Aussie PS3 price drops to A$349.95

Local drops confirmed for 160GB and 320GB PlayStation 3 models Down Under; new PSP model priced at A$139.95.

At Gamescom overnight, Sony announced immediate price drops for its PlayStation 3. GameSpot AU has now confirmed that the cuts will also apply to Australian users, with the 60GB PS3 dropping to A$349.95 and the 320GB model dropping to A$449.95.

Unlike other regions, the Aussie price drop won't take effect immediately. The new prices for PlayStation 3s won't kick in until August 22. Currently, the 160GB model retails for A$499, while the 320GB model sells for A$599.

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia also confirmed that the new PSP model--the PSP E1000--is headed Down Under. The new model--which has no Wi-Fi capability--will retail for A$139.95 and be in Aussie stores in November 2011.

In other hardware news, the PlayStation-branded 3D TV that was announced back at E3 earlier this year has been given a A$699.95 price tag and is due to arrive in Spring 2011. The bundle comes with a 26-inch TV, a copy of MotorStorm: Apocalypse, a HDMI cable, and a pair of 3D glasses.

For more on Sony's Gamescom press conference, click here for the full rundown, which includes details of new games for the Vita, new looks at PS3 games, and much more.

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8 comments
ticklemonster1
ticklemonster1

aussies are getting royally screwed. first censorship banning games and even screwed on the consoles! and no wifi for the psp? why?!

greasemonkey42
greasemonkey42

I've been waiting for a price drop! This is a lot more than I was expecting. I currently own a 360 (quite happily) but have been eyeing the growing number of awesome PS3 titles over the years. Looks like it's about time to finally jump in.

Ozgal
Ozgal

Fail, traded my old 40gb in a couple of weeks ago for the 160gb model. Nice to know would've saved a bit if I'd waited just a little while.

jkcrosby
jkcrosby

i see we are still being financially screwed over... nice to know the world is consistent...

supertegwyn
supertegwyn

God damn it! I bought a PS3 like a month ago for $599. Damned to hell.

davedrastic
davedrastic

As I recall the PS2 sat at $349 for several years. I picked mine up for $399 where it sat for a fair while. My guess is that $349 is the new $199, and we'd be foolish to wait for further price cutting, although there might well be a bit of competition and bundling going on to coincide with the price drop. I'm tempted to pick up a 2nd PS3, completely unnecessary, but would be good to have one in the lounge and one in the bedroom. I suppose it will mean the 360 will drop in price in 5 minutes too.