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Xbox One smashes sales records in Australia

Microsoft’s Xbox One has been crowned the fastest-selling video game console to date in Australia, as its key rival, Sony, struggled to fulfil pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 (Industry, Xbox One)

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Excalibur  +   316d ago
In Australia...
Septic  +   316d ago
Which is surprising really because the Australian market is very pro-Sony.
Jubez187  +   316d ago
Well then they're sure in for a treat..
GrizzliS1987  +   316d ago | Well said
how many lies will we have to hear until the ps4 finally restocks everywhere.

its getting pathetic how much their capitalizing on the sold out ps4.

disagrees? read the article lol sony couldnt ship enough to them to fullfil all preorders, the guy even says he hasnt seen such demand for a ps4 since ps1 days
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Blachek  +   316d ago
Being that they are a hardware manufacturer, with a supply chain and tons of experience in the market, you would think they could handle a new product launch.
Septic  +   316d ago | Well said
@Grizzli

"its getting pathetic how much their capitalizing on the sold out ps4."

WHAT??

I have to say congratulations to you. I think you just posted the most idiotic post I've read on N4G all year. I just...don't even...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4...
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LOGICWINS  +   316d ago
@GrizzliS- I hear what your saying, I just don't understand why your so bothered about it.
JokesOnYou  +   316d ago | Well said
Yeah X1 is selling very well despite the nonsense it's sitting on store shelves.

Recently overtaken ps4 on the world's largest online retailer Amazon:
#2 on Amazon best seller after selling out yet a couple days ago.
http://www.amazon.com/best-...

#12 on the Best sellers list of 2013
http://www.amazon.com/gp/be...

Now back at #1 on the most wished for list due to being sold out.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/mo...

-Now doing very well and surpassing ps4 in Australia. All this at that higher price is pretty amazing.
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Sitdown  +   316d ago
@GrizzliS1976
So it's Microsoft's fault that Sony didn't scale back their amount of countries in order to try and met demand?
Godmars290  +   316d ago
@GrizzliS1987:
More like how much will these "lies" be worth in a month or three. Tomorrow.

If there's any truth or worth to the story the XB1 will become a viable product in Australia. Contribute to its overall world success. Or just be an empty PR/fanboy point.
GrizzliS1987  +   316d ago
i dont argue with nerds.

no i am not bothered by it.

i bought a xbone first, ps4 second.

If you cannot see what i see with the comment i made, youre too stupid to continue talking with.
slimeybrainboy  +   316d ago
@Jokesonyou

Worlds most unreliable source. The Amazon list. you're not looking at the evidence.

Go to page 2 of your list, you'll see that the Dualshock 4 is well above the PS4. So either by these numbers there have been more DS4's sold than PS4's? Does that really seem likely to you?

I'm not saying that Amazon havent sold more DS4's than PS4's, that's possible. But this would only indicate that the Amazon charts are not representative of the entire market, and/or the buying habbits of consumers (where they buy what). Or the list is pretty much advertising and not an offical chart.
Septic  +   316d ago
"If you cannot see what i see with the comment i made, youre too stupid to continue talking with."

Please spoon feed me, what are you saying? How is it pathetic that MS are capitalising on the supply issues of the PS4? Maybe I am too stupid...I can't see the truth:

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/...

There is no spoon?
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theBAWSE  +   316d ago
@jokes funny you seem to miss out the part that xbone is readily available to buy whilst ps4 is complete and utter gold dust

let's hope your around to comment when Sony fulfils all their backlog as you strangely seem to go missing when it's pro Sony news against xbone
pyramidshead  +   316d ago
@jokersonyou

Love the little grasps at victory in between PS4 stock replenishments, must be the only thing that's helping it sell by buying on the shelves constantly :/.

I think you should be happy people are that thirsty for next gen systems that they're buying the X1. Must be a massive kick in the teeth to hope to get the PS4 and come out with a X1 lol.
Utalkin2me  +   316d ago
@Septic

Which is why it is surprising you didn't read the article.

"as its key rival, Sony, struggled to fulfil pre-orders for the PlayStation 4."

"The Australian Financial Review Australian sales of Sony’s device fell short of Microsoft’s across the same period a week earlier, primarily due to the company being unable to ship enough ­consoles to meet the number of pre-orders at bricks-and-mortar retailers."

"“It’s been overwhelming,” he said. “I’ve been around since PlayStation One and we still haven’t seen the kind of demand we’re seeing now for PS4."

"He pointed to research from firms Roy Morgan and Telsyte that suggested more than 600,000 PlayStation 4 units could be sold over the next six months, ahead of the Xbox One."

That says it all right there....
dedicatedtogamers  +   316d ago
Back and forth, back and forth.

