Australia: PS3 #1 Selling Console Overall in 2013, PS4 Now #1 Selling Next-Gen Console

February 14, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


With the sales results for 2013 in Australia revealed by the NPD Group Australia, it’s pretty clear that they value PlayStation over everything else, as the PlayStation brand was confirmed to be #1 in the interactive entertainment category for the third year in a row.

For specific segments of PlayStation, the PS3 was the #1 selling console in Australia for the third year in a row in 2013, with the PlayStation 4 moving into the top spot for next-gen consoles as of the week ending February 2nd, thanks to new stock being available.

Michael Ephraim, Managing Director for SCE Australia, had this to say of the PlayStation’s success in Australia:

It has been an enormous 12 months for PlayStation in Australia. These results reflect not only the passion Australians have for the PlayStation brand overall, but also the strength of the individual platforms we have. For PS3 to perform so well, nearly seven years after its launch, is testament to the features, entertainment services and quality gaming titles delivered throughout its lifecycle and in 2013.

The arrival of PS4 at the end of 2013 has further strengthened the love affair Australian gamers have with PlayStation. PS4 has been an astronomic success in Australia; a story that is replicated around the globe. As the world’s most powerful home console, PS4 truly represents the next generation in gaming and will help keep the PlayStation brand at the pinnacle for a long time to come.

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