• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • Hey Guest. Check out the NeoGAF 2.2 Update Thread for details on our new Giphy integration and other new features.

Australian Sales-Age: Console LTDs and other goodies

Tntnnbltn

Member
Jul 12, 2007
8,582
0
0
LTD Installed Base
360: 303,000 (as of mid January)
Wii: 293,990 (as of end of 2007)
PS3: 175,000** (as of end of 2007)
NDS: 988,168 (as of early January)
PSP: Unknown
PS2: More than 2.1 million


Christmas 2007 Sales (last six weeks of 2007)
GFK have released Christmas hardware figures to manufacturers. So far, only Sony has released their data to the public. GFK however have released a ranking of consoles from most to least.

1. NDS (Unknown)
2. Wii (Unknown)
3. PS2 (81,000)
4. PS3 (48,000)
5. Xbox 360 (Unknown)
6. PSP (45,000)

The Age said that NDS "dominated", the Wii and PS2 were "neck-and-neck", and the PS3, Xbox 360 and PSP were only separated by a few thousand units.

Australian IT reports that
[Nintendo] spokeswoman Heather Murphy wouldn't provide up-to-the-minute figures because Nintendo is preparing to make an announcement on Thursday. [...] Based on the sales of the DS, it's expected that Nintendo will announce on Thursday that the handheld console has broken the million unit milestone, which has previously been reached in Australia only by the PS2.
(I'll update the OP on Thursday when the latest Nintendo figures are released)


2007 Software Sales-Age
Best selling game: Halo 3 (120,000 copies)
Number of games sold: 15.4 million titles
Number of NDS games sold: 2.3 million (up from 840,000 in 2006)


Other Miscellaneous Information
Game industry sales: AU$1.3 billion (up from $925 in 2006 -- 43.6% increase)
- Game console sales: AU$500 million (up from AU$329 million in 2006)
- Game software sales: AU$800 million (up from AU$596 million in 2006)
Average age of gamers: 28


Notes about Australia for foreigners:
Population: 20.4 million (15x smaller than the US)
Console prices:
- Xbox 360 Pro: AU$579.95 / US$500
- Nintendo Wii: AU$399.95 / US$345
- PlayStation 3: AU$699.00 / US$600 (formerly AU$1000 / US$860)


All figures from GFK Australia. Various sources used:
- "Nintendo crowned Australia's console king" (The Age)
- "Sony catch-up play in game war" (Australian IT)
- "Aussies crazy for consoles" (The Courier-Mail)
- "Aussies spend $1.3bn on games" (The Australian)
- "Australian gaming worth A$1.3 billion in 2007" (GameSpot)


** 155,000 Sony PS3 consoles sold. An additional 20,000 have been given away via Sony's HDTV promotion, whereby any SONY Full HDTV purchased over Christmas comes with a free PS3. These free consoles are not counted by GFK.
 

nli10

Member
Nov 16, 2005
3,244
0
0
So every DS owner in Australia on average bought over 2 games last year? Thats pretty impressive considering handheld attach rates.

Surprised the DS hasn't made a million yet though!

Ed: oh and Go fellow PAL gamers! That IGN PAL board spirit lives in me still... :lol
 
Jun 7, 2007
5,733
71
1,240
More Software numbers:


DS:
* Pokemon Diamond and Pearl - 167.319
* Dr Kawashima's Brain Training - 78.279
* More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima - 67.095

Wii:
* Wii Play with Wii Remote - 114.600
* Super Mario Galaxy - 54.079
* Mario Party 8 - 52.530
 

nli10

Member
Nov 16, 2005
3,244
0
0
giant_frying_pan said:
Thanks for the numbers.


Could've fooled me :p

Just because I never post doesn't mean I don't lament the death of the Handheld/Ms Pac Man board :D
 

donny2112

Member
Apr 18, 2005
18,797
1
0
Tntnnbltn said:
LTD Installed Base
360: 303,000 (as of mid January)
Wii: 293,990 (as of end of 2007)
PS3: 175,000** (as of end of 2007)

** 155,000 Sony PS3 consoles sold. An additional 20,000 have been given away via Sony's HDTV promotion, whereby any SONY Full HDTV purchased over Christmas comes with a free PS3. These free consoles are not counted by GFK.

Thanks!

 

Tntnnbltn

Member
Jul 12, 2007
8,582
0
0
donny2112 said:
Thanks!

Pretty graph[IMG][/QUOTE]
Are you sure about those YTD figures?

