Over 250k PS4 consoles were sold in the UK in the machine's first 48 hours on sale.
Retail sources have confirmed the extent of PS4's tremendous performance to MCV following Chart-Track's confirmation this morning that PS4 is the UK's fastest selling console ever.
MCV estimates that UK PS4 sales reached approximately 87m during this period.
Xbox One sold in the region of 150k units in its first 48 hours on sale.
This means that the current-gen trio (which until recently referred to as ‘next-gen') already enjoys an install base of around 600k units in the UK. Both PS4 and Xbox have already comfortably outsold Nintendo's Wii U, which was released in the UK over a year ago.