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Report: Metal Gear Solid 5 on PlayStation 4 crushes Xbox One sales in the UK

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GfK Chart-Track, a market research company that tracks sales of many forms of media in the U.K. and Ireland, has announced that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain has the third-best first-week sales of any game in 2015, behind only Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

"It also marks the series’ return to the top of the All Formats chart for the first time since 2008," the company announced.

The interesting part is that the game seems to be sell much better on the PlayStation 4 than Xbox One.

"PS4 takes a commanding 72% share over Xbox One which has 22%, while PS3 edges to a 3% share over Xbox 360 with just 2%," the company's blog post stated.

It's important to remember that third-party companies such as GfK Chart-Track are extrapolating overall sales using imperfect information, so we don't know how PlayStation Network or Xbox Live sales would factor into the overall numbers. Nor do we have any official data about how well the game is or isn't performing on the PC, although Steam Spy is stating the game has sold a little under half a million copies to date.