PS3 Outselling Wii and Xbox 360 Down Under

Sony's having a G'day

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PS3 Outselling Wii and Xbox 360 Down Under
The PS3 has been outselling both the 360 and the Wii consistently since its launch in Australia, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia's managing director, Michael Ephraim, has said.

"Based on GfK since launch, PS3 has been the number one next-gen console, outselling Wii and Xbox 360 every week, except for last week," Ephraim said in an interview.

He went on, "Since March 23, PS3 has been the number one-selling next-gen console in Australia, and this is GfK figures. We've now sold 50,000--and we're very excited about the fact that it's being sold in retailers that are gaming retailers as a gaming device and other things, but as you'll notice it's now being sold in Harvey Norman consumer electronic stores as a Blu-ray player."

Ephraim's comments are no doubt in reaction to Nintendo, which was bragging last week that it had sold 100,000 units in Oz since it launched last year.

The PS3's Aussie performance is in stark contrast with its Japanese sales. The console has been suffering over there of late. It dropped below the 'psychological' threshold of 10,000 sales per week last month. Japan is also effectively getting a PS3 price cut, a move from Sony that may have been prompted by the console's flagging sales.

Source: Gamespot
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Comments

hollywooda 29 Jun 2007 11:38
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Sony Computer Entertainment Australia's managing director, Michael Ephraim, said...... that's when i stopped reading.
Captain Chaos 29 Jun 2007 12:05
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What a waste of time press release

"except for last week," lol
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ozfunghi 29 Jun 2007 12:26
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50.000?

Impressive, almost enough to make up for the difference of Wii outselling PS3 in Japan FOR ONE WEEK.

You tell 'm Sony. Keep the momentum going, lol.
Svend Joscelyne 29 Jun 2007 13:01
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I really hate to jump on the Sony hatewagon, but I couldn't help but point out the double meaning of:

"we're very excited about the fact that it's being sold"
RiseFromYourGrave 29 Jun 2007 13:29
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Svend Joscelyne wrote:
I really hate to jump on the Sony hatewagon


no you dont!
haritori 29 Jun 2007 13:44
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i quoted one and ill quote it agin but thats what you get sony when you truly believe that people who want the ps3 will have to and want to work overtime! you made a great franchise but you cant just ride the past into the future it takes a lot lot lot more sony learn to respect those who put you there and that is the gamers and developers, microsoft and intendo both learnt that the hard way and it looks like its your turn.

good luck in console wars this time round but i fear you may take last place with your over cofidence..
Myahon 29 Jun 2007 14:15
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its the 2 consolke curse, they got cocky.

atari held up 2 gens, then got cocky and made crap and Nintendo dethroned them, Nintendo led for 2 gens then decided to ride laurels and they lost to Playstation, now playstation is fallen and nintendo is back on top again.
Svend Joscelyne 29 Jun 2007 16:40
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RiseFromYourGrave wrote:
no you dont!

The fact I like Sony, have a PSP, PS2 and want a PS3 says otherwise, sunshine.
Nice attempt at trying to think you know who I am anyway. You tried so hard too.
Seriously, it was a joke. Try not to take it to heart too much.
RiseFromYourGrave 29 Jun 2007 16:50
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haha, woah there missus, i was joking too. no attempt to know you, no effort exuded and certainly nothing taken to heart dear fellow
Svend Joscelyne 29 Jun 2007 18:11
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Then my quibble is not with you good sir, but with the establishment of... something.
Come round my place sometime, we can play squash. ;)
RiseFromYourGrave 29 Jun 2007 18:22
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im a big cissy, scared of squash balls flying at my head at hundreds of miles an hour! how about badminton?
DC 1 Jul 2007 10:32
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Don't forget people, the PS3 was released in March compared to the Wii's December and whenever the 360 was released. PS3 was the new kid on the block so it's expected to get the initial high sales and all that but now the Wii is doing what it is doing everywhere else and outselling it again. Sony just had to put a nice spin on it to make themselves not look like they're doing crap. Even still, down under is the smallest market anyway so it wouldn't be a major achievement if they were actually doing well there.
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