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PS4 exceeds 2m UK sales

The Playstation 4 console has reached 2 million sales in the UK. The milestone, which comes 18 months after the console’s release, makes it Sony’s fastest selling console ever – selling even faster than the record-breaking Playstation 2 did.

“Reaching the milestone of two million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK in less than 18 months is an achievement we are very proud of,” said PlayStation’s UK boss Fergal Gara. “To be the best selling ‘next generation’ console in Britain – installing faster even than the PlayStation 2 – is testament to an amazing and constantly improving product, the hard work of our trade partners and the team at PlayStation UK, and most importantly, the passion of the players.”

In Europe and Asia the PlayStation 4 is well out ahead, with Sony recently announcing that it has shipped 22.3 million consoles worldwide. Microsoft has consistently avoided giving any accurate figures, but the Xbox One is believed to have sold around 12 million worldwide and the Wii U around 9.5 million.

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