The votes have been counted, the phone lines are closed - and top shop watchers Chart-Track can now reveal that UK consumers bought an estimated 165,000 PlayStation 3 units in the first two days after the console went on sale.

That makes PS3 the fastest-selling home console in history, beating the Wii - which shifted 105,000 units during its launch weekend - and Xbox 360, with 70,000 sold. Microsoft and Nintendo struggled to meet demand for their consoles, leading to bare shelves, empty hands and wet cheeks across the land.

For the full report, head on over to GamesIndustry.biz.

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