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    Sony PS3 80GB announcement

    Sony may have disappointed European PlayStation 3 fans by failing to announce a European launch date for the new, cheaper 80GB PS3 earlier this week, but it's realised its mistake and confirmed that the model will arrive here next month.

    David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), said that the new 80GB PS3 will land in Europe on 27 August. He added that the console will cost £299 in the UK and 399 in the Euro zone.

    Interestingly, the Euro price works out at £316, so for once Brits are getting the better deal. It's all down to the fluctuating exchange rate, which has already ensured Apple no longer needs to prune UK iTunes prices to bring them into line with the rest of Europe.

    57 Comments

    I love E3 week, I'm such a E3 junkie at the moment, all good.

    Happy with my 60gb, wonder how GTA on Wii will turn out.

    massmail666;2546308

    how much will the price of the 40gb version fall to? what are ur … how much will the price of the 40gb version fall to? what are ur predictions for the 40gb second hand market? im thinking 40gb ps3= £240 new £180= second hand when the 80gb one comes out



    They wont drop the price of the 40gb

    yeh its so the 80gb is gunna be priced at £299.99 bargain eh..............not

    The xbox 360 is now half the price of it

    Most expensive console and still no decent games for it

    Original Poster

    expect a drop in the second hand price of the 40gb as people willl upgrade to the 8-gb but the new price will probably stay about the same

    and dandoc yes the xbox is half the price, but its half the console :thumbsup:

    faevilangel;2546424

    expect a drop in the second hand price of the 40gb as people willl … expect a drop in the second hand price of the 40gb as people willl upgrade to the 8-gb but the new price will probably stay about the sameand dandoc yes the xbox is half the price, but its half the console :thumbsup:



    Please write "I must not start a fanboy war" ten times on the black-board then go stand in the corner. :roll:

    faevilangel;2546424

    expect a drop in the second hand price of the 40gb as people willl … expect a drop in the second hand price of the 40gb as people willl upgrade to the 8-gb but the new price will probably stay about the sameand dandoc yes the xbox is half the price, but its half the console :thumbsup:



    im not even gunna comment on that
    Except this its half the size and half the price but its 10 x as good you do the math

    dandoc2;2546465

    im not even gunna comment on that Except this its half the size and half … im not even gunna comment on that Except this its half the size and half the price but its 10 x as good you do the math



    Also 10 x as likely to fail with RRoD (I have Xbox 360 and PS3 btw)

    Banned

    So no BC?

    Another rumour buried :).

    60GB FTW

    vixygwim;2546611

    So no BC?Another rumour buried :).60GB FTW



    thats why they are re-releasing a new smaller ps2

    The bc didnt work too well anyways

    Abvance;2546583

    Also 10 x as likely to fail with RRoD (I have Xbox 360 and PS3 btw)



    so what at least it dies with dignity having played decent games

    The backwards compatibility wasn't perfect (God of War didn't work irritatingly) however in most cases it's played the games I want without issue.

    Is there anything actually new about the 80GB console or is it just a different hard drive?

    John

    dandoc2;2546637
    The bc didnt work too well anyways


    I didn't think you had a PS3 dandoc2? how would you know...

    It's always worked fine on mine, even those titles that aren't supposed to work (jak) seem to work with very few problems...

    The new slimline PS2 is almost identical to the old but the power supply is onboard rather than a separate brick.

    With regards to the PS3 80GB, given the price point it looks like it's basically just an HD upgrade rather than a new model. However that article is a bit strange in that it mentions the 60GB as if it's still for sale, it was discontinued months ago so the article may be incorrect elsewhere.

    John

    It all seems a but strange to me given how easy it is to upgrade the PS3 HDD...

    dandoc2;2546353

    They wont drop the price of the 40gb yeh its so the 80gb is gunna be … They wont drop the price of the 40gb yeh its so the 80gb is gunna be priced at £299.99 bargain eh..............notThe xbox 360 is now half the price of it Most expensive console and still no decent games for it



    I Lol'd!! :w00t:

    massmail666;2547017

    so another ps2 slimline? any links?also whats the difference between the … so another ps2 slimline? any links?also whats the difference between the 40gb version and 80gb it cant just be the hard drive surely? because its cheaper to just put a hard drive in.



    http://regmedia.co.uk/2007/11/06/third_gen_ps2.jpg
    Flodd;2547024

    I didn't think you had a PS3 dandoc2? how would you know...It's always … I didn't think you had a PS3 dandoc2? how would you know...It's always worked fine on mine, even those titles that aren't supposed to work (jak) seem to work with very few problems...



