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.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
24th November, 2013

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago