Pocket-lint - by Amy-Mae Elliott, 21 December 2007:
In what Pocket-lint can only assume is a public relations blunder, the Sony-backed "HD World" newsletter, designed to promote the Blu-ray format, has revealed a new model of PS3 for Europe.
Well at 500$ thats about £250 quid which is £50 pounds less than the 40GB model. So if its true it being that price point, does that mean we will see the 40GB Ps3 cut to around the £200 mark :O
The 40 gig model might be slashed to 350 E and 270 pounds/250 pounds
anyways a good move by SONY
could you say that again!!!!! lol
Actually expect 350pounds.It would have been great if it would be 250pds,but they never do a straight conversion for us.
I have a 250 gig hardrive in my origianlly 20 gig PS3. Europe the 80 gig is the one to get. I filled my 20 gig haRd DRIVE up quick.
get ready Europe.
WAVE is starting to hit everywhere..... PS3 is going to have a good year in 2008....
I have lot of friends in UK who are now holding off PS3 purchase since HMV and GAME have released statements that 80/160gig PS3 is coming on 1st February , 2008
despite that PS3 sells like crazy in UK. in fact it is the second best selling console. check HMV,AMAZON UK's charts for references.
But as for the rest of europe ....geez PS3 seems to be the only next gen console around. In Middle East PS3s are SOLD OUT in minutes after they reach stores.
so 2008 will be a fabulous year for PS3. It would dominate no doubt and with FF13 and MGS 4 it is hard to even have some doubts
OMGz PS3!!! It does everything I could ever hope it could do...exceptz give me blow jobz cause I'm a loser.
You make all PS3 owners look bad. I am a proud PS3 owner and your comments are always rubbish.
End of 2008 , Boo.
I want the 80gb when the wave of good games come out , and that's when UT3 and Haze come out!
HMV has been saying to its customers that a new 90/160gig PS3 would hit UK on 1st FEB, 2008
We got in touch with a Sony Europe spokesperson who stated: "The HD World newsletter is written by external sources, and the report quoted is from independent analysts. There is absolutely no 80GB version of the PS3 planned for Europe in 2008".
funny that. Just like there 'is no 40GB PS3 being planned' 4 weeks later sony release the 40GB to europe.
If sony say its not true, its more than likey true lol
if this did come to europe a while back (before sebtember) i would have boght it but i wont now y coz i got a 250 gig hard-drive in my ps3 i love how it canecept any 2.5 laptop harddrive my next move will be a terabyte aka 1024 gig's
They deny it but i dont know. If they introduce this then it probably will be the same as the 60GB price and maybe even include DS3 controllers. Either that or the 40GB goes to £250, and 80GB goes at £299. Any remaining 60GBs would be in between but its unlikely you will find any for sale NEW by then.
60GB's are sold out everywhere here in the UK, i don't know one shop that still has new ones in stock, GAME and Gamestation still have second hand ones, but the only way to really get a new one now is on ebay but expect to pay towards the £500 mark
We got in touch with a Sony Europe spokesperson who stated:
"The HD World newsletter is written by external sources, and the report quoted is from independent analysts. There is absolutely no 80GB version of the PS3 planned for Europe in 2008".
Plus, I don't think Sony wants the public to think again their price has gone up (even though the cheaper unit remains,the public may view it that way). They're pretty glad now they have the 399 Euro/Dollar unit, so at least they don't have that huge gap to the competition anymore.
If they manage to sell it for $399 in the US but sells it for €399 in europe they ARE able to lower the price, as €399 is a lot more than $399.
But yeah, I find it funny the title saying 80GB PS3 confirmed when Sony denies it...
looks like I'll wait till the 80GB version comes out before making my purchase. Just hope that BC goes back into it as the 40GB is a bloody rip off! They could at least go the 360 route and make it so you download the drivers
after PLAYING uncharted on 56" DLP LED SAMSUNG i sold my COD 4 PS3, and all of PS2 games + the PS2.
there are just too many games on PS3 ---HS,RATCHET , UNCHARTED (best game of all time on any console ) ,RESISTANCE,MOTORSTORM,NGS ,COD 4,UT 3
It is just a waste sticking with a BC PS3 when you know that after PLAYING UNCHARTED on PS3 you will never have fun playing any other games
so get 40gig and start playing the PS3 games on PS3.
if u like AC/COD 4....then please dont buy UNCHARTED cuz after playing it you would be selling all multiplat PS3 games/any other console that you currently own
tanod, i know you're one of those fanboy types, so i know my comments arent going to be particularly welcome, but i'm still not impressed by the ps3 library, and i'm pretty sure there are a fair number of others arent either. In the last few weeks i've picked up uncharted and UT3, and quite frankly i can say nothing more than "meh". They look good, no doubt, but they just lack something. Uncharted is entertaining for a while but becomes samey, and UT3 is basically UT2004 for the pc with a better engine. I want the ps3 to do well as much as anyone, i wouldnt have forked out a stupid amount of cash to import one early if i didnt, but the titles so far really havent lived up to expectation.
