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

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Septic1560d ago

Which is surprising really because the Australian market is very pro-Sony.

Jubez1871560d ago

Well then they're sure in for a treat..

GrizzliS19871560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

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

Blachek1560d 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.

Septic1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )


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


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...

LOGICWINS1560d ago

@GrizzliS- I hear what your saying, I just don't understand why your so bothered about it.

JokesOnYou1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

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.

#12 on the Best sellers list of 2013

Now back at #1 on the most wished for list due to being sold out.

-Now doing very well and surpassing ps4 in Australia. All this at that higher price is pretty amazing.

Sitdown1560d ago

So it's Microsoft's fault that Sony didn't scale back their amount of countries in order to try and met demand?

Godmars2901560d ago

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.

GrizzliS19871560d 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.

slimeybrainboy1560d ago


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.

Septic1560d ago (Edited 1560d 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:

There is no spoon?

theBAWSE1560d 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

pyramidshead1560d ago


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.

Utalkin2me1560d ago


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....

dedicatedtogamers1560d 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!!!"

Septic1560d ago


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.

christocolus1560d ago (Edited 1560d 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.

nukeitall1560d 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.

JasonKCK1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )


"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.

theBAWSE1560d 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

alexkoepp1560d ago (Edited 1560d 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.

mikeslemonade1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

HAHA nice spin.. Australia population 22.68 million

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??

mikeslemonade1560d 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!

DragonKnight1560d 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.

frostypants1560d ago (Edited 1560d 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.

JokesOnYou1560d ago (Edited 1560d 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, 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 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.

Talk is talk, the links speak for themselves.

gaffyh1560d 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.

TRGMatt1560d 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."


"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."

wolokowoh1560d 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.

cheetah1560d 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.

mikeslemonade1560d ago


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.

Sono4211560d 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 761560d 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.

Prime1571560d 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.

FITgamer1560d 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.

BitbyDeath1560d ago

How can it be the fastest selling when it hasn't sold out?

Did this come from MisterX?

kewlkat0071560d ago (Edited 1560d 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..

IaussieGamer1560d 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.

Underworld1560d 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.

JokesOnYou1559d ago (Edited 1559d 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.

ChristopherJack1559d 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_Bayless1559d ago (Edited 1559d ago )

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.

Profchaos1559d 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.

PS4FEVER1559d 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.

jebabcock1559d 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

calis1559d 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?

AndrewLB1559d ago

Jokesonyou- The PS4 is now 75th on Amazon's best sellers in 2013 (so far) list. Xbone is destroying it @ #12.

4Sh0w1559d 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.

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Concertoine1560d ago

Man, there's just no winning with you guys is there?
Congrats to MS.

mcstorm1560d 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.

frostypants1560d ago (Edited 1560d 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.

cesuf1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )


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.

wolokowoh1560d ago

They simply like Forza. Nothing wrong with that. Xbone's momentum will decline and level off after launch.

Profchaos1559d 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.

calis1559d 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.

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christian hour1560d 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.

Blachek1560d 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-this1560d ago (Edited 1560d ago )

@ christian hour cool story bro!!!

Neonridr1560d 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.

JohnnyBadfinger1559d 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

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malokevi1560d 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.

HighResHero1560d 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. :]

Volkama1560d 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.

wolokowoh1560d 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.

aviator1891560d ago

Yes, we can read the title.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1560d ago

So let me get this right.. xbox is #1 becuz ps4 is sold out? is that right?

3-4-51560d ago (Edited 1560d 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