PS4 Won Black Friday 2015 Week in the UK, Outselling the Xbox One by 5,000 Units

December 3, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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After the UK Sales Chart came out earlier this week and revealed improved console sales numbers, MCV was contacted by UK retailers, learning that 315,000 consoles were sold during the week of Black Friday 2015 (November 22 – 28).

The PlayStation 4 was #1 overall with about 139,000 sold, while the Xbox One was a close second with 134,000 sold. Year-over-year, PS4 sales were up 29% and Xbox One sales were up 23%.

As for the top-selling games in the UK for November 2015 (October 25 – November 21), MCV published GfK Chart-Track’s data, which reveals Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 moved over one million units in its first week, with Fallout 4 moving 500,000 units in its first week.

Here’s the top 20 selling games in the UK for November 2015:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  2. Fallout 4
  3. Star Wars Battlefront
  4. FIFA 16
  5. Halo 5: Guardians
  6. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  7. WWE 2K16
  8. Minecraft: Story Mode
  9. Need for Speed
  10. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  11. LEGO Dimensions
  12. Grand Theft Auto V
  13. LEGO Jurassic World
  14. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  15. Guitar Hero Live
  16. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  17. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  18. Football Manager 2016
  19. Watch Dogs
  20. Skylanders SuperChargers

On top of this, SuperData announced that they’ve teamed up with Ukie to report digital sales numbers in the UK.

This partnership will include monthly rankings reports of console games, with SuperData saying the digital console market is worth $254.9 million/£165.8 million.

SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen said:

Getting a full picture of the market that includes categories like free-to-play MMOs and digital console, will be key to the UK industry’s domestic and international success. Certainly, it’s a big job, providing transparency to such a fragmented market and I’m proud to say we’ve done it well over the past few years by tracking the monthly spending of 383,528 digital gamers in the UK. Teaming up allows us to extend the depth of our coverage and fulfill the ambition of providing the clearest picture of the digital games market.

Sony announced last month that PS4 sales had reached 30.2 million worldwide.

[Source: MCV (1), (2)]