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PS4 tops Xbox 360 as UK's best-selling home console of 2013

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Sony's PlayStation 4 overtook the Xbox 360 in the final weeks of 2013 to become the UK's best-selling home console of the year.

According to MCV, over 530,000 PS4 consoles were sold in the final five weeks of the year, making it the fastest-selling console in UK history. What's more impressive is that the PS4 was also the UK's best-selling home console of 2013, surpassing the total number of Xbox 360 consoles sold in the year despite being available for just a fraction of the time.

"We are delighted with the very strong sales of PS4 to date," said PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara.

"Since we unveiled the console, gamers have shown huge interest in the PS4. Our focus now is rebuilding stock levels so those have not been able to get a PS4 can finally experience the next-gen. I’d like to thank the gamers, our retail and publishing partners who played a big part in making this success possible."

But while PS4 was king of the home consoles, it actually wasn't the UK's best-selling games device of 2013; that title belongs to the Nintendo 3DS. Earlier this week, Sony revealed that over 4.2 million PS4 consoles have been sold worldwide as of December 28th.

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