UK PS3 sales unaffected by Xbox surge

Wii also selling consistently, DS still top.

UK sales of the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii were not impacted by the recent surge in Xbox 360 sales that coincided with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Kinect.

UK Xbox 360 sales more than doubled in the aftermath of Kinect's 10th November launch, but according to UK hardware sales figures obtained by Eurogamer, neither PS3 or Wii registered a noticeable slump.

The Wii outsold Xbox 360 in the week preceding Kinect's launch, and both Wii and PS3 posted numbers consistent with their previous weeks' totals following the camera-based controller peripheral's much-hyped launch.

In fact, Eurogamer can reveal that weekly sales of all three major home console formats rose considerably in the period leading up to Kinect's launch.

According to a separate source, however, Nintendo DS has been the best-selling console in the UK over the past five weeks with the exception of the Kinect launch week.

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