NowGamer: A retail source close to NowGamer has confirmed that the rumoured SKU will be available in the UK from next week
Gotta get it ready for those big ps2 games coming to psn eh?
That's good, but I wish people wouldn't care so much about the size of the stock PS3. You can get a 500GB HDD for under $100! But if you don't need the space then that's cool too!
Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but is the 250GB PS3 a PS3 Slim? Or is this a way of trying to sell out of their old larger model? This article isn't specific on that.
The PS3 "Fats" are no longer being manufactured, it's all Slims from now on.
Bought the drive a few months after I bought the console. It's so easy to install that anybody could do it.
I think the 120 gig is enough. Changing the HD isn't very difficult, and there are plenty of options for doing so. I can't imagine a first time buyer filling up all of that space so quickly. but anything is possible I guess. Still, can't complain about extra space.
Sony's stumbling block was price. I paid (UK) 400 pounds for my launch ps3, and feel i have more than got my moneys worth. With the introduction of ps3 slim at 249 pounds Sony have witnessed a turn around in their sales fortunes. Cheaper sells more in other words. These bundles will sell well and its nice to have the extra 250 space. The problem is the price shoots up to 300 pounds. I would like to see Sony introduce a 20g slim for 199 pounds, You always have the option to upgrade. At a cheaper price point it would pull in a lot of new potential budget minded customers over the Christmas period and beyond .
For Sony it doesn't really cost anymore to put a 120GB than a 20GB, so introducing a 20GB model at £199 would make them lose an extra £45 or so.
Double the HDD and a game for only 50 more pounds. Does this mean a 350 Euro/Dollar bundle for the rest of Europe/America?
Unless these turn out to be models meant to be sold in game bundles only.
That is Awesome!
I agree with lordkemp007. An even cheaper PS3 with less Gigabyte would sell much more than this.
This'll be a good buy.
no, no, no to a 20GB PS3!!! haven't you guys got it yet? free online and bigger hard drives, mean more sales of PSN titles and DLC. other devs will LOVE that. removing the HDD altogether would be suicide and i can't imagine any company stupid enough to do that... oh wait...
cliffbo Thats a fair point, i agree. Perhaps they could achieve a £199 price point with 40, 60 or 80g?
249 pounds = ??? $$
lol UK paying more since 1952
They might not have the issue of paying more for the same items bought int he US or other parts of the wold. From what I understand, Sony just passes the cost of import export on to the consumer and thus you see higher prices. Heck, look at Down Under. Man that place cost a fortune to game in.
oh yea ..
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