Sony Offering HDD Upgrade Service For PS3 In Japan
There have been more than a few versions of the PlayStation 3, all of which boasting a different size hard drive. But most of you don't have the massive 250GB model and perhaps you're feeling the constraints of a smaller HDD.
Well, maybe this new service that Sony is offering in Japan will someday find its way to the US. According to Andriasang, Sony will upgrade your PS3 hard drive and perform all the functions that go along with such a switch. So for 18,000 yen, they will move over your system software and content and they will even return your old hard drive to you after the job is done. The service covers basically all models, ranging from the original 20GB and 60GB iterations to the more recent 120GB and 160GB offerings. The question is, would Americans respond to such a service, or would you say that most are tech-savvy enough to perform the upgrade on their own? Bear in mind that transferring a ton of content between hard drives can take a while (I had to transfer quite a bit when I upgraded from the 60GB to the 120GB Slim last year), so perhaps for some lazier gamers, the service will be worth the price. After all, you do have to pay for labor in all things, whether you like it or not.
However, for the record, 18,000 yen translates to about $190...and that's steep, regardless of how you view the situation. I suppose I'd have to have a looooot of content to transfer to warrant that kind of price.
4/28/2010 8:48:40 PM Ben Dutka