PS4 crowned best selling UK home console of 2013

Although it was only released in November, Sony’s Playstation 4 console was the biggest selling console of 2013 in the UK. According to data from retail monitor Chart Track, over 530,000 PS4 units were sold between the console’s release date and the end of the year. The Xbox One sold 364,000 units between its release which was 2 weeks before the PS4 and the end of the year. 

The PlayStation 4 managed to outsell in only 2 months the the total annual sales of the Xbox 360, PS3 as well as the Wii U. The only games device that outsold it was Nintendo’s handheld 3DS.

The sales figures not only make the PS4 the UK’s biggest selling console of 2013, but also the fastest selling console in UK history.

In a blow for Nintendo, its  Wii U console was the lowest selling console of 2013. This was made worse after global figures showed that the PS4’s total global end of year sales of 4.2m matched that of the Wii U’s global sales in its first year since its release in November 2012.

 

Source: MCV

Reporter: Soulfinger

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