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    PS4 - The Cheapest Playstation Launch Oz has ever seen

    PS1 - $699.00
    PS2 - $749.95
    PS3 - $999.95
    PS4 - $549.00

    Following 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, local Sony representatives have now confirmed to us the Australian launch price for the console as AUD$549.

    The announcement leaves the PlayStation 4 $50 cheaper than the Xbox One Australian launch price of AUD$599, whereas USD$399 for a PlayStation 4 is $100 cheaper than the USD$499 Xbox One launch price in North America.

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    http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/3...-as-rrp-aud549

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitbydeath View Post
    PS1 - $699.00
    PS2 - $749.95
    PS3 - $999.95
    PS4 - $549.00



    http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/3...-as-rrp-aud549
    This is amazing. More still (if true), I read that NEITHER MS nor Sony were going to be selling this new hardware at a loss. If THAT's true things have really changed and I can only think that customizing parts instead of going "off the shelf" is HUGELY more expensive than I ever thought it would be.

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    Good for you guys. You usually get the shaft the worst so im happy Sony used some lube this time.
    Any word of PS4 is region free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphuff View Post
    This is amazing. More still (if true), I read that NEITHER MS nor Sony were going to be selling this new hardware at a loss. If THAT's true things have really changed and I can only think that customizing parts instead of going "off the shelf" is HUGELY more expensive than I ever thought it would be.
    I'll believe it when I see it.

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    I guessing they will still be selling at a loss but nowhere near the levels we have seen in the last generation. $549 here is Aus is astounding good! Sign me up for day one fun!

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    O for awesome. Wicked news for us Antipodeans.

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    Nice.

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    Good news for the Aussies. Seems you guys are always getting screwed on prices.




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    Wait what? When I was a little one the PS1 was easily over $1000AUD on release just by itself :S

    Eh, either way. It's good to know we won't be the ones making it cheaper for other countries as much as usual.
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    This is fantastic. We need 2. On the first day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    O for awesome. Wicked news for us Antipodeans.
    This. Strahyans and Koiwois alike can have more for launch games/accessories (for both consoles).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    Good for you guys. You usually get the shaft the worst so im happy Sony used some lube this time.
    Any word of PS4 is region free?
    Yep it's region free.

    I'll buy it locally for warranty reasons, but damn. So keen. Day 1 no doubt


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    The PS1 was actually that expensive? Wow!

    I'm really quite surprised at the release day prices for this console. Well done to them!

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    I'll be getting from Playasia.com for $399 USD. I don't agree with how we get taxed in Australia. The PS4 is a prime example. Our dollar is stronger then the greenback yet it's $150 more expensive here. Not this little black duck no chance.

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    Great price! Even greater here in the US!

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    $649 in New Zealand. 5th of december is the placeholder date. Pretty sure our PS3 bundles were close to 2 grand at Harvey Norman at release.



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    Quote Originally Posted by avecha View Post
    $649 in New Zealand. 5th of december is the placeholder date. Pretty sure our PS3 bundles were close to 2 grand at Harvey Norman at release.
    Yep, historically you guys get done over even more than us when it comes to computing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodie_CI5 View Post
    Yep, historically you guys get done over even more than us when it comes to computing
    Oh it's disgusting. Huge mark-up on everything. I bought a Galaxy S4 for $1049. US has them for under $300. I can't even remember how much my PS3 cost. When i bought the PS3 Slim, that was $600 dollars.

    Check this
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    https://www.ebgames.co.nz/ps3



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    Hi Avecha,

    heh, seems nothing's changed. I first became aware of the price disparity with Oz way back when I read about it in an Amiga magazine back in the early 90's. One word processor which here was like $200 or something, over there was like $600. It was an absolute rip off. It sucks major.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Great price! Even greater here in the US!
    Was it as you expected?


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    That's promising. PlayStation does well in that part of the world too, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodie_CI5 View Post
    Hi Avecha,

    heh, seems nothing's changed. I first became aware of the price disparity with Oz way back when I read about it in an Amiga magazine back in the early 90's. One word processor which here was like $200 or something, over there was like $600. It was an absolute rip off. It sucks major.
    Indeed it does. Worst part is i think they group us with Australia for PSN game releases. We miss out on a lot. We give the world Lord Of The Rings and all we get back is over-priced technology
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two4DaMoney View Post
    Was it as you expected?
    The price is $100 lower than I expected. Gives me enough money for an extra game and almost covers the first year of PSN+. BOOYA!

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    Hard to believe but its true.

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