updated 11:15 am EST, Mon January 28, 2008
Sony PS3 120GB Rumor
Sony is developing a new range-topping PlayStation 3 that will replace the 80GB version once it is phased out, claims a purported source at Ars Technica. The tip suggests that Sony intends to maintain its two-unit strategy for the PS3 and will sell the console with additional storage that could reach either 120GB or 160GB depending on final details. This future system is also said to come bundled with the previously Japan-only Dual Shock 3 controller that adds rumble back to Sony's controllers while keeping the motion sensitivity of the SIXAXIS already offered with international PS3s.
The reported source of the information has not indicated when the replacement of the 80GB model will take place, but believes the price of the top PS3 will remain at $499. A leak has suggested Best Buy will stop selling the 80GB PS3 on January 28th, the same day as a rumored price drop to $299 for the 40GB console, which may be available in white as well as the PS3's distinctive black.
Sony has not mentioned any of its plans but has been historically known to deny early reports of moves with the PlayStation 3, denying both the initial price drop for the 60GB model and the unveiling of the 40GB version just days before their respective introductions.