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Xbox 360 on top of Oz for October

Outsells Wii and PlayStation 3.

September was a big month for the Xbox 360, with Halo 3 driving sales of the console. Well, the momentum has kept up, with Microsoft revealing today that according to GFK figures for October, the Xbox 360 was the best selling console hardware for the month.

Halo 3 also remained Australia's number one game and sold more copies and generated more revenue than any other title across all formats. Australians also spent more dollars on Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories than on any other platform. David McLean, Australian Xbox Director, says, "We have maintained our momentum throughout October and with the blockbuster range of titles we have coming in November and December, Xbox 360 is primed to finish the year on a very successful high."

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Real gamer 4 life3608d ago

I hope they get momentum next year because sony line up of game is incredible.

Bnet3433607d ago

the first post already a fanboy,

TheSadTruth3607d ago

Actually as a Xbox 360 fan, he is right. Metal Gear Solid 4 and Final Fantasy XIII are the only two exclusives that give PS3 a chance in the next generation war. I don't think anything Xbox 360 can offer next year (this year the 360 straight rapes the PS3) anything close to what those two powerhouses offer, unless some new "killer apps" are announced.

original seed3607d ago

I disagree with you that Xbox has nothing to offer in 08. Now im not saying that FF or MGS aren't going to be huge but the 360 still has hots coming. There are alot more that i can post but i just want to list a big 3 that will be huge seller

Alan Wake - Original IP
Banjo Kazooi
Fable 2

TheSadTruth3607d ago

Those are definitely qualities games but are no where near on par with FF or MGS. The original fable was a letdown imo and Fable 2 may be too ambitious to actually pull off. Rare used to be one of my favorite game companies back in the old days but they have yet to make a high quality next gen game (unless u like viva pinata..). Alan Wake I've also heard nothing new about but that could be good I suppose.

FirstknighT3607d ago

MGS will be a monster hit for the ps3 no question. But last I heard about Final Fintasy that it was only about 20% finished. So I expect this game to come out maybe Christmas time 2008. All the other exclusives for Sony could be iffy. Just look at games like Lair and Heavenly Sword...2 big exclusives that failed big time.

The 360 has a nice lil exclusive lineup also including monster hits like Ninja Gaiden 2 and Splinter Cell.

lawman11083607d ago

Are going to be on the 360 hahahahahahahahaha Oh, and so much for URT III not being on the 360.

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Zhuk3608d ago

Australia loves the Xbox 360 and Halo 3 and this will only continue throughout the holidays with Australian consumers not only having a stellar lineup of games coming out this month such as Assassin's Creed, CoD 4 and Mass Effect but also with the introduction of the holiday value bundles it is easy to see why consumers are excited for Xbox 360 on the Australian continent

Real gamer 4 life3608d ago

Yea but even you have to admit that Sony has the best excluisve next year. and in the month of novemeber sony exclusive line up aint bad either. starting with haze, time crissis uncharted and possibly UT3. so the ps3 line up aint that bad. However i give you mass effect it looks like a sweet game.

IdontTakeSides3607d ago (Edited 3607d ago )

Both consoles had great line ups this year..but PS3..has the best for 08

mesh13607d ago

ps3 2008 line is i poor ok lets see MGS4 game is now a action game /ff is no being made but the original ff maker a lo tof his fans have switched side thus u see a lot of sale for agame like bluedragon in japan no to mention lost odessey,alan wake/ninja gaiden 2/farcry 2 pc/360 exclusisive looks better than crysis/banjoo 2/gears of war 2/too human/ these game are better than mgs4/ff bt a long margain most are refreshing new ips also sony ha s abysmal year not to mention the suprises msft has for us in 08 as sony has shown all their cards.ut3/haze are delayed for ps3 and please dont even mention timecrysis 4 as the game dos not even look or play like metriod on the wii tc4 is a joke post screens of it so ppl can laugh plz.

ry-guy3607d ago

Of course right now the PS3 has the best line-up since most of their heavy hitters have been pushed back to 2008. Microsoft has been mum on any releases into 2008 and has been very focused on this holiday season. I wonder if we will all feel the same way a year from today with holiday 2008 rolling up? At this time, yes, the PS3 has the best 2008 line-up but I wonder how long that will be the case.

ry-guy3607d ago (Edited 3607d ago )

Sorry, double post.

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IdontTakeSides3608d ago

haha let them enjoy what ever is left of this Halo illusion...Australia loves Halo...good..but Australia and NA..alone can't save the 360.....

BLaZiN PRopHeT3608d ago (Edited 3608d ago )

its amazing how your name is i dont take sides when i can tell from your post that you already have. also the 360 is doing pretty good in the UK last time i checked. but whatever anything i say wont change what you are.

Bladestar3607d ago

Actually... it depends on what's your definition of Saving...
The US represents 60% or more of all the game industry... dominate the US no saving required... go on... look it up... find out how many consoles including the PS2 were sold in the US...

IdontTakeSides3607d ago (Edited 3607d ago )

YES NA played a huge part in the PS2 dominance but ..looking at the 360 figures so far..i doubt it will sell..45mill in NA..to keep it ahead of the competiton....the PS2 sold 40+mill..in Europe...and around 14 mill in japan...EU and Japan favors the PS3...so thats what I meant by NA alone can't save the 360..!!

skagrerrrr3607d ago

name, you sure live up to it, HAHA!

lawman11083607d ago (Edited 3607d ago )

Gee....8 million 360 sold in the USA vs 2 million and a 40 to 1 ratio of softwear sold FORTY TO ONE!!! who needs saving? If you EVER had just one non Sony fanboy comment to make people might pay atention to you. Oh and BTW HALO3 did sell 4 million copys in just a few weeks and Christmas has yet to hit, break out your crying towel now because your going to need it. Anybody want to buy a 60 gb PS3 used 4 times? it's great as a door stop.

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gamesR4fun3608d ago (Edited 3608d ago )

Still good news for M$ lets hope they can keep up with the new 399 sku and all the great ps3 games now available.

RRoDx3603607d ago

I guess a lot of people want RRoD as an exclusive! AAA guaranteed GOTY! RRoD FTW!

BloodySinner3607d ago

I guess a lot of people want you to lose a bubble! Oh! There it goes.

lawman11083607d ago

Waiting to get the system back because it was THAT good. Sure I was angry it happened and the fact they gave you an Indian who could not speak english very well made matters worse, BUT I loved that system and the great games. THAT is how MS and the 360 lived thru that whole nightmare, Word of mouth sells and if the product is GOOD and has GREAT GAMES it will sell. The only thing I found out with my PS3 is that my HDMI port did not work and I had to send my LCD out for service, and when it come back I am going to turn the PS3 on to make sure the port is fixed then I am going right back to the 360.

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