Pocket-lint has an article up stating that Australians are buying a record breaking number of Xbox 360’s in its first week of sales in the country. No doubt it helps that many games have been released since the original release in North America, as well as all the great promotions that Microsoft did in Australia.
Within 4 days of its launch last Thursday a total of 30,421 Xbox360 consoles were sold along with over 60,000 games, according to the market analyst, GfK.
The previous TV console record was held by the Nintendo GameCube which shipped 9,190 in its first week on the shelves in May 2002, followed by the Sony PlayStation which sold 3,366 units over an equivalent period in November 2000.
The console even beat Sony’s recent PSP handheld launch, albeit by a small fraction.
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