More Retail Evidence Spotted For 250GB PS3 Slim
The PS3 Slim boasts a large 120GB hard drive, which should be plenty for most gamers. But if you desire something even bigger, you've likely been paying attention to the rumors concerning a 250GB model.
Japan is getting a special FFXIII-themed PS3 Slim that features the massive hard drive in question, but beyond that, we've only seen spotty rumors about a regular 250GB Slim hitting store shelves in 2009. The latest evidence comes from the reliable UK branch of Amazon.com, as noted by Engadget; this machine will supposedly be available on October 6, which means European gamers will be able to plunk down their cash for this 250GB mammoth on Tuesday. Furthermore, this picture here from an "unnamed retailer" shows both the 120GB and 250GB PS3 Slims side by side, so it appears that we're approaching a definite announcement at some point. However, while Sony didn't comment on the possibility of this new model for Europe, SCEA was quick to say there's no such console scheduled for this region. Based on this evidence, it could still be the case that the 250GB PS3 Slim will be exclusive to European (and Japanese) regions, even it if seems somewhat illogical. If you'd rather not take part in all this speculation, you can always switch out the 120GB hard drive with a bigger one of your choosing; it doesn't void the warranty and in fact, Sony actually encourages that you do so.
Anyway, this should all come to a head within the next day or so. We'll see if only Europe gets this 250GB model...perhaps it's like a timed exclusive for PAL areas, or something.
10/4/2009 9:08:31 PM John Shepard