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These are the most popular games consoles this Christmas

The Sega Dreamcast?

Ha, no - we're joking. Could you imagine?

Sony has been harking like the herald angels that its PlayStation 4 console has sold more than 30.2 million units worldwide since its launch in November 2013 - with an even stronger Christmas expected due to recent price drops.

While there are no official figures for Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U (remember the Wii U?), analytics from VGChartz suggest that the PS4 has sold more than both rival consoles combined - with the Xbox One shifting around 15.6 million consoles to date, and the Wii U 11 million.

The current crop of consoles are still a long way short of rivalling the sales figures of former generations: the PlayStation 2 is the all-time best seller, shifting 155 million units in its long, prestigious reign. However, Sony claims that the PS4's current sales make it the "fastest selling" PlayStation in history.

Could the PS4 topple the PS2? Will the Xbox One catch up? Does anyone really care as long as we just get a load of brilliant games like Fallout 4 and Tomb Raider? Probably not.

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