On Friday AusGamers followed Sony Australia to the eGames expo at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre to look at their upcoming games and listen to a few marketing tidbits surrounding the PS3 this holiday season. While there wasn't a plethora of announcements to soak up, there was more than enough to sate the PS3 owners out there in regards to solid release dates and affirmation from Sony they made the right decision in investing in the big black box.
For one, Australian Public Relations Manager, Adrian Christie, told us the latest GFK data shows the PS3 has broken 100,000 units sold through in Australia, a magical figure that proves the PS3 is making headway here. Moreover, 40% of purchasers are registering for the PSN, which also shows Sony's online service is actually moving forward.
Beyond the console stuff, we were also told two of the holiday season's biggest releases, Singstar for PS3 and Unchartered: Drakes Fortune, were only a few weeks away; both launching on December 6. Singstar's first batch of downloadable tracks will be made available just before Christmas on December 17, with each track costing you AU$2.49. A steady flow of downloadable content will then be made available consistently onward from the PlayStation Store. Beyond their in-house stuff, the PS3 also has both Haze (exclusive) and Assassin's Creed from Ubisoft (stay tuned for our review later today), the latter of which is being pushed more for the PS3 than the 360 (it's available on both, though), showing the PS3 has more than enough steam to start catching up to the competition. Stay tuned over the next few days as we look at some of Sony's big releases, including Ratchet and Clank which will feature insights from a couple of guys from Insomniac Games who were available for us to grill at the eGames Expo.
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