by William D’Angelo, posted 1 hour ago / 249 Views
2017 has been a strong year for PlayStation 4 sales in the UK, as the console accounted for half of all physical game sales.
50.2 percent of all retail game sales were for the PlayStation 4, according to UKIE and GfK Chart-Track who provided data to GamesIndustry. The Xbox One came in second with 31.6 percent.
This is the first time a single console accounted for more than half of the games market. The previous record was set by the PlayStation in 1998 with 47.9 percent.
15 weeks in 2017 saw a PlayStation exclusive top the charts. This includes seven weeks of Crash Bandicoot: N Sane Trilogy, two weeks of Horizon Zero Dawn, as well as one week of the following – Persona 5, WipeOut: Omega Collection, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Gran Turismo: Sport.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let’s Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.