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Sony Announces New, Higher Capacity PS3 Slims

If you find yourself constantly stuck for space on your PlayStation 3, Sony has got some good news for you. The company is reportedly phasing out the 250GB and 120GB models, replacing them with the newly announced 320GB and 160GB versions of the hugely popular console.

Sony's European CEO, Andrew House announced the new consoles yesterday at Gamescom 2010 in Germany. The 160GB PS3 will cost $299, while the 320GB model will be available as part of the PS3 Sports Champions Move bundle. The 160GB model is available and shipping now. As you can probably tell from the bundle it comes in, the 320GB system will launch in conjunction with PlayStation Move on September 19. The bundle includes one PlayStation Move motion controller, a PlayStation Eye camera, a copy of Sports Champions on Blu-ray, and bonus Blu-ray game demo disc. The total cost for this bundle is $400.

No word on when they'll be selling the 320GB system by itself, but we figure it's only a matter of time.

  • southernshark
    Seems like PS3 is really offering more bang for the buck than the competition. Blue Ray, 320 gbs.... it adds up. That said I picked the PS3 because its less likely to break than the competition.
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  • alextheawesome
    Sony really just needs to come out with a 500GB version and be done with it.
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  • icepick314
    yaaaaaaawn....

    if larger storage is a feature in PS3, then color me bored...

    bring back PS2 compatibility, dammit!!!!
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  • Mr Pizza
    IDK why its so hard to just put a 1tb drive in it.
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  • xerroz
    classic sony still overpricing for their hardware. too bad alot of stupid people still buy this crap instead of just investing $40 and put 1 TB in it instead of paying $100 for 320gb
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  • jincongz
    @Mr. Pizza:
    Because it runs a 2.5" drive, not 3.5", and those haven't come out in 1tb flavours yet. But if your time machine can do it for me, be my guest.
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  • proxy711
    jincongz@Mr. Pizza:Because it runs a 2.5" drive, not 3.5", and those haven't come out in 1tb flavours yet. But if your time machine can do it for me, be my guest.
    /facepalm there are two 2.5" 1TB drives on newegg for $140 and $130.

    guess my time machine works.
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  • alextheawesome
    proxy711/facepalm there are two 2.5" 1TB drives on newegg for $140 and $130.guess my time machine works.Those are too big. Those are 12.5mm high, PS3 uses 9.5mm.
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  • stevesauce
    /facepalm

    $140-$130 IS NOT $40.

    Your time machine needs WD-40: Westerm Digital 40GB.
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  • maestintaolius
    proxy711/facepalm there are two 2.5" 1TB drives on newegg for $140 and $130.guess my time machine works.How'd you get your paradox field compensator to work? Mine's always falling out of alignment during the time travel initiation sequence. I've tried increasing the tachyon emitter array power all the way to 11 but it didn't help.
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