Sony breaks sales records: "let's wait and see".

PS4 outsells the Xbox One: "early sales don't matter"

Xbox One breaks records in Australia because PS4 is sold out everywhere: "ERMAGERD! Xbox One domination!!!"
Septic  +   316d ago
Utalkin2me

I'm not talking about PS4 sales. I'm just surprised MS did that well in Australia. Like I said, it is very pro-Sony there and I didn't think the X1 would smash records in Australia.
christocolus  +   316d ago
Wow...i must say congrats ms...doing this good even with the higher price tag and all...but this doesnt mean you should stop working on a cheaper and smaller version of the xbx one..that will be the one i buy for my nephew.
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nukeitall  +   316d ago
I think this proves that Xbox One is selling like hotcakes, even at a $100 more. I think gamers get the console in their hand that the buzz is working.

I think however though, that the real test will be next year and it starts with Titanfall and onwards. The early years of the Xbox 360 wasn't that great, but as it gained momentum and PS3 fizzled. Likewise, the Wii U had a huge momentum, but sadly quickly fizzled as well.

Point being, it is too early to tell, but what has been consistent is software sells hardware, not the other way around.
JasonKCK  +   316d ago
@slimeybrainboy

"Go to page 2 of your list, you'll see that the Dualshock 4 is well above the PS4. So either by these numbers there have been more DS4's sold than PS4's? Does that really seem likely to you?"

That ^^^ is just people buying multiple controllers. Hate to break it to you, but most people who buy consoles have families and friends, or they buy backups. There are more controllers than there are consoles out there. A little logic goes a long way.
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theBAWSE  +   316d ago
@nukeitall you are the dumbest troll on n4g bar none

the ps3 fizzled? so it didn't outsell the 360 yearly to make up a 10million deficit?

like jokesonyou I hope to see you around on this site in a couple months when the ps4 is readily available
alexkoepp  +   316d ago
It was pretty clear to me once I had the ps4 and the Xbox one and spent time playing with both, that people would much prefer the Xbox over the PlayStation.... the ps4 is nothing new, its just a ps3 with a different feature set (some new stuff but took out stuff also). The Xbox is a new way of experiencing your entertainment, and when people got to see this stuff first hand most would prefer the better experience over a slightly more powerful GPU. Most console sales go to people who don't know/care about specs, it was clear for me Xbox is way cooler. I played through killzone and haven't turned my ps4 since. My xb1 comes on every day.
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mikeslemonade  +   316d ago
HAHA nice spin.. Australia population 22.68 million

https://www.google.com/sear...

California population 38.4 million.

X1 fanatics can only seem to spin the numbers in their favor haha.. Look at Worldwide.

Miami Heat Won the finals last 2 years. Does it matter that they lost the few games during the season and in the playoffs??
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mikeslemonade  +   316d ago
Hey X1 fanatics.. read the article.

"Sony, struggled to fulfil pre-orders for the PlayStation 4."

"The company would not break out local sales, but industry sources told The Australian Financial Review Australian sales of Sony’s device fell short of Microsoft’s across the same period a week earlier, primarily due to the company being unable to ship enough ­consoles to meet the number of pre-orders at bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Michael Ephraim, the managing director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, said the company was planning to fulfil pre-orders before Christmas but expected ongoing ­shortages."

Nope.. Sony has Australia too turns out. Nice trying to "spin" your way out of Sony Domination. Just because Sony fell short of supplying preorders. Still more demand for PS4 confirmed!
DragonKnight  +   316d ago
Wow, the two biggest Xbox supporters copying and pasting the same comments as usual.

@everyone: Smashing sales records in Australia for the Xbox One would have been hard to not accomplish given that Australia is more pro-Sony. So the 360 selling fewer consoles meant it was easy for the Xbox One to "smash" those records, especially considering PS4 is in so much demand it's bought up immediately and others have to suffer through either waiting, or buying an X1.

@Jokes: Go ahead and just ignore that the PS4's pre-orders will put it ahead of the Xbox One when the stock is replenished. I'm sure you'll remain reticent during those days.

@nukeitall: The PS3 fizzled? The PS3 outsold the 360 yearly/globally every year since release, has surpassed the 360 in total units sold, and has had better games and lasting support than the 360 for years now. In what world is does that qualify as "fizzled?"

Oh I know, in the world where NDP's American numbers equals the true numbers and Kinect titles equate to real games right? Put down the Microsoft corporate pamphlet and get out some more. You don't even have an Xbox One yet and you're still singing its praises.
frostypants  +   316d ago
Not surprising at all...see "struggled to fulfill pre-orders"...which means this isn't a result of Australian consumer sentiment, but a result of supply chain problems for Sony.

