Chart Track said the performance of the console at launch managed to eclipse the previous holder of that record: Sony’s original handheld the PSP, which had held it since 2005.
The Xbox One was well and truly beaten in the launch weekend, with MCV reporting that Sony’s next-gen console sold 250,000 in its first 48 hours on sale, compared to 150,000 for Microsoft’s next-gen effort in its opening weekend.
In terms of the UK All Formats Chart, Call of Duty: Ghosts returns to the top spot, knocking FIFA 14 down to second ‘despite strong sales on PS4’.
Battlefield 4 is able to keep a hold of third place, holding off the PlayStation 4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall, which enters at four and was boosted by the PS4 hardware bundle. This bundle was able to make a bigger impact in the Individual Formats Chart, which sees it at number one for the week.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag drops down to fifth whilst LEGO Marvel Super Heroes keeps hold of sixth place.
Grand Theft Auto V is able to climb its way into seventh, whilst the PS4 launch helps propel Need for Speed: Rivals into eighth this week.
Just Dance 4 climbs in at number nine this week, as Batman: Arkham Origins rounds off the Top 10.
There were three new releases outside the Top 10 this week, with the PS4 exlusive Knack coming in at number 13, which means it was able to outsell Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U which enters the charts at number 14. The last new entry is Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, which appears at number 38.
The UK All Formats Chart Top 10 (Week ending 30th November) is as follows:
- (2) Call of Duty: Ghosts
- (1) FIFA 14
- (-) Battlefield 4
- (N) Killzone: Shadow Fall
- (4) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- (-) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- (8) Grand Theft Auto V
- (13) Need for Speed: Rivals
- (14) Just Dance 4
- (16) Batman: Arkham Origins
You can see the full Top 40 here.
So the PS4 is able to stroll to victory in the debut weekends on sale, and Knack is able to sell more than Mario. As the countdown to Christmas begins we may start to see a pattern emerging in the charts in the coming weeks.