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PS4 will be number one console of the generation, according to analyst

Report suggests Sony's new console has sold more in its first two weeks than any other launch

Analysts at DFC Intelligence have predicted that the PlayStation 4 will dominate console sales this generation.

In a report, the firm predicted that not only will the PS4 outsell the Xbox One over the course of the new generation, but it has also called Sony's launch the most successful console launch of all time.


Despite the early success of the PS4 though, DFC doubts the new console will manage to reach the total lifetime sales figures of the PS2 or Wii.

"The initial success of the PlayStation 4 bodes well for its future," DFC says. "The PlayStation 2 and Wii went on to be the best selling console systems ever.

"DFC Intelligence does not believe that the PlayStation 4 will surpass those systems but reiterates its forecast that the PS4 will be the number one system of this generation."

Meanwhile, both Sony and Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick believe the PS4 will outsell the PS3.

Microsoft has sold two million Xbox One systems iin the 18 days since its launch on November 20, but is trailing behind Sony's PS4 sales, which reached 2.1 million in 14 days.

PS4 sales are comfortably outpacing Xbox One sales in Spain, according to the country's top PlayStation executive.