Leipzig: 160GB PS3 also heading to North America
- Posted August 20th, 2008 at 12:27 EDT by
- 23 Comments
Following on from Sony Europe's announcement of the 160GB PlayStation 3, SCEA has confirmed that the new package will hit North America as well.
Currently scheduled for a November launch, the bundle will include Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, a PSN voucher for PAIN and the DualShock 3 controller, all for $499. The recently announced 80GB model is currently shipping to retailers and will sell for $399.
"As PLAYSTATION Network continues to evolve with our recently launched video delivery service and more exclusive games, PS3 owners are demanding more storage capacity," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "Consumers also are utilizing PS3 as an entertainment hub for their digital media, placing content such as their entire music collection on the hard drive. The 160GB PS3 system addresses this growing consumer demand in a compelling bundle that delivers significant value."
- 7:34am EDT - August 20th, 2008
All Right. Now this 160gb SKU Will take a piss all over the 360 "elite"
- 7:40am EDT - August 20th, 2008
Ah and I just upgraded my 60 GB to 320 GB still I think DeadOnArrival06 summed up everything.
- 8:06am EDT - August 20th, 2008
Look at this and UK will get the crap with the same tag and in pouns.
Cheap as$ americans still refuse to buy it
- 8:20am EDT - August 20th, 2008
Now the question is, will it have PS2 functionality? ;)
- 8:34am EDT - August 20th, 2008
I dont think it will have ps2 backwards comp and no mem slots and only 2 usbs instead of four. I smell Failure Failure Failure WA WA WA
- 8:40am EDT - August 20th, 2008
idk about uncharted as a bundled game. i mean i love the game but its not for everyone. why didnt they wait for Socom or LBP? a R2 bundle would be awesom!
- 9:04am EDT - August 20th, 2008
Im just going to upgrade my PS3 soon, anway the price sounds ridiculous.
- 9:42am EDT - August 20th, 2008
If its like the current 499.99 80 GB model, then the price would be decent. But, if its just the 40 GB with a 160 GB hard drive.. I smell a rip off. :p
- 10:24am EDT - August 20th, 2008
how is this a rip off you get 120 worth of extras, hopefully it will help sales in the us
- 11:12am EDT - August 20th, 2008
i'm keeping it real!!! this the dumbest move Sony is about to make since the PS3 been out. its no way the 120gb will sale this holiday not at $500 the GB is nice the DS3 is nice but not for a game that been out for a year where you can pick it up dirt cheap. they at least have to add a new title with the console or drop the price of the 80gb to $350 and the 120gb to $450.
- 12:27pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
eh? so why only have the europeans gonna get the 80 gig? i know you can just upgrade your hard drive but this makes no sense
- 12:34pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
they should make some littlebigplanet bundles. i bet those would sell
- 1:08pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
and after i paid that much for an 80GB well i just need to replace the hard drive in it so its ok i guess....
- 2:48pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
I feel bad for the ppl that paid $500 for the 20gb lol.. Seriously this is like what the 26th different PS3 sku and it not even been 2 years yet..
- 3:08pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
psn id: gingo... i dont know why sony dont just release their own larger hard drive say a 320gb one it would be cheaper than making a full new console
- 4:43pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
So the 160GB model does not have a backwards compatibility to play PS2 games?
If so, then this is nothing. Anyone with a PS3 right now can upgrade more than 160GB of memory.
- 4:44pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
With that much space idk if you'd need to worry about running out of it. Looks pretty sweet and at least the 80 gb's price dropped because of it.
- 6:09pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
Like I said. 40 SKUs by 2012. Early adopters RULE. Us 'waiter' missed out. maby once they make-up the 3 billion in debt and start prfiting in, oh, 15 years the PS4 will have everything.
- 7:14pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
@17 I have a 320 and i only have 50gb left. I need the sammy 500
- 8:14pm EDT - August 20th, 2008
Wait, what happened to the 40GB? If the 160GB is $499, the 80GB is $399, then the 40GB is what? Discontinued? Apparently I didn't get the memo. I wish they would just keep it and sell it for $299.
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