Submitted by MaideninBlack 1068d ago | news

PS3 outsells competitors in Australia in first half of 2012

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCEA) today revealed the PlayStation 3 home console has outsold its competitors in the Australian market in the first half of the calendar year. (PS3, Sony)

ShinnosukeRFD  +   1068d ago
Maddens Raiders  +   1068d ago
The question is -
..why wouldn't this be the case?
Commander_TK  +   1068d ago
Don't u mean the Trey?
TongkatAli  +   1068d ago
C0MPUT3R  +   1068d ago
business as usual.
Dread  +   1068d ago
Australia is not the World.

Why do all these fanboys not realize that Australia does not equeal the world.

whatever, I'll make sure to remind them even though the title of the article clealry states that the numbers are from Australia.

lol....i bet it sounds stupid to remind people every time, but alas, that is exactly what happens in every single article about the U.S. numbers and the 360.
Sarcasm  +   1068d ago
Eh who cares about PS3 vs 360 sales. The 360 came out a year earlier in the U.S. and 1 1/2 years earlier in other territories yet the PS3 worldwide isn't that far behind.
Septic  +   1068d ago
Yeah but that's missing the point. Sony had a HUGE chunk of the market in the previous generation and no one would have thought that they would be relegated to third place or close second.
Bathyj  +   1068d ago
Septic, thats not the point either.

Everyone acts like cos Sony dominated they should do it again but every generation is anyones to win. Everyone is starting from Zero.

If anything, history has shown us that while the follow up to a big hit is usually a hit as well, no one wins 3 gens in a row.

Besides, I can handle being 3rd in sales if it means 1st in content.
iamnsuperman  +   1068d ago
I have issues with those articles because the title makes it seem world wide. At least here they have the country in the title
testerg35  +   1068d ago
Seriously? The titles normally just state NPD and nothing about "world". So I'm not sure how that implies world. After so many YEARS of NPD articles you would think PS3 fans would finally figure out that NPD =/= world.

Weird I never see you complain about MediaCreate titles not showing "Japan" in the title.
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jd666  +   1068d ago
U sound stupid for letting it get to u this much!! Why do u care so much?
Hicken  +   1068d ago
The difference is that there are people that actually TREAT USA numbers like they're World numbers.

Nobody's doing that with Australia.

Or anywhere else, for that matter. Most people understand that their region is but one of the many in the world. But, for some odd reason, when people talk about where the 360 is leading, it's suddenly treated as the only one that matters.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1068d ago

No it isn't. It's just fanboys taking advantage of the fact that the US is the biggest singular region of VG sales. They don't care that it's America so long as it makes a vague justification.
BrutallyBlunt  +   1067d ago

Yet people come into NPD topics to talk about worldwide sales, why did you neglect to mention that as well? Oh that's right, you're only purpose is to make sure the argument remains about your views and not anyone else. Many times you have those that want to make sure that worldwide numbers matter more and most often it's from the Sony fanboys because they don't like the PS3 getting trounced in North America. I think most people know by now NPD numbers are for the U.S.A. and not worldwide, but you can never have a topic that talks just about USA sales now can you, even though it clearly states NPD.

It's good to see Sony do well in Australia. They are actually doing quite well in most regions. The one that they do need to work on is North America, especially seeing as how it currently holds the most hardware sales overall when you add up all 3 major consoles. This is why the new slim model is a questionable tactic.
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GribbleGrunger  +   1068d ago
You are in no position to turn the argument around like that. These are Australian numbers and as such it has been responded to with that in mind. On the other hand, when American numbers are produced, 360 owners 'regularly' quote them as WWN and no matter how many intelligent people try to bring them up to scratch, they simply point out that America is the biggest market so that's as good as WW figures.

What you've done is the equivalent of kicking a dog because you say it bit you and then when it eventually bites you because you are kicking it, you point to the dog and say: 'see'. That is playground behaviour.
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testerg35  +   1068d ago
LOL.. come one gribblegrunger, please show how 360 fans think NPD equals the world. Its the PS3 fans that seems to get confused.
tokugawa  +   1068d ago

sales equal nothing to me. i aint a stockholder kid
GribbleGrunger  +   1068d ago
Well it's good to see that numbers don't matter to you. So we can both agree that Sony outsells the 360 every year and we won't hear any more nonsense to the contrary. Thank goodness for that
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BrutallyBlunt  +   1067d ago
GribbleGrunger, you're in no position to comment in the first place. Not when it's clear how biased you are. You talk about XBOTs acting like American sales are like worldwide sales, yet don't mention Sony fanboys who troll NPD topics and want to discuss worldwide sales instead.

If your position here is to favor Sony and be a fan of Sony 24/7 then stick to only talking about Sony. Otherwise you'll never give the opinion of one that matters outside of the subject of Sony.
GribbleGrunger  +   1067d ago
Levelhead: You are wrong.
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Knight_Crawler  +   1068d ago
Dude you know that at this point your beating a dead horse right?

