New PS3 Model Means Price Cuts Soon?

Sony unveiled a new 80GB PS3 model today, scheduled to launch this June in the broadband-pervasive South Korea. The news comes amid slow sales of the pricey console and just one month after pulling the cheaper 20GB version from North American shelves.

"At this time there are no concrete plans [to sell the 80GB model in other markets]," said one company spokesman, speaking with PC World. However, Sony also denied rumors of the newest PS3 back in March, despite filing a change request with the FCC that mentioned the 80GB's existence.

The common belief behind the new move is that Sony may be prepping for an earlier-than-expected price drop of the PS3's steep $599 MSRP. What better way to do it than by introducing a larger capacity machine whilst dropping the current 60GB model to $499?

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lil bush4580d ago

if they do, just before the heavy hitters come, they will sell alot more consoles imo...........

closedxxx4580d ago

There is no way SONY could afford to drop the 60gb PS3 price by $100 simply by releasing an 80gb version. Right now, it's cheaper for all of us to just go purchase our own 80gb hard drives and install them in the current PS3.

Vojkan4580d ago

why would there be a price difference in 100 dollars between 60GB and 80GB? Its only 20gb difference, not 200GB.
Nonsense, forget about price drop this year, not going to happened

gta_cb4580d ago

i know thats what Sony have said, but they dont always tell the truth, and if they get in trouble then they mite have to.

dale14580d ago

they need a bigger hard drive over there it makes sense there broadband download speeds are fast and i mean fast so films on demand which what there used to and other down loadable content space is key

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