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UK PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass One Million

Published September 9, 2014 by |

Sony announced Monday that the PlayStation 4 has sold over one million units in the UK, 42 weeks after first going on sale.

The console is now the second fastest selling console in the UK, surpassed only by the Nintendo Wii, which reached the one million mark after just 38 weeks.

By comparison to other consoles the PS4 beat the PS3 to one millions sales by four weeks and the PS2 by eight weeks. Perhaps most pleasing for Sony is the fact it beat the Xbox 360 by 18 weeks, whilst the  Xbox One has yet to reach its first million.

Speaking to MCV Fergal Gara, Sony’s UK Managing Director, said people switching console preferences has played a huge part in boosting sales.

“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.”