80Gb PS3 out on Friday in the UK, August 28 in Australia

Monday, 18th August 2008 07:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt

VG247′s received confirmation from a GameStation employee that the 80Gb PS3 is indeed out in the UK this Friday, August 22, as has been previously rumoured.

The retailer’s pre-order page is here. It’s the same price as the current 40Gb model: £299.99.

IGN’s also carrying confirmation that the new SKU will release on August 28 in Australia. The box will cost $699.



  1. Shatner

    Oh goody. Can we have another short-sighted and insular argument about how back-compatibility is the most important thing in the world ever?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss

    Yeah, we can.

    It’s ridiculous that they don’t put it back in. Not ridiculous from a Sony Corp. making money point of view, but ridiculous from a PS3 sales point of view and getting those millions and millions of PS2 owners with vast back catalogues of games to make the leap to the PS3.

    /sticks fingers in ears


    #2 6 years ago
  3. Shatner

    10 Print “You are wrong”
    20 Goto 10



    #3 6 years ago
  4. morriss

    I’m right and I know I am. If they put it back, advertise that it’s back, you’ll see a bigger sales spike than MGS4.



    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I thought this was already way past “rumour”? Every gaming store on the Interweb has been advertising it as ‘this Friday’ since the beginning of last week! :-D

    Should make for a nice sales spike, anyway – my local Asda had a sign up when I went shopping yesterday to say that 60gb 360s were “temporarily out of stock”.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Killerbee

    I’ll be getting one on Friday. Can’t wait. :)

    The only dilemma I’m left with is that none of the retailers have announced any bundle deals yet, so I expect to spend Friday morning trawling the high street trying to find out who’s got the best deal.

    With any luck Game / Gamestation will just offer the same bundle deals that they’re offering on the 40GB…

    #6 6 years ago

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