week was the biggest hardware sales week for PlayStation 4 in the UK this year.

However, Microsoft also benefited from Destiny, as the Xbox One also enjoyed a rise in sales week-on-week, but obviously not to the level of what PlayStation 4 was able to achieve. This trickled down to both last-gen consoles, as Destiny performed better on PS3 than Xbox 360.

Microsoft still has a few games to look forward that can help close the significant gap between its console and Sony’s. Both Fifa 15 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will have specific Xbox One bundles and content, as Microsoft struck marketing deals with both EA and Activision for the second year in a row on Xbox One.

It was also confirmed earlier in the week that Destiny has officially become the best-selling new franchise ever, raking in more than $325 million USD.