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

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

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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