A ‘substantial’ number of PS4s coming to the UK before Christmas, Sony promises

PlayStation UK is celebrating record-breaking sales of PS4, and has promised gamers that a ‘substantial’ amount of stock is now being flown into the UK.

The firm sold just shy of 250,000 consoles in two days last week, significantly more than the previous record holder – PSP – which sold 185,000 units over a four day period.

The sales helped retailers take home 175m in sales last week.

In a statement sent to MCV, Sony has praised retailers, customers and partners for their part in the success, and have promised to fulfil the demand from gamers still waiting for their machines, and even deliver more machines than expected into retail.

"We are delighted by the initial sales of PS4 and are proud to have set new records for a UK console launch," said UK MD Fergal Gara.

"In particular, I want to thank all the gamers who have waited patiently for PS4 and who have come out to support PlayStation. I also want to thank all of our retail and publishing partners who have helped make this possible by delivering huge sales in a very short period of time and great games for PS4.

"Since the initial announcement back in February, pre-orders for PS4 have surpassed all expectations and we continue to work hard to fulfil the remainder of these pre-orders and to deliver additional consoles to the market for the many more gamers who want a PS4. Substantial further volumes of PS4 will arrive in the UK before Christmas."

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