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PS4 fastest-selling console in UK history

Sony's PlayStation 4 is the fastest-selling console in UK history, according to official sales figures.

Chart-Track said PS4 beat the eight-year record help by Sony's PlayStation Portable, which launched in 2005 to the tune of 185,000 sales. PS4 beat Xbox One, which launched on 22nd November, and its predecessor PlayStation 3. (Industry, PS4)

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Kayant  +   722d ago
No surprises there...

Edit - @majiebeast

Completely forgot about that :p. Yep that was surprising indeed ;)
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majiebeast  +   722d ago | Well said
"PS4 exclusive Knack debuts at 13 ahead of Super Mario 3D World on Wii U at 14. Yes, Knack sold more than Mario."

Pretty huge surprise. The wiiU is just dead in the UK if a mario game cant even beat Knack.
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GamerXD  +   722d ago
PS4 being the fastest-selling console in UK is no surprise, but Knack outselling Mario? RIP Nintendo.
abzdine  +   722d ago
Knack is amazing and deserves to sell millions.
i am not sure it is as deep as mario but still great game.
i want the new mario as well, but gotta get a Wii U first
Theyellowflash30  +   722d ago
You guys know this chart doesn't account for digital sales or the Mega Mario Bundle that included Super mario 3D World?

On top of that, since when were Mario Games known for their day one sales?

2 to 3 years from now Mario will still be selling. While Knack will be forgotten quickly

Not to mention, Super Mario 3D World absolutely crushed Knack in the American sales.....so what does this matter? The North American Market is 10X bigger than the UK
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cleft5  +   722d ago
This is very impressive for Sony and dire for Microsoft. I think we are going to be looking at a 2 to 1 advantage for Sony over Microsoft. No way the PS4 isn't the lead console platform now.
Why o why  +   722d ago
It'll be good to just put the sales argument to bed imo....way too much time was spent bickering over it last gen. If its a clear gap then maybe, just maybe we can bicker about something else like power....er...games I mean
XabiDaChosenOne  +   722d ago | Well said
@theyellowflash as if digital sales mean anything especially on a console that come with ony 8 gigs-32 gigs of memory. Give it a rest.
Ritsujun  +   722d ago | Well said
this is 4 the PlayerS
Theyellowflash30  +   722d ago
@ Kobe357
Super Mario 3D World was the number one game on the eShop in every region. And the game is only a little bit over a GIG.

Sorry, this is more troll bait than fact. There is not even any numbers to back it up.

On top of that, users can plug in any External HDD they want on Wii U.

I'm happy that that PS4 is doing well. But saying Knack sold more than Mario without all the facts is garbage journalism.
badz149  +   722d ago | Well said

You do know chart track is only tracking retail sales, right? It's the NPD for UK and you're saying that they don't have their facts right? You freakin kidding me?

And you do know that Knack is also sold digitally via PSN too, right? So...just stop with the damage control already. 3D World is a good game, not saying that it isn't but Nintendo Chose the wrong time to release it. Deal with it.
bunfighterii  +   722d ago
Kind of a shame for Nintendo really. I've always had a soft sport for Nintendo and Mario. Mario Galaxy and Mario Galaxy 2 were some of my all time favourite games.
pyramidshead  +   722d ago
It seems review scores don't always tell the whole story. Ive never, and no-one should really, swear by them to be begin with. But that is definitely a surprise to see Knack above what it was probably in direct competition with. I thought everyone thought it was awful? ;).

Jesus though, Wii-U am cry.
TheGreatAndPowerful  +   722d ago
Woo hoo! Congrats Sony! :)
scott182  +   722d ago
Sad thing though is Mario is about a thousand times better of a game. I am a Sony fan all the way but I want quality games, give me ratchet and clank, jak and daxter.... I would play Mario over Knack any day.

But I am glad Sony is doing so well, I think they will continue to beat records.
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Everyone wants ps4!!

I expect a full generation of ps4 gifs.
gear  +   722d ago
Knack is like having a snack and then its over(it's excitement)
LOL_WUT  +   722d ago
Man this yellowflash guy doesn't know when to quit about those damn digital sales. Knack beat out 3D World end of there's no spinning that ;)
vigilante_man  +   722d ago
So Microsoft tried to screw over gamers everywhere in their reveal and Sony just concentrated on gamers, developers, raw power and amazing value on PS+ for PS3/Vita/PS4.

Guess who the public believe in?

