Gamers in South Korea on June 16 will be getting a PlayStation 3 with the largest hard drive capacity yet for the system. Sporting an 80 GB hard drive – 20 GB more than the other PS3s around the world – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has said that the particular system is thus far exclusive for the Korean market.
According to a report from the Korea Times, the reason for the larger drive is because the PlayStation 3 will feature video-on-demand (VOD) functionality in South Korea.
South Korea enjoys a network infrastructure that is relatively advanced compared to North American offerings. A network-enabled PlayStation 3 would be able to take full advantage of South Korea's high-bandwidth Internet services, and would require a larger hard drive to store the various forms of downloaded media.