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249w ago - With the arrival of GamesCom comes news of the more eco-friendly PS3 Slim 160GB and 320GB models which have already hit Japan arriving in North America, alongside word of pricedrops on the 120GB and 250GB PlayStation 3 consoles in order to phase out the older versions.

IGN (linked above) revealed that retailer GameStop has preemptively posted and since removed a listing for the new 160GB PS3 Slim console on their site.

Additionally, PlayStationLifeStyle.net reports that Sony plans to phase out the 120GB and 250GB PS3 models to replace them with the larger PlayStation 3 HDD revisions.

To quote: "So what's going to happen to the 120GB and 250GB PS3? Price drops... Or at least a temporary one. Our retail source also reports that listed right now in his store's system, it has the 250GB PS3 for $299.99. That's a $50 price drop for the 250GB model.

Although our source didn't report on if the 120GB model would also be seeing a price drop, it would make sense for Sony to do so, to clear out existing stock of the older slim models to make way for the new SKU."

Finally, an official announcement is expected to come tomorrow during Sony's GamesCom 2010 press briefing.

PS3 160GB & 320GB Arrive, 120GB & 250GB Models Phasing Out

PS3 160GB & 320GB Arrive, 120GB & 250GB Models Phasing Out

PS3 160GB & 320GB Arrive, 120GB & 250GB Models Phasing Out

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#5 - weii - 248w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by xUb3rn00dlEx View Post
Or you could always just dish out ~$60 for a new 2.5" HDD and then just do the upgrade yourself. Can't get anymore economically efficient than that!

Correct. But not everyone wants to do that even though it does not void any warranty.

Not to try to stick on this thread, but PlayStation Blog revealed that the 160GB will indeed be $299.99, but the 320GB system will be $399.99, bundled with PlayStation Move, PlayStation Eye and Sports Champions, whatever game that is.

#4 - xUb3rn00dlEx - 249w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by weii View Post
Wait, so 160GB replaces 120GB at $299.99, then 320GB replaces 250GB at $349.99? So $299.99 price tag gets 40GB bump and $349.99 price tag gets 70GB bump? 320GB model seems to be a good deal for those that needs the space, assuming it is $349.99.


Or you could always just dish out ~$60 for a new 2.5" HDD and then just do the upgrade yourself. Can't get anymore economically efficient than that!

#3 - weii - 249w ago
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Wait, so 160GB replaces 120GB at $299.99, then 320GB replaces 250GB at $349.99? So $299.99 price tag gets 40GB bump and $349.99 price tag gets 70GB bump? 320GB model seems to be a good deal for those that needs the space, assuming it is $349.99.

#2 - costy - 249w ago
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Amazon has it too: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VUO6H4/ref=pe_37130_16589700_fe_img_1/

#1 - saviour07 - 249w ago
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Newegg has the same deal posted now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16868110062