Glad the One sold well but let's not create false conclusions.
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JokesOnYou  +   316d ago
Wow the butthurt is strong in some of the above comments:

#1 I have never, ever badmouthed the ps4 sales (check my history) in FACT many of my past posts either praised ps4 initial high sales or acknowledged it's sold out for the most part, with limited restock here and there.

#2 The SAME folks critical of my comments here where I just lay out facts are the SAME ones on every thread of X1 sales talking as if X1 was not selling well NO FACTS just assumptions....making early predictions of ps4 dominance, saying X1 would not do well because of price, needed a cheaper sku than ps4 to compete, micro is in trouble, ps2 days are back etc, etc...at most like now all I said is its too early and micro will do fine.

#3 How is Amazon now "unreliable" it's just a very good indicator as it's the biggest online retailer, quite often games and products at the top of the bestsellers usually end up as best sellers on NPD or other sources.

#4 My comment does not in anyway suggest ps4 is not sold out but folks are not buying a X1 just because ps4 is sold out as if they won't be able to find a ps4 until 2015= NO, if they really want a ps4 search or wait a short time for new stock. I think the butthurt comments are just reality/karma slapping those who can't face the fact that X1 IS SELLING VERY WELL, and unlike me these SAME folks don't want to see BOTH CONSOLES DO WELL.

The latest news correlates to those reports back in July that said X1 was predicted to outship ps4, which at the time I stated could be a factor in sales http://www.gamesindustry.bi... but then everyone called it crazy and were more than happy to believe the production problem rumors from any old blogger, cinemablend, cboat, lol, my,my, my how things have changed, with folks acting like micro having MORE stock is a bad thing....not surprising on this site from the SAME folks who swore for ever that ps3 outsold 360 worldwide along time ago with NO reliable source linked, then later sony themselves announce 80mil sold worldwide AFTER micro did.
http://m.ign.com/articles/2...

Talk is talk, the links speak for themselves.
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gaffyh  +   316d ago
According to the article, it seems that PS4 has sold out, and Sony didn't ship enough to the area. From the sounds of it, if they had shipped more, they would have sold more than the Xbone, and would have had the fastest selling console in Australia title. Kudos to MS for shipping a decent amount of consoles, Sony were focused on US and Western Europe, and they forgot to ship enough to Australia.
TRGMatt  +   316d ago
Read the full article...Sony couldn't fulfill preorder demands and supply didn't generally meet demand.

"“It’s been overwhelming,” he said. “I’ve been around since PlayStation One and we still haven’t seen the kind of demand we’re seeing now for PS4."

and

"He pointed to research from firms Roy Morgan and Telsyte that suggested more than 600,000 PlayStation 4 units could be sold over the next six months, ahead of the Xbox One."
wolokowoh  +   316d ago
It's not that surprising when you consider Forza 5 is at launch. The series has been very popular when proportionally compared to other markets. Much more popular than any other exclusive at launch on either platform.
cheetah  +   316d ago
Not really. Despite the fact that any retailer you walk into will tell you that you won't see a ps4 until February and that they have enough Xbox,s to build a stadium, Australia is very similar to the US as consumers here believe the BS.

Store employees are pretty bad here too and are major fanboys. Probably because MS give better gifts.
mikeslemonade  +   316d ago
^Jokes

Never said X1 wouldn't sell well. 3 weeks after launch every system sells well. However I was right and PS4 is even ahead of my predictions. PS4 reported to outsell X1 5:3 in estimates in U.S. alone.

As for which source is reliable that's just up to debate. With the number of sources that say a certain thing it's pretty conclusive that PS3 is beating 360 and PS4 is beating X1 5:3.

And who is the "butthurt" person..? The person who calmy refutes someone's argument or the person that uses personal attacks such as the word "butthuirt". That would be you Jokes trying to defend and spin X1 sales.
Sono421  +   316d ago
I realise that Grizzli said it in a bit of an outlandish way... but that's no reason to disagree... it says right in the beginning that Sony couldn't fulfill all the pre orders there..

Now I think I see where the confusion is coming from.. it says fulfill... not fill... as in there were people who pre orderred who didn't get their console.. now it doesn't say any specific numbers... but Grizzli could be right.. just saying... the closest way we could actually compare the two sales in australia would be to compare the PS4's pre order numbers to the Xbox One sales but that's obviously still not entirely accurate due to the fact that not everyone pre orders...
Animal Mutha 76  +   316d ago
Congrats to MS. It's a good result no need to spin it Sony fans.

Both consoles are going to sell very well overall. Some people need to accept that and just enjoy the good stuff to come.

I'm a very happy X1 owner but never say never on a PS4 a year or two down the line if the exclusives are too good to miss.

