PS4 Generating More Interest Than Xbox One In The UK
Europe has always appreciated the PlayStation brand.
After the PS4 launched in the UK, early reports indicate very strong sales and a high level of consumer interest. In fact, as reported by The Telegraph, retailer GAME has stated that demand for PS4 pre-orders was "four times higher than it had seen for the PS3."
Again, it helps that Sony actually had systems to sell at launch this time around, but even so, that's impressive. Amazon UK has predicted the PS4 will become the fastest-selling game console in their history, outstripping the current record-holder: Xbox One. However, the UK's high street retailers are betting on the Xbox One to edge out the PS4 over the next month. Currys category director for consumer electronics Phil Samuels said that thus far, "Xbox is nudging into the lead."
Even so, the PS4 currently holds the top spot on Amazon's PC and Video Gamers pre-order chart, and it's also #1 on the "Most Wished For" list. It'll definitely be a competitive race but word on the street - not the high street - is that the PS4 might end up being more popular.
12/1/2013 10:32:13 PM Ben Dutka