Sony held the Australian launch event for the PlayStation Vita on a wobbly barge on Sydney Harbour last night. After wolfing down burgers and a little wine, I had a quick play with Sony’s second attempt to win a decent slice of the handheld gaming market. How did it stack up?
Sony’s next-generation handheld gaming console, the PlayStation Vita, goes on sale next Thursday (February 23). But who is offering the cheapest pre-order deals? Planhacker has crunched the numbers and found there’s not much in the way of discounting going on.
A PlayStation 3 console on its own routinely costs $400 or more, so getting one for free with a contract phone could be a good deal. Optus’ online store is offering a free PS3 with three contract handsets.
If you’re keen for Sony’s PlayStation Vita and haven’t already imported your own, Vodafone Australia opened up pre-orders on its site today. The handheld gaming consoling will ship locally February 23.
Plenty of TVs get sold with net connectivity these days. Data from Sony suggests that the majority of people still don’t take advantage of that option, but those that do get properly hooked.
Own a 3D-capable TV? Sony will let you borrow a 3D camera from one of its Sony Centre stores for three days to decide if you’re keen on creating your own 3D content.
There’s been a lot of controversy in the last week over new terms of service for Sony’s PlayStation Network which require customers to opt out of any option to participate in class action lawsuits against the company. Sounds nasty, but Tracey at Kotaku has confirmed the changes won’t apply to Australian customers. Phew! [Kotaku]
Sony dropped the price of the PS3 console last week, but discounts on those discounted prices have already started to appear. From today until August 30, Big W is selling the 160GB model for $298, which is $50 lower than the ‘official’ reduced $349.95 price.