Mommy, Where Do PS3 Games Come From?

Mommy, Where Do PS3 Games Come From?

Don’t you just lovethis kind of stuff? The dirty, sordid truth of just where those shiny PS3 discs come from? We do. It’s a creation story, and a fascinating one at that.

Sony recently opened a new Blu-Ray factory in Sydney, and threw open the doors for the media to come in and take some photos. While most took the opportunity to take cheesy snaps of Sony executives, News Limited’s Charlie Brewer did us all a big favour and came back with shots of the production line so nice they border on the pornographic.

For reference, of the Blu-Rays produced at the factory in Huntingwood, in Sydney’s western suburbs, around one third of them are PS3 games (you can see PAL copies of PAIN rolling off the production line in the top shot).

There are 16 shots in all, taking us from silicon grain to artwork printing to packaged product, and you can see them all at’s site at the link below.

Inside Sony’s Blu-Ray Factory []


  • I just noticed last year that some of my PS2 and PSP games where made in Australia… they’ve always been made in Austria for as long as I can remember so I was impressed to see Sony giving us the ability to make the discs ourselves 😀 interesting story!

    • Yeah, this may also mean release dates will be closer to the rest of world because we can ship the discs domestically.

      • uh… i wouldn’t get your hopes up.

        my first thought was that, since they’re making games locally, distribution costs go down, costs of games go down too… but i wouldn’t get your hopes up on that either.

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