“Big Bang”?: 40gig PS3 Headed to Europe, Australia; US, Canada Next?

October 6, 2007 at 2:45 am Leave a comment

Finally, Europe and Australia get a break. The new 40gig PS3 sans extra memory and two USB slots will be heading to the territories soon enough for a mere price of €400, roughly $564USD. It’s good news for the many people who didn’t bother to even look at the PS3 in other territories because of the major expense, but it’s bad news because backwards compatibility will be completely removed from the model. SONY says this is a good move because it gives people good reason to buy new games rather than stick on to old ones. Frankly, the XBOX360 doesn’t have such an excellent backwards compatibility feature, either, and the GameCube-backwards compatibility on the Wii doesn’t upgrade or upscale anything on the GCN games. The 60GB version will be discontinued as soon as stock depletes, but lowered to a price of  €500 (~$705USD).  The only question is: when will the USA and Canada get their shot at a 40GB model and will the 80GB model remain?

[Via Wired]

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