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Sony Europe president hints at 120GB PlayStation 3 model

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jul 2007 16:07 User comments (31)

Sony Europe president hints at 120GB PlayStation 3 model David Reeves, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has suggested that there may be an upcoming new model of the PlayStation 3 for European customers, a model with a 120GB hard drive.
Reeves made the comments during an interview with Dagbladet, a Norwegian website. He admitted that an 80GB version for Europe would not be significant enough to pursue, but that a 120GB model would do the trick. "The difference between 60 and 80GB is very small, we just feel that going up 20GB is not worth it," said Reeves, adding, "If you go to double it, it's worth it...so maybe you'll see something a little bit later."

Reeves also talked about the upcoming "Starter Pack" instead of a price cut like North American consumers saw. “We believe added value works in the PAL territories. We don't think it's necessary to reduce the price. We think that consumers want added value in Europe. We think it's the right decision."

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119.7.2007 16:09

Now this is just getting stupid

219.7.2007 16:19

Quote:
"The difference between 60 and 80GB is very small, we just feel that going up 20GB is not worth it," said Reeves, adding, "If you go to double it, it's worth it...so maybe you'll see something a little bit later."

AND THE POINT OF MAKING THE 80GB ONE IS!

WOW! This is my quote for the DAY NOW!

Once again Sony fidn newer and more stupid ways of destroying their brand and assuring the gaming world all PS3 owners are mental retards to buy such a product from this company which seems to be compelte and utter nuts atm!

319.7.2007 16:26

Its not that hard to replace a PS3 hard drive! Just buy one without it on ebay and buy a separate hard drive.

419.7.2007 16:27
26r0cK
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Yea this is just getting ridiculous. I seriously want a PS3 with all the good games coming out, but news like this is seriously stopping me (and possibly alot of other ppl) from buying one. Seriously Sony, stick with one thing and just stay with it! I wouldnt mind the 60gb but i heard 80gb so now imma wait for the 80gb ver, did i just now hear a 120gb??? ok imma wait for that one then. Who knows wats next but you're seriously not making this easy for the consumers.

519.7.2007 16:29

Originally posted by core2kid:
Its not that hard to replace a PS3 hard drive! Just buy one without it on ebay and buy a separate hard drive.
very well said.

619.7.2007 16:49

Originally posted by core2kid:
Its not that hard to replace a PS3 hard drive! Just buy one without it on ebay and buy a separate hard drive.
EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Its just another excuse for Sony to keep the system at $600.

719.7.2007 16:50

they need to do like the 360 and just make upgradable hardrives u can take off if they are really going hardrive crazy...but if they are gonna lower prices everytime they get bigger hardrives then shiet i guess sony keep buying bigger hardrives i nmight actually pick one up when some good games for it come out....

819.7.2007 17:44
AXT
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all you need is a laptop hard drive. really.

919.7.2007 18:56

sony is gonna had 3 or 6 stupid colors with ur choice of hard drive sizes next too. considering hard drives are dirt cheap these days. who the hell cares. any intermediate knoob can go to Youtube and find a video on how to install a 130 dollar 500 gig internal in a PS3 and wham bam thank you ma'am have tons of space.

sony is gay and the only thing good they made was PSX, PS2, and PSP

1019.7.2007 19:09

@ 26r0cK
I'm with you man. I was going to buy a 60gig then I heard about the 80gig being released in Korea, so I decided to wait and hoped for the price drop. Then we hear about rumble feature coming back and you can't count on them to have an exchange program to swap your old controls. Now 120, daaamn you Sony. Your not making people buy them now, your making them wait. This is getting old. Also, the game I really want, MGS4, won't be out till early '08. I think I'm going to wait till the holidays.

1119.7.2007 19:16

Just played my friends new PS3 today, as of now its just a fancy media center. I would spend about 300 at the most for it considering the games that are out. The one he bought was made in 2006. Its been sitting in Walmart for about a year!!! I am a Sony guy, but the PS3 ruined it as of now.

1219.7.2007 19:26

i agree with what some people have posted about Sony confusing people with the constant changes to the PS3 but were i agree to disagree is, they are doing everything in power to keep the price up which i agree sucks and they also should have thought of this 120GB drive before saying at E3 and other places that they was clearing the 60GB version for the 80GB. Where i disagree with what people post is no matter what the change the HD to its still easy up grade for anybody to put what you want in it. I dont have a problem with them revising the system to make it better but they do need to release their strong hold on $600. $400 - $500 would be a fair price and holding the system at that price will make their sales flow. $600 will be worth it if they hold up to what was said on other news about their 80GB version which will include 2 games and to rumble controllers. If that holds thats a deal to me. But its all a matter of them sticking to that and not changing their minds like the current system they want to use in the market.

