This week on the Australian PlayStation Network Store, the God of War Collection and Dead Man's Hand dynamic theme were made available to buy for A$39.96 ($40.54) and A$3.45 ($3.50), respectively. Now normally this would be a fairly standard and unremarkable occurrence, but early this morning, eagle-eyed observers may have spotted that both items featured an R18+ classification rating on their product pages.
As most gamers in Australia know, there is no adult rating for games in Australia, so was this listing a mistake, or did Sony have access to information that the rest of Australia and the federal government don't have? Unfortunately for those waiting for an R18+ classification, it was the former. Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has confirmed to GS AU that this was indeed a mistake and that it would be corrected shortly. False alarm.
If you're interested in finding out more about video games classification in Australia, check out our in-depth R18+ feature here.