Ireland key to consoles battle

Ireland key to consoles battle

With Microsoft's Xbox One already on sale, Sony will launch its PS4 next Friday. Irish sales will be an indicator of how Europe will choose between them, writes Emmet Ryan.

Ireland will be a key battleground in the games console war between Sony and Microsoft, according to Sony's Fergal Gara.

''The Irish market is a bellwether for Europe as a whole. It sits right at the early adopter end of the region, both in the percentage of people who buy and who do so early, so it's a good indicator of how well the whole region will play out,'' said Gara, managing director of Sony...

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