With one million consoles shifted at launch the Xbox One got off to a strong start, but unless we’re mistaken no records were broken.
Sony’s release of the PlayStation 4 last week has however succeeded in doing so – it has become the fastest-selling console in UK history, beating the record set by the PSP way back in 2005.
Over 185,000 PS4s were sold in the UK. UPDATE: A colossal 250,000 consoles were in fact sold, reports MCV.
The console’s release helps Call of Duty: Ghosts retake the top spot in the UK top 40, pushing previous #1 FIFA 14 down to #2.
Battlefield 4 holds in at #3, and then at #4 it’s the first PS4-exclusive in the chart – Killzone: Shadow Fall.
The rest of the UK top 10 looks like this: Assassin’s Creed IV at #5, followed by LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, GTA V, Need for Speed Rivals – which is up five places this week – Just Dance 2014 and Batman: Arkham Origins at #10.
Knack is the next PS4-exclusive in the chart after Killzone, entering at #13. That’s, somewhat sadly, higher than Super Mario 3D World which débuts at #14. Nintendo shouldn’t feel too down about this as it can likely be attributed to retailers pushing the Knack PS4 bundle.
The next new arrival in the chart is NBA 2K14 at #16 thanks to the PS4 version proving curiously popular.
Then all the way down at #38 it’s Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition.
The Xbox One launch titles remain in the top 40, but they’ve dropped by considerable amounts. Forza 5 falls from #5 to #15, Dead Rising 3 shuffles from #7 to #18 and Ryse fails to live up to its name by falling from #10 to #24.
Marvellous handheld duo Zelda: A Link Between World and Tearway have likewise dropped heavily this week – Zelda is down from #9 to #17 while Tearaway crafts its way from #26 to #37.