Price cuts can work, no doubt, but eventually the average punter will ask themselves whether its worth buying a games console with hardly any games, no matter what the price. Sony need some decent non-hyped titles soon in my opinion - the library they have just wont cut it as it stands.
Ps3/360 owner in peace.
"BC goes back into it as the 40GB is a bloody rip off!"
What a load of bull. If you want BC then buy a Ps2 or 60G Ps3.
And of course you do realise Sony is still making money from Ps2 sales? So why take away sales from their cash cow?
Rip off? Get real.
then all X360 games are sheer garbage
especially HALO 3 -- that cartoon game .
and also Bioshock --the super boring FPS without online
You never had a ps3 and you never played Uncharted
UNCHARTED is the ONLY TRUE NEXT GEN console GAME...the other being CRYSIS
UT3 plays and looks miless better than Halo3/Gears/any x360 game
UNCHARTED loooks miless better than UT3 and any X360 game
I've never had a ps3 and never played uncharted....riiight. So i just invented a psn tag for a laugh? Oh, ok. Thats exactly the kind of response i'd expect from a fanboy moron such as yourself. The trouble with fanboys is that any sort of reasoned argument just meets with incomprehensible nonsense, so quite frankly i dont see the point arguing.
I'm off to play UT3 on my ps3 now. But if what you're saying is accurate (and lets face it, the liklihood of a fanboy prat such as yourself coming up with anything accurate is about equal to a quadraplegic goat being given the role of UN director general) i dont actually have a ps3, and i am in fact going to sit in front of my tv pressing a series of buttons on a non-existent sixaxis.
Do everyone a favor and grow up ffs.
The 40GB PS3 is crap though, pretty much like the 20GB PS3, 360 Core and Arcade. =/
We will get ripped off for this console like alot of things. I reckon a price of £400 for the 80GB PS3 at least, I'm thinking about getting Killzone: Liberation for the PSP and Uncharted for the PS3 and Mass Effect for the 360. =D
with this crap/rip-off rhetoric.
Here in New Zealand:
40G Ps3 NZ$800
60G Ps3 NZ$1200
New Ps2 NZ$180 .... and that's if you don't already have one.
You're comparing a cheese burger to a Big Mac. You get what you pay for and the fact is they are both burgers(ie. a gaming console).
Jeez. The Ps3 is just over a year old and people expect a NZ$200 Ps3 already. Whatever.
BTW. The Ps3 is easily 4 x better than the Ps2. Do the maths.
Well it'd be really nice with $500 for 80gb.
Right now the 40gb costs more though :/
GB should not elevate the price so high
guys please everyone Pick up UT3!
Likewise R&C, Folklore, HS.
We need to reward developers with sales for doing great work. And so that they don't start to favour another console due to its games sales.
Tanod/nasim/shmee is probably 13yr old freckle faced kid who watches bugs bunny and plays kiddies games like R&C. Why go pick up 40gb with lack of BC of ps2 games when it only has few good titles to begin with? 80GB Ps3 shud be down to $200 by mid of 2008.
PS3 has a few good titles?????????????????
Heavenly Sword/NGS/Uncharted/Motorstorm /ratchet /Resistance /UT3 ----those are not good games??????????
that crap box 360 has toon toon Halo 3 with outdated graphics and Physics and Bioshock is also available on PC.
The PS3 even in 2007 has a better lineup than X360
The crap box that dies within 2 minutes of purchase should cost at best 100$
It charges for useless online
comes equipped with a BACKDATED 2$ DVD drive
has no wifi
poor hardware and 100% UNREALIABILITY
has no games except TOOON TOON HALO 3 .
even GTHD --the demo makes FORZA 2/PGR 4 look like wii games and still the BOT argues about the CRAPBOX 360 taht should cost 50$ at best and has no games
shmee, you are quite frankly an utter knob.
Makes sense, seeing that Sony isn't producing the 60 gigs anymore, and don't want to have 3 models, they'll move to 80 gig model. However I think you won't see this lanuched, with a new price till a big game comes out, like MGS 4?
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