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320GB standalone PlayStation 3 coming soon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Oct 2010 12:21 User comments (15)

320GB standalone PlayStation 3 coming soon Sony has announced today that they will be releasing a standalone 320GB PlayStation 3 console soon, pricing the console at $350.
Additionally, the company is still selling the 320GB system bundled with PlayStation Move, the PS Eye and "Sports Champion" for $400.

Making the system intriguing is the fact that Sony sells their low-end 160GB model for $300, so upgrading may even be cheaper than buying a 160GB model and adding your own HDD (unless you already have one laying around).

For September, Sony saw 312,000 PlayStation 3 sales in the U.S., a steep 37 percent drop year-over-year, although in August 2009 the company dropped the price of the PS3, leading to extremely strong sales for the period.

Sony has also reported that they have shipped 1 million Move motion controllers in the Americas for the PlayStation 3 in just 30 days since launch. Sony Europe reported 1.5 million sales for the EU during the same time.

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15 user comments

128.10.2010 12:59

Hard to believe they still charge so much for PS3s...No way I'd pay $350 for one of these...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

228.10.2010 14:29

Sony Stores usually have refurbished PS3s for $200, that's pretty good I guess..

328.10.2010 14:35

Unless it comes with restored ps1/2 support, unmolested usb hardware, and the OtherOS re-enabled then why would anyone want it?
At this point you know they're just going to make it even worse than it already is just from what's happened in the last couple years.

428.10.2010 20:07

Didn't take long for the PS3 haters to chime in, huh?

528.10.2010 20:07

don´t seem to hit the $250 anytime soon ,mmm i might pass this gen

628.10.2010 22:25

"Making the system intriguing is the fact that Sony sells their low-end 160GB model for $300, so upgrading may even be cheaper than buying a 160GB model and adding your own HDD (unless you already have one laying around)."

This is the drive they use in the 320GB...it is $50 with free shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007605%2050001984%20600030592&IsNodeId=1&name=Hitachi%20Global%20Storage%20Technologies

Buying the 160GB and upgrading is like buying the 320GB model and getting a free spare 160GB hard drive. Of course, it would be foolish to buy a 320GB drive when you can get the drive that will be in the 500GB model PS3 for $55.

728.10.2010 23:36

Quote:
Buying the 160GB and upgrading is like buying the 320GB model and getting a free spare 160GB hard drive. Of course, it would be foolish to buy a 320GB drive when you can get the drive that will be in the 500GB model PS3 for $55.
Well said.

829.10.2010 11:18

Originally posted by hikaricor:
Unless it comes with restored ps1/2 support, unmolested usb hardware, and the OtherOS re-enabled then why would anyone want it?
At this point you know they're just going to make it even worse than it already is just from what's happened in the last couple years.
To play games, watch Blu-Ray films and be able to play the triple A exclusive PS3 games as well.

I was never aware that the PS3's main feature was to play PS2 games and to have OtherOS. Also, any PS3 model is capable of playing over 95% of PS1 games.

929.10.2010 20:00

It not only plays blu-ray discs, but also the new 3-D blu ray discs. It definitely has lots of features for its price. I'm thinking on buying another.

1029.10.2010 22:47

I might get the PlayStation 3 320GB PlayStation Move Mega Party Pack ... am I crazy or what ...$509.96

I get 20 percent discounts from Gamestop since my n law works at their warehouse.

it comes with 2 move navigation,2 move controllers,PlayStation®Eye camera and Sports Champions™ Blu-ray game


or should I get PlayStation 3 320GB PlayStation Move Party Pack? includes same as the mega party bundle but it only comes with 1 navigation but still comes with 2 move controllers and other items.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Oct 2010 @ 22:50

1129.10.2010 23:55

I just bought a 500GB HDD to replace the 120GB I put in my launch PS3.


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123.11.2010 0:50

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
I might get the PlayStation 3 320GB PlayStation Move Mega Party Pack ... am I crazy or what ...$509.96

I get 20 percent discounts from Gamestop since my n law works at their warehouse.

it comes with 2 move navigation,2 move controllers,PlayStation®Eye camera and Sports Champions™ Blu-ray game


or should I get PlayStation 3 320GB PlayStation Move Party Pack? includes same as the mega party bundle but it only comes with 1 navigation but still comes with 2 move controllers and other items.
It is about the right price if you are actually going to use the move...IF.

136.11.2010 0:47

Originally posted by kikzm33z:
Originally posted by hikaricor:
Unless it comes with restored ps1/2 support, unmolested usb hardware, and the OtherOS re-enabled then why would anyone want it?
At this point you know they're just going to make it even worse than it already is just from what's happened in the last couple years.
To play games, watch Blu-Ray films and be able to play the triple A exclusive PS3 games as well.

I was never aware that the PS3's main feature was to play PS2 games and to have OtherOS. Also, any PS3 model is capable of playing over 95% of PS1 games.
Nah, mine does not play them at all.

146.11.2010 2:09

i just had a look on the website for my local games shop and its $564 for a ps3 320GB model with move starter kit.thats the australian price anyway.really hoping the price drops soon been planning on getting a ps3 for about a year now.Just keep reading bad things about it on this forum.


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159.11.2010 23:03

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
i just had a look on the website for my local games shop and its $564 for a ps3 320GB model with move starter kit.thats the australian price anyway.really hoping the price drops soon been planning on getting a ps3 for about a year now.Just keep reading bad things about it on this forum.
Im almost sure I seen it today with the 320 and move for like 400 bucks.

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