Here at GadgetGestures there are plenty of PlayStation 4 fans. We believe it’s the best console they’ve come up with so far and we were really excited to find out that it’s also a hit in the United Kingdom. The PlayStation 4 game console is actually the second-fastest selling console in the UK. MCV trade publication has made public that the PS4 has sold in more than 1 million pieces after only 42 weeks of its release. This important piece of information could mean that Sony’s star console may become one of the most popular and best-selling consoles ever.
The previous PlayStation 2, which is the best-selling console of all time (150 million copies sold worldwide) reached 1 million copies after 50 weeks from its release, which makes the PS4 even more successful. By comparison, the Xbox 360 from Microsoft sold its first million copies after 60 weeks, so we say that the new PlayStation 4 has a very big chance to actually be the best-selling console ever. The Wii, however reached its first million sold copies after only 38 weeks. So the Wii is still the record holder when it comes to game devices. Another great news for Sony is the release of their mega PS4 game called Destiny, which works on PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
We are aware that early sales do not really reflect the overall sales but it’s a very promising start. We all remember the problems Sony had with their PS3, which, although reaching its first million in 46 weeks, turned out to be problematic and eventually caused Sony to lose market share.
PlayStation 4 reaches 1 million sells in 42 weeks
“I would really like to thank all of our retail partners who have backed us so far. The work they have put in and the execution through the launch was exceptional, and without which we would not have got off the ground. We continue to work very well together and our plans for this Christmas are coming together quite nicely”, said Fergal Gara, the managing director of PlayStation in the UK.
Are you excited about the new PlayStation 4? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.