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Sony may soon phase out sales of its 80GB PlayStation 3, in favour of either a 120GB or 160GB capacity package, also featuring the long-awaited DualShock 3 controller.

An alleged mole close to Sony has confirmed to Arstechnica that the 80GB model is to be phased out to make way for a higher-capacity replacement. The source claimed that either a 120GB or a 160GB PS3 are the likely candidates for the 80GB model's successor, to be sold at the same price.

If you’re thinking, 'Hold on, I was never offered an 80GB PS3 anyway', it’s because the model was only ever available in the US and a couple of other countries, but not Europe. But if the rumours are right then it’s possible that the UK may also take delivery of the larger-capacity PS3 package.

The source also hinted at the appearance of the DualShock 3 controller, which features a dual-rumble facility. So far, only Japan has taken delivery of the controller, but it's expected to come to the US and Europe this year.

Sony has already confirmed that it’s phasing out sales of the 20GB and 60GB PS3 in Japan. It hasn’t stated the official reason behind its decision, but many gamers have since speculated that it’s because the company wants to concentrate on selling the 40GB model over there.

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