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80GB PS3 Confirmed for Europe, Arrives August 27, 2008


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327w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe head David Reeves told members of the European press at private event held in Santa Monica that the 80GB equipped PlayStation 3 Core Pack - first announced by Jack Tretton at the company's E3 presser - will hit all PAL territories on August 27, with the exception of Russia.

The unit will cost £299 (€399), with additional bundle configurations set to arrive between September and mid-December at varying price points.

Just like in North America, this model will replace the 40GB, while retaining all of its functionality. So - yes, that means no backwards compatibility.

To quote: "In PAL, we will introduce an 80GB PS3 80Gb on August 27th. It will be a simultaneous launch across all PAL territories, and reach Russia two weeks later, due to compliance issues. "It will cost 399 Euros or £299. Promotional bundles will arrive between mid-September and mid-December at various prices.

"The 40GB model will be replaced by 80GB. Don't ask if we're going to go down in price on 40GB - the answer is no.

"This has been planned by Kaz [Hirai] for months. There are very few 40GB models left - especially in UK. We predict we'll be out of stock by the time we launch."



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#2 - Stonecutter - 327w ago
Quote Originally Posted by mrmiller24 View Post
does the 80GB have BC?

Yes I do believe it has backwards compatibility, but only has support for about 80% of games but I think this will change later on as updates are released.

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#1 - mrmiller24 - 327w ago
oh thats a joke! I bought my 40GB PS3 only 3 weeks ago for £299. aw well.. id rather have it now than end of august and there is alway the solution of external hard drives.

does the 80GB have BC?

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