Sony deserve this for their great AAA games, their focus on Indies, their amazing PS+ games, their focus and inclusive consultations with developers for PS4 and for the great PS Vita. It really is a great hand held system.

Gaming is in safe hands at last.

Microsoft are greed over value and content, Nintendo milked the casual market without putting anything back but Sony have stuck to their guns and live the gaming philosophy day after day.
L0L_WUT  +   722d ago
Wow sony is back baby ;)
Magicite  +   722d ago
Its time to say goodbye to Nintendo.
Delive  +   722d ago
@ dmitrijs88.
I firmly do not believe it is time say goodbye to Nintendo. Mainly because they own a solid core of franchises. The same franchises that have kept them afloat and relevant would make phenomenal 3rd party titles on either of the lead consoles. Imagine Link in ps4 graphics or Samus on the Xbox one.
BitbyDeath  +   722d ago
PS4 breaking records all over the world.
MightyNoX  +   722d ago
And will continue to break more.

Higher and higher, Sony. :)
SolidStoner  +   722d ago
It deserves to do so! :)
aiBreeze  +   722d ago
Better hardware, lower price point, recent history of a steady stream of AAA exclusives, no surprise at all really. Eat that humble pie Microsoft, you've earned it!
pyramidshead  +   722d ago
Next stop, Japan! That'll be an interesting one to follow seeing as they're now more handheld happy than any gaming device. XB1 is bomba over there confirmed.
Crystallis  +   722d ago
and its not even released yet in Japan. Its world domination by Sony.
indysurfn  +   722d ago
@pyramidshead Lets make a bet one who will win Japan. Obviously the Japanese are too intelligent to go for the machine that will take had the president promise to bring the ownership and other issues back after sales increase.

So tell you what I'm going to do. Lets make it a ratio of 10 to 1. So if Microsoft has a 1 to 9.9 lower ration you will. If Sony has a 10 (or higher) to 1 ratio I will. Deal?
allformats  +   722d ago
And there you have it, friends. The PlayStation brand has regained its position as the number 1 gaming brand in the world.

Great job, Sony.
The_Infected  +   722d ago
I'm to lazy to read the article how many PS4 did they sell?
allformats  +   722d ago
250,000 in 48hrs.
The_Infected  +   722d ago

Thanks. That's a ton!
The_Infected  +   722d ago

Thanks. That's a lot!
irepbtown  +   722d ago
2.8kg per PS4.

2.8 x 250,000 = 700,000kg = 700 tonnes

More than a ton, and it is a heck of a lot.
komp  +   722d ago
Teasing with the numbers.....

anyways... http://i.minus.com/i15GGiH1...
maximus1985  +   722d ago
this has me laughing so loud!
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babyhand  +   722d ago
rounding out the top 10 is Batman: Arkham Oranges.

LOL Oranges
maximus1985  +   722d ago
i was waiting for some one to notice that
TAURUS-555  +   722d ago
im glad for sony and for all the ppl like me who got a wonderful PS4.

its a flawless machine.
timemuffin  +   722d ago
I have a PS4. I am a huge Sony fan. Flawless might be a little hyperbolic.
kenshiro100  +   722d ago
This is amazing. I can't wait to buy a PS4 when I get money. Sony just brought back the PS2 days.
kenshiro100  +   722d ago
Wow yellowflash, you need to quit spinning. Its not good for your health.
Rhythmattic  +   722d ago
MisterX media blog Disagree's
dboyc310  +   722d ago
That gif is so epic! It's crazy seeing how Knack sold more than Mario. That alone shows how much hype surrounded the new consoles. Nintendo should have waited a couple weeks so it can breath by itself in oppose to getting swallowed up by the Next Gen hype.
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Evolve  +   722d ago
Yup!! It's official now.
Malice-Flare  +   722d ago
what a tease! no numbers...
JohnApocalypse  +   722d ago
My guess is around 250, 000 units
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phoenix_dusk  +   722d ago
I wouldn't count out 300k+.
President  +   722d ago
Eurogamer or another UK site said Sony supplied around 300k units there and so far reports indicate its sold out.
phoenix_dusk  +   722d ago
Knack outselling Mario is the real kicker.
Riderz1337  +   722d ago
PS4 outselling Wii U UK lifetime numbers in a couple of days is the REAL kicker....lol
Majin-vegeta  +   722d ago
Both of these comments are the real kicker...
ar00043  +   722d ago
Still waiting for those numbers.. If it's sold out that should be 300000 PS4s for UK only
byeGollum  +   722d ago
The games industry continues to thrive! :)
chikane  +   722d ago
Nice GJ Sony -_-
nosferatuzodd  +   722d ago
Who said consoles are dead ps4 and Xbox prove them wrong take that mobile
All this talk about last game gen yeah right I hope Nintendo pick up I like them both to succeed
Long live play ps4ever
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RandomDude655  +   722d ago
"Greatness awaits"

They weren't talking about the gamers living their fantasies; they were talking about their sales numbers.

