80GB Playstation 3

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:

Free 46″ HDTV with PS3 Purchase

Ever wanted to get a free 46″ tv with the purchase of a Playstation 3. Well if you were at the Playstation 3 launch in London then you might have gotten one. The first 100 people to purchase their Playstation 3’s were given a free TV along with a cab ride home.

This was a big suprise to everyone in line and it looks like they gave them a cab ride home because many of them didn’t have a way to transport their brand new tv home.

This is definitely a good way for Sony to start out with a bang in Europe.

Playstation Home coming in October

gamesindustry.biz is saying that Playstation Home will be launching in October. They found a pdf document on Sony’s developer site. The document lists these dates for the roll out:

Closed Beta (appx. 15,000 users): April – August
Open Beta (appx. 50,000 users): August – October
Service Live (50,000+): October

This is pretty cool because people will be able to sign up for the beta as we already know but know we have a time frame and know a bit more about how its going to be rolled out.

check out Game Industries article
and check out the pdf document

Playstation 3 Home Trailer Looks Amazing

This does look amazing but I am afraid that this could just be a second life clone with better graphics.
it is no doubt a closed system not like Second Life because there will be no user generated items from what I know so far, but it does sound promising and I have to say even though right now the PS3 doesn’t have much I think in about 3 months or so it might be a reasonable contender against the XBox 360.

Playstation 3 Home Beta sign up page, Sony has a site up where you will be able to sign up for the Home closed beta. The sign up isn’t available yet but the page is so keep your cursor over that refresh button and click away.

[via Gizmodo]