Microsoft has clarified comments made by chief executive Steve Ballmer that it was considering withdrawing its Xbox games console from Australia.
Australian newspaper The Age reported last week that Microsoft was thinking of halting sales of the Xbox after a court ruling that allowed individuals to sell after-market chips that modify the consoles.
But a company spokeswoman moved to distance the Redmond giant from Ballmer's comments.
His remarks were not specifically related to the Xbox, which she said Microsoft was committed to selling in Australia.
After-market 'mod' chips allow gamers to run titles intended for other consoles, and circumvent other built-in security features.
Such chips sink Microsoft's plans to sell a low-cost Xbox and make its money on the higher margin games software.
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