"Sony revealed that an 80GB version of their PlayStation 3 will be released in South Korea. However, they have also disclosed some additional information that PS3 fans might be disappointed to hear: there are no plans to release this version in the US for now.
Next Generation placed a call to Sony and got the news from the horse's mouth so to speak. The representative from Sony said that "We're constantly looking at new ... configurations [for PS3], but currently there are no plans to change current hardware offerings [in North America]." The question that is now posed is why South Korea? Well, knowing their penchant for MMORPGs, could it be that they are gearing up for a console MMORPG revolution with a release of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes for the PS3 or some other MMORPG they have been developing in the wings? We can speculate all we want, but the fact is we aren't getting it in the near future.
So hopefully, if the US market shows enough demand, we might be getting it sooner than later. Be sure to check back for more updates on the PlayStation 3's 80 GB version."