- Today Andriasang.com (linked above) reports that Sony has started a [Register or Login to view links]
in Japan for those who are seeking to swap their current PlayStation 3 hard disk drive for a fee.
For the price of ¥18,000 (~$184), Japanese gamers can to send their PS3 directly to Sony who will upgrade the system's hard drive to a 250GB model, and move all the content of the previous drive across. They'll then send your system (and old PS3 hard drive) back to you.
To quote: "For ¥18,000 (~$184), Sony will upgrade your current PS3 to a 250 gigabyte hard drive. The cost includes the hard drive and all labor for swapping the drives and moving over your system software and all content from your current hard drive. Sony will even return the current hard drive to you.
The program works with the following PS3 models:
â€¢ CECHA00 (60GB)
â€¢ CECHB00 (20GB)
â€¢ CECHH00 (40GB)
â€¢ CECHL00 (80GB)
â€¢ CECHQ00 (160GB)
â€¢ CECH-2000A (120GB)
For further details, including a step-by-step guide to placing an order and shipping out your PS3, see Sony's hard drive swap service page."