80GB PS3 launches in US in August for $599. Price drop on 60GB model confirmed
Gamespot reports official confirmation from Sony that the $499 price cut is real and there will be a new 80 GB model for sale at $599 that includes a copy of Motorstorm in addition to the larger hard drive
The $499 price cut is a great idea. Combined with the five free blu-ray movie offer and a recent wave of strong PS3 titles, the PS3 is looking very attractive.
However, this new 80 GB model doesn’t seem to make sense. I suspect that most users would prefer the current 60 GB model at the cheaper price and adding this new option seems like it will weaken the perception of the price drop.
Of course, this is still early information. I suspect there may be more to this story that we haven’t heard yet. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait long.
UPDATE: No longer rumor. Confirmed.