So E3 is over and done with for another year and we’ve seen all the fancy stuff the big three have rolled out. Now comes the question of how much all that fancy stuff is going to cost in Australia! Well while unfortunately I can’t give you a price for the PlayStation TV (damn it I want one so bad), I can give you an idea of what some of the consoles shown might set you back.
EB Games have put up pre-order prices for the PS Vita, Wii U, and the Gears of War 3 320gb Xbox 360. While these prices could possibly change in the future as we get closer to the release of the consoles, they will give you a good idea of what you might need to fork over.
* All prices shown are in Australian Dollars
The PlayStation Vita with it’s dual touchscreens and analog sticks and general awesomeness has been listed at $348 for the WiFi only version, and $408 for the 3G/WiFi model. Keep in mind though that no plans have been announced for the 3G model in Australia yet, so we don’t know how much it will really cost you in the long run. With the amount of portable WiFi hotspots that you can get these days (either pre-paid or on a plan from various mobile providers), it could work out better to just pick up one of those and a WiFi only unit. The Vita is due for release at the end of this year, and no pricing for games has been announced yet. (Want to read more about the Vita? Check out our breakdown of the handhelds’s features)
The Wii U is listed on the EB Games website at $598, although given that there is limited information about the console at this stage, and the fact that it isn’t due for release til some time in 2012, this price could very likely change. (Check out the E3 Wii U reveal trailer if you want to know more about this new system)
No other stores have announced pricing for these consoles yet, and since they are all probably waiting to hear official pricing announcements I guess we will just have to wait patiently.
What do you think of the pricing and are you planning on getting any of these consoles?