Game on.
Prime157  +   316d ago
Wow, so many of you are writing books to each other.

None of you are wrong, chill.

There are too many unknown variables for these arguments.

How many units total world wide? Maybe Sony only sent 100k and ms sent 200 to that market? Maybe MS sends a lot of their consoles to Amazon?

This easily has to be the dumbest fight I've seen on n4g as there is much information missing.
FITgamer  +   316d ago
@JOY You are using the daily Best Sellers not yearly. The only Xbox one SKU that has made it on the yearly list is the day one edition, while every PS4 SKU has made it on that list. Nice try though.
BitbyDeath  +   316d ago
How can it be the fastest selling when it hasn't sold out?

Did this come from MisterX?
kewlkat007  +   316d ago
Isn't sony a hardware guru manufacturer...

Why would they have supply issues..

Microsoft a software company. Good for them...

This generation just started and they are doing better than xbox 360 numbers all around. .can't complain about that with prior gaffs, and much more expensive console...

Revenue should be good with xbl subscriptions and software down the pipeline..
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IaussieGamer  +   316d ago
The only reason for this is the short supply Australia have for the PS4. If you took in account all the pre orders still to be filled the PS4 has smashed the XB1 in sales. The only reason the XB1 has done better is due to supply.
Underworld  +   316d ago
It's because of the low supply here. PS4 preorders here have been filled for months and you can't get one anywhere. You can still preorder but you won't get it till early 2014. The X1 is available pretty much everywhere.

It is definitely because of supply.
JokesOnYou  +   315d ago
Mike again you are on some bogus "unsourced predictions" compared to real sales. Sony is going to sell every ps4 they can make for awhile and Microsoft is going to sell every X1 they can make for awhile....but it's only ps fans like you who swear X1 isn't selling well or ps4 will dominate. The only two questions are how many consoles both can produce early= early sales lead and MOST IMPORTANT if you actually care which sells more is which one will be more desirable AFTER loyal fans/early adopters have bought one after about 6 months when demand is less, stores are stocked and the actual games do more talking. lol you talk of predictions STILL, I however link you FACTS.

What I find funny is that there rightfully alot of recognition now that ps4 is sold out but when sony made sales record news by dedicating ALL their initial stock to the US thus having more to sell vs micro splitting their initial stock in 13 regions and thus having less impressive 1 region totals nobody recognizes that 1 mil sold out worldwide in 24 hrs vs sony 1mil sold out in US in 24hrs makes the end result the same BOTH sold through their initial stock but sonys headlines were better for US and UK because they had more initial stock to those regions, now micro seems to be winning re-supply at least as far as the US goes IF Amazon is reflective of other US retailers and Australia sales. Sony last reported 2mil, again great news but that is again counting more time and it's later Euro shipments. Surely I when micro accounts for similar time on the market and similar subsequent shipments they will be at minimum in the neighborhood of that. Again notice I'm not saying X1 is outselling ps4 worldwide only that it's at least comparable when ALL factors are considered= which is quite different then what n4g, bloggs, cinemablend, Pachter, cboat fans continue to predict.

Again you can talk about predictions but the predictions keep changing, hell go back to July and there were vastly different doom n gloom predictions for X1, today however ironicly you are having to talk about WHY X1 SOLD MORE THAN PS4 in Australia...not a conversation you thought we'd be having then 'eh? Who knows what the conversation will be like in 6 more but either way I won't hide even if ps4 does significantly better (I doubt it) I will still enjoy my X1 and the fact that it's not even close to the failure all the foolish haters predicted, credit where credit is due, that's all.
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ChristopherJack  +   315d ago
No we're not. Microsoft dominated last gen here for quite a while. Sony did eventually come back on top & maybe if they were more prepared would have stayed on top during current gen launch.
Skip_Bayless  +   315d ago
^Jokey
Fine you say AMAZON, I say COSTCO. Clearly two different things are happening. Also why is the gap getting wider. Just give the benefit of the doubt to sources. I gave you the benefit of the doubt to Amazon despite it not having numbers to back it up.

At the end of the day PS4 sales gap is widening. Meaning Sony is supplying more PS4s. Never said X1 will fail right now. I said Sony will gain major market share. I said 3:2 early on and then 2:1 by the end of the generation. And it's reported that my ratio is actually smaller than reports.

And once again you bring Australia. So just listen to yourself.. You talk about Australia and Amazon? Two places that don't give us the entire picture. If you can provide actual real numbers from Amazon then you might have an argument there.
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micbrc  +   315d ago
It still is myself along with many other Australian are still waiting for our pre orders to come in and the list has expanded to march for some people.

