We all knew that the PS4 was doing well. We knew that there were over 4 million of them sold by the end of the year, and that everything went about as right as it could have done for Sony with this console launch, dwarfing the launches of PS3 and even PS2.
As for UK, the machine managed a staggering 530,000 consoles sold in just five weeks, according to MCV. That makes it the fastest selling console in UK history.
What’s more is the fact that the PS4 outsold every other home console in 2013, despite only being available for around a month of the year. It pipped the Xbox 360 to the post by just a couple of thousand units, securing its status as the number one best-selling home console of last year.
PlayStation’s UK MD Fergal Gara said “We are delighted with the very strong sales of PS4 to date,” before reinforcing the fact that they’re trying to make as many consoles available as possible: “Our focus now is rebuilding stock levels so those have not been able to get a PS4 can finally experience the next-gen.”
Gara concluded with “I’d like to thank the gamers, our retail and publishing partners who played a big part in making this success possible.”
The PS4 was not the best-selling games machine overall however, with Nintendo’s 3DS handheld seeing an extremely successful year and, with the introduction of the 2DS to the family, finding strong sales throughout 2013.