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Quite an achievement:

 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-12-19-ps4-took-half-of-all-uk-physical-game-sales-in-2017

2017 was an incredible year for the PlayStation 4 in the UK, with Sony's console accounting for one out of every two games sold at retail.

Data provided to GamesIndustry.biz by UKIE and GfK Chart-Track shows that PS4 represented 50.2% of all physical software sales over the course of the year. The nearest competitor was Xbox One, which accounted for 31.6% of all games sold.

The full rankings of consoles by share of software sales will be revealed in our 2017 Year In Numbers infographic later this week.

UKIE notes that 2017 is the first year on record when a single platform has accounted for more than half of the total games market in terms of units. The previous best was the original PlayStation, which accounted for 47.9% of all boxed game sales in 1998.

Also notable is that Sony formats will have the most exclusive titles at No.1 in the UK charts this year. The most obvious is Activision's PS4-exclusive Crash Bandicoot: N Sane Trilogy, which racked up seven weeks in the top spot over the summer. This was not seven weeks consecutively: Crash was dethroned for one week by Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, another PS4 exclusive.

Sony's other 2017 chart-toppers include Horizon Zero Dawn, which managed two weeks (although not consecutively), as well as Persona 5 (exclusive to PS4/PS3), WipeOut: Omega Collection, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Gran Turismo: Sport (all of which spent one week at No.1).

That's 15 weeks with a PlayStation title at No.1 in the UK - a feat not seen since 2009 when Nintendo racked up 16 weeks at the top of the charts, mostly with the original Wii Fit.


 

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No competition at all



Pocky Lover Boy! 

PS4 50.2%
XB1 31.6%
Switch/3DS/Vita ~18.2%

and the UK is one of the few territories where the Xbox does well.



Which clearly shows that the digital attach ratio is 50+% to X1 and 30-% for PS4 because X1 games sell more than PS4.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

JRPGfan said:
and the UK is one of the few territories where the Xbox does well.

US, UK and...?



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Size wise to $ spent, is Uk the best video game market or am i miss estimating things.



DonFerrari said:
Which clearly shows that the digital attach ratio is 50+% to X1 and 30-% for PS4 because X1 games sell more than PS4.

Must be sarcasm here because this clearly showed nothing about digital at all.

Last edited by Vizigoth04 - on 19 December 2017

It’s official, the UK loves Sony and doesn’t like the Switch very much.



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StokedUp said:
It’s official, the UK loves Sony and doesn’t like the Switch very much.

You're basing this on physical game sales?



Vizigoth04 said:
DonFerrari said:
Which clearly shows that the digital attach ratio is 50+% to X1 and 30-% for PS4 because X1 games sell more than PS4.

Must be sarcasm here because this clearly showed nothing about digital at all.

But of course... Is just that some users here covers all SW sales PS4 have over X1 as X1 having even more digital sales in a way that they always sell more... if they could they would have already invented digital/untracked console sales.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994