Xbox AU boss: 360 doing better than PS2

Xbox Australia exec bullish on 360 sales despite lowering of forecasts.

The Xbox 360 may have lost its title as the fastest-selling home console in Australia to the Nintendo Wii, but that hasn't stopped local Microsoft execs from touting the machine's success. Australia's top Xbox executive, Microsoft's David McLean, says the 360 is well ahead of its last-gen competitors at this stage of its life cycle, and is well poised to take on its next-gen challengers.

In an interview with GameSpot AU, McLean--Microsoft Home and Entertainment Division Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand--said the 360 had sold 145,000 units in its first 45 weeks of sale down under, with a current attach rate of 4.8 games per console. McLean says the 360 is well ahead of where Sony's PlayStation 2 was at the same stage. The PS2 was first released in Australia in 2000, and has sold 2.2 million units so far.

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