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That's bloody brilliant, innit? 21 51.22%
 
'murica will drop a nukelar bomb on'em. 19 46.34%
 
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Troll_Whisperer said:

... relative to the population, of course. Actually, I'm pretty sure the UK is the country that buys the most core consoles per capita by a comfortable margin.

The UK has almost exactly 1/5 of the population of the US. But we have XB1 at 1m, which would translate to 5m in the US. XB1 is actually at 4.2m in the US. Yes, the Xbox is doing better in the UK than in the US!

The PS4 is at 1.36m. That would translate to 6.8m in the US, compared to the actual 5.2 (!).

Combined, it would be a total of 11.8m vs 9.4, a significant diffence of 25%. British people buy 25% more core consoles per capita than the US.

Add Wii U to the mix, and things are not as good but the UK is still comfortably ahead. 13.5 vs 12.4.

Congrats Brits. Big Boss save the Queen.

If however,  you allow the Wii U to be defined as a core console... the deviation drops to about 10% which is negligible.  After all, Americans have bought the Wii U at a rate in excess of 10× the UK...which is double what the population difference would have you believe is possible. 



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Ka-pi96 said:
pokoko said:
Does the UK see the same kind of boost over Black Friday and Christmas as the USA does?

UK doesn't really get a black friday boost... since we don't have black friday

We still get a huge xmas boost though, maybe even more than the US gets considering theirs is split between black friday and the weeks before xmas.

What about Cyber Monday?!  Tell me you get Cyber Monday!



pokoko said:
Ka-pi96 said:
pokoko said:
Does the UK see the same kind of boost over Black Friday and Christmas as the USA does?

UK doesn't really get a black friday boost... since we don't have black friday

We still get a huge xmas boost though, maybe even more than the US gets considering theirs is split between black friday and the weeks before xmas.

What about Cyber Monday?!  Tell me you get Cyber Monday!

Apparently we do http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/03/amazon-uk-cyber-monday-busiest-shopping-day



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

ratio wise yes , cause the brits on avergae are better off( that is every citizen isnt poor )
however america is still a bigger market
no way around that



NiKKoM said:
I do have to say i always buy my games from the uk cause mainland europe prices are higher

Same here,  Rayman legend is the only game this generation I bought in my country..All the rest from Amazon.UK =p. 



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small44 said:
This dosn't how it's work because uk has 5 time less then Usa doesn't mean if uk had the same population it would consoles would sell 5 time more

Of course we can't multiply the British population by 5 to find out, so what? We're talking in per capita terms, we do that all the time. It's just a fun comparison. Let's stop measuring GDP per capita too, since it doesn't make sense tu multiply or divide an economy.



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Teeqoz said:
Actually Ireland is the country that buys the most video games per capita.

I didn't know that. Any info to back it up? Not that I don't believe you, I'm just curious.



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Yes in UK nobody cares about Nintendo. That is brilliant!



Troll_Whisperer said:
Teeqoz said:
Actually Ireland is the country that buys the most video games per capita.

I didn't know that. Any info to back it up? Not that I don't believe you, I'm just curious.


I'm going to go ahead and say I don't believe you until you provide some evidence.



Well, I'm pretty sure in Puerto Rico console sales and videogames sales are higher per capita but since it counts towards USAs numbers...