"Microsoft also announced a jump in sales during 2007, claiming more units of their Xbox 360 games console were sold than for any other next-generation platform."
- [url]http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23089414-12377,00.html[/url]

Suggests Xbox 360 YTD should be higher than PS3.
 

Lobster

Banned
Oct 22, 2006
11,988
1
0
Sydney
z11.invisionfree.com
If the Wii gets a cricket game and gets an ad with Ricky Ponting and Alan Border, 360 and Ps3 would be obsolete.

Great Aussie sales :D Nice to see that we're a bigger market then some countries in Europe.
 

legend166

Member
Jan 31, 2007
19,429
0
0
Dear EA or whoever the hell will listen:

Please make Wii Cricket.

Love,

The entire population of Australia.
 

Go319

Member
Jan 26, 2007
815
3
1,155
Tntnnbltn said:
An additional 20,000 have been given away via Sony's HDTV promotion, whereby any SONY Full HDTV purchased over Christmas comes with a free PS3. These free consoles are not counted by GFK.

:lol
 

TJ Spyke

Member
Oct 5, 2005
4,582
0
0
34
New York State
astore.amazon.com
legend166 said:
Dear EA or whoever the hell will listen:

Please make Wii Cricket.

Love,

The entire population of Australia.

Send an e-mail to Codemasters, they make cricket video games (under the Ricky Ponting International Cricket name).

I've never even seen cricket other than a video on YouTube explaining how to play (and it looks boring), but I am all for whatever will help Wii win even faster.
 

alistairw

Just so you know, I have the best avatars ever.
Jul 26, 2006
6,876
0
1,415
www.littlemathletics.com
legend166 said:
Dear EA or whoever the hell will listen:

Please make Wii Cricket.

Love,

The entire population of Australia.

Please, not EA. Cricket 07 is one of the most gratingly boring pieces of crap I've ever played.
 

evlcookie

but ever so delicious
May 9, 2006
13,876
0
1,415
To publishers,

See we buy consoles and games, so stop delaying shit by 6 fucking months and get it out here already. Asshats.

Signed, some dude.
 

Haunted

Member
Nov 16, 2006
78,227
20
965
Shouldn't be long before Wii becomes LTD leader of this gen in Australia.

And Cricket is a fine sport, I wouldn't mind a proper Cricket game for the Wii.
 
Oct 14, 2006
18,096
0
1,155
donny2112 said:
Thanks!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f64/donny2112/Sales%20Numbers/AUS_2007.png[./IMG][/QUOTE]
It looks to me as though the streams are about to cross! Even though our market is so tiny as to have zero effect on game announcements, this is exciting!
 

VOOK

We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
Aug 6, 2005
16,671
0
0
34
Perth, Aus
www.vooks.net
evlcookie said:
To publishers,

See we buy consoles and games, so stop delaying shit by 6 fucking months and get it out here already. Asshats.

Signed, some dude.

This I agree with, the fact that smash wont be here until june is a fucken joke.
 

Zombie James

Banned
Dec 28, 2005
46,217
3
0
With all these Euro numbers coming out lately, is it finally possible to get some decent worldwide LTD estimates?
 

Lobster

Banned
Oct 22, 2006
11,988
1
0
Sydney
z11.invisionfree.com
viciouskillersquirrel said:
It looks to me as though the streams are about to cross! Even though our market is so tiny as to have zero effect on game announcements, this is exciting!

Our market isn't that tiny when compared to our population.

1/10 people bought a Ps2.

That numbers just wow.
 

pilonv1

Member
Jun 7, 2004
22,668
0
0
Our market is 1.3B, Canada is 1.5B with 10million+ people. Per capita it's one of the biggest (if not the biggest) market in the world.
 

VOOK

We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
Aug 6, 2005
16,671
0
0
34
Perth, Aus
www.vooks.net
pilonv1 said:
(to VOOK) You can't be surprised though.

Nothing Nintendo do surprise me now

Ydahs said:
June?! Well, at least we have a date now...

Well it's not confirmed but going by Nintendo Australia's track record, only releasing big games on a Thursday before Victorian School Holidays or within the two weeks the following dates the only possible releases.

June 5th (between Queens Birthday and Labour Day, Strikers was here in 2007)
June 26th (last Thursday of Term 2)
July 3 and 10 (in holidays).

So why wouldn't it be earlier? Because Nintendo has told me its not for Q1 and it wont be anywhere from Jan - April, and May? No wai because its school time baby.