So it looks like some people have cancelled to get a console before xmas.
PS4FEVER  +   315d ago
not really. Every eb game store i walk into , it's always xbox dominant. I always wondered if microsoft pays them for that extra bit of coverage.
jebabcock  +   315d ago
Those Amazon rankings appear to only include consoles that are available for sale either by Amazon or a third party... that makes them meaningless for console comparison
calis  +   315d ago
"disagrees? read the article lol sony couldnt ship enough to them to fullfil all preorders, the guy even says he hasnt seen such demand for a ps4 since ps1 days"

How long or easy do you think it is to mass produce consoles on the scale they were pre-ordered at?
AndrewLB  +   315d ago
Jokesonyou- The PS4 is now 75th on Amazon's best sellers in 2013 (so far) list. Xbone is destroying it @ #12.
4Sh0w  +   315d ago
Skip, Jokes gives links proving that X1 has overtaken ps4 on Amazon as bestseller currently and as the Bestseller of 2013 so far. Sure its just 1 retailer but the largest retailer which indicates X1 is gaining especially when everybody is claiming you can't find a ps4 anywhere. All you do is say the gap is growing with no proof whatsoever. Las t sony said was 2.1 mil but we don't know what that is compared to X1 now and which way the gap is going, surely if sony has no stock and micro does logic says the gap is closing because the links prove in Australia and the US the X1 is selling, I doubt it's sitting on shelves by the tons everywhere else either.
Concertoine  +   316d ago
Man, there's just no winning with you guys is there?
Congrats to MS.
mcstorm  +   316d ago
I agree. The xbox One is selling very well and a lot better than people on here said it would. Well done MS. Also Well done Sony and come on Nintendo lets get your sales up too.
Bolts-N-Rays1109  +   316d ago
What's wrong with Australia?
frostypants  +   316d ago
Electronics are always jacked up over there. Everything is expensive and they have weird supply issues. Dunno if it's due to tariffs or what.
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cesuf  +   316d ago
@Bolts

Off topic point here, but u gotta ask whats right with Australia. Not for this article but they lead the world in the highest female to male ratio. 4-to-1. Im so moving there.

http://today.ninemsn.com.au...
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wolokowoh  +   316d ago
They simply like Forza. Nothing wrong with that. Xbone's momentum will decline and level off after launch.
micbrc  +   315d ago
Currently our waiting list is back up to march for a ps4 in every retailer across the country so allot of poeple are cancelling for xb1's so they can make sure the kids have a new game console under the xmas tree i guess.
calis  +   315d ago
More XB1s available than PS4s. That's all there is to it.

People are still waiting on second and third batches of PS4s to arrive so they can get them and these people were people who originally pre-ordered not long after it was announced.

PS4 will sell more here than the XB1. There is no doubt about it.
christian hour  +   316d ago
It's funny, there's mass emigration going on over here at the moment, sure what else are the Irish good for?

Anywho, most my friends are currently working/living over in Australia, all of them have ps4's pre-ordered, but most of them have bought Xbone's to tie themselves over until they get the call from their chosen electronics store that their ps4's are in. Must be nice to have that much disposable income... Guess it's time I emigrated too :)

None of these peoples had ps3's last gen either, they were all very much 360 people, borrowing my ps3 the odd time to play the likes of mgs4 or naughty dog games, true gamers :) I was fortunate enough to get a 360 and a ps3 before the jobs went to shit over here.
Blachek  +   316d ago
Why would they buy a $500 console to tie themselves over until a $400 console was available?

There isn't a heck of a lot out yet on XB1 that would make it worth the money. Next year maybe, but picking up a game for a 360 or PS3 would make a lot more sense.
mediate-this  +   316d ago
@ christian hour cool story bro!!!
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Neonridr  +   316d ago
@Blachek - I am sure the same could be said about the PS4 lacking any real games at the moment too...

Apples and Oranges my friend.
JohnnyBadfinger  +   315d ago
Lol because there is only a $50 difference in the 2 consoles here. Sony being the console with the highest mark up. PS4 should be priced around the $450 mark here but those gremlins bumped it up too $550. X1 should be $550 but was bumped up too $600. And X1 accessories are cheaper than their competitions counter part.

I know of nobody who has jumped ship from Xbox to playstation for the new gen. Why swap when you have invested so much time in the brand and it's exclusives to swap because of a not yet great difference on specs?
Plus you play where your friends play. Only 3 people from my friends list said they are getting a ps4 first. But said the will almost definitely get a x1 aswell.

Anyway the Xbox is selling better because ms managed their supply better than Sony . I haven't bought a x1 yet. Not even vaguely interested in a swap to playstation especially since it's only saving me $50
malokevi  +   316d ago
"In Australia... "

yes.... do continue...

I imagine you were getting ready to condescend to AN ENTIRE CONTINENT! One populated with, oh, you know, human beings?

