Microsoft's Xbox 360 boasted a 12 per cent year-on-year increase in console sales but its growth rate trailed behind its rival, the Sony Playstation 3.
Market research firm, GfK, said sales of the Playstation 3 jumped by 27 per cent in 2009. It shifted a record 318,000 units in Australia. But Microsoft was still ahead in overall sales, selling 950,000 Xbox 360 consoles locally compared with PS3's 770,000.
Xbox product manager, Andrew Jenkins, said the gaming market was experiencing healthy growth but could not comment on Sony's results.