The PlayStation 3 sold quicker than the Xbox 360 in 2007, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald.
According to the article, the install base for the PlayStation 3 in Australia is now 190,000, but this includes the 30,000 consoles that Sony gave away with purchases of a Sony Bravia TV, figures not included in tracked sales figures. However, even without these redemptions the PlayStation 3 outsold the Xbox 360 in Australia in 2007.
"If you stack us up against the competition, Blu-ray sticks out as one differentiator but the games will also start showing what PS3 can do this year," says SCE managing director Michael Ephraim. "And we'll bring the price down as soon as the manufacturing cost comes down. The PlayStation brand for calendar 2007 made up 43% of the total market. So the brand is very healthy."
Update - it has been revealed that contrary to the original article's implication, the Xbox 360 actually outsold the PS3 in Australia in 2007, shifting 159,000 consoles to the PS3s 155,000. However, the Xbox 360 figures cover the whole year, while the PS3 was launched in March. Specific Wii sales figures have not been released, but Nintendo's console outsold both of its next-gen rivals.