Asher Moses reports for The Age (Australia):
"Sony Australia expects its recent $300 PlayStation 3 price cut to double the console's install-base by the end of the year.
Around 84,000 PS3 consoles have been sold in Australia since it launched here on March 23, but the company believes now that the console is priced at $699.95 Sony will move another 84,000 units within the next two and a half months...
The PS3's built-in Blu-ray player meant each household that owned one was automatically in the Blu-ray camp.
Microsoft has sold 222,136 Xbox 360 consoles to date but only around 3000 units of its $249.95 external HD DVD player add-ons, according to market watcher GfK..."
The full report includes PR comments from Sony, Microsoft, and Toshiba; and an announcement of Sony's new BDP-S500 Blu-ray player (pictured.)