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PS4 Confirmed as UK’s Best-Selling Console of 2016; Physical Game Sales Drop Significantly

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The PS4 was the UK’s best-selling console in 2016, according to market research firm GfK’s latest report – confirming Sony’s mid-December declaration.

Without providing specific figures, GfK announced that the system beat out competition from both the 3DS and Xbox One to claim top spot for the third consecutive year; a full breakdown of sales is expected later in the week.

The report went on to state that the PS4 and 3DS were the only consoles to shift more physical games in 2016 than 2015; the industry saw an overall drop in physical sales by a significant 13.4 percent, down from 28 million units to 23.7 million.

Interestingly, GfK’s analysis declared that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the second best-selling game in the UK last year, contradicting previous reports. Tantalisingly, it did not reveal the top-selling title, which is expected to be announced later.

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  • Mohammed Allha

    It’s probably pokemon sun&moon or uncharted 4 or fifa17

  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    Was a confirmation needed? really, in any contry? same result!

    • Michael

      Too bad they still make next to nothing off of console sales.

      • QUIMICOMORTAL

        Pft! Who told you that? And why does he lie to you?

        The ps4 was sold at a loss and became profitable just 6 months after launch.

        Almost 3 years later with 50 million units sold and a cheaper model the console has become way cheaper and very profitable.

        • Michael

          yea, but what they don’t tell you is that money is used to balance out other stuff, which is why you don’t see them posting any profits.

          • QUIMICOMORTAL

            Um, yes they do, they share their earnings report every quarter. And the whole company has been in the black tanks to the huge PS division success.

            Now, if they use that money to balance other divisions losses is irrelevant since we are discussing Playstation and not Sony and your claim was they weren’t making money out of the console sales, which they are.

  • Sticky Notes

    It almost had to be FIFA for sure