"*Update: We have contacted Gamestop and found that it is official...Gamestop and EB Games will no longer receive shipments of 80GB PlayStation 3s."
bring on the new sku bundled with rumble!!
It makes more sense to bring in a larger bundle to fight the Elite. Also if they drop the price on the 40GB it makes it more accessible to people with less money
are they really bringing an sku with the dualshock3? oh and what model is sony going to use now, ive heard talk about a 160gb sku
this is great news!! particularly for the ones waiting on the sidelines, to play beyond. several of my friends over the past weeks have gotten ps3s. Now, with the surge of killer games headed our way soon, AND FREQUENTLY + these new bundles...i expect a load of my friends to get their own ps3s. Im personally hoping to get a ds3w/r in white asap.
Yep, I got a friend who works at Gamestop and I gave him a call this morning. Turns out its official. Kinda weird though cause I would rather have a 80GB over a 40GB. I guess it makes more sense though if they bring in a 160GB. Have one for the gamers who need HDD, and then a cheaper one for those who dont have money.
whats about to happen.i hope we get some news from sony soon
New Sku being speculation my ass, Sony always denies it before doing it. In any case the box for the 80gb DOES say limited edition, or maybe that can just be attributed to the fact that it comes with Motorstorm. In any case I can't wait to see what's in store.
It will be interesting to see what they do but even more important than the bundle is the pricing. If they get the pricing right then the new Sku will be a boon for Sony.
I think the limited edition was just meant for the bundle, but interesting either way.
There are two completely different motherboard configurations and Sony wants just one. I'm thinking that it is mostly a cost reduction move.
I'm hoping they come out with a bundle that you can pick your own first party game like they do in EU.
Hmm, sony could cut the price of the 40GB Ps3 to the same as a premion 360 and 120-160GB to the price of the elite. With both models with wifi and blu-ray aswell, that will be very tempting and could have quite an impact on sales
it will force microsoft to cut price ealier.
espicially if sony advertises that they have BUILT IN WIFI, BLURAY PLAYER, FREE ONLINE, RUMBLE/MOTIONSENSOR, and all the best games coming up
IMO, the new SKU will be 160GB with DS3 plus a new game from Sony for 500USD. This SKU will have BC support.
With people always bashing sony on the ps3, it would be nice if they implemented a couple of wanted changes. a new model with rumble controller included and a lower pricing of another model or maybe the rumble one. of course people are still gonna complain, but meh, what can u do?
they will release a 120gb-160gb HDD keep the 40g..those are the obvious ones the 100 something gb should be with the DS3, hdmi cable, b/c, and all that other stuff they come with.this version of the ps3 will be for the more hardcore audience. as for the 40g, they should make it b/c using software to make 100% b/c the users with the 80g should also get that software to make it 100% b/c so the early adapters will only have two things that are sorta "dumbed down" the usb ports and the hdd space( for the ones who know what to do, they can a new hdd and more usb ports), but thats not the case for most casual gamers..so i think this move will cause the 40gb to be aimed at the casuals. with the price cut, it would fit more into that area,while the hardcore will get the 120gb. i think there will be 2 main sku's after this one for a while (until we get a slim ps3???), the colors will be the only variables change after this move for a while.
this is the best I've ever read on here. having a 40gb b/c ps3 for casual gamer as myself would fit me just great, and a 120-160gb ps3 would go well for hardcore gamers. maybe sony learned from nintendo to have casual and hardcore gamers so all can be happy
thats one way to kill off fanboyism.
Im only on here to express my opinions and thats about fair gaming for all!!!!!! from atari 2600 to ps3 console
I am still happy with my 60 gig.
Its obvious there is a new SKU coming in. The absence of the 80gb won't even be noticed by the consumer. There will be a 40gb and a 1xxgb. Hopefully the latter has backwards compatibility, cause if my 60gb ever dies (doubtful!!) I don't want to be up **** creek.
I'm pretty curious to see when someone engages sony for some Q&A, ask about droping 80GB Model, Sony saying it isn't doing such a thing, then the guy just ask "so why aren't you shipping to Gamestop and EB Games?"...
It's pretty obvious Sony has plans on their SKUs, they reduced the manufacturing costs, are droping 80GB, we have all those rumors... If they can make PS3 a even better deal before GTA4, than I expect some crazy sales numbers.
i just freaking bought my 80gb last week wtf!!! *cries* id like the ds3 and 1xxhb hard drive :(
Well I guess I will be waiting to get a PS3 for a couple months till they announce a new sku. I definitely want some sort of backwards compatibility, but I did not like the current 80gb sku because I have no interest in Motorstorm (I don't like driving games). So if I could find a 60gb laying around somewhere, I would get that in a heartbeat. But I guess a few more months of waiting isn't going to hurt me.
HA I predicted it you fools! I predicted it!
Worst outcome now is them releaseing yet ANOTHER SKU. lol
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