Both the PS4 and Xbox One have done incredibly well in the UK, shifting a total of 894,000 units combined at the end of December 2013. However, the PS4 has a significant lead compared to the Xbox One, selling 166,000 more units in a slightly shorter time.
The data, according to ERA (using Chart-Track data), says that Sony generated £181.8m from PS4 sales on the UK High Street, while the Xbox One made £144.5m. Demand for both consoles is very high, meaning stock shortages for a few months, but sales for both consoles will continue to grow.
ERA director general Kim Bayley said, “Games continues to deliver digital sales strongly, but it was disappointing that Xbox One and PS4 came so late in 2013 and then huge demand meant stock sold out quickly. Retailers will be working hard in 2014 to maintain the sales momentum of these two great new pieces of kit.”