Anyways, this is good news for Microsoft. Not WOO HOO MICROSOFT WINS SO I'LL TAKE THIS AS A PERSONAL VICTORY IM THE BEST YAYYYY! It's good news. Both consoles will undoubtedly sell well down under.
HighResHero  +   316d ago
I would say it has more to do with the PS4 being sold out then their geographic location....

One way or another the video games industry is healthy and dedicated consoles aren't going anywhere.

I wonder how many doom and gloom propagandists are eating their words right now. :]
Volkama  +   316d ago
Bit early to declare victory for consoles. The hardcore demographic were never the concern, it's the ~80million other people that might be susceptible other 'smart' devices.
wolokowoh  +   316d ago
In the past 360s have seen a sudden rise in Australian sales everytime a Forza game releases, I'd attribute it to the regional popularity of Forza 5. When the dust settles, PlayStation will likely be on top.
aviator189  +   316d ago
Yes, we can read the title.
So let me get this right.. xbox is #1 becuz ps4 is sold out? is that right?
3-4-5  +   316d ago
I'm surprised they even allow Australians to know what games even are.

They seem so strict with their gaming laws down there.

Hopefully they are getting to enjoy the XB1/PS4/WiiU
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cesuf  +   316d ago
Their brilliant politicians ban violent games ya, but that has nothing at all to do with if they "know what video games even are". I gotta call ignorant troll here bro.
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Fz6soldier  +   316d ago
Amazon best Eller list changes as items become available, as you can see, even though the PS4 is the hottest item this year, it is now sitting at 42 on the Amazon best seller list because stock has been out for sometime, but they had plenty of Xbox ones instock just the other day.
Pogmathoin  +   316d ago
Well, this will not go down well... now Austrailia is a 3rd country I guess, were it does not matter.
Games_R_Us  +   316d ago
Australia is a very healthy market and one thats been dominated by Sony for many years. This is big news for Aussies and Xbox gamers as the Xbox moves to top spot.

Well done Australia.
micbrc  +   315d ago
I live in Australia and almost every single retailer has them in stock and hasn't sold out while the PS4 pre order list has grown to March.
Death  +   315d ago
Kind of odd that a country that is seeing so much demand is being treated in a way that is less than they deserve. To see Playstation fans talk about Australia like they are a third world country is sad at best. At least Microsoft is keeping the country well supplied if they are in stock at every single retailer. Probably not the best allocation of available units since there are other regions seeing higher demand and a problem keeping them supplied.
dale_denton  +   315d ago
yeah smashes records by not selling.
zerocrossing  +   316d ago
Congratulations to MS, but it does beg the question as to just how many sales Sony would have made in comparison had they had enough PS4s to go around.
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ThePope  +   316d ago
Neither company has many to go around. Why do you think Microsoft scaled back its launch?
zerocrossing  +   316d ago
Well they do need to make sure that the sales cover manufacturing costs.

Also, it's a pretty typical business practice for companies to hold back their products so that they can tell everyone they're sold out, this allows companies to evaluate demand for their product and it also generates hype which often leads to an increase in potential sales.
TheDarpaChief  +   316d ago
Yeah the overstock in stores all around rhode island beg to differ
cesuf  +   316d ago
@zero

An equally relevant question I have would be: how much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
zerocrossing  +   316d ago
Well that is a hot topic ;)
ape007  +   316d ago
wow the unthinkable happened, the all one approach worked there
cyhm3112  +   316d ago
nah, as the author said, it is because not enough ps4 are over here.
raresteak  +   316d ago
I have relatives and a few Aussie friends.

They don't care for quality as much as they do for brand. Wouldn't surprise me of Xbone sells more than the PS4 there.
Bennibop  +   316d ago
PS4 is out selling the x1 in Oz its the lack of PS4 stock that has caused the issue.
B-radical  +   316d ago
Please never ever speak on my behalf again. Aussie gamers care for quality as much as the next country
raresteak  +   316d ago
You're neither one of my Oz relatives nor friends.

When did I speak on your behalf? Don't be dense.
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JackVagina  +   316d ago
PS4 has been sold out at EB games since August
ThePope  +   316d ago
Sold out before it released! Wild!!!
snp  +   316d ago
My local Dick Smith had 59 ps4 orders up till launch day. They got in 9 consoles.

Congrats to MS that they're doing well, but let's face it the Ps4's unfilled sales column dwarfs it's delivered consoles column. If the two columns were added together the PS4 number would be huge - and the second column will become the first before too long. By contrast the Xbox1 is readily available.
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Blachek  +   316d ago
I feel like I could go out today and within 2 hours find and buy a PS4 if I actually wanted one. I think everybody has their panties in a bunch over pre-orders.

