A hearing due to take place today to determine the ultimate fate of the new PS3 modchip in Australia has been postponed, Kotaku has learned.

Previously, Sony had sought and been granted a temporary injunction by Australia's Federal Court to block the sale of the devices, ahead of a hearing due to take place on August 31.

Well, August 31 is well underway in Australia, and there's been no hearing, as Justice Kenny, who was originally scheduled to oversee the matter, was not able to attend. Sony and the modchip retailers will thus be making their case on Friday, September 3, which means the temporary ban on the sale of the devices will be extended to that date.