One million 360s sold in Australia, NZ

Microsoft updates hardware sales for the Antipodes; launches latest round of charity auctions.

The latest salvo in the console arms race down under was fired today, with Microsoft confirming that the Xbox 360 has now reached over 1 million units sold across Australia and New Zealand.

While the software giant released its combined sales mark for the Xbox 360 across the two countries, it did not provide a breakdown per nation. The last time Microsoft revealed its figures by country was in June 2009, when it said that 630,000 Xbox 360s had been sold in Australia and 80,000 in New Zealand. GameSpot AU has contacted Microsoft Australia for more detail but has not received a comment as of time of publication.

In Australia, the Wii is still the sales leader, with the Nintendo console also reaching the coveted 1 million sold mark. The last time Sony updated its figures, the PlayStation 3 had moved over 770,000 units and interestingly outsold the Xbox 360 in Australia last year.

Microsoft Australia has also launched its latest auction of special-edition consoles for charity. Celebrities like Kelly Rowland, Russell Crowe, and Hugh Jackman have had their images airbrushed onto consoles for auction, with all proceeds going to the David Peachey Foundation.

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13 comments
itsme73
itsme73

Only 1 million now.... Slower than I expected.

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

"Too bad they don't have any good M-rated games to play, he he." we have r18 thank you very much.

ADAM_PALO
ADAM_PALO

i am so tired of ps3 fanboys talking about red rings of death. i am a owner of a ps3, and not a fanboy of a console, but in games in general. the reason why so many ps3 fanboys say this, because they know deep down that the ps3 lacks what the xbox has. which umm let me think. Better exclusive games. but thank god us ps3 owner have the great exclusives such as HAZE !!!, MAG, Socom, and Little Big Planent lol. by the way that red ring of death is old news. and before anybody says anything please dont mention MGS4 because thats finished. you played once, twice, and its over and so is snake. unless you up for pixel snake on the psp, the first MGS game where u cant Crawl? hmmm.

wondernova
wondernova

i guess redskinStu, doesnt like the xbox 360 huh? not like 1 MILLION others in Australia!

lamprey263
lamprey263

Yeah, I figured there were a lot of Australian XBL gamers as I'm always running into them while playing multiplayer games late at night.

redskinStu
redskinStu

"And in other breaking Gamespot news, 650,000 Xbox 360s were returned to their retail outlets for catstrophic heat failure, red ring of death and a variety of other problems which Microsoft is completely aware of."

TheArcade
TheArcade

Jinkies, why Microsoft must be doing a bang up job in both places to convince Aussie folks and the people of New Zealand to buy their system. I always thought those were unpredictable markets, how were they able to compel people to buy their console is what I'd like to know?

Barighm
Barighm

Too bad they don't have any good M-rated games to play, he he.

The_crapgamer
The_crapgamer

The Xbox 360 is on a tear! Though I knew there were already a lot sold over there, seeing as how I get paired with Aussies all the time on MW2 online. Keep up the good work MS!

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Nice to see them doing well. Now, how about the same features for Live that other countries are getting??

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

It is good to hear that all 3 company's are doing well with sales in Australia! keep on gaming!..

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

They should have a 1m point giveaway like they did when the 360 hit the mark in Japan. Its going to happen here in Australia this year.