PS4 beats Xbox One in fastest selling race

News Aaron Birch
3 Dec 2013 - 03:04

Sony's next gen unit has beaten its Microsoft rival to the fastest selling UK console accolade...

Although the Xbox One may have emerged as the victor at various Black Friday sales, including Walmart and Target, Sony has successfully claimed the crown as the fastest selling console in UK history, beating the Xbox One.

Official chart-keeping body, Chart-Track confirmed that the PS4 has broken records set by the PSP (180k in the first week), and also the numbers done by the Xbox One (150k units in the first week). According to latest figures, the PS4 has sold over 250k units in 48 hours. That's very, very impressive, clearly painting the picture that, at this early stage at least, Sony is set to dominate the next gen. Of course, things change.

When it comes to games, currently Call of Duty: Ghosts has taken the top spot in the multi format charts, thanks to the arrival of the PS4, knocking FIFA 14 off the top spot, taking place next to Battlefield 4. It should be noted, however, that Battlefield 4 has beaten Call of Duty to the top spot in he PS4 charts, at number three, whilst CoD takes fourth place.

Sony's exclusives aren't faring quite as well, with Killzone sitting in fourth place in the multi format chart (the best selling PS4 exclusive, and the PS4's number one title), and the poorly received Knack all the way down at 14. The Xbox One's big hitters, Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3 currently sit at 15 and 18 respectively.

Just a couple of days adrift from the launch, things are looking good for Sony's PS4, and there are still plenty of people trying to actually find one, due to stock shortages. If Sony had planned better, and had more stock, the record may well have been even more impressive. Now that both consoles are out in the wild, though, expect even more fierce competition to ensue.

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