Sony refuses to comment on PS3 'Elite' stories

A document publicly available via the internet - gawd bless it - has ignited speculation that a revised-hardware PS3 is in the pipeline.

It's revealed in the document that Sony has made an application requesting 'a class II permissive change' to the console to the US Federal Communications Commission. It's suggested by the changes detailed that a version of PS3 with an 80Gb hard drive will be released to live alongside existing models.

Alterations - i.e. update - to PS3's Bluetooth antennae are additionally related to in the document.

It's likely that any revisions to PS3 hardware would be minor and applied across the board, with a new 80Gb model simply being that - a PS3 with a bigger HDD. We'll just have to wait and see.

Sony declined to comment on the matter when contacted earlier.

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GaMr-4751d ago

To make themselves feel better about the new Xbox360. If anything its nothing more than a HDD upgrade. Not a complete makeover (microsoft style).... So why the hell do people keep calling this elite. So funny. I love watching the media spin

Keyser4750d ago

Ahhhh, we go. Next week, MS will have a new box out and then Sony and then MS. This is bull. I sure hope this is untrue. They have no reason to when you can swap out your hard drive for one on the market.

I think Microsoft calls it the "Elite" version. That's what it was called in the Game Informer article.

ClayPige0n4750d ago

PS3 owners can already put whichever 5400 RPM SATA laptop hard drive we want in our machines. This isn't a highly publicized point for some reason.

TR0N4751d ago

If this is true then i would have to ask whatever happened to that "to sony all gamers are elite" thing?

Boon Tarkas4751d ago

"Cause if I buy a PS3 now, what if in a couple months a newer model is available...I'll guess I'll wait"

Maddens Raiders4751d ago (Edited 4751d ago )

I heard about this a couple of days ago from a friend of mine at IBM. Personally, I think this is a little too much. I mean, it's really not necessary other than the supposed, "additional bluetooth functions". I really don't see how an extra 20 gigs is going to be a huge selling factor when you can purchase much more internal or external memory at a fraction of what 'ol SNE will charge for this new machine. I'm totally content with my 20gig and 60gig systems and have no plans on buying anything else except peripherals and games.

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