Sony finally got around to proclaiming the death of the 40GB Playstation 3/Sixaxis package and announcing the 80GB/Dualshock 3 replacement in other regions. Sony Computer Entertainment America presented the 80GB PS3 at their E3 press conference and said it would be sold for $399 in North America.
In South Korea the same package is being sold for 388,000 won or $359 American dollars. Not too shabby considering the Xbox 360 price break in North America and Japan doesn't apply there. The hard drive-less Xbox 360 Arcade still costs 299,900 won ($270) in Seoul.
Korean PS3s have an additional feature, Mega TV. This high definition IPTV service makes the PS3 a set top box for news and tear jerking Korean dramas.