Halo 3 drives 55% and 158% increases in Xbox 360 sales [Australia]

iTWire reports a bunch of official stats from the first week of Halo 3 and Xbox 360 sales in the Australian video game market:

* Xbox 360 hardware sales increased by 55 percent over the 23 September weekend (i.e., two days before the Halo 3 launch.)

* For the week ending September 30 (six days after launch) Halo 3 has sold 70,000 units, becoming the second best selling Xbox 360 title of all time.

* For the same week, software and accessories (including the Halo 3 special edition console) garnered over AU$9 million in revenue for Microsoft.

* Halo 3 accounted for 63 percent of all next-generation console software revenue; that's AU$7.5 million in software sales, setting a new record for Australia.

In addition, for the month of September:

* Xbox 360 hardware sales increased by 158 percent from August.

* Xbox 360 was the number one selling console for September.

* Xbox 360 held 31 percent total market share for September, more than any other platform.

* Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories generated over AU$30m in September, over 50 percent more than any other platform.

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reaperxciv4494d ago (Edited 4494d ago )

hey sony crybabies, i bet m$ paid the whole AUS game market to buy their crappy console!

funkysolo4493d ago

You know PSP was the worldwide leader in sales.....It outsold the 360 like 3 to 1 even with mighty Halo3

mikeslemonade4494d ago

Halo 3 is not a system seller. It caters to the hardcore. The number lie here. They lie!!!

tatotiburon4494d ago

jajajajaja poor fanboy...acept the truth!!

funkysolo4494d ago

Look what a system seller does...PSP sold 600,000 when FF release 2 weeks ago and 300,000 the following week...Adding another 50,000 360 pale in comparisons with PSP don't you think..Just like everyone predicted everyone that wants halo already has a 360....You xbots are really blind Halo3 should of been like a 600percent increase, hell even the PS3 price drop had a 600 percent increase...Halo what?

PSP FF is going to have the same reaction when it's release in eu and U.S....That kind of tells you what MGS and FF are going to do when it's release on PS3..Play B3YOND

tatotiburon4494d ago

4836345 reason why nasim is full of crap

MADGameR4494d ago

But.... it still has not lived up to my expectations. I expected Halo 3 to sell over 2M 360s.

JokesOnYou4494d ago (Edited 4494d ago )

I expected Halo3 to sell 25 mil copies and 10 mil new consoles in *Australia alone, ha ha micro must be sooooo dissapointed.

sonykids for once be a gamer, you dont have to like Halo but open your eyes and look around, the game has had phenomenal success= just give credit where credit is due, although I have to admit its sooo funny watching some of you suffer everytime news of Halo3's success is released= all the but, but, but or well, or ifs, or denials is quite comical. This news is just another slap in the face to the brand loyalists who hate Halo simply because of the platform its on=


btw Jeremy Gerard here's a Wow! for your avatar.

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