Sony Australia: PS3 outsold 360 by 45% in Q1
- Posted May 19th, 2008 at 08:17 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 13 Comments
Sony Computer Entertainment Australia is claiming that the PlayStation 3 outsold Microsoft’s Xbox 360 by 45 per cent during the first quarter of 2008.
Speaking to PALGN, Sony’s Michael Ephraim stated, “I can tell you in the first quarter of 2008 we have outsold Xbox 360 by around 45 percent.”
“That is not including the Bravia deal, which moved through around 30,000 units, so if you add the Bravia deal to our global sales we have now, in the first quarter of 2008 we have outsold the Xbox 360 by 2:1.”
In regards to whether or not he felt the console would eventually surpass the Xbox 360’s install base, Ephraim added, “we think it's a matter of time before we surpass the install base, but I think with Xbox, they've had a few strong English speaking territories, US, UK and Australia being one of them.”
“In Europe they were very weak in Continential Europe, so they have done fairly well here, but with the rate we're going we will definitely surpass the install base, we're just guessing somewhere around the end of the year, if not sooner if the trend keeps going the way it is."
- 3:26am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Okay okay i'm an idiot, leave me alone :P
- 3:34am EDT - May 19th, 2008
WHAT ABOUT WII? WHEN MGS 4 OUT, IT'LL BE 100% LEAD!!
- 3:47am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Total at the end of the year carl... they have outsold it in europe, but they are far behind in other areas, so at the end of the year, globaly they hope to have outsold the xbox 360
- 3:55am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Microsoft has always felt like a third wheel in video gaming to me.
- 4:25am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Carl this is not Europe this is Australia, not sure how you can confuse the 2
- 4:48am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Install base, Carl, install base.
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- 5:11am EDT - May 19th, 2008
- 5:22am EDT - May 19th, 2008
Carl, he is saying that he hope the PS3 will outsell the 360 by the end of the year in australia.
- 5:46am EDT - May 19th, 2008
lol @ Carl
Europe =/= Australia
- 9:05am EDT - May 19th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... if sony get a hold of either US or UK they will go on to outsell the 360 everywhere but microsoft will always be in a strong position if they have those two countries
- 9:38am EDT - May 19th, 2008
- 11:25am EDT - May 19th, 2008
It's not like UK is a big country, continental europe is more important imo.
- 7:00pm EDT - May 19th, 2008
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