Sony recently revealed that, in the U.S, Destiny helped shift the most PS4 units since Christmas and now it's Sony UK's turn.
According to MCV, PS4 hardware sales rose 300% in the UK last week thanks to Destiny’s launch, making it PS4's biggest of the year in Britain. The site also reports that PS4 outsold Xbox One by 2:1 in the UK last week.
Microsoft shouldn't be too downhearted of course. Sony did have some new hardware which was bundled with Destiny, while there were also some excellent deals going around (although generally for both consoles).
On the brighter side, Microsoft has some interesting titles on the way which could help Xbox one sales pick up. Forza Horizon 2 is just around the corner, as is Sunset Overdrive, which also comes with a new white SKU. In addition, Microsoft will be hoping that FIFA 15 will help it pick up some hardware sales thanks to exclusive Ultimate Team content and a hardware bundle. It also has a bundle for Advanced Warfare and surely Halo The Master Chief Collection will help it pick up some sales.
Sony's not finished yet either of course. The publisher still has DriveClub, which looks amazing and it also has a new release in its popular Singstar series. LittleBigplanet 3 could also prove to be a hit and of course it'll be hoping it continues its trend of being the go to hardware for third party titles; there are certainly plenty on the way, such as the aforementioned FIFA 15 and Advanced Warfare, as well as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Project Cars, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Escape to Dead Island... the list goes on. It also has some early releases for 2015 with The Order 1886 and the highly anticipated exclusive, Bloodborne.
There is also GTA V, the latest footage of which was recorded on PS4. Could it be that Sony has snagged the marketing deal? That could prove a shrewd move if it turns out to be the case, especially with it releasing so close to Halo.
We must not forget Nintendo, which will be hoping to have a hit on its hands thanks to Smash Bros on the 3DS and Wii U, while Bayonetta 2 could also prove to be something of a sleeping giant.