80GB PS3 Confirmed for South Korea
Looks like that rumour of the 80GB PS3 has turned out to be partly true as it’s been confirmed on the Sony Computer Entertainment Korea website, according to Gamasutra:
The official website now lists only the new 80GB version, to be released on June 16th for 518,000 South Korean won ($557), before tax..
It’s not going to be seen in the West though, as it’s claimed that a high percentage of people in South Korea have access to high speed broadband, leading to Sony giving them a slightly larger HDD.
Personally, it doesn’t cost a great deal of money to buy a 250 GB USB HDD that you can use to connect to your PS3 and Mac/PC so this isn’t a big deal, especially as no other specs have changed in the South Korean PS3.
I would be annoyed if it was released over here at a similar price to the 60GB PS3 though.