PS4 has sold 1m units in the UK, making it the second fastest selling home console of all time.
Took it extra month to do Wii numbers. That's quite impressive. Destiny sure helped I bet. Congrats to Sony.
Well said. I believe they have UK firmly locked as PS territory this gen.
Playstation Now is the fastest selling game streaming service of all time.
Great figures show that Sony's investment in making a gamer-centric system paid off. To be honest I'm kinda surprsised it has done nearly Wii like numbers because the Wii was a phenomenon that was featured on just about every regular news and breakfast programme in the UK. So it demonstrates the PS4's success comes from a grass roots level. PlayStation UK boss Jim Ryan has previously said that Sony would have sold a lot more in the launch window if not for stock shortages. I hope they build on their early success wisely!
nobody thought the Wii numbers would be repeated, PS4 is going close but with core gamers instead of casuals. "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." this is great news because having one dominant platform with a huge install base will encourage investment on games because the cost to develop on one platform will be low(especially on the dev friendly PS4), we have already seen this with the large number of announced Japanese games for the PS4.
Well done Sony. . .they've made decisive strides in taking back the only 2 regions it was being outsold in. . Doesn't bode well for the competition
The 2 places MS dominated last generation were the US and the UK. So MS will not be happy they are losing there main EU territory to Sony.
In comparison the wii also launched at $249 us $150 usd less than the PS4 which plays a major factor in a consumer purchase for a home console, especially when price justification at that time when the PS3 was taking so much heat with it's price point which further helped the numbers of its competitors.
PS4 is 2nd coming of video games Jesus Christ. I dont have much spare money but already decided to buy myself PS4 on my birthday (22nd January), by that time PS4 will have very nice library and PS4 gonna cost ~300euro(I live in Latvia and new PS4 here costs 340euro).
Was at the midnight launch. I swear it looked like as if gamestop was giving the PS4 destiny bundles away for free. It had to be about 2:1 picking up the bundle instead of just the game itself.
That white console 0_o dreamy...
In a bundle like that Destiny is a pretty big system seller. Plus its a Bungie game and those games tend to sell very well.
Congrats Sony! Keep up the good work.
Good job SONY! PS4 takes back UK since last gen x360 dominated.
Another day, another Playstation domination
Now all it needs is a library of great games/several must have games and a price drop for me to bolster that number :) Kind of also need those game prices of new gen to calm down £50 a pop is far to expensive. @Bennibop Not interested in Destiny, It is in my opinion inexplicably average.
All ready had a semi price cut this week £349 with Destiny.
You're obviously a budget gamer bragging about your 3DS a poor mans gaming device, look up P.T, it's a demo and its incredible. I have never seen a demo be a system seller, only on PS4. You can play the demo again and again, there is no limits to how many times you can play it = )
Lol... 3DS is not a poor mans device! I dont know any poor people that own a 3DS or even game. They're to busy trying to survive this Hell.
"Kind of also need those game prices of new gen to calm down £50 a pop is far to expensive." Have to say I agree with this, last gen many people were screaming that £40 was too much. PS4/XB1 walks in and charges £45-£50 and everyone just accepts it. I wouldn't really be bothered if it wasn't for the fact that most console games have generally been £35-£40 since 1990.
Congragaluto Mr Robuto
There're on fire! BOOM SHAKALAKA!
Congrats Sony and god save the queen.
I'm a guaranteed buyer, just waiting for the right game to pull the trigger. Probably next year with MGSV.
I've added to those UK numbers, I'm currently waiting for mine to arrive by DPD but just received a message to say it will arrive between 5 and 7. So to bide some time I just ordered Diablo III and a wave blue dualshock 4. Looking forward to my first hands on with PS4.
Well deserved PS4 is the only console to own this generation. @Tong- http://i.minus.com/iMt5fisF...
I think the Xbox One is great too. It has a great online network, friends list, achievements and Sunset Overdrive looks awesome.
It is a great console. Your just not getting any love on a PS4 thread.
Yes its a good console but PS4 is better thats the point ;P
Yes and Hitler was a good leader, them choices though
Congratulations to Sony and the ps4! That's roughly over 2700 consoles a day if you round it off to 12 months! Still a few months to go and a further Christmas boost.... so that figure will change, really impressive!
congratz sony, you deserve it. #4THEPLAYERS
Got my white console ;D lol
You are racist x)))
It's not doing Wii numbers. There's no shortage of PS4s and they are easily available.
So what? Why do you feel the need to be such a mood killer? The PS4 is selling incredibly well, regardless of whether they're in stock or not.
It is selling incredibly well considering the lack of software. An incredible triumph in marketing.
WW it is doing more than Wii numbers though.
Really? I don't see it. The Wii was selling out way harder than PS4 and it was shifting millions in the USA alone. Sorry but it's not doing Wii numbers.
Took a lil digging. Wii released on Nov 19 2006 PS4 released on Nov 15 2013 So roughly the same time. As you know in August it was announced PS4 reached 10 million units. http://blog.us.playstation.... Wii on the otherhand reached 9 million units in September 2007. http://gizmodo.com/299436/ So as you can see PS4 is around 1-2 million units ahead of the Wii within the same timeframe.
will have to check the veracity of claims later. Too busy right now. If they were truly making Wii numbers; why is Sony's shares labelled as junk status? It seems as if investors aren't convinced by these sales figures. Doubt massive sales will happen in Christmas this year as lbp3 ain't gonna push numbers. Destiny also ain't looking great at the moment and people are feeling a tad short changed.
Waiting comments from xbox fanboys To seewhat excuses they will throw
Wow thats 1 out of every 10 ps4s is a sale in the UK!
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