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Striek
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(12-02-2013, 08:41 AM)
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Sony's PlayStation 4 is the fastest-selling console in UK history, according to official sales figures.

Chart-Track said PS4 beat the eight-year record help by Sony's PlayStation Portable, which launched in 2005 to the tune of 185,000 sales. PS4 beat Xbox One, which launched on 22nd November, and its predecessor PlayStation 3.

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PS4 exclusive Knack debuts at 13 ahead of Super Mario 3D World on Wii U at 14. Yes, Knack sold more than Mario.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-in-uk-history

Truly shocking :P

Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole, author of this article: https://twitter.com/wyp100/status/407435007049740288

Wesley Yin-Poole ‏@wyp100 1m
It looks like PS4 has outsold Wii U lifetime to date in the UK

Update from MCV (thanks mpl90):

Gfk Chart-Track has confirmed that the machine has beaten PSP’s eight year-old sales record of 180k units sold in its first week. Xbox One sold 150k units in its first week.

(Note that in both instances ‘week’ refers to Chart-Track’s sales week, which ends Saturdays – so most console’s ‘week one’ sales actually spans 48 hours).

The exact number of PS4s sold in the UK was not revealed, although MCV understands that the figure is not just higher than PSP’s 180k, but significantly so

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/ps4-b...-crown/0125168

Over 250k PS4 consoles were sold in the UK in the machine’s first 48 hours on sale.

Retail sources have confirmed the extent of PS4’s tremendous performance to MCV following Chart-Track’s confirmation this morning that PS4 is the UK’s fastest selling console ever.

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/ps4-h...the-uk/0125169

All Formats Chart:

Originally Posted by Mpl90

Ukie, ladies and gentlemen


Sony’s PS4 has well and truly landed, becoming 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. ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (+33%) returns to No1 outselling ‘FIFA 14’ (-0%) by just over 6,000 units this week. After being heavily boosted by the Xbox One Day 1 Edition bundles last week, ‘FIFA 14’ has to settle for second place in the All Formats Chart despite strong sales on PS4. ‘Battlefield 4’ (+85%) holds on to No3 ahead of top selling PS4 exclusive title ‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ at No4. The official PS4 Killzone hardware bundles help give Sony’s title the edge over EA in the PS4 chart with ‘FIFA 14’ at No2 and ‘Battlefield 4’ at No3, while ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ sit at No’s 4 and 5 respectively. Every title in the All Formats Top 10 is on PS4 apart from ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (+92%) at No7 and ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ (+155%) at No10. All Top 10 titles increase sales this week with only sales of FIFA 14 remaining flat. ‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ (+19%) drops one place to No5 ahead of ‘Lego Marvel Super Heroes’ (+39%), a non-mover at No6. It might not be on the latest formats, but sales of ‘GTA V’ still jump by 92% this week, helping it climb one place to No7. However, PS4 software sales have certainly helped ‘Need for Speed: Rivals’ (+159%) which jumps into the Top 10, up from No13 to No8. ‘Just Dance 2014’ (+127%) is also out on PS4, but it’s a rise in sales on Wii that propels it into the Top 10, up from No14 to No9. It looks like Black Friday retailer promotions have been working their magic on certain titles with ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ also back in the Top 10, up from No16 to No10. Other than Killzone, there are three more new titles that make appearances in the Top 40 this week: PS4 exclusive ‘Knack’ debuts at No13, ahead of ‘Super Mario 3D World’ on Wii U at No14 and ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition’ at No38.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 30 November 2013


CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
FIFA 14 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
BATTLEFIELD 4 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG - UBISOFT
LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
GRAND THEFT AUTO V - TAKE 2
NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS - ELECTRONIC ARTS
JUST DANCE 2014 - UBISOFT
BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION - MICROSOFT
KNACK - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD - NINTENDO
FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 - MICROSOFT
DISNEY INFINITY - DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LINK BETWEEN WORLDS - NINTENDO
DEAD RISING 3 - MICROSOFT
TOMB RAIDER - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 - SEGA
ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
WWE 2K14 - TAKE 2
RAYMAN LEGENDS - UBISOFT
RYSE: SON OF ROME - MICROSOFT
HALO 4 - MICROSOFT
NBA 2K14 - TAKE 2
POKEMON X - NINTENDO
POKEMON Y - NINTENDO
MARIO KART 7 - NINTENDO
LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF - NINTENDO
F1 2013 - CODEMASTERS
THE LAST OF US - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
SAINTS ROW IV - KOCH MEDIA
PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE AZRAN LEGACY - NINTENDO
LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
TEARAWAY - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US ULTIMATE ED. - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
MOSHI MONSTERS: KATSUMA UNLEASHED - MIND CANDY
TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST – UBISOFT

Last edited by Nirolak; 12-02-2013 at 10:06 AM.
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(12-02-2013, 08:41 AM)
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Knack had the bundle, and those are counted IIRC, but that's still...surprising, at least. XD
Everdred
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(12-02-2013, 08:42 AM)
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Great news! Knack Vs Mario is crazy.
Prine
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(12-02-2013, 08:42 AM)
Well done Sony! Nintendo must be embarrassed
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OddMorsel
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(12-02-2013, 08:42 AM)
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PS4 exclusive Knack debuts at 13 ahead of Super Mario 3D World on Wii U at 14. Yes, Knack sold more than Mario.

Straight for the groin.
vicissitudes
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(12-02-2013, 08:42 AM)
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No numbers yet?

Also Wii U is dead in the UK.
Elvick
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(12-02-2013, 08:43 AM)
Knack sold more than Mario?

Maybe we will see a sequel after all.

(not that Knack will sell more long term, Mario will over take it easily, Mario has nice legs for a short fat plumber)
Kosma
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(12-02-2013, 08:43 AM)
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Does this mean Cerny > Myamoto?
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(12-02-2013, 08:43 AM)
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Just Dance 2014 is ninth, and rounding out the top 10 is Batman: Arkham Oranges.

Laughing. HARD. :lol
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(12-02-2013, 08:43 AM)
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PS4 exclusive Knack debuts at 13 ahead of Super Mario 3D World on Wii U at 14. Yes, Knack sold more than Mario.

Last edited by Salex_; 12-02-2013 at 08:45 AM.
Phoenician_Viking
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(12-02-2013, 08:43 AM)
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Mario got Knack. Knack will be a million seller, not weird though it´s a launch title.

I am surprised that Knack sold more than Mario.
Kyon
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(12-02-2013, 08:43 AM)
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Knack clocked Mario?



It's good to know the public is finally seeing the truth.
danthefan
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(12-02-2013, 08:43 AM)
I like the way it's according to official figure, yet the figures are entirely absent from the article.
goomba
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(12-02-2013, 08:44 AM)
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wtf the psp held the previous record ? ... then went on to be obliterated by the DS
Roboleon
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(12-02-2013, 08:44 AM)
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Congrats on a great launch, Sony!

That the UK prefer the turd that is Knack over a truly marvellous game should be no surprise by now :p #notaste
Supermanisdead
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(12-02-2013, 08:44 AM)
lmao all those people who bought knack 🚮🚮🚮🚮
Kyon
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(12-02-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Yeah... Where ARE the numbers
SwiftDeath
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(12-02-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Love that Eurogamer teases us before we get the final numbers tomorrow

Same thing happened with XB1
Zushin
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(12-02-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Salex_

HAHAHAHHA
theprodigy
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(12-02-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Arkham Oranges GOTY

lmao
Cheesemeister
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(12-02-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Does that mean it's also the fastest-selling console in Xbox history?
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(12-02-2013, 08:45 AM)
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I want to laugh at Knack outselling Mario, but I can't. It's just too sad.
Loudninja
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How does the sun burn?
Food for thought.
(12-02-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by SwiftDeath

Love that Eurogamer teases us before we get the final numbers tomorrow

Same thing happened with XB1

Hmm??

