When the PlayStation 4 launched here in North America, 1 million units sold on the first day. Last Friday the system launched in the UK and it became the fastest selling system of all time, moving 250,000 units within the first 48 hours of being on sale. This smashes through the previous console sales record held by the PlayStation Portable, which sold 185,000 units during its launch weekend.
To put Sony’s success in more modern terms, the Xbox One launched last weekend in the UK and it sold 150,000 units in the same launch window. As for comparisons to the Wii U, Sony’s launch weekend has managed to outsell an entire year’s worth of sales in the UK. Ouch.
What do you think of these sales numbers?