1 million UK PlayStation 4’s sold

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Sony has now confirmed that the PlayStation 4 has sold over a million units in the UK alone, making it the second fastest console to reach that milestone. No, the first wasn’t the Xbox One – don’t be silly. That accolade belongs very much to the Wii.

According to Sony, it’s taken 42 weeks for the PlayStation 4 to sell through 1 million units to UK customers, which is quite an accomplishment. The Wii managed the same in 38 weeks – but the price gulf between the systems is enormous.

It’s actually outpacing the legendary PS2, which took 50 weeks to hit the million mark, and the PS3 which took 46.

“We have certainly seen PS3 consumers come across quite hard and fast,” Sony UK’s Fergal Gara told MCV.

“But a very significant proportion are people we have never seen on our network before. And from their behaviour and the types of games they are playing, it’s fairly clear that a big chunk of those have come across from Xbox, which is tremendous to see. And there’s a chunk that look like they’re brand new to gaming. And they’ve picked PS4 as their first serious gaming device.”

We’re trying to get an idea of just how many PlayStation 4’s have been sold locally, but that sort of metric is a bit tricky to come by. It won’t be anywhere near a million, but I think sales numbers have been pretty impressive so far.

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Last Updated: September 9, 2014

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  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

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    • Kromas of City17

      Still wanna see a bananas in pajamas adult remake with Jim in the lead role. 😛

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I don’t wana see an ADULT remake with Jim

        • Kromas of City17

          I would satisfy all my *EA has filtered out your inappropriate word* fantasies. 😛

      • Unavengedavo

        Well clearly they had their own private bananas in pajamas adult remake O_o

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Thanks guys! hahahahaah!

    • Hammersteyn

      Congrats bud!

    • WarframedSquirrel

      Easy way to get yourself flooded on Twitter lol

      Congrats again man!

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      I’M A FATHER???

      • Hammersteyn

        Yeah, Father Time

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Congrats Jim!

    • HvR

      Congrats Jim.

    • Jonah Cash

      Congratulations man, that is awesome!!

  • Hammersteyn

    I still say PS4 will outsell PS2, but that’s just me.

  • Ryanza

    The PS4 is just a simple gaming console. The Xbox One is beyond what a gaming console is, I mean Xbox One is even a fucking TV remote.
    So I wonder why Xbox One is not selling much better than the PS4. It could not be the DRM vision Microsoft had for the Xbox One. It can not be that Xbox One can’t play games out of the box without internet. It can not be Kinect.

    I wonder if it’s this:

    Don’t support DRM.

    • Ryanza

      He knows what I am talking about:


    • BlueEagles

      Lets see, the Xbox One is more expensive, has less power and more difficult to develop for. Its focus is not on the gamers, but on the TV. Where have we seen this before, go back one gen, the ps3. Damn, suddenly it makes sense.
      People don’t buy a console to watch TV, they buy it to play games. Next, with a PS3, why does one need an Xbox One?
      It is the 3rd gen curse, the company becomes so arrogant that they forget who the early adopters are. Not people who watch TV, but people who play games.
      Don’t get me wrong, the Xbox One is a good system, the PS4 is just more what early adopters are looking for.

      • SojournZA

        enjoy your PS4 dude, cant wait for my Xbox One to arrive

        O and your arguement is like so last year…

        • BlueEagles

          Thanks, I will, and you must also enjoy the Xbox one as well.

          Would love to get one once the price drops, but will get the one with kinect. Just hope it works with the DSTV decoders.

          • Pieter Kruger

            There’s no Program guide for Dstv yet but it works perfectly otherwise!

          • Pieter Kruger

            Xbox One has got some ridiculous bundles overseas offering tremendous value for money, just hope local market will also be getting some!

    • Ryanza

      No Xbox One love under my posts.

  • Jonah Cash

    The amount of people I have seen in Destiny with a ZA behind their names is awesome!! I think the PS4 has done very well here!!

    • Sageville

      I think thats also their matchmaking formula, so we all get lumped on the same server.

      I’ve seen alot of my usual FPS friends on the same server. Love that.

  • kahn

    Ok so if sony has just reached 1 million consoles in UK, where is the other 9.1 Million coming from? Just curious

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