New 80GB SKU dated for Europe
With David Reeves announcing that the new SKU would find its way onto shelves on August 27, it came as a shock when online retailers like Amazon and GAME began listing the item for August 22. While this bumped up release is more than welcomed, it seems likely that Leipzig will be host to some sort of announcement in regards to this change. For those gamers holding out and waiting for this SKU in Europe, it seems the wait has been cut in half.
As most know, this new SKU was announced at E3 2008 as a replacement model for the current standard 40GB unit. The new 80GB will feature the same standards as the 40GB with the exception of a larger HDD.