PS4 Has Accounted 50.2% of All UK Physical Software Sales in 2017, Xbox One 31.6%
One of every two physical games sold in the UK during 2017 was for PS4, according to GamesIndustry with data from UKIE and GfK Chart-Track.
The Sony console focused 50.2% of the market in stores, followed by Xbox One with 31.6%. The complete data will be revealed at the end of this week in a graph that will collect all the information of the year.
UKIE cites that this is the first time that a single platform accounts for more than half of games sold in the UK. The last record was the original PlayStation, with 47.9% of physical sales in 1998.
Another relevant fact is that Sony has kept its exclusive games longer in the first place. The most important has been Crash Bandicoot: N Sane Trilogy, seven weeks in that position during the summer.
Other titles with a good debut have been Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5 – also with PS3 version -, WipeOut Omega Collection, Uncharted: The lost legacy and Gran Turismo Sport.
In total these games have occupied the first place for 15 weeks, something that did not happen since 2009 when Wii managed to maintain Wii Fit for 16 weeks at the top.