PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One within 48 hours of launch in UK

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer

London, England, United Kingdom (4E) – Sony’s PlayStation 4 became the fastest selling video game console ever in the United Kingdom.

According to Gfk Chart-Track, the PlayStation 4 beat the PSP’s record. Gfk Chart-Track gathered data for the first 48 hours of releases for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Market for Computer and Video Games (MCV) reported that Sony sold more than 250,000 PlayStation 4 consoles during the first two days it went on sale in the United Kingdom.

Microsoft sold an estimated 150,000 Xbox One units during the same time period.

Sony had to temporarily disable the option to redeem vouchers through the PlayStation Network because many users had had logged in the Network. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have both outsold the Nintendo Wii U, respectively in the United Kingdom even though the Wii U was released last year.

Sony’s fourth generation video game console sold an estimated 1 million units on the day of its launch. Microsoft sold the same amount of console units on its launch day.

The top-selling video game in the United Kingdom was Call of Duty: Ghosts, followed by FIFA 14. Landing in the third spot was Battlefield 4. Killzone: Shadow Fall came in at number four while Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was the fifth best selling game.

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