Alas! Our hopes of parity-based gaming have been thwarted: it looks like the PlayStation 4 comes with the dreaded Australia Tax!
A few minutes ago, we heard that the PS4 would set you back $US399. That's awesome value, and a price that we thought had Sony in pole position to win this year's E3. Not so when we saw the "confirmed price" EB Games were putting out earlier:
— EB Games Australia (@EBGamesAus) June 11, 2013
Here's the link to that sales page, which confirms that the price is $549.
We just got word from Sony: the PS4 is $549 in Australia.
Here's the official release:
Sony Computer Entertainment Australia is pleased to confirm that the Australian pricing for the PlayStation 4 is RRP$549.00.
We will be providing you with further news and announcements following today’s E3 2103 conference today.