Sony, MS and Nintendo have all made enough money to produce next gen comsoles - I dont think there main point was to come in first but to make a profit from the current gen consoles which they all accomplished.
Muerte2494  +   1068d ago
360 was the launch of the current gen....
I know you've heard already how the WiiU preorders are already gone. America is one of the biggest markets in gaming. It's not rocket science, people were craving for next gen and for an entire year there was only one console they could get. Not to mention that also in that first year, RROD wasn't covered under warranty.

@Septic, yes but people wanted next gen, and most weren't going to wait a complete year while other people were already jumping into this gen. You also failed to mention that the ps3 is still the most expensive console this gen. I think that being a close 2nd is an accomplishment in itself given it's starting price point.
DigitalRaptor  +   1068d ago

When U.S. numbers are brought up in NPD articles, in the eyes of 360 fanboys who comment, they might as well be worldwide numbers. The significance of the rest of the world is ignored by them to make it look like PS3 is selling the worst, when in fact worldwide, PS3 has more often than not sold more each year. There's no denying that because it's happened on many an occasion. Look at previous articles for the evidence.

Here, we have an article about PS3 performing better in one region. Nowhere do I see fanboys boasting that PS3 is performing better worldwide or ignoring regions for their own agenda.
wishingW3L  +   1068d ago
Sony needs to make money so they can keep pumping the exclusives!
Pillsbury1  +   1068d ago
Good ish Sony
stonecold3  +   1068d ago
glad to own a ps3 and im happy its doing well downhere in australia
Belking  +   1068d ago
At this point it doesn't really matter anymore. Nintendo is launching its next console and next year at least one of the other two will be revealed.
CShadow  +   1068d ago
They kill everywhere but U.S.
wages of sin  +   1068d ago
No they don't "kill" everywhere else. Japan yes, but that's like here in the states where Sony is getting their ass kicked.
thehusbo  +   1068d ago
its not 'like here in the states where sony is getting their ass kicked'. In japan the 360 is getting outsold by the ps2 on a regular basis and cant even sell 1000 units. while ps3 always sells MUCH more. the ps3 sells about 40k a week on average in america and the 360 sells about 50k. hardly an ass kicking..
GamerElite  +   1068d ago
360 is pretty much dead in Japan. It always comes in last place behind every console including handheld.
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TekoIie  +   1067d ago
The pattern of 360 sales and PS3 sales of the US and Japan is not in any way the same. The difference in the sales between the two is enormous in Japan.
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jd666  +   1068d ago
You'd think people had shares in their consoles the way they go on ranting!!
HappyWithOneBubble  +   1068d ago
Australians are smart buyers.
supergravity  +   1068d ago
Looks like Australia "gets it". It's crazy to me how much marketing can blind us in the U.S., the PS3's value, even @ launch with it's high price tag has always been greater, admittedly it cost too much for me at launch. The math has always been simple, I bought one 360, SERVICED mult. 360's b/c of RRODs, I've BOUGHT mult. PS3's b/c I WANTED to. It's a testament to Microsofts money and MARKETING, that people (mainly U.S.) still buy their product.
Qrphe  +   1068d ago
This is marketing in every field. The company that markets the most usually sells the most.
supergravity  +   1068d ago
I get that, doesn't mean it still doesn't blow me away...
TekoIie  +   1067d ago
"It's crazy to me how much marketing can blind us in the U.S., the PS3's value".

Or your just blind to the possibility of people liking something you don't..... *sighs*

Just think for a second.... that people.... might like Halo! GOD I know unthinkable right?

People will buy a 360 if it has what they want and the same goes for the PS3 and the Wii.
Grenade  +   1068d ago
Why do all of you argue over the sales of consoles?
It shouldn't matter to any of you, especially since none of you are going to lose or gain anything from the performance of these consoles.
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   1068d ago
Actually you can lose or gain something. Like last gen PS2 completely dominated the market while the Xbox and Gamecube was discontinued. PS2 is still selling now. When consoles sell developers support it and that means more games for gamers. When consoles don't sell developers won't support and that means less games for gamers. It's good that all 3 consoles have great sales and plenty of games to play.

So I do care about console sales because I love playing video games.
DivineAssault  +   1068d ago
so if the US is the only region where MS outsells PS3, whats that say about this country? All other countries think the US is full of heathen bafoons & theyre almost right.. I hate to say but most of my friends go the xbox route so i alienated myself from playing games with them online by going PS3.. Im not missing much tho, being that all they play is gears n halo games
urwifeminder  +   1068d ago
Well we do have lots of inbreeding in australia lol taste cant be helped.<s
Bathyj  +   1068d ago
Only in Tazzy. Or so the rumours go.
seanpitt23  +   1068d ago
The ps3 deserves to do well
cyclindk  +   1068d ago
Damn I wish I had a kangaroo.. some day, someday.
Bathyj  +   1068d ago
Would Laura Parker ever sleep with me?
BitbyDeath  +   1068d ago
'Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCEA)'

Something does not look right lol
Animal Mutha 76  +   1067d ago
Congrats to sony for having a good first half in OZ.

It does beg the question though which platform was previous best seller for 2011 and before that? Is this the first time that ps3 has been best seller? If yes then double congrats. If no then good but no big deal.
CShadow  +   1067d ago
They kill everywhere period.
iHeartHelloKitty  +   1066d ago
Why do people hate anyones success?

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