Pre-Orders don't mean a thing if you don't fulfill your commitments. Build the units and get them into customer's hands, that's the name of the game.
snp  +   316d ago
Preorders are sales. Some may get cancelled, but most won't. Of course they have to fill these orders and before the climate that created them changes, but ignoring them is ridiculous and willfully misleading.

As for going out today and finding one within two hours.. if you're refering to Australia, the place and context being discussed, good luck. Lol. There's a reason Australian Ps4's on gumtree/ebay etc are selling for hundreds more than their street price. I can assure you, as someone who actually lives in the country, that claim is preposterous.

(ed: and first comment should read 'first column will become the second before too long'.)
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JackISbacK  +   316d ago
few days back i read an article which stated more people in australia want ps4 ,but after release things changed ,now people are enjoying both and having great time with that this is the power of the gaming ,fanboys says shit but gamers choose games ,yeah both will having amazing games in future and xb1 willl never see drought of games ,now m$ is also having many 1st party big studios ,and now gamers must look out for what they liked more halo on xb or uncharted on ps4,order1886 on ps4 or titanfall on xb1 ,infamous ss on ps4 or fables leggends on xb1,exclusioves from santa monica on ps4 or exclusioves from 343,black tusk,rare on xb1 ,have a great time gamers ,i'am having botha and liking features on both consoles from knect to twitch.
pyramidshead  +   316d ago
Sony would have snagged that easily if the whole world wasn't so damn thirsty for PS4s. Factories must be on overdrive by now.

But yes MS congrats on this somewhat hollow victory in aus land! :)
Nujabes_  +   316d ago
Love the excuses. Keep 'em coming.
pyramidshead  +   316d ago
Love your inability to follow recent game news ;).

Keep it salty.
frostypants  +   316d ago
@Nujabes_: Read the f*cking article.
Hicken  +   316d ago
Every report of the XB1 outselling the PS4- all two of them, at this point- has come with the additional knowledge that the PS4 was extremely out of stock at the time. It doesn't take a genius, then, to deduce that even if the PS4 had had only as much stock on hand as the XB1- which hasn't actually sold out as Microsoft has repeatedly claimed- it would have moved more units.

Simply put, demand for the console far outstrips its supply. And that demand is obviously higher than the demand for the competition's product.

Nah, let's not use our heads. Let's just fanboy it out and chalk it all up to "excuses."
mmj  +   316d ago
Long term sales will show popularity, PS4 would likely have smashed all of these records Microsoft are setting if there weren't worldwide shortages.
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Whiskeyjacked87  +   316d ago
PlayStation just has to boost supply and its over. And over. And over.
Eonjay  +   316d ago
Well it makes sense. If you don't have the stock to meet demand... someone else does.
WeAreLegion  +   316d ago
From the article:

“It’s been overwhelming,” he said. “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 pointed to research from firms Roy Morgan and Telsyte that suggested more than 600,000 PlayStation 4 units could be sold over the next six months, ahead of the Xbox One.
snp  +   316d ago
They sold out of first shipments prior to release - and some stores as far back as July - as well as second shipments (due mid December), and intermediary shipments (bundle shipments) which are just filtering into preoder customers of over a month ago now. The Ps4 hasn't seen a store shelf since it's release here, and nor will it till at least late January by the sound of it (third shipment sales are also through the roof).
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AilonTrusk  +   316d ago
lol went to pick up knack yesterday, saw some guy buy an Xbox one day one edition.
Volkama  +   316d ago
Works both ways. He saw you buying Knack.
AilonTrusk  +   316d ago
lol im kinda of surprised, knack is actually fun, well for me it is.
Volkama  +   316d ago
Uh huh, fair play. Reviews are not a great way to gauge a game at all.

In recent years I have enjoyed plenty of games that didn't review well. Similarly there are games scoring 9s and 10s that just don't resonate with me at all.

Play what you want to play :)
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kaozgamer  +   316d ago
afaik here in western australia, ps4 is sold out till jan. dammit i should have pre-ordered :(
Belking  +   316d ago
Now you fanboys see what i meant when I said selling out and not being able to keep up with demand can be a bad thing.
WeAreLegion  +   316d ago
Wait. So, you're admitting demand for the PS4 is greater than demand for the XBO?
pyramidshead  +   316d ago
shhhhh, let him dream.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   316d ago
You're funny to watch squirm. You can't stand XB1 doing well.

You do know some countries are sheltered from the pro PS4 and anti XB1 smear campaign that has been in effect for months. People will see the XB1 for what it is, with the Aussies being among the first, collectively. The rest of the world will realize just how next gen XB1 is, as they already are at a slightly slower pace.

