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SCEE bringing 160GB PS3 model to Europe

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 21 Aug 2008 3:19 User comments (14)

SCEE bringing 160GB PS3 model to Europe Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced a 160GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) model, which will launch in the PAL markets on 31st October for a RRP of 449. The console will be bundled with extra PlayStation Network content. The 160GB drive offers more than twice the capacity that current models are sold with.
For those looking to use a PS3 console as a home media center hub, extra storage capacity is important for large amounts of digital content. It allows for increased video, music, and photo storage as well as room to download even more games, game extras, playable demos, and trailers from PSN.

Lower prices and a better game line-up has helped to push the PlayStation 3 (PS3) further along in the console war between Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. The three are looking to sell the most hardware units and take the biggest chunk out of the multi-billion games market.

Read: How to upgrade your PlayStation 3 Hard Drive

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14 user comments

121.8.2008 4:06
blueroad
Inactive

big wow..untill i see some price cuts PS3 is out of my list...with the lowest amount of games availible for the console and with quite a bit of the already low amount availible on the other consoles its not worth the 450 euros in my opinion..

221.8.2008 6:44

all i have to say is they need to have backwards compatibility for ps2 games.

321.8.2008 7:20
susieqbbb
Inactive

They need help even as a media center the ps3 still is to expensive.

Considering i can purchase a 160 gig hard drive for 100.00 i look at this as they are still charging you for the hard drive..

Lame

Microsoft doesn't charge you for the hard drive in fact they sell consoles without a hard drive to cut costs and make the console availible for everyone to bad sony cannot say that.

421.8.2008 8:33
13thHouR
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Originally posted by gbrbob:
all i have to say is they need to have backwards compatibility for ps2 games.
especially after "phil the bull$hhitter harrison" announced that backwards compatibility would be a core feature.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Aug 2008 @ 8:35

521.8.2008 10:53

I hope they allow more than a tiny 10 gig for different operating systems. It would be great to have more room for linux apps.

621.8.2008 11:05
13thHouR
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Originally posted by MrRee:
I hope they allow more than a tiny 10 gig for different operating systems. It would be great to have more room for linux apps.
i think they need allllllllll, the space they can get for the new and improved "mandatory game installs".
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Aug 2008 @ 11:06

721.8.2008 14:20

yeah i have to uninstall one game to play a new game at the moment its a pain in the arse

822.8.2008 6:47

BUT U CAN'T BEAT THE FACT THAT IT COMES WITH A BLURAY PLAYER. I USE MINE AS A MEDIA CENTER ALL THE TIME MUSIC, PICS, MOVIES AND INTERNET. IF YOU WERE TO SETUP UR OWN MEDIA CENTER U'D HAVE TO EITHER MOVE UR COMP FROM THE "OFFICE" INTO THE LIVING ROOM OR BUY A WHOLE NEW COMP.

922.8.2008 7:06
13thHouR
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Originally posted by gbrbob:
BUT U CAN'T BEAT THE FACT THAT IT COMES WITH A BLURAY PLAYER. I USE MINE AS A MEDIA CENTER ALL THE TIME MUSIC, PICS, MOVIES AND INTERNET. IF YOU WERE TO SETUP UR OWN MEDIA CENTER U'D HAVE TO EITHER MOVE UR COMP FROM THE "OFFICE" INTO THE LIVING ROOM OR BUY A WHOLE NEW COMP.
none of the consoles are media centres as they can only render a very limited number of formats that a pc can.

try looking over at video jug with your ps3 and that's just a flash extension.

Do you know that you can purchase a media device for under 100 that will stream all your formats to any device in your home don't you, and they will actually work unlike your ps3 _media_ sry i mean limited playback to trusted formats only device!!!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Aug 2008 @ 7:10

1022.8.2008 8:46

Funny, with Tversity A FREE DOWNLOAD you can view just about any format from OGG to MKv, FLV etc. on a PS3 & Xbox 360...works for me just fine. This doesn't include the standard out of the box media server option within the PS3 that gets updates to increase compatibility with more formats. Plus with the upcoming Vidzone release there are talks that the PS3 will have FULL flash support as Vidzone uses that format.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Aug 2008 @ 8:58

1122.8.2008 18:59

right but really what formats are used the most?? divx is about all i use other then watching bluray movies. Also i just got one of those new 120 hz lcd tv's coupled with a bluray player it's better than the movies. now i just need a good surround sound system.

1222.8.2008 19:28
13thHouR
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Originally posted by gbrbob:
right but really what formats are used the most?? divx is about all i use other then watching bluray movies. Also i just got one of those new 120 hz lcd tv's coupled with a bluray player it's better than the movies. now i just need a good surround sound system.
so your statement presumes just one version of divx exists then......

Oner do you only post in the sony topics to defend the company?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Aug 2008 @ 19:33

1322.8.2008 21:41

nah just random thoughts, lighten up

1423.8.2008 10:15

I say make HDD optional and PUT BACK IN Emotion Engine!!

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