Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has today confirmed that PlayStation®3 established sales leadership position for the 2012 calendar year.
That is not a suprise.
I read this somewhere else earlier. Australia, was a back and forth market with Xbox but now PlayStation just overtook that region. Congrats to Sony.
They have good taste.
KAZ IS THE NEW POPE!!!!!
does he hide behind 6inch bullet proof glass like the other one. Now that's faith
Good to hear. Australia is often neglected by the video game market. And those poor folks are getting screwed on video game prices. PS3 and PS+ is a great value for people living in regions like this one.
Same in South Africa, Play Station has little to no competition here, but most of our game prices are in the region of R700 which is equivalent to +-$90.
Dis net te fokken duur. Hahaha
glad to own a ps3 from day 1?
why is that a question? it should, be glad to own a ps3 since day one!!!
What does that even have to do with this article?
^ Pride. It is the same with any fan of another console that recieves positive attention.
Good to hear. The problem was that the PS3 over here was highly priced compared to the 360, but after the priginal slim models, many more people started to pick them up. It is sort of looked at as the 'premium' console, but now it is super affordable with the newer slims. Plus, it doubles as a blu-ray player.
Didn't Australia have that promotion where Sony gave away PS3's (for free) with the purchase of Sony Bravia TV's at one point? I think Sony gave away over 20,000 consoles during that period. edit: http://www.current.com.au/2... @GribbleGrunger below No that promotion lasted from '08-'09 as far I know. I was just pointing out one of Sony's marketing strategies used in the AUS territory.
Yeah, that must be why! Good call.
Title: PS3 dominates 2012 sales in Australia click on the link: "28% market share!" Well, I certainly have a different definition for "dominating".
28% versus other consoles and handhelds is pretty good.
It is certainly not bad, but look at the market. The market conditions are pretty bad - Every console is down YoY for 2 years now, because this gen seems to take forever. When you look at total numbers of consoles sold, they are probably pretty close. And all are not doing well. So "domination" is something else IMO. But hey, it is PR-talk. These people are hired to make you believe that everything is just fine and you are the nr. 1 leader no matter what.
Well done to Sony and the Austrlians for picking a good console
Don't take this the wrong way, but it IS interesting that the only place the 360 is preferred over the PS3 is in its homeland. From Africa to Europe, from Japan to Australia and New Zealand, the PS3 is the most popular console.
in the world but US?
I'm in Australia right now! There are posters of Kaz Hirai in the streets, and the PS logo is the new national flag. No, but congrats to Sony, I guess.
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