[IMGW]http://media.1up.com/media?id=3367486[/IMGW]Way back during E3 week, Sony surprised gamers by revealing that their price-chopped 60GB PS3 would be replaced by a new and still $600 80GB SKU. Sony announced today that this version of the PlayStation 3 is now available in stores, complete with a copy of Motorstorm.
In their official announcement, Sony once again boasts that sales of their next-gen system have jumped 113% since the original 60GB SKU price cut last month. As with Microsoft's 360 price cut announcement, Sony also takes some time to brag about their fall/winter line-up, which includes Heavenly Sword, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
One important note to make is that the new 80GB units will not include the PS2 emotion engine guts built inside that allow for near-perfect backwards compatibility for PS1/PS2 titles.
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