Europe is a playground for Corps. Look at Vista's prices to convince yourself.
Australia is worse. For them it's cheaper to buy and import a Vista machine or a Ps3 from the US than to buy locally
As to the comments with the Ps3, it's a harsh thing to say,but it's pretty much an "I told you so" coming from everyone that hasn't jumped onto the z0mg! Sony! bandwagon and has taken a look at (and tried out) the product objectively before buying. I played Motorstorm and Resistance: Fall of Man and was overwhelmed at how poor the games were compared to even games that are currently appearing for the Ps2.
Perhaps I may be swayed in future by far better, later releases; I intend to bring modding to the 360 and the Ps3 in time and will buy each console when required for development, but as an entertainment system, it's failing spectacularily. Sales might have been excellent over the launch weekend, but they've slumped rapidly and that's going to have a serious knock on effect for future game releases, who will likely move to competing platforms through lack of Ps3 installations; the PC and the 360.