Australia games sales surge after government cash injection

By Mike, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 18:31 GMT

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News.com.au is reporting that since Australian Prime Minister, Ken Rudd, decided to inject the country’s economy with $10.4 billion Australian dollars to help stimulate consumers’ buying power, game sales have risen 39 percent.

Microsoft marketing manager Jerry Hinton said, “We had retailers on the phone saying, ‘Quick, we’ve almost sold out [of Xbox 360 consoles]. We need more stock now.

“We had one of our retailers call us and say he sold 300 consoles on Tuesday and when the money kicked in by early Wednesday had sold 800.”

However, according to the article, Wii was the clear winner of the boost, selling 130,000 consoles compared with 45,700 Xbox 360s and 26,000 PS3s.

More through the link. Thanks Kotaku.

By Mike Bowden

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