If you're the kind of person who cares about sales figures, you might be interested to know that Microsoft is confident that the Xbox 360 will be this year's best-selling console in the UK. "Very, very confident," in fact.
Xbox Live product manager Pawan Bhardwaj told CVG that data from GFK Chart-Track puts Xbox 360 sales figures above all other UK consoles during the start of the year, and that he's "very, very confident" that the PS3, Wii or Wii U won't overtake it over the holiday season.
"The data we have is for the January to September period, but I can absolutely assure you that the Xbox 360 will be the best-selling console for the calendar year," Bhardwaj continued.
GFK Chart-Track were unwilling to confirm the statement, with a spokesperson promising to "reveal the year's best-selling hardware when the year is over".
It's unlikely (to the point of impossibility) that the Wii U will be able to overtake the Xbox 360 due to its late November release date and slow-to-start UK marketing campaign, but Sony's new 'super-slim' PS3 4000 model and bundles may well be a strong contender. As GFK said, we'll have to wait until the end of the year to find out.