UK Console Installed Base Tops 24m

The UK's official console sales figures for the last year have just been released by GfK/Chart-Track. They show that in the 12 months to June 2009, the Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 by almost 2:1.

The Wii sold nearly as many as both of them put together, with the DS still the biggest seller of all and the PSP coming in in last place with less than a fifth of the DS' sales.

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Omega43187d ago

Not surprising really the UK is practically identical to the US when is comes to console sales.

Gotta feel for the PSP though, less than a fifth of DS sales and Sony is about to raise the price of it with the PSP Go, such great logic.

LittleBigSackBoy3187d ago

even though 360 has a pretty big lead over the PS3, don't PS3 multiplats sell nearly the same as 360s in the UK?

SpoonyRedMage3187d ago

Not that I know of. 360 versions are usually a few places higher in the charts(sometimes only 1) with only a few exception where the PS3 version is higher.

It worldwide that they tend to balance out a bit, depending on game of course.

Dr_Spoffo3187d ago

Actually the UK is historically quite a lot more Sony-friendly than the US, particularly in the last two generations when there was an all-American console for US gamers to choose.

Daoshai3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

Believe it or not, Americans couldn't care less about buying American. I laugh every time I see that being stated. Americans have no brand loyalty; they are the largest consumers in the world. The reason the 360 is the choice for HD consoles is because it came out first.

Americans will not wait, they buy what they want when they see it.

La Chance3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

Maybe this is the reason the 360 is ahead of the PS3 in EU.

The UK market alone is as big as France, Germany, Spain and Italy together.

The Master Chief3187d ago

"The reason the 360 is the choice for HD consoles is because it came out first."

I wish that were true, but I think its not...In general, PS3 isn't popular here and its very obvious if you live here that the Xbox brand has become very popular in America...I see it only becoming more so. Everyone plays Xbox and Wii here. I know 4 people with PS3's(3 of them also have 360)and PS3 generally doesn't have a good reputation in America. At least here in New York. I think Playstation has become somewhat "uncool" or "not of the Status Quo"....I dunno the right word to use.

People are buying Xbox now because it has a more popular online service and more popular Exclusives...also all the obvious multiplatform titles like GTA, Modern Warfare, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, etc....can be played on Xbox 360.

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La Chance3187d ago

Well yeah, me too Im quite surprised its 2:1, even in the US the gap isnt that big.

MSFT werent lieing when they said the 360 has gained major momentum in EU

Halo3 MLG Pro3187d ago

Yeah is some parts of the world the 360 destroys the ps3 in sales and in others it's neck to neck. Pretty much confirms that the 360 has been beaten the ps3 worldwide for quite some time now.

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read disc error3187d ago

Even bigger news is that over the last 6 months the 360 even outsold the Wii in the UK.

Lifendz3187d ago

the PSP Go replaced the PSP slim. The price raise affects just one sku. Relax Guy, the PSP slim is still available for the same price.

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prunchess3187d ago

There is anyone left in the UK that can afford a console at the moment. The economic downturn is taking its toll across Europe and I can definitely see this trend continuing in the UK.

SpoonyRedMage3187d ago

Yer, the only people I see with a PSP are high school kids but when they first came out nearly everyone was getting one. It's strange how it turned out really.

LittleBigSackBoy3187d ago

yeah, PSP isn't doing too well now. but not bad for sony's first handheld :)

green3187d ago

Not bad at all for their 1st handheld but i don't see the PSP GO doing any better than the 3000.If anything with how bad the economy is over hear in the UK at the moment, i see the GO even performing far worse than the 3000.

no_more_trolling3187d ago

be glad that all consoles are selling well. competition is good everybody. remember that. nobody likes a monopoly

II Necroplasm II3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

EA sports. -_-

dalibor3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

Somebody disagrees with ya. This is out of the topic but wasn't there a system called the Phantom? Wonder what happened to it.

LTC3187d ago

The RRP for the PS3 is £299, a big difference.