1319.7.2007 20:33
fgamer
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At least Sony aknowledges the fact that Americans aren't gonna pay $600 for one of their retarded bundles. As they said it works in the Pal regions which is why they'll feed North America the 80GB units while the Pal territories get a 120GB version. I think most people rather have a cheaper price with no bundled games than the same inflated price with a few ok games. So in my mind Sony will defininately have to drop the 80GB version down to $499 once the 60GB versions are gone...and if they don't...sells will drop drastically again! Good thing about this whole thing is that you can speak louder with your wallet.

1419.7.2007 20:49

lol...its amazing how people get blinded by the big hard drive..... "oh wow, it has a 120g hdd" just hide the fact that sony will start making the newer models cheaper.. glad I got mine when it first came out....

1520.7.2007 5:34

They should just make a model where it has everything except the hard drive that allows you to just go out and buy your own 2.5" HDD for it. makes zero sense to keep changing the HDD size when you can very easily go out and buy a new 2.5" 250 GB HDD drive from Best Buy and put it in instead of having a drive at a 4th or 3rd the size.

1620.7.2007 7:52

Originally posted by Iguana775:
They should just make a model where it has everything except the hard drive that allows you to just go out and buy your own 2.5" HDD for it. makes zero sense to keep changing the HDD size when you can very easily go out and buy a new 2.5" 250 GB HDD drive from Best Buy and put it in instead of having a drive at a 4th or 3rd the size.
I believe the PS3 can only support up to a 120GB 2.5" lappy HDD. That's the last I read. But, yes, go out and buy the $499 model now while supplies last, and then when needed (and HDD's are a little cheaper) throw in a 120GB one yourself!

1720.7.2007 11:26
diableria
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who needs a 120 drive they need to start realeasing good games instead of bigger hard drives, idiots

1820.7.2007 12:20

Originally posted by thegrunt:
Now this is just getting stupid
no actually thats a stupid thing to say. different cultures want different things, and international corporations have to deal with each issue as such.

given sony might make moves that will piss some people off; but the majority of people, those of which who are not using afterdawn forums, are happy. All corporations use different tactics for different cultures. for example: coca cola is still coke wherever you go right? but the recipe is different for every country.

1920.7.2007 17:19
MidnightJ
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Doesn't this mean everyone who bought the 80GB model just got ripped off? Or did they not release the 80GB model in Europe?

2020.7.2007 19:12

I seriously don't know what the hell is going on with Sony and the PS3.

2120.7.2007 19:14

the important thing for me is the size, and size matters in this actual compact society, the PS3 in general is VERY BIG, is like the BIG MUMMA of video gmaes, which I am very sure they could do a much better reduction in the physical terms.

2220.7.2007 19:28

Originally posted by lcancio:
the important thing for me is the size, and size matters in this actual compact society, the PS3 in general is VERY BIG, is like the BIG MUMMA of video gmaes, which I am very sure they could do a much better reduction in the physical terms.

They could make it a lot smaller if they removed the power supply from it. Sony knows this but with their tradition, they want to sell the big system first and then slim it up(PlayStation to PSOne, PlayStation 2 to PSTwo, PSP to PSP Slim)

2320.7.2007 19:32

sorry for double post, Afterdawn server kept giving me errors

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2420.7.2007 20:45
gmontalc
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I have been posting ahead of time about the PS3 and no-one is listening !

2521.7.2007 0:45

Originally posted by core2kid:
I seriously don't know what the hell is going on with Sony and the PS3.
My kids want a PS3 REAL BAD....I just can't bring myself to buy one until they get the price down a little, figure out what they are doing with the hard drive, and get some games out to choose from.

In my house the BR will never be used for movies, strictly gaming.

2621.7.2007 3:58
nobrainer
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is there any depths that sony pr won't sink to?

you have David Reeves stating that the jump from the 60 to 80 gig is too little then you have the other monkey phil harrison saying that the 80gig in the us is great for heavy downloaders:

Great BBC Video Of Phil Monkey Harison CLICK TO WATCH!

saying how they lower the cost to be competitive is the way to go and this is apparently the "way to go" and no mention of the removal of US 80gig hardware the emotion engine so now American can suffer the glitches we suffer in Europe now.

Originally posted by dick reeves:
“We believe added value works in the PAL territories. We don't think it's necessary to reduce the price. We think that consumers want added value in Europe. We think it's the right decision."
added value would have been full backwards compatibility I'm afraid not less hardware for a higher cost, so now you offer games that will soon be platinum and two controllers that will become obsolete very soon as the new ones are just around the corner.

http://www.scee.presscentre.com/Content/...31&NewsAreaID=2

Originally posted by david reeves above link:
Rather than concentrate on PS2 backwards compatibility, in the future, company resources will be increasingly focused on developing new games and entertainment features exclusively for PS3
and they stood to their word as backwards compatibility sucks and the updates are no more so enjoy poor support america, btw for doubters here is the bc list: http://faq.eu.playstation.com/bc/ sony's idea of "working" is that the game loads on a ps3.

i'm sure everyone remembers http://lik-sang.com/ and the sony price fixing lawyers!

