No PS3 price cut for Australia
- Posted October 9th, 2007 at 10:18 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 11 Comments
Sony Australia has announced plans to phase out the 60GB PlayStation 3 in the region following the impending release of the 40GB version on October 11 – however, it will not be cutting the price of the original model in an effort to boost sales.
The 60GB console will remain on sale until stock is sold out, paving the way for the 40GB entry version, which will retail for approximately AUD 699.95.
As it stands, however, supply of the 60GB SKU is already fairly limited in the region: “There are very limited stocks," commented Sony Australia’s Michael Ephriam. "I would say 20 – 30 per cent of retail stores have them in stock right now."
"That was always part of our plan to transition smoothly to a new SKU," he explained.
Ephriam further added that he expects the 40GB console to double the PS3’s installed base in the region, which currently stands at around 80,000.
"We think that with the price reduction, we're going to come very close if not exceed doubling that number by the end of the year," he said.
Sony announced Monday that it is to discontinue the 60GB PS3 in PAL areas, having previously confirmed it would be lowering the price of the console to just GBP 349 .
- 5:26am EDT - October 9th, 2007
No one has them because no one stocks them you idiot - the sell through numbers from Myers are pretty abysmal. Myers is also ticked off that no revenue or profit is eventuating from the software either so they shifted the PS3 display in their flagship Sydney store from the front to the very back next to the Fire exit... Wii is now front & center and Xbox 360 takes up two rows near the checkouts... Onya Michael your a fair dinkem looser. For those who dont know Myers is Australia's largest retailer - more than double its nearest rival and it was from Myer Sydney store that Sony hosted the PS3 launch in Australia. Over the past six months PS3 has really started to sink as games promised a year ago never showed up.
sony1978a | Aked
- 5:27am EDT - October 9th, 2007
I allready have the 60 gig one,luky me :)
lets see what will this move do for SONY this XMAS. 699 is not bad for blueray player and a console togather.Also about the memorey slots abd B/C i used the B/C ones with god of war and thats it,as for the slots NEVER used them.so its not bad.Also i upgraded to 160 gig HDD,so any one can do it.
- 5:39am EDT - October 9th, 2007
ridiculous as australian dollars jus hit 90cent against the greenback
- 5:42am EDT - October 9th, 2007
hahaha fkin' kangaroo's
- 9:06am EDT - October 9th, 2007
psn id: gingo.. well that sucks for aussies but new 40 gig will still sell well
- 9:46am EDT - October 9th, 2007
Sony will introduce the 80GB at a lower price.
- 1:46pm EDT - October 9th, 2007
TH3 GAM3 I certainly hope so - The 80GB model is the only thing that will sell out here. I can honestly predict that a PS3 with its nuts cut off just wont appeal to Aussies. They will want a more reasonable priced 80GB model with full backward compatibility and dual shocks for their $700. - I reckon Sony should have just gone with something like that from the start and we would not be in the position we are.
- 3:20pm EDT - October 9th, 2007
blachaze: your a **** mate.
- 5:35pm EDT - October 9th, 2007
60gb version $1000
40gb version $700. Not a bad price cut for "no ps3 price cut for auzzies"
- 11:52pm EDT - October 9th, 2007
CLEANER...where are you from?? I believe Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi stocks more PS3 hardware, software and accessories than Myer or DJ! The city locations may have a considerable quantity, but in the suburbs they're closer to the dark corners of the room! SONY better release an 80gb+ model after Xmas, otherwise the mature gamers may feel a little less manly against a PC! I do wish we got the Emotion chips with PAL models :(
Anyways, 'blachaze'...why laugh against your own kind? Why are people so unkind? Good luck to Aussie PS3's next year! Am sure Sony will rise to the big occassion next year!!! See ya later mate!
- 4:17am EDT - October 11th, 2007
I'm from Bondi. I hear what your saying but Harveys is a rip off for games though. JB are OK but I buy most of mine from "the Game" store (old Games Wizards) at Broadway. The guys lend me all the latest games to try out - but I always buy heaps of titles from them. Ive got 221 Playstation, 325 Playstation 2 and 12 Playstation 3 games as well as 502 PC and 162 Dreamcast games. My database, images & reviews formed part of the foundation for Collectorz (http://www.collectorz.com/connect/games/) database launched a year ago. Im part of a gamers club in Sydney where the members hold almost 8000 titles across quite a few platforms.
This will permanently ban this user and delete all associated comments. This action is irreversible, are you SURE you want to do this?!