If the only difference between the 40 and 80GB is a bigger HDD, then it's a total non event. Surely, there's something more to it isn't there?
Last night, Sony revealed a new standard PS3 in the US which will now feature an 80GB HDD to cope with the raft of new movie downloads. It will cost $399.
We're speaking to Sony right now to get UK release/price info - news later - but, in the meantime, we'd like to know what you think about the move...We were kind of expecting a £199 slimline PS3 to be announced....
Pretty irrelevant IMO. A nice bonus for people who were going to buy anyway, but it's hardly going to have people queuing round the corner. It may actually be cheaper for Sony to source 80 GB drives (who makes 40 GB drives any more for mainstream use?), which I'd say is a more likely explanation than Sony trying to satisfy the needs of their customers. 80 gig, as mentioned above, is hardly a huge amount of storage space these days.
Out of interest, any of you out there likely to be downloading movies from PSN do you think?
Is the new 80GB SKU going to come bundled with the new DualShock 3 controller, now that it's been officially released over here (as opposed to import), or will it still ship with the older non-rumble SIXAXIS controller?
Also... will this new SKU feature the die-shrinks on the CPU and GPU? There was some news die-shrinks were coming in Autumn, which would mean smaller chips, less heat, less cooling, less fan noise, i.e. a quieter experience. Something important to us all!
I would have prefered a choice in Console colours. I have a friend who Works in the Games industry and He has really nice White Jap PS3.
I waited ages until they released the PS2 in silver. All my stuff sits under the TV. My Arcam duo are silver, My Onk is silver, my PS2 is silver, my DVDR is silver, even my Wii is white.
I don't want a black PS3! (I'm sure it's bad Feng Shui to mix colours of A/V kit!)
Wasn't the previous 80gig PS3 able play PS2 games with a firmware upgrade. Maybe it is possible on this new version.