Dragon’s Crown, is this the future of PSVita gaming?
I was sceptical about the PSVita when it launched; I feared it would suffer the same fate as the PSP, a console I had never bought because I had seen many others grow tired of the limited game selection, constant model changes and expensive memory cards. When I came to buy a Vita my decision was based on two factors: great exclusive games and Playstation Plus. Now I could write volumes on the importance of Sony’s Playstation Plus as the leading model for a paid online subscription, but that will have to wait for another article. What I wish to focus on this time is the importance of games that are built for an ecosystem and the amazing things that can be accomplished when developers understand who and what they are designing for.
If you didn’t manage to place a pre-order down for the PS4 and you’re wondering when you can get your hands on a console then fear not, as SCE Australia have announced earlier this afternoon that retailers will have stock as early as February.
This stock is not only said to fulfill pre-order quantity but will offer thousands more fans the chance to pick up a console by just walking into their local store that sells it. The PS4 has broken records globally having sold a staggering 2.1 million units in its first week, which has made it the biggest launch of any gaming console ever. Sure, February 2014 is still roughly two months away but that’s better then TBA 2014.
In a press release released earlier in the afternoon, Michael Epharim, Managing Director as SCE Aust said;
“Since launch on November 29 our priority has always been to get additional stock into Australia as quickly as possible to fulfil the overwhelming demand. The best way to guarantee your PS4 in February is by going to your preferred retailer, either in store or online, before Christmas to place your pre-order. With this announcement, it looks like Christmas will come again in February for players across Australia.”
EB Games Australia – PS4 Launch more than double the size of PS3′s!
Australia welcomes in the next generation in style with EB Games!
by Jayden Perry
EB Games have today released a Press Release detailing the success of the Playstation’s Launch in Australia. Over three hundred EB stores opened at midnight last night so Australian gamers could celebrate the launch in style. The launches were huge, the biggest console releases seen in Australia so far and more than double the scale of the Playstation 3‘s launch in 2007.
As an attendee of my local store’s launch I can say that it was very exciting to see gamers all over Australia lining up to collect the much sought after Playstation 4 consoles and quite a fun event to attend, even if I didn’t get to go to the big one in Liverpool!
Some of the launch events saw members of the cosplay community showing off their amazing costumes, like Mad Maven, Sparta Cos and Something Wicked Cosplay showing up to liven up the already exciting event.
OXCGN’s Playstation 4 Australian Review
We got our hands on Sony’s PlayStation 4 just days before it’s release in Australia.
by Yvan Zivkovic
We’ve finally reacted the end of an era, the 7th generation of consoles, the Xbox 360, the Wii and the PlayStation 3. It’s been over 8 years since the Xbox 360 was released to North American consumers, and over 7 years in the case of the PlayStation 3, and even though the Xbox had almost a year head start, all three consoles were hugely successful, with Nintendo coming out on top, selling over 100 million consoles to date, with both Sony and Microsoft selling over 80 million units.
Here in Australia, the PS3 actually outsold the Xbox 360, 1.2M to 1M, so even with all those RRoD’s, the PlayStation 3 still outsold the Xbox 360.
But now, we come to the beginning of a new era, the 8th generation of consoles, the big three, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, all competing for your living room space. Sony being the last (at least in Australia) to offer their spoils, the questions is, does it stand out from the crowd, or is it just another black box hooked up your TV.
SONY: Half of Australians Grabbing a PS4 Launch Day Will Skip Work
Next Gen Fever strikes Australia November 29
by Daniel Geikowski
Gamers everywhere are no doubt the most excited when the next generation of video game consoles are on the horizon. Much like a highly-anticipated game release, many people camp out at midnight, waiting to get their hands on it as soon as humanly possible. A few gamers even schedule a day off to play their newly-acquired game to their heart’s content.
However, this small number of people struck by the gaming fever seems set to become a full-blown epidemic come November 29th. For seven years in the making, Sony’s next gen console, the Playstation 4, will be released on Australian shores. The growing excitement from the US seems to have fueled the furore over here in the land of Oz.