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850k PS3s sold in Australia

Tuesday, 18th May 2010 09:34 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sony Australia’s announced that its sold over 850,000 PS3 units in the region.

The latest figures were confirmed as the firm launched the Video Delivery Service in the country this week, with president Michael Ephraim saying it’s on target to beat 1 million units by the end of 2010.

Despite that, Sony and Microsoft with Xbox 360 remains behind Wii, with 1.7 million units sold in the region.

PSP go, however, isn’t enjoying much success: it’s only sold somewhere between 20-25k since its launch last October.

“The handheld space is very crowded and we have to keep in mind that [the PSP Go] was the first device of its kind to launch without packaged goods,” Ephraim told Gamespot AU.

He added that Sony intends to perk up PSP go sales by releasing a console and ten free-game download bundle, as well as other promotions.

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  1. Gekidami

    Shame all of the games are banned. :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1 Import, import, import :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. evilashchris

    But the PS3 has no games! ;)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    In Australia that is actually true!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. SavageD

    The really funny part is that of the (unedited) MA15+ PS3 games I’ve bought locally in Aus, some even still have the UK 18+ logo on the discs!

    Even more amusing, is that the Fallout 3 GOTY I imported from the UK has the Aus ‘MA15+’ logo, and the UK ’18′ logos side-by-side.

    Bless be the parallel import; our stupid rating system aside, it’s the best way to bypass the ‘downunder tax’ we seem to be afflicted with out here.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. reask

    Whats the 360 figure?
    If memory serves me right it passed the million mark a while ago.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DaMan

    the 360 is at 1 million atm.

    http://www.vg247.com/2010/04/20/1-million-360s-sold-in-australia-and-new-zealand/

    #7 4 years ago
  8. scratchy69

    But that’s Australia AND New Zealand. Wonder how many Kiwis have a PS3. Could put the figures very close to each other.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DaMan

    I’m pretty sure the PS3 figures are for the whole region (AU/NZ) as well.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    Not according to whats written:
    “The latest figures were confirmed as the firm launched the Video Delivery Service in the country this week”

    Not unless New Zealand and Australia are in the same country…

    #10 4 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    850k in Aus alone is pretty impressive.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DaMan

    hmm, true. well what is the population of NZ then, like 1/6 of AU? guess MS and Sony are pretty much equal atm.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. reask

    Ta daman
    Population of New Zealand is 4,296,756.

    http://www.trueknowledge.com/q/population_of_new_zealand_2010

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DaMan

    Lol. well, AU is at 22,350,390 according to Australian Bureau of Statistics. the lifetime PS3/360 sales atm are equal then I guess.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Syrok

    Which a bit more than 1/6 of the population of Australia. Good guess, DaMan :D

    #15 4 years ago