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Xbox One sets new Australian sales record – report

Monday, 9th December 2013 16:52 GMT By Sherif Saed

Xbox One came out in 13 territories including Australia on November 23 and according to this report, it’s the country’s fastest-selling console.

The report suggests that Xbox One is the fastest selling console in Australia to date. The Australian Financial Review sourced the information from an NPD Group report, saying the console has sold 65,917 units in the first three days, which is more than double that of the Wii launch in 2006, the previous record holder. Unsurprisingly both consoles are also on track to outsell their predecessors along with the WiiU.

Sony would not provide sales numbers for PlayStation 4 in Australia. However Sources close to the Financial Review told the publication that Sony’s sales has fell short of Microsoft’s across the same period during their respective launch weeks. The reason is stated to be Sony’s inability to ship enough consoles to meet the demand. Sony has said to expect shortages while the firm tries fulfil pre-orders before Christmas.

Michael Ephraim, the managing director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, commented about the shortage saying, “It’s been overwhelming, I’ve been around since PlayStation One and we still haven’t seen the kind of demand we’re seeing now for PS4.

“The first weekend sales figures is just the beginning because we haven’t fulfilled all the pre-orders yet. We haven’t been able to completely fulfil the demand as yet but we will. ­Hopefully consumers can buy one,” he added.

Worldwide, Xbox one has sold through over 1 million units, while PlayStation 4 has sold through 2.1 million units so far.

Thanks, Videogamer.

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11 Comments

  1. pukem0n

    at least they “win” somewhere…

    still, throw Kinect out of the box and for 399$ it’s almost a no-brainer for americans, since football ermahgerd!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Gigabomber

    @1 thank you for injecting intelligence into the exchange.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. GK

    Sony does not give numbers but they know it is smaller? :D
    and how about people who claim,what PS4 in australia is sold out,who preorder don’t get,atleast not all them,and new shipment for christmas gonna be sold out even before christmas :)

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Francis O

    great numbers, the market is booming in Australia …

    #4 1 year ago
  5. mistermogul

    Interesting.

    Pachter has said in the US PS4 has outsold XB1 by 66% (1.25m vs 750k). The same is supposed to be true for the UK according to MCV…

    #5 1 year ago
  6. fengato

    Simply a matter of more stock. PS4 is sold out here for some time – XB1 was available without pre-order from most retailers on the day, and can still be picked up off the shelf from many retailers. I was talking to my local game shop, and there is clear frustration with the lack of ps4 stock.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. nimrod123

    thats intresting, since i went to JB yesrterday.

    no PS4′s until febuary but a dayone limted version of the xbox was siting right their

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    I think the PS4 is sold out here in Aus til Feb/Mar. Sony either severely uninterested or can’t produce enough or to meet demand here, & well everywhere else.

    Honestly I believe Sony may have a 2:1 lead worldwide by this time next year. Mostly thanks to Europe. The only outliers that I suspect may shift it to a smaller Sony lead market are Titanfall & Halo. Either way can’t imagine the Xbox One winning.

    On a side note the PS4 costs $549AUD($499.75USD) & XB1 costs $599AUD($545.27USD) so at first look Sony is kinda screwing us on conversion rate. The PS4 camera is $90AUD($80USD) so if you see camera as essential for whatever odd reason the XB1 is actually cheaper.
    The DS4 costs $99AUD($91USD) & XB1 controller $80AUD($73USD), granted that although the XB1 controller doesn’t come with a rechargeable battery & the Play and Charge Kit is $30AUD($27USD) it doesn’t really explain the large gap.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. nimrod123

    does anyone know the allocation numbers for both systems?

    i was speaking to a supplier who indicated 40,000 PS4′s where coming to AUS/NZ in the first wave at the absoulte max, anyone got hard numbers?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Christopher Jack

    @9,Nope.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Docker Al

    Still waiting for my PS4, ordered more than a month before release. JB have promised it will arrive before Christmas. Simply put Sony failed to bring in enough stock. Without a pre-order you won’t be able to walk into a shop and buy one until late February or March. Was going to cancel my XB1 pre-order after the COD 720p fiasco but glad I didn’t.

    #11 1 year ago

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