The PlayStation 4 launched in Europe this past Friday, and hardware sales have already shattered records in the United Kingdom. According to Chart-Track, the PlayStation 4 has become the fastest selling console yet in the history of the UK gaming industry with sales of some 250,000 units during the first 48 hours.
That's a fair bit more than the 150,000 Xbox Ones sold in the UK alone over the course of two days, and approximately 75,000 units higher than the Wii U's launch sales back in 2012. The PS4 launch also breaks the record previously held by the original PlayStation Portable, which made its debut in the region eight years ago to sales of 180,000 units.
In terms of software, the best-selling PS4 exclusive was Killzone: Shadow Fall which succeeded in making Chart-Track's software top ten for last week. Knack was the runner-up, but it landed in thirteenth place which admittedly was just ahead of Super Mario 3D World.
|1.||Call of Duty: Ghosts||Activision||PS3 / Xbox 360 / PC / Wii U|
|2.||FIFA 14||EA Sports||PS3 / Xbox 360 / PC / Wii / Vita / PSP / 3DS / PS2|
|3.||Battlefield 4||Electronic Arts||PS3 / Xbox 360 / PC|
|4.||Killzone: Shadow Fall||Sony Computer Entertainment||PS4|
|5.||Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag||Ubisoft||PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii U / PC|
|6.||LEGO Marvel Super Heroes||Warner Bros. Interactive||PS4 / Xbox One / PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii U / Vita / 3DS / DS / PC|
|7.||Grand Theft Auto V||Take-Two Interactive||PS3 / Xbox 360|
|8.||Need For Speed: Rivals||Electronic Arts||PS4 / Xbox One / PS3 / Xbox 360 / PC|
|9.||Just Dance 2014||Ubisoft||PS4 / Xbox One / PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii U / Wii|
|10.||Batman: Arkham Origins||Warner Bros. Interactive||PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii U / PC|