Rumour – 80Gb PS3 to be dropped in Japan

Hatimaki’s rumouring that PS3’s 80Gb SKU is about to be discontinued in Japan. The Japanese site’s posted a retailer note saying pre-orders for the Black, White and Silver 80GB PS3 will stop on August 9, apparently at Sony’s request. Sony has already discontinued 20Gb, 40Gb and 60Gb PS3 SKUs in Japan. Thanks, Kotaku.

80gb headlines

  • 80Gb PS3 launches in India

    Sony’s released an 80Gb PS3 SKU in India, priced 25,990 rupees (£361). It replaces the current standard 40Gb model and comes with a DualShock 3 in the pack. “The introduction of high definition gaming and entertainment systems among the Indian audience is the result of extensive research into the entertainment needs and preferences of the […]

  • US gets 80Gb PS3 a couple of weeks early

    Engadget is reporting that US retailer Best Buy has already begun selling the 80Gb PS3. The $399 console isn’t due out in the States until September. The 80Gb is hitting European shores this Friday, whilst our Australian brothers have to wait another week. And that’s that. By Mike Bowden

  • Used 60Gb PS3s selling for more than new 80Gb in UK

    UK retailer GAME is selling a handful of used 60Gb Playstation3s for the princely sum of £349.99 and upwards. This is £50 more than the new 80Gb model which is heavily rumoured to be hitting UK shores this Friday. In fact, 60Gb models have been selling for around £400 on Amazon, which, combined with GAME’s […]

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

    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 […]

  • 80Gb PS3 set for August Australian release

    Sony has confirmed that its latest PlayStation 3 hardware revision will be launched in Oz on August 28, says Gamespot. Interestingly, this is one day before the UK is supposedly getting it. Still no confirmation from Sony on that though. As for the rest of Europe, well, you’re used to waiting aren’t you? The Australian […]

  • 80Gb PS3 gets UK release date - according to GAME

    According to UK retail site, GAME, the 80 Gb PS3 will go on sale on August 29. However, the site does give us a little reminder that the 80 gig version does not include the following: Backwards Compatibility with PS2 Games Memory Stick Card Readers SACD Playback Ethernet Cable 4 USB Ports, (The PS3 80GB […]

  • SCEE confirms 80Gb PS3 SKU for Europe

    SCEE’s confirmed an 80Gb PS3 SKU for Europe, to launch on August 27 for £299, Eurogamer reports. “We will be doing promotional bundles from the middle of September to the end of December at various prices,” Reeves said at a SCEE event in LA today. “The 80GB replaces the 40GB. Please do not ask me […]

  • 80Gb PS3 confirmed for Europe, says French site

    GI was right it seems: according to Jeux Video the 80Gb is a definite for Europe and will cost the same as the current 40Gb. Best news of all, though, is that the new SKU will apparently come bundled with the DualShock 3 controller. It doesn’t look as though backwards compatibility has made the cut, […]

  • Europe to get 80Gb PS3?

    According to GI, Sony Europe boss David Reeves will announce the 80GB PlayStation 3 for Europe shortly. “At SCEE’s European press event in Los Angeles this evening, it’s expected that Reeves will confirm the new SKU, with a release period close to September 2008 – the date the 80GB model will become standard in North […]

  • Sony confirms 80Gb Motorstorm PS3 SKU discontinued

    According to this Joystiq report, Sony’s confirmed that the 80Gb Motorstorm PS3 pack will not longer be circulated in the US. “Retailers aren’t getting any new inventory of the 80GB Motorstorm bundle,” said an SCEA spokesperson. More through the link.

  • That was the news – Week 15, 2008: Announce the 80Gb PS3 SKU and DualShock 3 for Europe, SCEE, or risk damage later this year

    The Americans were pulling little colon-“o” emoticons, but the news was greeted with surly derision in Europe. SCEA announced last week that the MGS4 gunmetal PS3 was to launch in America in limited quantities, the pack to include a 40Gb PS3, a DualShock 3 and the game itself. America, it seems, is blessed by Sony. […]

  • SCEA: We underestimated 80Gb PS3 demand

    SCEA marketing boss Scott Steinberg has admitted that demand for the 80Gb PS3 SKU in America has taken SCEA by surprise, giving rise to a shortage of the machine. “Our strategy at the end of the year was to offer up a $399 40Gb, which we thought was the magic price for a Blu-ray machine, […]

  • Yet another 80GB PS3 rumour

    This reports that there’s the possibility of an 80GB PS3 SKU coming to the UK this summer, citing sources such as HMV staffers and Cosco cashiers. According to SCEE, “There’s no official word on an 80GB PS3 coming to the UK.” Just remember all this, OK? By Mike Bowden

  • SCEA announces MGS4 80Gb PS3 bundle

    Sony’s announced a MGS4 80Gb PS3 bundle at a retailer conference today. The pack has remained undated. “Working closely with our retail and publishing partners and sharing our hardware and software roadmaps at Destination PlayStation gives us a great opportunity to outline some key milestones for the year. In response to incredible demand, we will […]

  • PS3 SKU rumours gets out of hand: 160Gb, slim machine for autumn?

    It’ll make the tea as well. According to this, a “particularly well-informed insider” reckons Sony’s planning a slimline PS3 for launch this autumn, which could be the home of the now much-rumoured 160Gb hard drive SKU. The report uses the logic that both PS2 and PSP were slimmed down to support itself. This new rumour […]

  • Sony "mulling over" PS3 SKU strategy

    Yet more in the 80Gb US PS3 cancellation saga, this time in the form of a story that Sony hasn’t actually made its mind up what to do about the whole issue. Heavy rumour’s been pointing to a 120Gb package to replace the 80Gb machine, but if this is to be believed, it’s all a […]

  • No plans for PAL 120Gb PS3

    SCEE has no plans to release a rumoured 120-160Gb PS3 SKU, GI’s reporting, reponding to persistent rumours that the (maybe) ditched 80Gb US SKU is to be replaced by a package with a bigger hard drive. “We do not currently have any plans to release a 120GB PlayStation 3 in the UK,” said a SCEE […]