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Sony Style Accepting Pre-Orders For New 80GB PS3 Model

One of the biggest pieces of news to come out of E3 last month was Sony's announcement of the new PlayStation 3 model. It's essentially the same system as the current 40GB version, but it has an 80GB hard drive, and it'll cost the now-standard $399.

And these systems are just around the corner. Sony's official online store, Sony Style, now has the new 80GB PS3 available for pre-order; they're going to ship on the first of September. As you can see, they also have the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 bundle, which comes with an 80GB PS3, but we believe that's the old 80 gig system, the one that features backwards compatibility for most PS2 software. The new 80GB, just like the 40GB model, does not have any b/c for PS2 games, although it will still play PS1 software. If you haven't yet played MGS4, that bundle is a fantastic option, but if Snake isn't your bag, the new 80GB PS3 is still a good buy. After the typical early drought of games, Sony's next-gen system now has plenty of great games out there, and many more are on the way.

Remember, the original 60GB PS3 launched with a price tag of $600, so the cost has fallen significantly in less than two years, and is now priced competitively with the Xbox 360. ...oh, and while we don't promote one system over another here, we just have to add that the PS3 is a far more reliable system. Facts are facts. ;)

8/14/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

Wolfmaster
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 1:55:21 PM
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I have one of the original 60gb, which has been upgraded to 250gb. I don't know why they would make this model b/c for ps1 rather than ps2, I play alot more ps2 games than ps1. But its their call, I just want some ps3 games worth playing.

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The_Chimeran
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 8:09:27 PM

It's just about how complicated the system was. I don't know much about it, but the ps1 hardware was a lot simpler than ps2, well duh. So it makes it easier to emulate. Like even the psp can emulate it.

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Minishmaru
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 1:57:52 PM
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Far more reliable and far more future proof! Plenty of updates within the 2 years already...just think...people who jump in on the PS3 train now...they don't have to bitch about ingame xmb cuz we all did it TO DEATH and now we got it! Custom soundtracks are being added to just about every game now, plus after the Wii dies down with its horrible list of games...I mean...seriously what new games have we heard about that doesnt involve a plumber,a elf/fairy thing,or anything that wasnt on a previous Nintendo system XD

So yeah...its a pretty good bargain nowadays, your saving yourself quite a bit of money compared to us launch day suckers :-P

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 2:56:43 PM
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wow that's the first time i've ever seen "Comment pending moderater approval" on this site lolz

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akiris
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 2:59:05 PM
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ya stop waisting time on systems and get games out and stop delaying them and if u are going to put a new one out bring back the card readers at least

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pavlovic
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 3:11:23 PM
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It's a very good option for those who are still hesitating bout getting a PS3.

With the current and coming games lineup, I think it's the best option

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fatchad420
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 3:37:15 PM
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I have a 60GB so meh.

This sparks another question though, in 6-7 years do you think the price of the original 20gb and 60gb are going to be substantially larger then what they are today?

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m2tbo
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 4:25:39 PM

They will definitely be a rarity but the price probably won't be that much higher than a regular PS3. I wonder how long the system will last before you need a new one...has anyone played a ps3 to death yet???

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556pineapple
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:17:28 AM

Well my original 60 GB died, already, but I don't think that had to do with how much I played it. And on top of that, I didn't have my original reciept b/c of the free blu-ray offer they had going on when I bought it. Luckily the folks at Sony are pretty understanding, so they still replaced it for free.

Also to comment on the whole b/c thing. The PS2 is definetely a harder system to emulate than the PS1, and people were calling for lower prices, so I figure that's why they removed it. Helps cut down the cost of production. If anyone buying a new PS3 still has a PS2, it shouldn't matter anyway. That's why I bought the 60GB though, even though I knew the 80GB was coming out. I never had a PS2 and didn't want to miss out on classic games. (for cheaper too!)

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robinhood2010
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 4:37:26 PM
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I think this is pointless. I mean, how much extra are you going to be paying, for just an extra 40GB? You can get a 160GB hard drive here in the UK for £40, so about $80? Think thats about right.

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pavlovic
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 6:18:03 PM

You won't be paying anything more, is the same price as the 40GB is today

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aaronisbla
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 2:56:22 AM

not so pointless eh?

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akiris
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 4:38:30 PM
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a friend of mine has the 60gig and his video card in it keeps shuting down and comeing back on lol and freazing on him i tell him its about to die on him but it hasent yet

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AceTatsujin
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 6:03:01 PM
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PS3 > 360.

Facts, are facts. =)

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 6:42:33 PM
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Hey guys, if they are going to bring out a 80gb model for $399 then will there be a price cut for the 40gb, because nobody is going to buy a 40gb for $399 when theres an 80gb for $399

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MirrorSoul
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 7:09:06 PM
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@bugz
I'm guessing that they will most likley drop the price by 100 for the remaining 40gig modles, like they did when phasing out the 60 n 20 gigs.

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 10:42:06 PM

thanks mirror

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Reccaman18
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 11:42:06 PM

I was under the impression that Sony was just canceling the 40 gig out right. No price cut for it, just discontinued. But they could theoretically do a price cut, though I dont see it happening.

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DcIronfist
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 8:33:14 PM
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I imagine the phaseout will happen pretty quickly.

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180360
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 9:45:37 PM
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The phaseout has already began. I live in Louisiana and you can't find any 40 gig PS3s. I was able to only find 1 80 gig in a 25 mile range. You would think Sony would have been smart enough to have Playstion 3s on the shelf when Madden released but you can't find them only 360s.

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murdaface
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 11:21:54 PM
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why would anyone buy the 40 gig then? wouldn't they just be like o hey same price might as well get the 80... ya know?

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Reccaman18
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 11:43:16 PM

that's exactly the point that Sony wanted everyone to see. double the hdd space, same price.

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phade2blaq
Sunday, August 17, 2008 @ 12:21:36 PM
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Sony still can't make up their mind about what they want the PS3 to be !

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