Cheeky buggers
PS4isKing_82  +   722d ago
I'm still not counting out microsoft. No one thought they would do even this well after e3 but here they are, neck and neck with ps4 in sales. Plus i'm still seeing more Xbox one promotional material and ads then ps4 everywhere. Microsoft will still hold a huge chunk of the market this gen regardless of what Sony fanboys think. Now it just comes down to Sony keeping up with supply so they dont risk losing potential customers to the Xbox one. This gen won't be a landslide for Sony like the ps2 days were. But it'll definitely be better than the ps3 era.
WeAreLegion  +   722d ago
Neck and neck?

I don't even...
PS4isKing_82  +   722d ago
Sorry, I didn't mean to start a fanboy war with anyone, I'm just going off what I read. I read some articles earlier saying how Microsoft won early black Friday sales and accounted for the majority of console sales over the weekend with the 360 and the one combined here in the US. So for the US anyway, it feels like Xbox is still very strong. Again, not my opinions, just stating what I've read. Both consoles seem to be doing very week tho regardless.
WeAreLegion  +   722d ago
That article was from Venture Beat, who took a survey of people in line in front of Target. They then proceeded to tell everyone that the Xbox One sold more on Black Friday...even telling us in the article that it was just based on a survey. I hate when they pull that crap.

The XBO's strongest region will be North America this generation. That's for sure. However, it definitely sold less units than the PS4 in all regions, including NA.
moparful99  +   722d ago
If being outsold in every territory includind North America which is traditionally Xbox's strongest is considered "neck and neck" then yes you are right.. /s
Lowsnamebrand  +   722d ago
I disagree, they are not neck an neck, they were prior to the PS4s release In Every other territory, now Sony has to have one hell of a lead considering every site I go to has people talking about the PS4 being sold out. Sony is sitting in a great place right now and the only thing that can slow down their momentum is themselves and they know that. Now if Sony has the quantity of consoles they've been saying they have for the holidays I can see them easily hitting the 3 million mark by the new year.

And on a side note I live in WA and the PS4 midnight release lines were longer than the Xbox one ones, so it looks like Sony's not only beating them in their own home land but their own home state.
SmilingAdvocate  +   722d ago
LOL! Oh mate xbox neck and neck? This guy's havin a laugh, Sony have destroyed MS in sales, 3 of my mates are trying to get a PS4, they can't get one anywhere!
RedDevils  +   722d ago
I can't even find one too! :(
supraking951  +   722d ago
Your Xbone lost, #dealwithit
DoubleM70  +   722d ago
ANd you you mind friend got 49 disagrees for being logical. They just ruled out that the Xbox has etched out it's own brand over the last 10years.
BXbomber  +   722d ago
Love sony!
shadowT  +   722d ago
I think we will hear similar from Germany and France.
Game4life  +   722d ago
especially after that over a quarter mile long line for the midnight launch party
first1NFANTRY  +   722d ago
Congrats to MS for putting a good fight but it was only a matter of time before the PS4 took thing further. I hope this new gen brings many incredible games.
MannGamer  +   722d ago
I am very thankful of MS for the Xbox360. Without it I doubt that sony would ever release an amazing machine as the PS4 at $400. That is why I don't want a PS2 wipe out again this gen cause I don't want the PS5 to be another PS3. Competition is good. Look at the Wii U, they got comfortable and started really bad. But I am sure Zelda, Mario, Metroid will start boosting their sales again.
Dude Dutch  +   722d ago
Eating little bits of the pie. The MS pie.
Niv  +   722d ago
Knack pumped Mario, forza5, dead rising3, and Ryse lmao
MegaRay  +   722d ago
& everybody thought it was a kiddy game haha.
I had a faith in it since the beginning
Nujabes_  +   722d ago
Sales ≠ quality
ziggurcat  +   722d ago
@ nujabes_:

