News PS5's Lighter, Revised Hardware Model Has Already Gone on Sale
Stock hits UK and Australia
Update: Eurogamer.net notes that the new PS5 model has quietly rolled out in the UK as well. The website published photographs sent in by a reader, showcasing the updated model's infamous new screw. The console was purchased from Smyth's Toys over the weekend, confirming that Sony is now distributing this lighter model in...
News Sony to Raise Money for Australia with a Month of Livestream Fundraisers
And you can join in too
It has been truly heartbreaking to see and hear about the Australian bushfire crisis over the last few months. It's an enormous tragedy with millions of animals and dozens of people lost to the country-wide inferno. We don't want to harp on the point too much, as we're sure you all know about this by now, but it's a natural...
News Want a 20th Anniversary PS4 Console Signed by Naughty Dog? Here's How
All proceeds go to charity
Remember those ridiculously handsome 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 consoles from last year? We sure do. In fact, we haven't stopped salivating over them since they were first shown. If, like us, you're still frantically searching in vain for one of the elusive machines, you may be in luck, as Sony of Australia is...
News PS4 Continues to Smash Sales Records
This time Down Under
While the PlayStation 4's sales aren't as much of a surprise as they once were, it's worth remembering that the system is still smashing sales records around the globe. The latest set of data reveals that Sony's new-gen system accounted for 59 per cent of all home console hardware sales in Australia last year, outselling its...
News Now the PS4's Price Has Dropped in Australia
And Europe will be next
You can expect a PlayStation 4 price drop to be announced for Europe in the morning, as the appliance has just seen its RRP slashed in Australia. Despite them playing football with their hands down under, the country is actually operated by SCEE, and gaffer Jim Ryan commented on the reduction in a press release. "We are...
News Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Developer Shuts Up Shop
Caught in a Claptrap
Ah, the brutal realities of AAA game development: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was a generally well received entry in Gearbox's lootin', shootin' series – but the developer no longer exists. Kotaku broke the news courtesy of an anonymous source, but publisher 2K Games has since confirmed the closure. "We can confirm that we...
News Crikey, the PS4 Is the Fastest Selling Console in Australian History
That's not a console, THIS is a console
That's right, its time for some more mindboggling PlayStation 4 sales numbers. This time they come courtesy of Michael Ephraim, the head of SCE Australia. "We have been truly humbled by the incredible response to the PS4 from Australian gamers," the big-wig said at a recent press event. "It is my pleasure to...
News The New PlayStation Vita Slim Will Hit Aussie Shelves On 4th June
The end times are here for Australian gamers. That's right, Sony's latest revision of the PlayStation Vita will be available in the Land Down Under on 4th June. The redesigned portable is significantly smaller that its older sibling, but ditches the notoriously lush OLED screen. Shipping with 1 GB of internal memory, the Aussie version...
News Crikey, Australians Are Speedily Snapping Up Sony's Home Consoles
No one can crush the PS3's Vege-might
When they're not busy wrestling with a monstrous menagerie of dangerous native animals, or working endlessly long hours to help fund their cripplingly expensive hobby, it seems that the majority of Australian gamers choose to spend their precious spare time with a DualShock controller in hand. According to newly...
News Sony Shipping Significant Quantities of PS4 Stock to Australia in February
Now that they've won the ashes, Australians can turn their attention to a much more pressing and important matter: where to purchase a PlayStation 4. We recently learned that the Japanese giant intends to keep store shelves stocked over the Christmas period, but if you haven't locked down a system yet, you probably won't be getting one...
News Sony Will Be Shipping More PS4s Down Under Before Christmas
'Tis the season
With all of this talk of the European PlayStation 4 launch, it's easy to forget that the shiny new console debuted in Australia overnight as well. And it seems that, as has been the trend worldwide, Sony underestimated the huge demand for the machine. SCE Australia managing director Michael Ephraim was shocked at the numbers that he...
