Over at Kotaku they got a tip about a FCC filing by Sony that mentions a 80GB Playstation 3. This could be a new addition to the lineup or it could be replacing the top end and the 60GB version could be droped to the 20GB’s price point. (Sony Working on PS3 “Elite” Model – Kotaku)
Sony did talk with them later and say this:
“As mentioned when we made the product announcement for PS3, the system will have different configurations (thus, 60GB HDD with memory card slots and Wi-Fi and 20GB HDD without memory card slots or Wi-Fi both exists). Application to the FCC has been made with various possibilities in mind, however, it does not lead to a new product announcement at this time.”
Sounds pretty interesting especially since they didn’t deny that they will be making an 80GB version however they might have just left the option open for them. (Sony Responds to PS3 Elite Rumor – Kotaku)
I think it would be really cool if Sony came out with an 80GB version, it would make more room for that cool PS3 Home feature that will be coming out later this year.
Here is a picture of the FCC filing: