SCE Australia boss Michael Ephraim has told Brisbane newspaper The Courier-Mail that "more than 10,000" people have pre-ordered the PS3. That's the first time anyone's got a number out of him regarding launch figures of any kind, and geez, it's not hard to see why.
The closest we've come to numbers on Australia's launch allocation has been a hint that it would be around 40-60,000 units. Let's be optimistic, and take the low end of that approximation.
Going by that best-case scenario, you're looking at only a quarter of allocated units sold. 10,000 consoles across a population of 20 million people? Not looking too good for the Monday morning press release, Sony.