It seems that all the hype about the Sony PS3 hasn’t turned into sales here.
Australia has only just got the console on the 23rd March (yes, the PAL version with the PS2 compatibility hardware removed) and signs were everywhere ‘Midnight launch!”, ” Preorder Now” , “Very limited stock”…that was Thursday..on Saturday when I was in Target (Dept store) they were beaming over the intercom that they have discounted the price of the PS3 (already, just two days after launch!) and there are plenty of consoles in stock. Other stores around the place seem to have plenty of stock as well.
Maybe the crazy price of AUD$999 is the real problem here – I don’t know what Sony were thinking with that, compared to US and Japan prices.