Sony Computer Entertainment Australia announced today that PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling console of all time in Australia, according to NPD Group Australia sales figures ending October 26.
with the recent launch of microsofts azure servers in australia i expect this country start to shift in xbox favor. might be a couple weeks but i heard the ping there is horrible right now for both consoles. also combined with the recent bundles announced and mcc shipping i think its very possible for xbox one overtake playstation in this territory.
We are waiting for the NBN to hit which'll give us speeds of 100mbps. Til then we are stuck with ADSL2. :(
I used to have Optus cable that could go up to 100mbps. Most servers never allowed those sorts of speeds though.
A simple congrats would have done lol :)
Curious argument. I was hoping to read such comments in favor of the Xbox One like, "With SSO and MCC coming out, sales will be healthy for the XBoxOne soon, and might steal the thunder from Sony." I never knew that servers sway most Australians into preferring a console to another.
Yeah that's kind of an insult to Australians lol. "crykey put the fish on the barbie I gotta Azure server now I gotta get me a Xbox 1! Bugga off Sony with ya bloody wanka losa servers!"
@Quicktim3 They have bad ping because alot of the country has below average internet still.
Um, I highly doubt that will help swing anything in any other console's favor ion that region. Australia is very, VERY prone to preferring PlayStation, especially after the PS2. Market research would do you some favors. OT: Not surprising. It's the console that continues to break records! As the say goes: "put another log on the fire".
It's "put another shrimp on the barbie"
No one here calls it shrimp.
Put another steak on the barbie
I picked up a PS4 on launch day, I'm in Perth, Australia. It's awesome! I've got 100 megabit fibre and have never experienced any form of lag. Playstation has always just been a stronger brand here. We're the same as Europe I guess.
because you think consumers care about Azure servers? Most of them don't know what Azure is.
Azure isn't just Xbox. Xbox is probably not even MS's motivation for expanding Azure there.
Well that's new. I never heard anyone claim that Azure would be a system selling feature. I doubt the majority of people even know what that is.
To be honest, MS fans predictions are turning out to be worse than Pachters this generation.. Lucky none of you are business analysts. I would take all these comments with a massive pinch of crack.
I think its clear, that PS4 will be dominant over X1 in every country this gen.
Not a chance. MS will never get out of hole they dig up for themselves. Didn't happen this year, won't happen next year. I'm really curious how decembmer numbers will look. If XOne loses upcoming christmas in US, there is no chance in hell for MS to ever catch up to Sony. And trust me, type of servers have zero meaning to normal people.
PS4 is dominating Australia too? Didn't the xbone launch there first? It really shows the quality of the PS4 to pull that off. Same will probably happen with China
@quicktim3 The delusional never really do fully wake up, do they? The xbone is finished globally, though certainly this holiday season sales will pick up in North America with the plethora of promotions and bundles they are offering...but considering Microsoft has no year long plus head start on the competition this time around, and can't sell multiple consoles to the same gamers as they did with the horrendous red ring fiasco....it's over as far as catching or surpassing the ps4. It isn't going to happen. The customer base isn't there for them, it was always over-inflated due to the red ring issue. And without that artificial crutch to prop console sales up, Microsoft will struggle, at least comparatively to Sony. And most of Sony's phenomenal first party studios haven't even produced their heavy hitting exclusives yet, which is what gamers really care about, not server farms. Put the cloud crack pipe down, and say hello to reality.
it is fastest selling home console worldwide. ending 30th september PS4 13.5 million shipped wii 13.17 million shipped
PS4 managing to stay ahead of Wii for that long is incredibly impressive when you consider things like ps4's higher price tag and its lack of console moving games like wii had with twilight princess and wii sports.
Interestingly, when you look at what caught the mass market's attention (and specifically casuals) Wii Sports and Wii Fit were the real killer apps.
When you factor in how much longer Sony console legs are compared to Nintendo it's truly scary how much PS4 could sell
in australia in first 50 weeks wii sold 200k so PS4 is selling better than that http://www.gamespot.com/art...
Aussies know what's best for them
We sure do :)
The bogan rig of choice lol.
I thought you liked Xbone...
PS4 is best choice for multi-platform games like GTA, Battlefield or Call of Duty
Isnt PS4 the fastest selling console in every Country?
most, not Japan
This is of all time I believe. Not sure PS4 is best selling console of all time in every country.
Microsoft can lower the price of X1, maybe give away some games. Buy some mulit-plats and call them exclusives. Don't add the kinect to the system. Ah, No wait sorry. They did all that already.
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