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Agent Dee
17-08-08, 03:00
I just got the latest issue of game informer magazine the 09/08 one, they are coming out with a different version of the 80 gig model for 399.99 from the article:

PS3 80GB model $399
This 80GB version has the same functionality as the current 40GB. In other words, it has only two USB slots, no backwards compatibility, and no Memory Stick/SD/CF inputs.
DualShock 3 rumble controller
Releases in September

the 'short version' sony is putting the 80GB HD into the base 400 dollar PS3. I do not know why sony would have 2 PS3s with the same size HD, maybe they will have a bigger size HD to go against the 360 Elite's 120GB one? I was debating on getting the 40 gig for 400 or the 80 for 500. now i do not care about the 'backwards compatibility' as I have a PS2. So i think I will hold off a few weeks to see if the article is true.

Aphrodite22
17-08-08, 04:04
YEEES!! on E3 they said they were gonna lowered the price to $399


:jmp::) i want i want :p

Shrantellatessa
17-08-08, 04:10
Great news! :jmp: and who cares about compatibility :p :yah:

Lew
17-08-08, 10:22
So If i guess right this should be about 200 in UK? Ha I wouldn't bet on it :whi:

RAID
17-08-08, 11:18
272 eur :yik: That's half of what I spent...

Alex Fly
17-08-08, 11:24
Awesome ! I was waiting for this too. I might buy one, but I've always found the price too expensive. Now it's a lot better. :)

Muhammad
17-08-08, 13:07
Great news. I'm planning on getting the PS3 for MGS4 alone.

Angelx14
17-08-08, 13:15
Great news. If it drops here also, I'm definitely getting one =]

BtoFu
17-08-08, 16:25
So If i guess right this should be about 200 in UK? Ha I wouldn't bet on it :whi:

Yeah it probably won't drop a button over here.

remote91
17-08-08, 16:26
Yeah it probably won't drop a button over here.
I really hope it does! Otherwise I have no hope of getting a ps3 :p

Agent 47
17-08-08, 16:43
i can't believe people still think 299 for a state of the console is expensive!!!

talk about being tight :vlol:

amalitsa
17-08-08, 16:44
prays for this to be true!!!


272 euros??? wooooohooooo i am sooo buying it


who cares about compatibility anyway ....wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Seb_01225
17-08-08, 17:02
yeah its the same price in england and its coming out in 4 days!
only 299 same as the 40gb!

but even though its the 80gb one it no longer has backwards compatibility for this cheaper model :(
kinda a bummer cos i really want BC
oh well my 40gb will do fine

TombRaiderLover
17-08-08, 17:33
Excuse me for being dumb, but if it has pretty much all the functions of the 40GB version, what's the point? :confused:

Lara's home
17-08-08, 17:37
Excuse me for being dumb, but if it has pretty much all the functions of the 40GB version, what's the point? :confused:

It's 40 more GB I suppose?

ajrich17901
17-08-08, 17:50
Still not cheap enough for me lol -_-

TombRaiderLover
17-08-08, 17:51
It's 40 more GB I suppose?

Again, excuse me for being dumb. :p What's the benefit of more hard-drive? I've always been somewhat baffled by the subject. It's all just a series of gibberish of numbers to me. ;)

ajrich17901
17-08-08, 17:52
Again, excuse me for being dumb. :p What's the benefit of more hard-drive? I've always been somewhat baffled by the subject. It's all just a series of gibberish of numbers to me. ;)

Because games take so much room to save, im constantly deletein stuff off my 20gb version -__-

TombRaiderLover
17-08-08, 17:54
Because games take so much room to save, im constantly deletein stuff off my 20gb version -__-

Ah, I see, thanks. ;)

Death Mask
17-08-08, 17:56
Great news. I'm planning on getting the PS3 for MGS4 alone.

Good man! :tmb:

ajrich17901
17-08-08, 18:06
Only games i want a ps3 for are TRU,Uncharted,Heavy Rain and Parasite eve 3 no other games so far kept my attention

Gothlegend
17-08-08, 18:08
will there be any price drops on the older 20gb models?

Death Mask
17-08-08, 18:10
I heard about this at E3, good thing I bought my 80 GB PS3 that came with the MGS4 bundle. :)

Aphrodite22
17-08-08, 21:42
Only games i want a ps3 for are TRU,Uncharted,Heavy Rain and Parasite eve 3 no other games so far kept my attention

i only want a few games too

TRU, Heavenly Sword, Devil May Cry 4, Tekken 6, Soul Calibur 4

:)

AmericanAssassin
17-08-08, 22:03
I heard about this at E3, good thing I bought my 80 GB PS3 that came with the MGS4 bundle. :)

I did as well. I'm so glad I didn't wait for this new piece of crap coming out. :D

Aphrodite22
18-08-08, 00:06
I did as well. I'm so glad I didn't wait for this new piece of crap coming out. :D

i dont understand..

whats the difference between the new PS3 80GB coming out on september with the old PS3 80GB?? :confused:

AmericanAssassin
18-08-08, 00:09
i dont understand..

whats the difference between the new PS3 80GB coming out on september with the old PS3 80GB?? :confused:

-Only 2 USB slots,
-No backwards compatibility
-No Memory Stick/SD/CF inputs

In other words, it's a generic form of the PS3. :rolleyes:

There is a bright side, though. TRU will looks stunning on it and it beats the heck out of the 40 GB hard drive. :D

Aphrodite22
18-08-08, 00:32
whatever its still better than the 40GB :)

but if i only wanna play ps3 games and no multiplayer games and all that, i shouldnt really care about the USB slots, memory stick etc? should i ?



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KIKO
18-08-08, 10:30
Wow that's what I call a price drop. From 439€ to 272€ is quite a nice drop. I'm so buying it whenever I can after getting a new PC. Thanks for the info :D

Samsdad
18-08-08, 13:39
Sony is in essence replacing the 40GB model with an 80GB model. The price will stay the same as the 40gb's price. There is not really a price cut. The new 80GB model is not the same as the 80GB model that was bundled with MGS4. It is a model that has the same capabilities as the 40GB with a bigger hard drive.

Agent Dee
18-08-08, 21:45
well there may be some good news. i talked to my friends one who works at wal mart and one who works at a EB Games/GameStop and they both talked to the SONY rep and the reps they talked to said the lower priced PS3 will still have the backwards compatibility and may or may not still have the multi card readers. so who knows and they said that this will basically be the ONLY PS3 on the market. when the 40 gig models sell out they will not be making anymore. the 80 gig at the 400 dollar mark will be the only model. but they said they may come out with a model in the future that will have bigger than 80 gigs but nothing is 'set in stone' ;).