    I heard it was tempramental

    Banned

    massmail666;2547017

    so another ps2 slimline? any links?also whats the difference between the … so another ps2 slimline? any links?also whats the difference between the 40gb version and 80gb it cant just be the hard drive surely? because its cheaper to just put a hard drive in.


    Hows that then?

    40GB RRP currently £299

    New 80GB RRP will be £299

    So basically its just the same console with an extra 40gb FREE

    Banned

    dandoc2;2548094

    I heard it was tempramental


    360 tempremental levels or PS3 levels :thumbsup: (i.e breaks down regularly each week or once every 3-5 years!)

    csiman;2548122

    Hows that then?40GB RRP currently £299 New 80GB RRP will be £299So b … Hows that then?40GB RRP currently £299 New 80GB RRP will be £299So basically its just the same console with an extra 40gb FREE



    The rrp is is £300 but it sells for around £270

    csiman;2548133

    360 tempremental levels or PS3 levels :thumbsup: (i.e breaks down … 360 tempremental levels or PS3 levels :thumbsup: (i.e breaks down regularly each week or once every 3-5 years!)



    Well ps2 games i heard crashed mid game had trouble saving and had a lot of visual glitches
    this is regarding the uk ps3 not the us one that actually had a ps2 drive

    Banned

    dandoc2;2548135

    The rrp is is £300 but it sells for around £270Well ps2 games i heard c … The rrp is is £300 but it sells for around £270Well ps2 games i heard crashed mid game had trouble saving and had a lot of visual glitches this is regarding the uk ps3 not the us one that actually had a ps2 drive


    Yeah but no doubt the price for the 80gb will be around £270 if you shop around. Never ad any problems with ps2 games on my 60gb.

    This is the reaction to the Microsoft announcement of releasing the 60gb premium 360.

    Oh and to the guy who said gta was coming out on the wii, its not, its coming out on the ds.

    TBH no-one in the euro region needs a 80gb hard drive as the thing it will be used for (video downloads) isnt coming to europe this year

    dandoc2;2546465

    im not even gunna comment on that Except this its half the size and half … im not even gunna comment on that Except this its half the size and half the price but its 10 x as good you do the math



    Would like to see this xbox 360 thats half the size. Lets not go into what the 'half price' 360 has in its box compared to the ps3.

    dandoc2;2548326

    TBH no-one in the euro region needs a 80gb hard drive as the thing it … TBH no-one in the euro region needs a 80gb hard drive as the thing it will be used for (video downloads) isnt coming to europe this year



    What do you think the 55gb of stuff is on my ps3? Movies.

    Banned

    Titchimp;2548354

    Would like to see this xbox 360 thats half the size. Lets not go into … Would like to see this xbox 360 thats half the size. Lets not go into what the 'half price' 360 has in its box compared to the ps3.


    Don't you mean what the 'half price' 360 has NOT got in its box compared to the ps3. The list is very long ;-)

    ** Resistance 2 Gameplay - FIRST GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE! ** (High Quality!)

    Watch in High def:-

    youtube.com/wat…ted

    csiman;2548440

    Don't you mean what the 'half price' 360 has NOT got in its box compared … Don't you mean what the 'half price' 360 has NOT got in its box compared to the ps3. The list is very long ;-)** Resistance 2 Gameplay - FIRST GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE! ** (High Quality!)Watch in High def:-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKsHgE9OGYs&feature=related



    That is exactly what i meant :thumbsup:

    Footage looks good, shame all of us brits are dead in the game now,. lol

    Banned

    Titchimp;2548359

    What do you think the 55gb of stuff is on my ps3? Movies.


    Dandoc also has forgotten that we get a lot of the games loaded on our hard drives ;-)

    Dandoc has forgotten this is a thread discussing the PS3 not the Xbox, wish he'd keep his trolling to himself.

    A small HD upgrade is fair enough I guess to try and tempt a few more people to the machine, the stripped down 40GB model seems to have been successful and has set the direction for the PS3. I guess most people interested in BC have probably already picked up a 60GB model anyway.

    John

    Johnmcl7;2548504

    Dandoc has forgotten this is a thread discussing the PS3 not the Xbox, … Dandoc has forgotten this is a thread discussing the PS3 not the Xbox, wish he'd keep his trolling to himself.A small HD upgrade is fair enough I guess to try and tempt a few more people to the machine, the stripped down 40GB model seems to have been successful and has set the direction for the PS3. I guess most people interested in BC have probably already picked up a 60GB model anyway.John



    boooooo hiss rant spolier

    Whilst we're on the subject of console bashing can I just say that I hate with an absolute passion that ridiculous National Express Coach sized brick of a power supply that comes with the 360...

    Why so big? Who on the MS design team was told 'well done... can you make it BIGGER?'

    Flodd;2550297

    Whilst we're on the subject of console bashing can I just say that I hate … Whilst we're on the subject of console bashing can I just say that I hate with an absolute passion that ridiculous National Express Coach sized brick of a power supply that comes with the 360...Why so big? Who on the MS design team was told 'well done... can you make it BIGGER?'



    Yeh its like you have to have it on display and not shoved out of sight, unlike the ps3. Sony must have thought that they could do one better than the original xbox and make their console bigger and uglier. And they did.

    Flodd;2550297

    Whilst we're on the subject of console bashing can I just say that I hate … Whilst we're on the subject of console bashing can I just say that I hate with an absolute passion that ridiculous National Express Coach sized brick of a power supply that comes with the 360...Why so big? Who on the MS design team was told 'well done... can you make it BIGGER?'



    Mines tucked neatly away from view so i dnt mind it
    If you dont like the power supply unit sell it on ebay only thing is you cant use ur 360

    deathtrap3000;2550464

    Yeh its like you have to have it on display and not shoved out of sight, … Yeh its like you have to have it on display and not shoved out of sight, unlike the ps3. Sony must have thought that they could do one better than the original xbox and make their console bigger and uglier. And they did.



    Well your avatar says it all. :whistling:

    Personally i like the look of the ps3 but i must admit it doesnt have the most pwnzorz feature of being able to make the first 1cm wood effect/chrome/ halo

    Trying to get back on topic...

    From reading various articles it looks like the 80GB is going to replace the 40GB so no new features, just more hard drive for your money which people can't really complain about. It's more of an issue in the states where they currently have a 40GB and 80GB PS3 model but the latter still has backwards compatibility, both these versions are going to be phased out with the new 80GB PS3 with no BC replacing the 40GB PS3 as with EU but that will be it - no BC in the US either.

    John

    Not clear if the new 80GB version will be shipped with DS3 controller as standard. Just seen the Choices 40GB customer returns back in stock at £199 so tempted to go for that. Maybe people returned their consoles on hearing about the 80GB release! I could always upgrade the HD if necessary and still save on the RRP price.

    loop;2551859

    Not clear if the new 80GB version will be shipped with DS3 controller as … Not clear if the new 80GB version will be shipped with DS3 controller as standard. Just seen the Choices 40GB customer returns back in stock at £199 so tempted to go for that. Maybe people returned their consoles on hearing about the 80GB release! I could always upgrade the HD if necessary and still save on the RRP price.



    I read somewhere that it included the ds3 controller.

    loop;2551859

    Not clear if the new 80GB version will be shipped with DS3 controller as … Not clear if the new 80GB version will be shipped with DS3 controller as standard. Just seen the Choices 40GB customer returns back in stock at £199 so tempted to go for that. Maybe people returned their consoles on hearing about the 80GB release! I could always upgrade the HD if necessary and still save on the RRP price.



    I was thinking that this morning... Sony won't be cutting the price of the 40gb as they expect stocks of it to expire around the time of the launch of the 80gb. You wouldn't buy a 40gb with the imminent release of an 80gb for the same cash would you? Anyone in a hurry to purchase a PS3 would almost certainly have done so by now, what's an extra couple of months for double the storage...

    So what happens to the existing stocks of 40gb?

    Didn't sony slate MS for releasing different versions of the same console?

    loop;2551859

    Not clear if the new 80GB version will be shipped with DS3 controller as … Not clear if the new 80GB version will be shipped with DS3 controller as standard. Just seen the Choices 40GB customer returns back in stock at £199 so tempted to go for that. Maybe people returned their consoles on hearing about the 80GB release! I could always upgrade the HD if necessary and still save on the RRP price.



    You could buy a cheap 320GB drive and a DS3 mostly with the money you've saved and be better off with more HD space and two controllers.

    John

    Johnmcl7;2554041

    You could buy a cheap 320GB drive and a DS3 mostly with the money you've … You could buy a cheap 320GB drive and a DS3 mostly with the money you've saved and be better off with more HD space and two controllers.John



    Yep that's what I decided to do, although I'll hold off uprgrading the Hard disc until necessary. 40GB should be more than enough for a few months at least.

    Just hope Choices do get some stock as my order has been confirmed, but nothing is guaranteed until they have the goods ready to dispatch.
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