Sony Reveals New 160GB And 320GB PS3 Models
All sorts of big announcements today; three especially that will interest PlayStation 3 fans.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced a hard drive upgrade for the PS3: the system will soon be offered in North America with the option of a 160GB or 320GB hard drive. The 160GB model will replace the 120GB as the default machine with the standard retail price of $299.99, while the 320GB model will retail for $399.99. The latter will be introduced as a PlayStation Move bundle on September 19; it'll boast the Move controller, PlayStation Eye, a copy of Sports Champions, and a bonus Blu-Ray game demo disc. Said Scott A. Steinberg, SCEA vice president of product marketing:
"With the launch of PlayStation Move just around the corner, we're expecting many new consumers to join the PlayStation® family. The PS3™ Sports Champions™ Move bundle provides those families with everything they need to get into motion control gaming at a great value, with the 320GB model PS3 system as the centerpiece of the package. Also, as PlayStation Network continues to evolve with exciting new services, the hunger for digital content grows; these larger storage capacities address that demand and encourage consumers to take full advantage of the complete PS3 experience."
The press release also states that there are currently over 52 million registered PSN accounts worldwide. The service now features a big library of downloadable games, over 23,000 HD and SD movies and TV episodes, exclusive programming, and of course, PlayStation Home, which continues to grow by the week. So if you have yet to pick up the PS3 or wish to upgrade, you will soon have the opportunity.
8/17/2010 2:44:39 PM Ben Dutka