Report: PS4 Moves 250k Units in the UK, Outselling the Xbox One & PSP; PS4 Sales Already Ahead of Wii U

December 2, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


The previous opening sales record for a system in the UK was for the PSP at 185,000 all the way back in 2005. While the Xbox One fell short with about 150,000 sold last week, MCV is reporting how retail sources have told them that the PlayStation 4 moved 250,000 last week, with GfK Chart Track saying it became “the fastest selling video game console in UK history. It overturns the 8 year record held by the original PSP and eclipses the launch week sales of both PS3 and Xbox One.”

To make the 250k start for PS4 and 150k start for the Xbox One even better, it’s being reported that both new consoles have already outsold Nintendo’s Wii U in the UK, despite that console releasing over a year ago.

Considering the PS4 sold 1 million units in North America during the first 24 hours, are you surprised that it managed to move 250k units in the UK? Let us know in the comments below.