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Submitted by danj0r 563d ago | news

PlayStation 4 Australian Pricing Confirmed by Sony as RRP AUD$549

Local Sony representatives have now confirmed to AusGamers, the Australian launch price for the console as AUD$549.

The news follows Sony's eventful press conference that declared launch prices of USD$399 for North America, with Europe and the UK at EUR399, and GBP349 respectively. (PlayStation, PS4, Sony)

GentlemenRUs  +   563d ago
Least they got a price for the PS4 downunder this time around :)

Microsoft however have yet to say anything about the XBONE price.
WhittO  +   563d ago
The XB1 is AUD$599.

It is more expensive because of AUS inflation etc.
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Pyrrhus  +   563d ago
Happily preordered.
Cant wait to hold this beautiful thing, this pro-consumer savior of gaming.
badz149  +   563d ago
In the Land Down Under
I paid AU$978 for my 60GB PS3 + extra SIXAXIS + R:FoM + Motorstorm in 2007!

this AUD549 is actaully VERY VERY affordable or shall I say CHEAP for those Down Unders! GOOD JOB SONY!
peowpeow  +   563d ago
This. I saw PS3 going for AU$999 after launch, could not afford for a while haha
danj0r  +   563d ago
The Xbox One was confirmed by Microsoft as AUD$599 for Australia earlier today http://www.ausgamers.com/ne...
B-radical  +   563d ago
not much difference in aus
megaworm25  +   563d ago
i don't really understand how the Xbox one is $100US more expensive in the U.S. But here is AUS its only $50 more expensive??????
kaozgamer  +   563d ago
waaaaaay better than the ps3's $999 launch price tag
first1NFANTRY  +   563d ago
my thoughts exactly. ah well, plenty of time to save up for this beauty.
omni_atlas  +   563d ago
Still being ripped off. What else is new?
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   563d ago
still never satisfied what else is new?
omni_atlas  +   562d ago
Its being complacent which is why Australians are being ripped off year after year.

Tell me why we should be paying 80-100 for a video game when it goes for 60 in the US and our currency is almost parity?
showtimefolks  +   563d ago
still cheaper than xbox one

name it xbox one will come at #3 behind ps4.wiiu than a long 3rd distance
shikamaroooo  +   563d ago
Fuck yeah cheaper then PS2 and PS3 launch price!!! And cheaper thrn Xbox 1
Bathyj  +   563d ago
Bought a PSOne for $700
Bought a PS2 for $750
Bought a PS3 for $1000

I will not bat an eyelid at buying a PS4 for $550.

No, the only thing batting will be me.
sunnygrg  +   562d ago
Not doing so hot in the Champions trophy, eh? :P
Bathyj  +   562d ago
not talking about that kind of batting. ;)
iMaim  +   563d ago
I still remember looking at those Kmart catalogues and seeing PS3 being sold for $999AUD.
AmkOwns  +   563d ago
Trust me, the bundles will be a high number
slapsta72  +   563d ago
sorry if a dumb question, but will a shipper-from-america ps4 work in australia? or will it have different outputs / require an adapter?

if i can save 150 bucks... lol
cloud495  +   563d ago
Well you could always buy an adapter. But they haven't announced region locking plans yet so I would wait for that.
Benchm4rk  +   563d ago
@slapsta72
The $150 you save you will pay in shipping mate. Not worth it in the end
slapsta72  +   563d ago
yeah that's definitely possible D:

549 isn't too bad really (i paid a LOT more for my first ps3)
Benchm4rk  +   563d ago
@slapsta72

Yeah same. Im from oz too and i imported a 360 from the UK in 2005. Cost me over $200 in shipping just for that. All up i paid $1800 for my 360 and $700 for my PS3 when that was finally released. $549 is a steal to me :-)
sunnygrg  +   562d ago
Amazon ships to Australia. On the sidebar, check the category called AmazonGlobal Eligible. The PS4 falls under that category, but make sure it is directly sold by Amazon, but a third party seller.
wezman  +   563d ago
I am happy the price isn't $999, but what annoys me about the $549 price is that once you add the cost of the PSEye camera, the PS4 costs more in Aus than an XBone.
level 360  +   562d ago
Great news and terrific pricing for us here in Australia.

( US 399 = AU$424, Euro 399 = AU$562 and British Pound 349 = AU$579 currently ) Thought it might go as high as between AU$799 up to AU$999 including convertion to PAL signal and taxes.

This is going to be a day one for me. All I need to do in the coming days is to check/research which retail/web store is going to offer the best deals including bundles.
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level 360  +   562d ago
At JB hi-fi for most of us here in Australia:

Sony PS4 - ( http://www.jbhifionline.com...

XBox ONE - ( http://www.jbhifionline.com... )

At Amazon:

Sony PS4 - ( http://www.amazon.com/PlayS... )

XBox ONE - ( http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-... )

Yippeee for Sony!!
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RoyaleWC  +   562d ago
This is the only thing I'm not ecstatic about, Xbone has a 20% price increase in Australia but the PS4 has a 37.5% increase, compared to US$. :/

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