AU$699.95--Sony officially announces Australian 40GB PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCE Aust.) today announced details of its exciting new PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) model that will launch throughout Australia on 11th October 2007 at the highly attractive price of RRP AU$699.95 (for Australia) or NZ$799.95 (for New Zealand).

Providing an incredibly appealing entry point to the world of High Definition gaming and entertainment for the holiday season, the new PS3 brings the next generation of interactive home entertainment to homes across Australia.

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Close_Second3636d ago

...never eventuated in NZ so we only had the option of getting (and still do) the 60GB SKU for NZD $1,199. Obviously exchange rates have nothing to do with Sony pricing in NZ as even when the exchange rate was around US 80 cents we were still paying $1,199.

If Sony can release the 40GB model for $799 NZD then that makes it the same price as the Xbox 360 Elite in NZ! However, I for one will get a 40GB PS3 (@799NZD) only once I have seen it reviewed and play tested as I am not convinced something else has not been sacrificed than a few cosmetics and backward compatibility. However, obviously Sony has been cashing in on the artificially inflated price of the PS3 in NZ so maybe the drop to $799 for the 40GB SKU is actually just pricing it more realistically.

Bathyj3637d ago


No excuses now. The machine is awesome the price is good and we're about to be flooded with great games. PS3 1st Christmas in Oz will be a good one.

unsunghero283637d ago

I would buy a $400 40GB in a heartbeat. No question.

AznSniper3637d ago

Best Buy has it as October 28th in their system.

Lightning Mr Bubbles3637d ago

$100 better be like $300 in Australia

DJ3637d ago

You're closer than you think.

QuackPot3637d ago (Edited 3637d ago )

NZ & Australia pay more than the USA.

But we're looking at a NZ$400 price drop.

I'm sure there won't be many complaints about a 33% price drop to get hold of a Ps3.

And its the same price as an xbox elite(without a HD player).

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