Crowds gather at shopping centres around Sydney for the Australian midnight launch of Sony's latest games and entertainment console, the PlayStation 3 (PS3).
Hundreds of Australians stayed up late last night to be the first to buy the PlayStation 3. CNET.com.au trekked across the shopping districts of Sydney to bring you all the action from various PS3 midnight launches.
Retailer Myer joined forces with Sony Computer Entertainment Australia to hold a major launch event in Sydney's Pitt St mall. This photo, taken at approximately 9.20pm, shows workers assembling a large movie screen which was used to play Casino Royale to the waiting crowds.