PlayStation 4 sure is a big success for Sony. Not only did the console have some pretty exciting exclusive titles this year but the sales of PlayStation 4 overall have reached the top. Now, statistics in the UK show that PlayStation 4 has sold exactly one out of two retail games in the country.
According to UKIE and Gfk Chart-Track, PlayStation 4 has a 50.2% share on all physical software sales in the UK, being followed by Xbox One getting 31.6% of the remaining share. This marks a huge win for Sony, which is mainly due to the constant release of console exclusives such as Horizon: Zero Dawn, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Persona 5.
This isn’t the first time Sony manages to reach such numbers though. Back in 1998, the first PlayStation console managed to get a 47.9% of the retail sales.
According to analysts, PlayStation 4 exclusives managed to stay at the top of the sale charts in the UK for quite some time now. Over the past year, all major exclusives that got released for the console had at least one week at number one of the charts. This includes Horizon Zero Dawn (2 weeks), Persona 5, WipeOut: Omega Collection, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Gran Turismo: Sport (1 week).
If that’s not enough to give you a clear picture of just how successful this year was for PlayStation 4, just consider the fact that the console has sold 70 million units in 2017 as of December. Over the last week, Playstation 4 has sold almost half a million units and this won’t slow down.
With the winter holidays starting in a week its only natural for all console sales to be pumped up a lot. In 2016, the December unit sales were at 4.793.141, so we expect a similar pattern for this year too.
In 2018, Sony has a variety of exclusives to introduce to PlayStation 4. God of War, Shadow of the Colossus Remastered, The Last of Us and Detroit: Become Human are only some of the upcoming best-sellers for the console.