family-friendly ≠ bad game
pyramidshead  +   722d ago
That is pretty telling to be fair. You'll get people on here trying to shoe horn into your brain about their own personal opinions that the XB1 has the stronger, the more diverse and better launch line up.....but apparently these people probably don't even have XB1s, or if they do..they're not buying the games apparently :/
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GTgamer  +   722d ago
Xbox fans insulted Knack but it still whooped MS first party exclusive asses in sales :D.
Sarcasm  +   722d ago
Knack isn't a terrible game, it's just not dudebro enough for mainstream journalists who gave COD ghosts 9s.
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ziggurcat  +   722d ago
it's a good game (played, and finished it), people don't give it enough credit, and clearly don't get its target audience.
Blackdeath_663  +   722d ago
i am however, surprised. i expected the XBone to sell more in the uk yet it hasn't even beaten PS3 or PSP sales. the UK had an affinity for xbox last gen glad to see that isn't the case this gen
Sarcasm  +   722d ago
At 430 euros, it's just too expensive especially in this dwindling world economy.
ar00043  +   722d ago
shopto.net : "Update: It's being reported by MCV that the PlayStation 4 sold over 250,000 units in the 48 hours from launch. Impressive indeed and in fact MCV estimates that UK PS4 sales reached approximately £87m already."
kassler  +   722d ago
There's also a lot of people that didn't get a PS4 because it's sold out, so the numbers could have been more. In Sweden it's sold out, you can't get a PS4 until earliest jan-feb 2014.
chrissx  +   722d ago
A big laugh to all those haters that said knack was rubbish. Ps4 has set the standard of a true next gen console,others will watch and learn.
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edwineverready  +   722d ago
I am in the netherlands and i pre-ordered and my game shop only got 1 ps4. so I searched the whole country for a ps4. they are sold out everywhere. I hope i will get one soon.
ShinnokDrako  +   722d ago
"How predictable!"

Well, no surprise there, i knew it ;) But the real surprise is that Knack sold more than Mario...
Knushwood Butt  +   722d ago
Got to laugh at the guy attempting damage control on this site, saying that Knack only beat Mario because the PS4 has a higher user base than the Wii U!

assdan  +   722d ago
Wow, just one territory in Europe is at half the sales for all of X1's first day sales in Europe. I can't wait to see what happens when figure from other countries come out.
saimcheeda  +   722d ago
No surprises there
with the very affordable price and good publicity it was bound to be!
Clarence  +   722d ago
UK use to be M$ territory as well NA. Sony's back in the drivers seat.
Majin-vegeta  +   722d ago
See people this is what happens when you buld a gaming machine for the gamers.
NeloAnjelo  +   722d ago
Even with the FIFA 14 shenanigans on the XBONE the PS4 still dominated.

Gamers bought the PS4
badz149  +   722d ago
let's not call it shenanigans. they do it for the fans and all the 1st day edition buyers got home with a FREE FIFA 14.

yeah, you can get a PS4 and buy FIFA 14 and still it will be cheaper but a gift is a gift.
NeloAnjelo  +   722d ago
A gift.. Funny how EA is yet to replicate even a quarter of something similar (in terms of value) to PS4 buyers.

It was done purely because pre-orders for the XBONE was low. Also, EA and MS had a deal (which is why EA announced no more online passes prior to the DRM announcement from MS). This means this revenue stream was no longer required.

However the reversal meant a big Ooops on EA/MS part. So money traded hands, a deal was made, etc. Good for the gamers I agree, though one sided.
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Hicken  +   722d ago
They didn't do it for the fans. They did it to entice sales.
badz149  +   722d ago
if you look at it from a "war" perspective, then sure. but I'm looking at it as a gift from MS, NOT EA to convince their fans that the Xbone has something to give to compensate the higher price. c'mon...there are people out there that are huge fans of the Xbone and don't have the slightest interest in the PS4. I'd say good for them and they got a free FIFA 14.
bednet  +   722d ago
mmmmm....Arkham Oranges...lol

"out the top 10 is Batman: Arkham Oranges."
NeloAnjelo  +   722d ago
LOL. Well spotted.
Sarcasm  +   722d ago
Oh my God what's so funny? Oranges was the best in the series. I definitely enjoyed it over arkham bananas.
Shadow Flare  +   722d ago
I don't know, I found arkham bananas quite a-peel-ing

*grabs hat and leaves*
sssb  +   722d ago
Price magic baby
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