Reeves: No further PS3 hardware config planned for Europe
- Posted May 7th, 2008 at 06:41 EDT by Michael Harradence
David Reeves, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), has said that the company is not planning on releasing any further hardware configurations for its PlayStation 3 console in the region.
Speaking to Videogaming247.com at the PlayStation Day event in London yesterday, Reeves commented, “I don’t know that any other hard drive configuration is even planned.”
Despite this, Reeves conceded that many consumers looking to take advantage of PlayTV will likely find the current 40GB model too restricting, and suggests that many users would want to upgrade their machine.
“I think the person that wants to be multimedia – and when we bring out PlayTV, they’re going to find that 40Gb is too small,” he said. “But it’s not proprietary. You can go out and you can just buy another hard drive and just plug it in.”
“You know, hard drives are a commodity. Sony says, ‘OK, we’ll go with 40, we’ll go with 60, we’ll go with 80,’ but Seagate, who produces hard drives, they might find that next year, for example, the cheapest hard drive is 120Gb. I’m not saying we’re launching it, but they might say, ‘We’re putting a zillion 120Gb hard drives into Vaio and Toshiba laptops,’ right? And they say, ‘That’s the cheapest one. But if you want a 40, that’s prehistoric and you’ll pay twice as much.’
That’s honestly how it is. It’s a commodity,” added Reeves.