PS4 sales boosted by Infamous Second Son release

Adoption of Sony's console reportedly jumped 106 per cent last week

UK PS4 sales leapt 106 per cent during the week ended March 22 thanks largely to the release of Infamous Second Son, MCV reports.

In the midst of PS4 shortages that Sony doesn't expect to be fully resolved until next month, the company is also believed to have released extra stock into the trade to coincide with the release of the game, which is available standalone or as part of a new hardware bundle.


"Based on what I've seen so far, I think it is going to be tricky until around about April," PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara said recently of the PS4 supply situation.

"You might get a fortnight or a week here or there where it is more available, but we should be back to free supply by about April. That's our best guess. It might be a little earlier than that, or it might be a little later. But we'll get there."

Before last week, Xbox One was the best-selling UK console for four weeks in a row, MCV says. However, retailers have told the site that PS4 remains in control, with Xbox's recent success aided by restricted supply of Sony's system.

On Monday, Infamous Second Son debuted at No.1 on the UK all formats all prices chart, enjoying the second biggest week one release for a PS4 game behind console launch title Killzone Shadow Fall, according to retail monitor Chart Track.


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