Anywho that is all off topic, back on topic I except Nintendo to put up a new release list and a big PR full of the good things they have done on Thursday. Hooray </sarcasm>
 

Tntnnbltn

Member
Jul 12, 2007
8,582
0
0
pilonv1 said:
Our market is 1.3B, Canada is 1.5B with 10million+ people. Per capita it's one of the biggest (if not the biggest) market in the world.
US still beats the Australian market.

United States
- Population: 301 million
- 2007 video game industry: US$17.9 billion
- US$59.4 per capita

Australia
- Population: 21 million
- 2007 video game industry: AU$1.3 billion (US$1.1 billion)
- US$52.3 per capita

Canada
- Population: 33 million
- 2007 video game industry: CAD$1.5 billion (US$1.45 billion)
- US$45.5 per capita
 

pilonv1

Member
Jun 7, 2004
22,668
0
0
VOOK said:
Anywho that is all off topic, back on topic I except Nintendo to put up a new release list and a big PR full of the good things they have done on Thursday. Hooray </sarcasm>

I hope Professor Layton is Q1!

... :lol :lol





... :(

No wonder I'm importing Advance Wars.
 

VOOK

We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
Aug 6, 2005
16,671
0
0
34
Perth, Aus
www.vooks.net
pilonv1 said:
I hope Professor Layton is Q1!

... :lol :lol





... :(

No wonder I'm importing Advance Wars.

Advance Wars is coming here on Feb 20 I think, thats a "acceptable" release date I think.

And Layton for Q1 I think is on the cards, in 2009. Yes I either won't get a release or will be treated like crap like Phoenix Wright was.
 

pilonv1

Member
Jun 7, 2004
22,668
0
0
Feb 20 @ $70 vs. this week @ $45 = no contest. Still 1 month is pretty good.

2009 for Layton? You're optimistic. At least we got Master of Illusion...

Fredescu said:
I don't even bother looking up Australian release dates for DS games any more. Play Asia viral +1

Use my affiliate then :p
 

VOOK

We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
Aug 6, 2005
16,671
0
0
34
Perth, Aus
www.vooks.net
pilonv1 said:
Feb 20 @ $70 vs. this week @ $45 = no contest. Still 1 month is pretty good.

2009 for Layton? You're optimistic. At least we got Master of Illusion...



Use my affiliate then :p

I don't worry about the cost of games anywho I have the hook up you see and get shit cheap :lol
 

rage1973

Member
Apr 5, 2006
1,713
0
0
So is it safe to say Xbox 360 does well in English speaking countries: US, Canada, UK, Australia and it does pretty crappy just about everywhere else
 

Pachael

Member
Jun 8, 2004
6,056
0
0
Melbourne, Australia
Tntnnbltn said:
US still beats the Australian market.

United States
- Population: 301 million
- 2007 video game industry: US$17.9 billion
- US$59.4 per capita

Australia
- Population: 21 million
- 2007 video game industry: AU$1.3 billion (US$1.1 billion)
- US$52.3 per capita

Canada
- Population: 33 million
- 2007 video game industry: CAD$1.5 billion (US$1.45 billion)
- US$45.5 per capita

Not factored in is how game/console prices in Australia are often higher than in the US, *especially* with the falling dollar. US$60 games are sold here for A$100 (when it could be A$70). Look at the OP!
 

Gadfly

While flying into a tree he exclaimed "Egad!"
Apr 16, 2007
2,616
0
1,215
Kirkland, WA
legend166 said:
Dear EA or whoever the hell will listen:

Please make Wii Cricket.

Love,

The entire population of Australia.
Given how long Cricket games tend to be, I am sure it needs BR storage and therefore will be a PS3 exclusive.
 

Router

Hopsiah the Kanga-Jew
Feb 25, 2007
13,214
1
0
Australia
Don't get me started on this whole "The Australian dollar is awesome right now, lets not pass on the savings to consumers" bullshit. :(
 

pilonv1

Member
Jun 7, 2004
22,668
0
0
Router said:
Don't get me started on this whole "The Australian dollar is awesome right now, lets not pass on the savings to consumers" bullshit. :(

Someone told Activision, they upped their prices on Steam :(
 

VOOK

We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
Aug 6, 2005
16,671
0
0
34
Perth, Aus
www.vooks.net
Router said:
Don't get me started on this whole "The Australian dollar is awesome right now, lets not pass on the savings to consumers" bullshit. :(

The Aussie dollar has gone back to shit though :/