Sony has confirmed that the Playstation 3 was the number one selling console in Australia in 2011 in time for the new model.
According to NPD data, Sony also takes the title of the highest seling console for the first half of 2012, and is boasting being the only console to achieve double-digit growth for H1 year-on-year.
Michael Ephraim, MD of Sony Australia, said: "PlayStation sales in Australia are powering on, and that’s before the introduction of the new, more affordable PlayStation 3 this week."
"When you combine the great new PS3 form factor, our new Essentials value games range, an incredible line-up of blockbuster games content plus new innovation like Wonderbook™, this will further our momentum into this summer holiday season."
The entire Playstation family (including PSP and Vita) accounted for 43% of the total market value for consoles in the first half of this year.
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