Sony ponders larger hard drive for PS3

A Sony Computer Entertainment spokesperson has confirmed that the company is “considering” producing a new version of PlayStation 3 with a larger hard drive.

Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka has once again discussed the increasing possibility that an upgraded PS3 model is in the works. Fukuoka told Reuters, “For users who vigorously store (games and other entertainment content) in the PS3, the 60-giga may not be big enough eventually.”

He continued, noting that Sony may also change other components of the console, not just the hard drive: “We are not likely to change its core components and functions such as the Cell, RSX, Blu-ray drive and network capability. But outside that realm, addition and deletion is quite possible.”

Rumors about a possible 80GB PS3 have been floating around lately, but considering that Microsoft is getting set to launch the Xbox 360 Elite later this month, which comes equipped with a 120GB HDD, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to hear Sony announce a new model with a hard drive at least that big, if not bigger. The key factor, however, is price.

Source: GameDaily BIZ

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