[IMGW]http://media.1up.com/media?id=3367486[/IMGW]Way back during http://e3.1up.com, Sony surprised gamers by revealing that their price-chopped 60GB PS3 would be replaced by a http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3161297. Sony announced today that this version of the PlayStation 3 is now available in stores, complete with a copy of http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3140594.
In their official announcement, Sony once again boasts that sales of their next-gen system have jumped 113% since the original 60GB SKU price cut last month. As with Microsoft's http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3161780, Sony also takes some time to brag about their fall/winter line-up, which includes http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3140602, http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3157407, and http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3150522.
One important note to make is that the new 80GB units will not include the PS2 emotion engine guts built inside that allow for near-perfect backwards compatibility for PS1/PS2 titles.
Thanks to http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/1up/ALLPS3/content/~3/141694632/newsStory for sharing the news with us!