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Xbox One has become the fastest-selling video games console in Australia, overtaking the launch of Wii in 2006, reports Australia's Financial Review.

NPD Group estimates sales of 65,917 Xbox One consoles in the three days following the console's launch on November 22 - more than double the figure achieved by Wii U.

PlayStation 4 launched in Australia a week later on November 29, but Sony told AFR that stock shortages prevented the console from shifting more units than the Xbox One.

"It's been overwhelming," he said. "I've been around since PlayStation One and we still haven't seen the kind of demand we're seeing now for PS4.

"The first weekend sales figures is just the beginning because we haven't fulfilled all the pre-orders yet. We haven't been able to completely fulfil the demand as yet but we will. Hopefully consumers can buy one."

Xbox One sold over a million units across 13 territories at launch, while PS4 is said to have sold 2.1 million units as of December 1.


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Gneefek's Avatar


All purely anecdotal, but my local JB HiFis (Australian consumer electronics chain store) are sold out of PS4s but have large towers of XB1s available. I haven't seen any PS4s in stock anywhere, and one friend was even told they may not get their PS4 till Feb (seems unlikely but that's what they were told anyway).

Personally, I can wait till mid next year or maybe even the first price cut before I buy either.
Posted 09:26 on 10 December 2013
steamgent's Avatar


Ive seen both and there is little difference between the two, except oi have a heap of more features on my xbox, neither are poop its just what flag you want to wave, but i will add, xbox has better exclusive games, at least so far
Posted 00:55 on 10 December 2013
NickTheSwede's Avatar


someone said there was 800% more demand for the ps4 in australia.
Posted 17:14 on 09 December 2013
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