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PS2 Dominates in South Korea

In data gathered by South Korean company Emtain 95.2% of South Korean consumers have indicated they prefer the Sony PlayStation 2 to Microsoft’s Xbox. The poll cited a la...

David Jenkins

October 14, 2003

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In data gathered by South Korean company Emtain 95.2% of South Korean consumers have indicated they prefer the Sony PlayStation 2 to Microsoft’s Xbox. The poll cited a lack of Korean language software and poor customer service amongst several criticisms of the Xbox. The data mirrors sales results for the country which have seen the PS2 sell 600,000 units and the Xbox only 60,000 – although the Xbox did come to the market a year behind the PS2. Microsoft had expected to do well in the emerging market though, after heavy marketing, price cuts and the popularity of Microsoft published PC titles.

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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