PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

Published On September 9, 2014 | By David Wriglesworth | News

The PlayStation 4 has sold one million units in the UK, Sony has announced. 10m PS4s have been sold worldwide.

It achieved the milestone nine months after going on sale in November 2013. It is the second fastest-selling home console ever – Nintendo’s Wii achieved one million sales in 38 weeks.

Sony UK boss Fergal Gara told Eurogamer the one million sales were through to customers, and the figure was based on official Chart-Track data.

PlayStation 3 took 46 weeks to hit 1m, the PS2 took 50 weeks and the Xbox 360 took 60 weeks.

“Wii got there ever so slightly faster,” Gara said, “but it’s the fastest versus any PlayStation or Xbox – so any core gamer machine.”

Gara added PS4 sales were “significantly” ahead of expectations, and while there were supply issues up to April this year, he does not anticipate a supply shortage this Christmas.

www.eurogamer.net

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David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.