News Resident Evil 6 Collector's Edition Unveiled
Steelbook and more
Every big release needs a special edition, and Capcom's Resident Evil 6 is no exception. The publisher's just lifted the lid on its collector's edition for Europe and Australia, and it's a whopper. Here's what the package contains: Resident Evil 6 Game Zombie Steel Book Exclusive RE6 hardback artbook showing concept art from...
News Sony Staying Focused with Australia's PS Vita Launch
Not everywhere, mate
In a move that probably makes business sense – but will surely play into the hands of the PS Vita’s doom patrons – Sony’s announced that it’s keeping the PS Vita’s Australian launch fairly focused, opting to stick with niche retailers rather than going for the jugular out of the gate. The company’s Aussie branch...
News PlayStation 3 The Top Selling System In Australia
On the back of solid growth worldwide, Sony Australia has revealed that PlayStation 3 has beaten out its rivals to become the best selling system in the region for 2011 so far
Sony boasted that it has not only outsold its competitors, but it is also offering the highest value share to retailers according to NPD Australia data.
News PlayStation 3 Sales Top 1.1 Million In Australia
To be honest, we're amazed any of the platform holders sell any consoles in Australia at all
If Neighbours and Home & Away are accurate portrayals of the country, residents spend too much time drinking coffee and aimlessly wandering around the beach to play any video games. Therefore, it's probably some kind of miracle that Sony's shifted 1.1...
News Move Out Now in Australia, Down Under Tour Underway Soon
Get on your kangaroos! etc.
Despite earlier claims that Move's Australasian release was set for September 16th, Sony's official European blog has dropped the bombshell that the controller is available now across Australia and New Zealand. It won't just be letting the controller sit on store shelves waiting for people to pick it up though, as it's...
Interviews Firemint - Flight Control HD
Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away...
Flight Control HD is coming to land on PSN in Europe and Australia tomorrow. This time of course it's got PlayStation Move support and has been translated to glorious HD. To coincide with this imminent arrival we took the opportunity to fly some questions over to Firemint's Community Manager, Alexandra...
News PlayStation Move Tipped to Trump Kinect Down Under
Aussie experts are putting all of their eggs in Sony's basket
While many industry experts elsewhere are willing to admit that the jury is still out on which of the new motion control formats - Sony's Move and Microsoft's Kinect - will emerge victorious during the upcoming holiday season, Australian video games retailer Gametraders has declared that...
News Sony Call For Ratings Change In Australia
As far as we understand, Australia's ratings system is basically borked
The system does not allow for an "adults-only" rating in video games. Sony Computer Entertainment Australia's Michael Ephraim has spoken out against this. "Gaming has moved on, the choice of content has moved on and I think it is time Australia gets in step with...
News Jaffe Calls Out Sensationalist Headlines
Blah, blah, blah
To cut a long story short, we posted a story earlier this week about how David Jaffe had broken his long self-sanctioned silence in order to speak out against the ridiculous Australian ratings board. In that piece, we were keen to make note that it was good to see Jaffe back and to hear someone with some balls speak out against the...
News Playstation 3 Rockets To The Top Of The Australian Console War
Sony's console continues to conquer around the world
According to Sony, the Playstation 3 sold "in excess of 60,000 units" since the PS3 Slim was launched on September 3rd, outselling both the XBOX 360 and the Wii. So chalk that down as another victory then.
News What Happens When You Fire A PS3 Slim At A Sony Bravia?
You probably break the Sony Bravia
The PS3 Slim though, according to this commercial, will remain pretty much unscathed though. That's the Sony difference for you. Make.Believe.
News Dum-Dum-Dum Another One Bites The Dust, More Retailers Say "No Wai" To PSP Go
The PSP Go really is facing a resistance right now
The Australian branch of EB Games (that's the whole network of stores within the country) have decided not to stock the PSP Go. Kotaku have investigated the situation and found that with the system due to release next week Australia's stores are listing Sony's new portable as...