Quote:
Lik-Sang.com Out of Business due to Multiple Sony Lawsuits
Tue Oct 24 2006 21:58:51 Hong Kong Time - Corporate Info

OUT OF BUSINESS NOTICE

Hong Kong, October 24th of 2006 - Lik-Sang.com, the popular gaming retailer from Hong Kong, has today announced that it is forced to close down due to multiple legal actions brought against it by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Sony claimed that Lik-Sang infringed its trade marks, copyright and registered design rights by selling Sony PSP consoles from Asia to European customers, and have recently obtained a judgment in the High Court of London (England) rendering Lik-Sang's sales of PSP consoles unlawful.

As of today, Lik-Sang.com will not be in the position to accept any new orders and will cancel and refund all existing orders that have already been placed. Furthermore, Lik-Sang is working closely with banks and PayPal to refund any store credits held by the company, and the customer support department is taking care of any open transactions such as pending RMAs or repairs and shipping related matters. The staff of Lik-Sang will make sure that nobody will get hurt in the crossfire of this ordeal.

A Sony spokesperson declined to comment directly on the lawsuit against Lik-Sang, but recently went on to tell Gamesindustry.biz that "ultimately, we're trying to protect consumers from being sold hardware that does not conform to strict EU or UK consumer safety standards, due to voltage supply differences et cetera; is not - in PS3's case - backwards compatible with either PS1 or PS2 software; will not play European Blu-Ray movies or DVDs; and will not be covered by warranty".

Lik Sang strongly disagrees with Sony's opinion that their customers need this kind of protection and pointed out that PSP consoles shipped from Lik-Sang contained genuine Sony 100V-240V AC Adapters that carry CE and other safety marks and are compatible world wide. All PSP consoles were in conformity with all EU and UK consumer safety regulations.

Furthermore, Sony have failed to disclose to the London High Court that not only the world wide gaming community in more than 100 countries relied on Lik-Sang for their gaming needs, but also Sony Europe's very own top directors repeatedly got their Sony PSP hard or software imports in nicely packed Lik-Sang parcels with free Lik-Sang Mugs or Lik-Sang Badge Holders, starting just two days after Japan's official release, as early as 14th of December 2004 (more than nine months earlier than the legal action). The list of PSP related Sony Europe orders reads like the who's who of the videogames industry, and includes Ray Maguire (Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Alan Duncan (UK Marketing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Chris Sorrell (Creative Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd), Rob Parkin (Development Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited), just to name a few.

"Today is Sony Europe victory about PSP, tomorrow is Sony Europe’s ongoing pressure about PlayStation 3. With this precedent set, next week could already be the stage for complaints from Sony America about the same thing, or from other console manufacturers about other consoles to other regions, or even from any publisher about any specific software title to any country they don’t see fit. It’s the beginning of the end... of the World as we know it", stated Pascal Clarysse, formerly known as the Marketing Manager of Lik-Sang.com.

"Blame it on Sony. That's the latest dark spot in their shameful track record as gaming industry leader. The Empire finally 'won', few dominating retailers from the UK probably will rejoice the news, but everybody else in the gaming world lost something today."
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Jul 2007 @ 4:04

2721.7.2007 12:32
doanovan
Inactive

Don't have time to go through all of these comments; I got my PS3 in '06 and I was able to use my 160GB USB external HD without any problem. I guess these if you think a 120GB is a big deal - a Terabyte(TB) HD was on sale at Fry's early 06.

2821.7.2007 13:42

Man sony sucks

2921.7.2007 18:18

here we go again we refuse to lower the price of the unit but we will add 200$(retail costs them under 100) worth of stuff just to keep it at 600...................

relay these corporate types do not udnerstand pricing at all......

3021.7.2007 18:45

Originally posted by doanovan:
Don't have time to go through all of these comments; I got my PS3 in '06 and I was able to use my 160GB USB external HD without any problem. I guess these if you think a 120GB is a big deal - a Terabyte(TB) HD was on sale at Fry's early 06.

What file system is the Hard drive in? I am trying to get a 100GB external to work and it doesn't recognize the NTFS file system. I am on firmware 1.82

3121.7.2007 18:55
vinny13
Inactive

Meh, I don't really care...

BTW, I like next years line up for games, so that's good enough for me.

I'm not gonna cry over all this crap.

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