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October 28, 2010 // 4:28 pm - Sony PlayStation 3 Marketing Manager Kim Nguyen has announced today that the standalone 320GB PS3 system will be available soon for consumers.

To quote: With all of the great new movies, music, TV shows, games and game demos being distributed over the PlayStation Network, it became clear that we needed to offer PlayStation 3's with larger hard drives to store all of the media for our most active users.

Back in August we announced the availability of a new 160GB PS3 system for $299.99 (MSRP) as well as a 320GB PS3 system bundled with a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye and copy of Sports Champions for $399.99 (MSRP).

Many of you asked if you can buy the 320GB PS3 system on its own and we're very excited to announce that we will begin shipping the standalone 320GB systems today to your local retailers.

The digital distribution trend is undeniably gaining momentum, and we here at PlayStation are committed to providing you with the hardware you need to support as much downloadable media as possible.

The 320GB PS3 system, which will retail for $349.99, has the largest storage capacity of any next-gen console and will continue to provide the same high-quality gaming that PlayStation fans have come to expect. For only $50 more, you get twice the storage capacity of the 160GB system.

With popular downloadable PlayStation Move games like Tumble already out and PSN exclusives like echochrome ii, Beat Sketcher, PAIN, and Dead Nation on the horizon, there are more options for downloadable content now than ever.

But advantages of more storage on your PS3 doesn't stop with the great games; blockbuster movies and hit TV shows are available for download on PSN and viewable in HD on the only all-in-one gaming and entertainment console that boasts a Blu-ray player. Enjoy!

Sony Announces Standalone 320GB PS3 System is Available Soon

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#9 - Itsmattylol - October 29, 2010 // 11:43 am
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eh??? This just for those in the US?

I brought a standalone 320gb yesterday from Argos, it had 3.40 on it

#8 - azoreseuropa - October 29, 2010 // 10:47 am
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If you are looking for jailbreak PS3 then dont buy it. I will bet that it is 3.50 unjailbreak for now.

#7 - Clagfish - October 29, 2010 // 6:33 am
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This has been available in Australia AGES! I have one...

#6 - elser1 - October 29, 2010 // 2:07 am
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it costs 450 in australia for the smallest one..

ps3 adapter 50
1tb hdd 100
better value
and more usb..

#5 - harrymei - October 29, 2010 // 2:06 am
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Really good news, Thanks for sharing this. Hope to see more standalone packs available..

#4 - bitsbubba - October 29, 2010 // 1:52 am
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knock off 50 bucks and take away the 100 dollar controller set, what a deal.. bet they sell a lot of these.

#3 - Mantagtj - October 29, 2010 // 12:41 am
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Yes and as an extra special reward for you lukky people, we are sticking 3.50 on for FREE, so you can be up to date and have 3d movies...

Keep it...

#2 - sgnmg4ever - October 29, 2010 // 12:22 am
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For 50 Dollars more you pay for this you can buy a 750 GB hard drive like i did. What a rip off sony!

#1 - dondolo - October 28, 2010 // 11:48 pm
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with 3.41, sure