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    Microsoft: “We won” 2011 in Australia, not Sony

    Microsoft has issued its own response to the NPD Group Australia’s 2011 report, highlighting data in opposition to Sony’s claim to have won the year.

    “It’s clear to see that the momentum in this industry is with Microsoft and the Xbox platform. We won at the telling Christmas period, we are standalone in our growth this year and looking at the past five years our consistency is unprecedented,” consumer channels group director David McLean said.
    Microsoft said the Xbox 360 was the only platform to show growth in the Australian market, boasting a 5% increase in revenue across software, hardware and peripherals; Sony’s growth claim related to PlayStation 3 consoles only.
    2011 marked the Xbox 360′s fifth consecutive year of growth of console sales and platform revenue, and is apparently the only console to do so.
    The Xbox 360 was to top-selling consoles over the holiday sales period, and the platform had its most successful month to date during December 2011, and subscriptions for Xbox LIVE grew nearly 40%.
    http://www.vg247.com/2012/02/06/micr...alia-not-sony/

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    PR is amazing. MS claims it won in Australia when you combine Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories. Sony was talking only consoles. Just like when Sony claims greatness in numbers when they state Playstation Brand (including PS3, PS2, PSP).

    MS and Sony look for any little loophole to make their product sound better than the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    PR is amazing. MS claims it won in Australia when you combine Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories. Sony was talking only consoles. Just like when Sony claims greatness in numbers when they state Playstation Brand (including PS3, PS2, PSP).

    MS and Sony look for any little loophole to make their product sound better than the other.
    They sure do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    PR is amazing. MS claims it won in Australia when you combine Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories. Sony was talking only consoles. Just like when Sony claims greatness in numbers when they state Playstation Brand (including PS3, PS2, PSP).MS and Sony look for any little loophole to make their product sound better than the other.
    This.^^ Yep the PR machine grinds on. LMAO@MS trying to inflate their numbers. And yeah, both companies do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    PR is amazing. MS claims it won in Australia when you combine Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories. Sony was talking only consoles. Just like when Sony claims greatness in numbers when they state Playstation Brand (including PS3, PS2, PSP).

    MS and Sony look for any little loophole to make their product sound better than the other.
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    It's funny that in this day in age people can steal as long as they have a reason too. Even if that reason is created by the thieves themselves.

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    Call of Duty on PS3 outsold Call of Duty on 360 in Australia in 2011. I think Sony won

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    I disagree with the criticism being shown for both companies here.

    That being said, the first comment here is accurate lol:
    Australia is an insignificant market for gaming, anyway…
    There are probably more gamers in Leeds.
    Too funny.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I disagree with the criticism being shown for both companies here.

    That being said, the first comment here is accurate lol:


    Too funny.
    Being Australian, I find that incredibly... accurate.

    Was thinking this when I first saw the thread, winning Australia is like owning the greatest gear for all characters 10x in wow, Sure you're beating other wow players but you're still a loser
    if I am in the PS3 or 360 section I will NOT post about the competitor just to please people, if you want to know what I think about the competitor link me to a thread in the appropriate section

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    I believe sales figures for Australia are like under 5k consoles sold per week.

    PS4 has little to no competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    I believe sales figures for Australia are like under 5k consoles sold per week.
    The number isn't overly significant, but seems like its still worthy to brag over

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    The number isn't overly significant, but seems like its still worthy to brag over
    Even if Microsoft has to twist the figures to win? lol.
    PS3 is at 1.5million, Microsoft should cough up their figure.

    PS4 has little to no competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    Even if Microsoft has to twist the figures to win? lol.
    PS3 is at 1.5million, Microsoft should cough up their figure.
    Well, the 360 was at 1 million almost 2 years ago:

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/one-mil...lia-nz-6258966

    So it must be pretty darn close!

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    ....does it really matter guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    ....does it really matter guys?
    Not really. This late into the gen things have changed quite a lot. MS is now chasing the casual market while Sony stays chasing the core and really, a few million consoles is kinda irrelevant when both have sold around 60 million.
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    Neither company has acutally issued hard sales numbers, rather talking percentages over what they did last year.
    Whoop de doo.

    20% of nothing is nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    Not really. This late into the gen things have changed quite a lot. MS is now chasing the casual market while Sony stays chasing the core and really, a few million consoles is kinda irrelevant when both have sold around 60 million.
    Yep, that is true.

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    As I said earlier, we don't matter :'(

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    As I said earlier, we don't matter :'(
    If you dont matter what does that makes us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    If you dont matter what does that makes us?
    I did my part to boost the relevancy of the countries game sales for NZ when I lived there.
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    Well, considering the ridiculous prices we pay for a game $87US, you probably did more than enough just buying one game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    ....does it really matter guys?
    No, it's just conversation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    Not really. This late into the gen things have changed quite a lot. MS is now chasing the casual market while Sony stays chasing the core and really, a few million consoles is kinda irrelevant when both have sold around 60 million.
    Actually, MS is chasing core and casual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Actually, MS is chasing core and casual.
    No theyre not. Its been pretty clear that MS is chasing the casual while leaving it up to 3rd party developers to supply the vast majority of the core games. If they were chasing the core they would be making more first party core games and new core ips instead of just opening up more Kinect game studios.
    Last edited by mistercrow; 02-07-2012 at 16:07.

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    I would have to disagree with your opinion. Not a big deal. Agree to disagree.

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