One million 360s sold in Australia, NZ

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

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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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