Sony confirms 160GB PS3 imminent
1TB model next?
Updated The 80GB PlayStation 3 lands in Blighty tomorrow, but if you’re a storage-hungry gamer then hold your horses - Sony’s just announced a PS3 with double that capacity.
Sony unveiled the 160GB PS3 to delighted gamers last night at the ongoing Leipzig games developers convention. The electronics giant said the monster-capacity console is perfect for gaming fans and those who like to keep music, videos and the kitchen sink all in one place.
The console will arrive in UK shops on 31 October for a mighty €450 (£355).
Americans won't be able to get their mitts on it until November, when it will debut for $500.
It’s worth remembering that gamers equipped with a screwdriver can already remove the PS3’s hard drive and replace it at will.
That said, if you do buy Sony’s new 160GB PS3 then you’ll also get €70 ($130/£55) worth of PlayStation Network Store credit.
The 160GB PS3 will officially cost £340 in the UK.
@It'sa Mea... Mario
And still half the number of SKU's that the 360 has...
I can't understand why people are crying over backwards compatability.. They had 18months to buy one, they did not, so they lost out. People need to move on...
@ Richard - Now to wait...
All of which are valid complaints.
Now to wait...
... for the complaints of too many variants, how there's not enough games anyway, how they haven't given it backwards compatibility again etc etc.
So for £355, and £55 worth of PSN credit you can get a 160GB PS3, or for £299 you can get a 80GB one...
£55 should get you Warhak, GT5:P, SuperstardustHD, and a couple of PixelJunk games.
However any smart cookies will be looking out for stray 40GB units this Friday, when the 80GB becomes the entry level unit, as the 40GB unit is identical to the 80GB (aside from the obvious HDD size), and the price difference may pay for a large HDD upgrade (something that Sony allow without voiding your warranty, which is pretty generous).