Once Some of MSFT's features and services launch and the cloud compute servers are widely used for more advanced gaming, XB1 will take off.
JeffGUNZ  +   316d ago
In America, both consoles are selling extremely well. I've been in 20+ stories that carry both consoles and each are not expected to restock till the new year (target, walmart, best buy, gamestop, and Toys'R'US, etc). I've looked everywhere andI got one email from amazon saying they had some in stock and five minutes later when i got back to my apartment to check they were all sold out. Inside source tells me my girlfriend secured an xbox one day one edition for Christmas (she's a saint, obviously).
WeAreLegion  +   316d ago
I'm not squirming though. I'm glad Microsoft is doing well now. This industry needs all three major console makers to stick around. Is it so hard to think someone isn't hoping and praying that at least one company fails?
FighterJoe  +   316d ago
You seriously cannot get a PS4 in Australia, they were all pre booked and still are into next year. It's all about supply.

Xbox Ones are available everywhere over here (AU) there is no shortage at all so it stands to reason.
B-radical  +   316d ago
Good on MS for supplying enough.Although a few could of went to more then 13 countries
XiSasukeUchiha  +   316d ago
Let the flame wars begin, LOL
spektical  +   316d ago
of course you're going to outsell your opponent when they (sony) are sold out already. Its like saying the team that scores more points in a basketball game will win 100% of the time.

Demand is so high worldwide they can churn them out fast enough.
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NatureOfLogic  +   316d ago
We all know PS4 is better, cheaper and will sell more. Why is everyone still talking sales? MS sold Xbox One where PS4 supply is limited. *slow clap*
buynit  +   316d ago
And the trollphy award goes to you...

To be honest i would of given it to a few up top but it was a long way for a reply button..
mafiahajeri  +   316d ago
Lol Australia's a continent and a huge country and everything but there population is 22 mil which can hardly be considered a huge market...
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getmad  +   316d ago
lol @ sony fanboys. once again, if this was about ps4, people would be "OH MAH GAAWWD!!! PS4 IS HUUUUUGGGEE!!". and no, i don't own xbox one or ps4. I just don't care about these big corporations enough to defend them.
Dewitt  +   316d ago
So all the rumors about yield issues for the XB1 turned out to be the opposite, it's Sony's fault for not filling the demand. Glad to see MS doing well after all the hate and lies going around from insiders.
snp  +   316d ago
Think they've probably churned out similar numbers. Sony's obviously, right or wrong, comfortable enough with it's position and momentum in Australia to send a larger % of it's consoles to other areas and let Australians wait. The US and UK - places Xbox brand is strongest - are likely the main culprits for snatching up ps4 stock.

Bit annoying if you're an Australian customer trying to get a hold of one, but can understand it from a business standpoint. As long as it doesn't go on too long; if it does/did Sony would risk it's strong brand name and demand in this country. Resentment could fester. (but that's a ways off)
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SlavisH2  +   316d ago
Why are you people mad, smh. You guys don't work for Sony. Its great for us as consumers for there to be competition for our money. I hope ps4 x1 and wii-u sell well its good for gaming.

p.s. I hope sells are close because the companies will really have to fight for our money due tough competition indirectly resulting in higher services. Thats more bang for our buck!
Nerdmaster  +   316d ago
When I read the title, I thought they'd sold 500k or something like that. When I saw "a total of 65,917 Xbox One consoles were sold", I was disappointed.
TristanPR77  +   316d ago
Next gen console launch on UK, both consoles on stock:
PS4 fastest selling console on UK history
UK population:63.23 millions

Australia launch, PS4 was not on stock:
Xbone fastest selling console
Australia population: 22.68

Do the math, the only reason the xbone sold more was because the PS4 wasn't on stock. Even with that the PS4 is ahead of the xbone on the US and Europe.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   316d ago
I seriously doubt that the whole population is gonna buy a console or even both consoles
MxRBrobaFett  +   316d ago
Oh ya? Well ps4 smashed sales records on Mars. With one.. One ps4 sold
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khyu7777  +   316d ago
"...as its key rival, Sony, struggled to fulfil pre-orders for the PlayStation 4."

let's not kid ourselves. PS3 outsold x360 in Australia despite 16 months headstart and 200$ difference. imagine what will PS34 do this gen
vinniects  +   316d ago
when will people learn, in business sales are sales and it doesn't matter the reasons why. If Microsoft can take advantage of sony's lack of production than good for Microsoft. Sony is not the same company it was ten/twenty years ago. Sony is making to many business mistakes.
kiddy  +   316d ago
wonder how many can use it with the issues for both xbox one and ps4
urwifeminder  +   316d ago
Glad its doing well here hope you are all enjoying it as much as me.
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