Sony has officially announced the 250gb PS3 which will be available this November for $349. If you are looking for a beefy alternative to the 120gb system, this one is it. Here’s the ink from Sony:
Sony Computer Entertainment America Annouces New 250GB PlayStation 3 System
Following the successful launch of the slimmer and lighter PlayStation®3
(PS3™) system with 120GB hard disk drive (HDD), Sony Computer Entertainment
America today announced that a new PS3 system with a 250GB HDD will be available on
November 3 for $349.99 (MSRP). Launching in time for the holiday season, the 250GB
PS3 system provides consumers with plenty of storage capacity to download more
games, movies, and TV shows from PlayStation®Network, as well as to store their
personal media files, including music, photos, and videos.
The 250GB PS3 system offers the same form factor and functionality as the current
120GB system, which achieved retail sales of 1 million units worldwide in the three
weeks since its launch on September 1. Both models will be available at retail this
holiday, providing both gamers and gift-givers with the opportunity to choose the
PS3 system that’s right for them.
“The PS3 platform is poised for a tremendous holiday season,” said Scott
A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA. “We kicked things off
early with the new price point and sleek form factor and have continued the momentum
with this week’s launch of the universally acclaimed exclusive, Uncharted 2:
Among Thieves. The new 250GB PS3 provides consumers with another compelling hardware
option and speaks to the growing consumer appetite for digital content from the
PlayStation Network – particularly high-def content that showcases the power
of the PS3 system.”
More than 600 million pieces of content have been downloaded from PlayStation
Network as of September 2009, and in conjunction with the launch of the 250GB PS3
system, PlayStation Network will continue to expand with a broad range of original
games and blockbuster entertainment content for download this holiday season.
Exclusive downloadable games launching soon on PlayStation®Store include
PixelJunk Shooter, Gravity Crash, and Hustle Kings.
In addition, PlayStation Network’s video delivery service, which offers
downloadable movies and TV episodes for rental or purchase, will soon add Star Trek,
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bruno, and other summer blockbusters to its
movie lineup. The PlayStation Network currently offers 2,300 movies, one-third of
which are available in HD format, as well as more than 13,300 TV episodes.