PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling console in the UK to date

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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?

[via MCVUK]

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Whoa, that even impresses me!

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  • Yoshi5081

    ven when Xbox1 sold 1 million worldwide… Ps4 sold 1 million only in the USA

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    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      That is exciting! Can’t wait to run on that platform!

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      • Yoshi5081

        I own a ps4 and this is awesome… It does many things… and the only experience… priceless

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  • Keadin

    Sony’s off to a good start. These numbers don’t mean anything else though, we’ll have to wait and see which console, if any, comes out on top.

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    • Sonic the Hedgehog

      Well, Sony did a great job in introducing PS4 to gamers, developers, and video game characters like me! PS4 is gonna do just fine.

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      • Keadin

        Yes, it will do fine :) I’m just saying initial sales don’t always provide an accurate prediction for the long term.

        On that note, I’ve been contemplating getting rid of my Wii U, but who in their right mind would buy it xD

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        • Sonic the Hedgehog

          Umm, I’m exclusive to the Wii U for now.

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        • Yoshi5081

          Why will u sell it? I mean you should keep it… you never know when a good game will come out :)

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    • Yoshi5081

      Well u can see de different btw xbox1 and ps4 cuz Xbox1 sold 1 million worldwide and Ps4 sold 1 million only in the USA. Now It’s out in UK so I wonder how much did they sell on first day…

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  • Jamal Brown

    I don’t like how they did it over here in th uk with the preorders still haven’t got mine thinkin I was getting mine and I have to wait

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  • NintenScience

    Wii U/PS4 master race

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  • Rob

    Yeah, you guys did the comparison for me.

    (hey nexxus)

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