PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

Alex Calvin
PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

Sony's new powerful Pro console is in stores and has helped PS4 console sales triple in the UK.

That's according to GfK hardware data seen by MCV for the week ending Saturday, November 12th, which says that overall PlayStation 4 sales rose 204 per cent week-on-week.

Of total PS4 sales for this period, 65 per cent of them were PlayStation 4 Pro. Sales of the original PlayStation 4 models – launch and slim –rose 8.5 per cent week-on-week.

Total PS4 sales were 44 per cent higher than Xbox Ones, with Sony's console claiming a 53 per cent share of the hardware market. Microsoft's machine took a 37 per cent slice.

It was a good sales period for Microsoft also, with the Xbox One seeing an 85 per cent jump week-over-week. This will in part be due to the platform holder cutting the price of original Xbox One models.

The PlayStation 4 Pro launched on November 10th after being announced at an event in New York in September.

Previously codenamed Neo, the machine is a more powerful version of the original PlayStation 4, boasting 4.2 teraflops of power. Xbox is also releasing a super-powered machine – Scorpio – next year, a piece of hardware that boasts six teraflops.

As of the end of the last fiscal quarter (September 30th), Sony had shipped 47.4m PlayStation 4sworldwide.

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