Somewhat predictably, the Microsoft PR team have responded
to today's earlier announcement from Sony about PlayStation sales:
Following industry data released by the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (iGEA) today, Microsoft announced that it was the only platform to show growth in a contracted Australian market during the 2011 calendar year. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 bucked the industry trend with more than 5% platform revenue growth during that period.
Coupling this, Xbox 360 was the number one selling console during the important Christmas sales period in 2011, and December 2011 was Xbox’s highest selling month on record. The period also marks five years of consecutive growth in the Australian market, both in console unit and platform revenue growth – the only console to do so in Australia.
Furthermore, globally Xbox 360 ended the 2011 calendar year as the world’s best-selling current generation console.
So, there you have it! Definitive proof about which is the more successful console (depending on your definitions of "proof" and "success").