we get them in like a hour.
aly
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(12-02-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Aww may the PSP be remembered fondly. Also its says official figures, but doesn't show any?
airmangataosenai
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(12-02-2013, 08:46 AM)
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The Knack news is truly icing on the cake. Awesome day, awesome thread.
$h@d0w
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(12-02-2013, 08:46 AM)
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sold more and is a better game
reptilescorpio
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(12-02-2013, 08:46 AM)
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Whoa, didn't expect PS4 to beat X1 in the UK considering this generation!
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(12-02-2013, 08:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

Laughing. HARD. :lol

Calling IGN now.

Originally Posted by IGN

Batman games are like pizza oranges: even when they’re not very good, they’re still pretty good.

Aostia
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(12-02-2013, 08:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by airmangataosenai

The Knack news is truly icing on the cake. Awesome day, awesome thread.

Great launch for Sony!
But...how is Kncak over Mario a good news exactly?
Phoenician_Viking
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Roboleon

Congrats on a great launch, Sony!

That the UK prefer the turd that is Knack over a truly marvellous game should be no surprise by now :p #notaste

Seriously GTFO.
Replicant
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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The one game that many GAF-fers ignored and derided managed to pimp-slapped 3D Mario? Who'd have thought?
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by $h@d0w

sold more and is a better game

You are trying too hard.

Brits showing again that they have bad taste. Shocking news! Did bundles count ?
Loudninja
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How does the sun burn?
Food for thought.
(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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Knack is awesome so I am glad it charted.
Danny-Boy
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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Damn knack beating Mario? Sony kicking Nintendo when they're down on their knees.
SwiftDeath
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Loudninja

Hmm??

we get them in like a hour.

I forgot it's past midnight and thus Monday, my mistake :)
DJwest
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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Wow, good job Sony. Especially since last gen UK was Xbox land.
nico1982
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)

Originally Posted by Salex_

Ahahahahah XD
BlackBuzzard
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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"The best-selling PS4 exclusive was Killzone Shadow Fall, which debuted in fourth place"

Im happy.
madmackem
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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What ever it sold it couldve sold more, few people i know have been hunting since friday, always missing out when they come in stock for minutes on places like argos and john lewis. Its crazy they sold like this despite the absolute onslaught from ms ad money that has seen to nearly every ad break carrying xboxone ads. Sony couldve sold double what they did if they had the units and had hit the ads as hard as ms.
FStop7
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(12-02-2013, 08:47 AM)
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Dear Ars Technica,

Is it OK to read into things yet?
Prine
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(12-02-2013, 08:48 AM)
Great news for the industry too
jabuseika
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(12-02-2013, 08:48 AM)
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The king is back.

No numbers yet? I think it did at least 250k.
July
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(12-02-2013, 08:48 AM)
Knack's better too.
RaikuHebi
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(12-02-2013, 08:48 AM)
No fucking figures? Damn click-bait title!
WolfForager
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(12-02-2013, 08:48 AM)
Welp. The fallout from NintyGAF will destroy us all.

Now, where are the exact sales numbers?
Sporran
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(12-02-2013, 08:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Roboleon

That the UK prefer the turd that is Knack over a truly marvellous game should be no surprise by now :p #notaste

Its quite simple really, to sell games you have to sell hardware ;)
Mauricio_Magus
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(12-02-2013, 08:49 AM)
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How is this surprising? Even crap games sell at launch(I'm not saying Knach is crap, haven't played it) because there's nothing else to play.
airmangataosenai
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Originally Posted by FStop7

Dear Ars Technica,

Is it OK to read into things yet?

No, we have to wait until at least the third holiday to have a good indicator on whether or not it's the next Dreamcast.
Raytow
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(12-02-2013, 08:49 AM)
I love SMW3D, but Knach curbstomping it, is hilarious in so many levels...
FinalStageBoss
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(12-02-2013, 08:49 AM)
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Not surprised that knack charted higher. Wii u is on life support.

Lmao @ arkham oranges

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