PS4 Sales Hit 2m Milestone in UK

Sony's latest system outpaces record PS2 Numbers.

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The PlayStation 4 has accumulated two million sales in the UK, reaching the milestone faster than the best-selling console in the company's history, the PlayStation 2.

According to trade publication MCV, the feat was achieved over the weekend, with PS4 extending its lead as the UK's best-selling games console this year so far.

“Reaching the milestone of two million PS4 consoles in the UK in less than 18 months is an achievement we are very proud of,” said PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara

“To be the best selling 'next generation' console in Britain--installing faster even than the PlayStation 2--is testament to an amazing and constantly improving product, the hard work of our trade partners and the team at PlayStation UK, and most importantly, the passion of the players. I would like to thank everyone involved in helping us achieve this landmark."

It is not clear whether PlayStation 4 is the fastest console ever to reach two million sales in the UK, as detailed historical figures are not publicly available. However, previous reports indicate that Nintendo's Wii managed to sell 1.1 million units in its first nine months in the UK, and within 24 months had managed 3.6 million. Those numbers would suggest that Nintendo's best-selling console remains the fastest to reach two million units.

Worldwide, Sony has sold 22 million PlayStation 4 units so far.

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