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PS4 and Xbox One to shift 3.1 million units in the UK this Christmas

Monday, 16th September 2013 14:24 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales will hit 1.8 million units and 1.3 million units respectively this Christmas period across the UK. That’s the prediction by trade body the Entertainment Retailer’s Association.

The firm has projected that PS4 will outsell Xbox One during the period, and that combined, would generate some £1.2 billion in revenue. The figures come from a poll that surveyed over 2,000 consumers.

However, MCV has added that it is unlikely there will actually be 3.1 million next-gen consoles to go around this Christmas, due to high demand and dipping stock levels.

The ERA’s director general Kim Bayley said in a statement, “The drama and excitement generated by PS4 and Xbox One look set to produce the sales boost retailers have been crying out for”, and the group added that games will outsell music and film this holiday season.

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  1. schnide

    However, MCV has added that it is unlikely there will actually be 3.1 billion next-gen consoles to go around this Christmas..

    ..and I’d agree ;)

    #1 1 year ago
  2. ps4fanboy

    should be 3.1million not billion. but still true

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Llewelyn_MT

    If they manage to deliver 2 million this year it will be a huge success.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. AngryConsumer

    the ps4 will sell moar than the xbone. because it is the most powerful console. i bet 10 dollars that the ps4 will sell alone 4 millions, while the xbone will just sell for 1.5 millions. my reasoning for this is that people have smarten up. they dont want to be taken by the nose by the microsofts, when they later put the drm back.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Eon

    @4.
    Dollars, so I’m assuming you’re American or Canadian, who knows. Anyway, 10 doesn’t seem like you have much faith in it, seriously, why not put 100 on it? ;)

    Also if you are American, I can assume English is your first language, which begs the question as to why your spelling is so atrocious.

    Which then leads me onto my opinion that your comment is very ironic in suggesting people have “smarten up”.

    —-
    On topic:
    Interesting figures, doesn’t make a huge amount of difference to us consumers but it’s good to see both consoles are looking to sell well at launch. Roll on November!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. AngryConsumer

    @5 im canadian french…

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Eon

    @6. Good to know

    #7 1 year ago
  8. sebastien rivas

    I hear UK as an interested target by MS and now by Sony manufacturer too.

    Is UK such a strong console user compared to any other country or is it relative to an interest in UK currency that would help make a console profitable?

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Professor Zoom

    I wanna predict too:

    Xbox One: 3 million in UK
    PS4: 1 million in UK
    Wii U: 2 000 in UK

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n5E7feJHw0

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Professor Zoom

    #10
    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/254/a/f/troll_harder_t_shirt_contest_by_metalfluffyninja-d5edqvl.jpg

    #11 1 year ago
  12. pcbros

    “PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales will hit 1.8 million units and 1.3 million units respectively this Christmas period across the UK.”

    Considering Sony has the stronghold in the UK, 1.8 vs 1.3 is really good for Microsoft.

    I’d like to see what the US numbers look like…

    #12 1 year ago
  13. antraxsuicide

    @12 Yeah, those numbers don’t show a very large lead for the Playstation. The way people online talk about the consoles, you’d think the PS4 would be dominating.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Cort

    We, the 360 has outsold the PS3 in the UK (though I don’t know the situation pro-Tara by time on market). So predicting a PS4 win is a turnaround of fortunes. So not so good. But it’s no surprise to anyone monitoring the game and console preorder charts at all the big retailers.

    #14 1 year ago

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