Sony confirms 160GB, 320GB PS3s coming to Blighty
Will oust current models
Sony has confirmed a 160GB PlayStation 3 is on its way, along with a 320GB model too.
Both consoles will go on sale over here in October and replace the current 120GB and 250GB versions, respectively. They will cost the same too: £250 and £285.
The announcement comes as no surprise. Sony launched the new models in Japan last month, and it was only a matter of time before they became more widely available.
Sony will ship the new models here a month or so after releasing its Wii-style motion control rig, PlayStation Move, which is set to arrive on 15 September. Pity anyone who rushes out at launch and buys both console and new controller... only to find they could get a more capacious machine had they waited a while. ®
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But will it run Linux?
And it's still possible...
to buy a cheap one and up the hard drive to 500MB.
Screwdriver, external drive for saving/transferring data, new hard drive (£50 for typical 5400rpm 0.5GB laptop unit).
Original PS3 could use external storage as if it were an extension of internal HDD - many suppliers have external 1TB drives at the £65 mark...
...the 80gb one will be getting cheaper?