Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:07

Sony to transition to 160GB PS3 model

Written by David Stellmack


Will add 40GB and price to stay the same
Days appear to be numbered for the 120GB or $299 model of the PlayStation 3. Sony is apparently set to transition from using a 120GB hard drive to a 160GB hard drive. While a release date has yet to be officially announced, we suspect that the news will come later today at the Gamescom press conference.

From what we have been told, despite the addition of 40GB of hard disk storage, Sony will be sticking with the $299 price tag. The move to the 160GB hard drive is said to be a decision that is apparently being driven by the hard disk manufacturers that Sony is using in the PlayStation 3.

As we have seen before, size and capacity are an issue when hard disk manufacturers transition to new standard platter sizing, making it not very cost effective to provide the lower capacity drive. In fact, often times the hard disk makers offer the higher capacity drive with little or no price increase, and even sometimes a slight price decrease.

Expect the 160GB version to be available at your local retailer soon. Also, we might see some movement on the 120GB units that are left; but expect those to go quickly in sales promotions, and don’t expect to see Sony slash the price anytime soon. Now that Sony is making a few dollars on every console sold, we are hearing that a price reduction isn’t in the future yet, but if sales are not strong for the holidays, things could change.

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments