Sony recently provided a bit of information at Gamescom about its two new PS3 models with upgraded storage capacities of 160GB and 320GB that will be released in Fall 2010. The 320GB PS3 system is packed with the Sports Champions Move bundle, while the 160GB version will be sold as a standalone unit.
“The 160GB PS3 brings you more storage for the same price as the previous model – $299.99 (MSRP) – and is shipping to retailers nationwide now,” John Koller, Sony hardware guru detailed the new feature of the console on its official blog.
“The 320GB PS3 system will hit store shelves on September 19, in conjunction with the launch of PlayStation Move”. It will be part of the PS3 Sports Champions Move bundle, including one PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera, a copy of Sports Champions on Blu-ray disc, and bonus Blu-ray game demo disc – all in one complete package for $399.99.”
Sony’s new hard drive “beef-up” is typical procedure for the electronics giant, Kris Graft of Gamasutra said.
Graft as mentioned that Sony opts to add or change features to its hardware to make it more appealing to consumers, rather than conduct frequent price cuts.
To accommodate the additional downloads Sony will be providing gamers through its PlayStation Network over the coming months. Sony’s current PS3 lineups are available in 120GB and 250GB and available for $300 and $350.