PS4 crowned bestselling UK console in 2013, beats Xbox 360 by a hair

The PS4 has become the best-selling home console in the UK for 2013, beating the Xbox 360 by a fraction.

Sony’s next-generation console pipped the Xbox 360 to become the best-selling UK home console in the final weeks of 2013.

Beating the Xbox 360 by just a couple of thousand units, Sony managed to sell over 530,000 PS4 units in five weeks.

These figures made it becoming the fastest selling console in UK history, as well as 2013’ best seller.

“We are delighted with the very strong sales of PS4 to date,” said Fergal Gara, PlayStation UK MD. ”Since we unveiled the console, gamers have shown huge interest in the PS4. Our focus now is rebuilding stock levels so those that have not been able to get a PS4 can finally experience the next-gen.”

Across the world, PS4 sales hit 4.2 million by the end of 2013, with software sales recorded at 9.7 million.

“I’d like to thank the gamers, our retail and publishing partners who played a big part in making this success possible”, added Gara.

However, the PS4 was not the best-selling game system of 2013, the gong for that particular title goes to the Nintendo 3DS.

Boosted by a strong software release schedule, which included the likes of Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the 3DS was the UK’s best-selling overall game system.

PS4 rival, the Xbox One, hasn’t been out of the sales spotlight either. Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One sales topped 3 million by the end of 2013 worldwide.

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Via: MCV

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