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    Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    Europe is set for a new PS3 model! The 80GB SKU hits retail this August and will replace the current 40GB model. Got it?
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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    But using the same setup as the 40GB, so no PS2 backwards compatibility.

    This is one sale that's not going to take place for a while then.

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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatCat View Post
    But using the same setup as the 40GB, so no PS2 backwards compatibility.

    This is one sale that's not going to take place for a while then.
    Actually the '80GB' model has PS2 partial-softemu compatibility, it's a reduction of the hardware needed that featured in the '60GB' model to keep things cheap.
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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    ^ hmm but will they have that? i don't think they will.

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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Actually the '80GB' model has PS2 partial-softemu compatibility, it's a reduction of the hardware needed that featured in the '60GB' model to keep things cheap.
    This one won't. Its the same as the new US sku which replaced the 40gb directly with the only difference being a larger hdd. No backwards compatability I am afraid.
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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    i wish they would just release a cheaper model instead, so they reach the £200 price point and it'll be worth buying for the bluray

    i wonder what the older model will go for when the new one comes out

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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by uni View Post
    i wonder what the older model will go for when the new one comes out
    New.. it won't exist, that's why they say 'replace'. Second hand.. well a lot less that it did before the new one came out I guess.

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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    I dojnt want to pay £300, i wanna pay less!

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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    They have done this because of the news about 360 60gb but really £300 is to expensive there better of selling 40gb for £200 then people only have to pay around £40 max for 120gb hard drive.

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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    80gb? These old fashioned consoles are funny.

    120gb is where its at.

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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
    120gb is where its at.
    120gb? These antique gaming devices are funny. 1.5tb is where it's at.

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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    You have confused a console with a hard drive in it with a hard drive.

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    Re: Headlines - PS3 80GB priced at £299 will replace 40GB in Europe

    The whole "Retail" disk size thing with PS3's is such a non-issue really.

    To those wanting a cheaper option,you have to realise you are not going to get a substantially cheaper console just with a smaller hard drive. The real cost difference between a 40gb and a 80gb drive is about a fiver. And anyway, sure the majority who are concerned with disk space will replace it anyway, especially as 250gb disks are under £50.

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