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Sony Australia: Over 20,000 PlayStation 3 units sold

Posted by Aaron on Monday, March 26, 2007

According to reports from Australia, Sony’s PlayStation 3 enjoyed sales of over 20,000 units since its launch last Friday, March 23. “The combined sales of hardware, peripherals and software generated in excess of AU$25 million (USD 20.2 million) of retail spending,” Sony Computer of Entertainment announced with regards to the console’s earning in the region.

Breaking down this 25 million into its separate components, we find that roughly AU$ 20 million (US$ 16.1 million) is accredited to the 20,000-plus PS3 consoles, with AU$ 5 million (US$ 4 million) being attributed to sales of related software (video games and Blu-ray movies), and accessories (controllers, keyboards, HDMI cables, etc). The PS3 costs AU$ 999.95 (US$ 810), with first-party games priced at AU$ 99.95 (US$ 81) each.

On a similar bit of good news, it was earlier reported that the PlayStation 3 broke previous sales records in the UK as it hit over 165,000 sales – a good 75 percent of the 220,000 PS3 units allocated to the region.

Source: Sony Australia: Over 20,000 PlayStation 3 units sold – PS3updates.com

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