Following on from the iGEA 2011 stats yesterday, Sony has announced that Playstation sold more units than its competition.
According to NPD Group data, the Playstation 3 saw 24.85% uplift in unit sales year-on-year in 2011, with Sony also noting that the total Playstation 3 platform (aggregating hardware, software and peripheral sales) was also the greatest unit share (25%) and value share (31%) throughout the Australian games industry. Microsoft, meanwhile, are able to boast the highest total revenue for their Xbox console for the same year.
Sony also noted that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the year’s best-selling game, also sold more units on Playstation 3 than on any other platform.
Michael Ephraim, MD of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, said: “Despite a very eventful year, these results signal the Playstation platform’s leadership position in the interactive games category in Australia. The uplift on PS3 sales was no small feat, in fact, our percentage year-on-year unit growth was triple that of our nearest competitor.”
“In 2012, we plan to further drive this position through our commitment to what Playstation does best – delivering our customers quality, immersive entertainment experiences that set the benchmark for others to follow.”
Sony also confirmed an install base of 1.5 million units for the PS3 in Australia.
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