New information on 40GB PS3
- Posted October 1st, 2007 at 04:58 EDT by
- 33 Comments
Realdealgaming.com has an interesting theory on a possible release date for the rumored 40GB PlayStation 3 console.
According to the site, there are a few factors, that, when added up could quite possibly reveal a prime time for Sony to put out a budget PS3 later this year.
Sony has gone on the record in stating that there will be a large announcement in the middle of October, and with rampant rumors floating around the internet about a possible price drop of 40GB SKU, there is plenty to talk about.
If realdealgaming is correct, Sony will be announcing a 40GB version that could possibly come in two bundles - one promoting the system as a Blu-ray player, and one promoting the console as a gaming hub.
To support their theory, they call upon the Spider-Man 3 rumor, in which a 40GB system would come bundled with a Blu-ray copy of the movie for USD 400. This would be released on Oct. 30th, day and date with the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the movie. This bundle would be promoted as the ultimate Blu-ray bundle.
Realdealgaming has also predicted a "gaming" bundle, which will come with a copy of Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction. This is based on the fact that the game is being delayed for one week from Oct. 23rd to the 30th. Ordinarily this would not be a rumor to spark a theory on a new console, however, on the PlayStation Blog, the game has been announced as Gold status (meaning the game has reached manufacturing stages)
Recently, Greg Phillips, Line Producer at SCEA has stated, "The game is finished and will hit a store near you on October 30. As some of you know, this is a week later than the Oct 23rd date stated previously, but the extra wait will be worth it."
If realdealgaming is right in either or both of these predictions, then Sony will be well on its way to a great holiday season. These bundles would be a great way to sell PS3's as well as promote the systems strengths. Please note that these are only rumors. However, one final note to add, is that on BluRaySavings.com, there are four PS3 SKU's listed as qualifying Blu-ray players eligible for the 5 free BD deal. This, along with the recent report that a new model number has been added to the FCC could very well be the first pieces of confirming evidence on a new PS3 in the near future.
Be sure to read realdealgaming's full predictions here and check back for all the latest details.
- 12:11am EDT - October 1st, 2007
hmm i love sony for makin ps3 cheaper but geezzz they are really giving awaya alot of
stuff I wonder how the 400 price tag will affect sales...
sony1978a | Aked
- 12:15am EDT - October 1st, 2007
price cut is THE ONLY WAY TO VICTORY BELIVE IT OR NOT.
SONY YOU KEEP DROPPING THE PRISE TAG AND YOU SHOULD BE OK :)
- 12:16am EDT - October 1st, 2007
and there you have it...... these rumors sound to strong to be myths both Spiderman and ratchet and clank are sony exclusives so what better way to sell both...... hmmmmm ......."ooooo pick me, pick me!"........ I know.... how bout putting it with a cheaper PS3 that can play both. Bingo, and now the sales increase. lol
- 12:44am EDT - October 1st, 2007
this all makes complete since.
but just remember there are other things they could announce too, like maybe the 2.0 update.
but cant wait to hear about it though.
- 1:15am EDT - October 1st, 2007
As things go though, I doubt the Spiderman 3 package will do Europe anything. Blu-Ray just isn't releasing enough substance right now. Fortunately for Sony's format war, neither is HD DVD.
So Ratchet and Clank would be my hopes. Perhaps a kids bundle. The funny thing is though, it's rumored that the 40gb model will have wifi and everything else(Don't listen to the bell ends that think Backwards compatibility is removed or anythin else) If this is true, the 40 gig model will be an excellent choice as many owners will be replacing the hard drive.
Therefore a much more significant price drop.
- 1:28am EDT - October 1st, 2007
so how many different version of PS3 Sony gonna put on the market? It's not helping cosumers but only confuse them when is the right time to buy it. As an early adopter, I already regret that I bought PS3 when it came out. That gives me a lesson and I will never look at Sony the same way I used to.
- 3:02am EDT - October 1st, 2007
Cant wait for R&C ftod its gonna be big in more than one way. I read in the playstation blog earlier today that they are almost maxing the 25GB capacity for this game.
plus these price drops will help A LOT, although why people think its expensive i dont know. If you spec up a 360 the same as a PS3 it actually costs a lot more
- 4:08am EDT - October 1st, 2007
sounds pretty true to me. Too bad I already have one :( Oh well, it's been a great year so far!
- 4:15am EDT - October 1st, 2007
Please Sony just drop the 80gb price! making a new SKU will only further create a income hole the same way the 20gb did! No one wants another 'tard pack.
- 4:36am EDT - October 1st, 2007
As for the october announcment, - Probably be the PES Bundle in france. Mark my words.
- 5:13am EDT - October 1st, 2007
These is so much confirmation in this article only, i don't know why Sony even denies it
- 5:27am EDT - October 1st, 2007
Sounds Good, They need a 399 unit asap
- 5:38am EDT - October 1st, 2007
Do they mean that the gaming system won't be able to play Blu-ray movies?Or is that just my misunderstanding.
- 5:50am EDT - October 1st, 2007
that would make a lot of sense in a month well see if these predictions are true
- 6:12am EDT - October 1st, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i cant wait to see wat sony announce but i hope it is this because this would make sales sky rocket in my opinion
- 6:26am EDT - October 1st, 2007
lol another tard pack. kinda funny......but if this is the reason Rachet and Clank was delayed, and I know its only a week, that would be kinda weak tho. Who knows....if this means loads of people jumping on this deal that would be kinda cool in my book.
- 7:01am EDT - October 1st, 2007
wow i really hope that they do this. it would be a grate deal! :)
- 7:06am EDT - October 1st, 2007
They sould give a blu-ray remote with the Spiderman one and a extra controller with the gaming one...
- 7:24am EDT - October 1st, 2007
Sony confusing the customer? To me, not really. All PS3's have HDD's and Blu-Ray player built in right? That's the meat and potatoes as far as I'm concerned. Most customers that buy into technology are oblivious to alot of features of their product anyway. If I can recall, I think Sony mentioned that that would in fact have different configurations of the PS3 to fit their different demographic before they push the 1st one out of the plant. They claimed that it would be more like a computer in that aspect...
- 8:13am EDT - October 1st, 2007
what does SKU stand for?
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