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Xbox 360 sales hit milestone in Australia, NZ

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2010 13:12

Xbox 360 sales hit milestone in Australia, NZ Microsoft has announced today that Xbox 360 sales have surpassed one million in Australia and New Zealand.
"Reaching the one million console milestone is a great achievement and one that puts us in a great position for the coming year," added Frazer Scott, acting marketing director of entertainment and devices for Microsoft New Zealand. "Since 2006, we've taken the lead in the innovation space and driven the growth in online entertainment. Our online community, Xbox Live, is one of the largest online communities in the ANZ region with more than 525,000 subscribers. We also offer services such as Facebook and Twitter on Xbox Live and movies streamed in HD direct to your television, which really sets us apart from our competition."

As a way to celebrate the milestone, says the company will be auctioning off celebrity-designed 360 units, as a way to aid the David Peachey Foundation, named after the former professional rugby player.

A few of the airbrushed units are designed by Russell Crowe, Jennifer Hawkins, Hugh Jackman and Kelly Rowland.

The Xbox 360 recently hit 1 million sales in Japan as well, with about 40 million units sold worldwide.

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