Over 250k PS4 consoles were sold in the UK in the machine’s first 48 hours on sale.
Retail sources have confirmed the extent of PS4’s tremendous performance to MCV following Chart-Track’s confirmation this morning that PS4 is the UK’s fastest selling console ever.
MCV estimates that UK PS4 sales reached approximately £87m during this period.
Xbox One sold in the region of 150k units in its first 48 hours on sale.
This means that the current-gen trio (which until recently referred to as ‘next-gen’) already enjoys an install base of around 600k units in the UK. Both PS4 and Xbox have already comfortably outsold Nintendo’s Wii U, which was released in the UK over a year ago.
To bring this number in perspective: These are the launch numbers of the other ones. Sadly the guy who posted these had no PS2 numbers but at least we know it was less than 250k.
- PS4 - 250K
- PSP - 185K
- PS3 - 165K
- Xbox One - 150K
- 3DS - 113K
- Wii - 105K
- NDS - 87K
- Xbox 360 - 70K
- PSV - ~40K
- Wii U - 40K
Of course these numbers are not telling who will have the upper hand in the end since both consoles were basically outsold in the Uk but it is really nice to see that people were starving for a new generation to start. And since Kojima mentioned that MGSV will be released when a lot of people own PS4's we maybe could see this game even by the end of 2014. Also it will encourage other developer to bring out their big guns earlier in this circle to build up even more hype^^