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PlayStation 4 is outselling Xbox One by 1.5:1 in the UK, Sony has claimed, revealing that 50 per cent more PS4 consoles are being sold in the country than Xbox Ones.

The statistic was revealed during Sony's PS Vita Slim briefing this morning, with PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara revealing that Sony's home console market share had shot up from 32 per cent to 47 per cent, becoming the new market leader.

In contrast, Xbox 360 is still outselling PS3 by 1.51:1, Sony admits, although that is still an improvement on sales figures "a couple of years ago".

Sony announced that it had sold 4.2m PS4 consoles worldwide at the turn of the year, around 1m more than Microsoft had managed with Xbox One.


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Nokinobu's Avatar


Everyone is saying it yet these is still no demos, barely any new games, but BF4 and some others showed that rushing games can be bad, so its good they saw that and decided to use their time properly. However Sony isnt the quickest about updates even for being so big, still no support for video files from the PC, no usefull apps, cause lets face it Netflix isnt worth the Steep price nowadays with the internet being so quick to respond on things. However is it true that titanfall has been bought up to be Xbone exclusive at launch or is it really so that Sony's Seeming lack of effort has actually been putting the PS4 behind on specific Areas? Also How many Votes for betting on Google+ eventually coming storming down on the PS4 as an App to screw everything over like they did youtube? xD
Posted 01:35 on 15 February 2014
General_Peanuts's Avatar


The Ps4 is a good console, though they should be working on more games for both
Posted 18:09 on 10 February 2014
GeorgeOglee's Avatar


Hooray for Sony! Not going to take sides or anything, I like both next-gen consoles for various reasons, but i'll be going for a PS4 myself since it seems tailor-made for 'gamers', rather than aiming to be an 'entertainment machine'. Although I like the overall 'friendliness' of the Xbox One, it seems to have a more family friendly vibe over the sophistication of the PS4.
Posted 06:02 on 31 January 2014
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WhatISayGoes@ IcE_Sw3eT

Nice brother, a good choice, I agree with you about the line up of games on both next gen consoles really, but looking to the future the PS4 has a very bright future, as it will definitely become the lead platform next gen as the 360 was last gen due to the awkward cell processor of the ps3.
The swing is massive in both UK and USA from xbox360 owners to PS4 owners.
The future is bright, the future is playstation.
Posted 22:34 on 30 January 2014
IcE_Sw3eT's Avatar


I was a 360 Fan boy until this summer... last month i buy a PS Vita and a PS3 ( used) with ps+... its the best choice i have done! SOOOooo much game for free! But i am still waiting PS4 got more game and a bigger memory capacity...but still! i got free game on ps4 with PS+! Maybe 360 has group chat...but their games are SO boring...360 is aldready dying...PS3 will continue to live until PS+ stop giving game. 5* to PS3
Posted 22:32 on 30 January 2014
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WhatISayGoes@ tonyxb0x

Lol delusion. Nice name. Playstation Domination.
Posted 18:00 on 30 January 2014

Grammartron@ tonyxb0x

Nah, annoying as his catchphrase is, WhatISayGoes is right there. It has been a very big swing. But Manguy is als right, XBone is yet to realise it's full potential at what it's trying to do, even if it dooesn't interest everybody.

If anything PS3 is a better 'current' console than the 360, and I say that as someone that only has a 360. I know a lot of peeps that have switched for the next gen over to PS, so that probably accounts for a fair bit of it... I'll be doing the same as soon as I've fashioned a mystical money-producing medallion.

*turns back to crafting table*
Posted 17:01 on 30 January 2014
Manguy17's Avatar


Not too surprising considering some of the big non-gaming features are absent from the Xbone in europe. I wonder how the figures would look if they had a deal similar to the NFL setup but for the BPL instead. I suppose having a ps4 myself I should be glad that they are doing well, sony appear to run a more respectable business model but maybe it's just good PR.
Posted 16:31 on 30 January 2014
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tonyxb0x@ WhatISayGoes

Xbox fans are still using and buying the 360, as its the superior console still. Playstation fans are all upgrading because the PS3 just isn't cutting it for them, hence higher PS4 sales.
Posted 15:40 on 30 January 2014
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WhatISayGoes@ BritishWolf

Considering this was very much Xbox territory just like U.S.A last gen, this is very very significant, it was not a 50/50 split last gen, Xbox was the more popular console in the U.K last gen. Sony have made HUGE advancements in both the U.K and U.S.A market. The domination is here.
Posted 13:39 on 30 January 2014
BritishWolf's Avatar


still a divide but at least its in sony's favour
Posted 12:51 on 30 January 2014
WhatISayGoes's Avatar


That's right people, playstation domination of the company from the obese nation.
Posted 12:37 on 30 January 2014
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