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NEW 250GB PlayStation 3 System Available November 3

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Marketing Manager, PlayStation 3

Hi everyone! Since we launched the slimmer, lighter 120GB PS3 system, we’ve sold one million units worldwide within the first three weeks. We know that all of you are really making use of the PS3’s hard drive, as more than 600 million pieces of content have been downloaded from PlayStation Network. But if you are the ultimate digital consumer craving a bigger hard drive, we have the perfect solution for you.

Today, we announced the availability of a new PS3 system with a 250GB hard drive hitting store shelves on November 3. The PS3 250GB system has the same slim look, feel and features as the 120GB system, but with a 250GB built-in hard drive for $349.99. With the new, larger capacity, you’ll have even more room to store your favorite games, movies/TV shows, music, photos and PlayStation Network downloads.

250GB PS3

We’ve been saying it for a while now—this year we’ll see the best software lineup to date. What better way to enjoy your PS3 than by playing some of this season’s exclusive PS3 titles such as UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, and PlayStation Network downloads like PixelJunk Shooter, Gravity Crash, and Hustle Kings. In addition to the huge software lineup available this holiday, there are 2,300 movies available to download from the PlayStation Network’s video delivery service, with a third of those movies available in full high-definition.

As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback and enjoy!

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Janged said:

October 17th, 12:32 pm

this might actually get me to buy a second ps3 ill just switch hard drives on the so my nice shiny backwards compatable one has more space

Janged said:

October 17th, 12:33 pm

since i need one for my home away from home as well

Frost-Byte09 said:

October 17th, 1:48 pm

Wow, thx Sony. Wish I would have known about the 250GB before I got the 120GB. It would have gave me more memory and you all some more money being that I had to spend the $299 to buy the 120GB because your 40GB stop working on me and had to have it shipped back to Sony in TX, twice and of course you wouldn’t fix it the third time it broke down on me because of your wonderful Warranty plan. Thank God for Best Buy and there Warranty plan this time, but I still love ya. XOXOXOXO Just do something for the little people for a change. You wouldn’t be able to make any new game console without us the people buying your product.

stressthemind said:

October 17th, 2:49 pm

I think 120GB is already ridiculous, who needs 250GB worth of games and music etc? also, the psp go is terrible, it has a smaller screen then the 2000 and 3000 and it can do exactly everything the 2000 and 3000 can do, you can just get a 16GB memory stick for 40 bucks, and presto! and with the psp slim being only 170, its a lot cheaper then the 250 go. Also, with a slim, you can still play the UMDs you own that sony failed to put on the store, or download them, and as if the psp slim isn’t already portable enough, c’mon.

Degen-X818 said:

October 17th, 6:16 pm


eaglesfan_95 said:

October 17th, 6:35 pm

hey sony why do u rip ppl off come u guys are acting like microsoft

eaglesfan_95 said:

October 17th, 6:37 pm

hey Sony stop acting like Microsoft

eaglesfan_95 said:

October 17th, 6:40 pm

also can get a xbox 360 that is just as good

NullSigma said:

October 17th, 8:22 pm

While I’m glad there’s a PS3 coming out with upgraded storage I’m still bummed about the lack of backwards compatability. I know its kind of a null point as a PS2 can be picked up anywhere for around 60 bucks, but still it is a bummer. I just had to put my 80gb- backwards compatible-with all kinds of memory support in for servicing and I am holding onto it forever (or until it breaks another time or two, then it might be mass effect time)

famoussas23 said:

October 17th, 8:45 pm

yeah a uncharted II bundle would be nice,or even God of War I&II bundle

cybe11 said:

October 17th, 10:28 pm

nice work sony,
but does it have a fan?

mgs61794 said:

October 17th, 10:48 pm

yay sonys sales are going up thanks to the 250gb ps3.more memory means more room for games videos music and photos and best of all,it still plays blu ray movies!!!
keep it comin sony!!

slayer70247 said:

October 17th, 11:20 pm

Sony, please sell the PS3 without HDD for $250 and let us choose what size we want on it, there’s a lot of places where you can get a 500GB HDD for $80/90. That easy…

Survious said:

October 18th, 12:10 pm

Thanks Sony, for the effort you put in your systems…

Wakener said:

October 18th, 2:05 pm

Funny, but with 10 minutes worth of work and far less than $250, I upgraded my PS3 to 500 gigs months ago. And since I got the MGS4 bundle, mine plays most of my PS2 games, as well. Slap the old PS3 hard drive in an enclosure on top of that, and poof! you even get a portable hard drive to boot. Rather than waiting for this package, I’d be looking at a Game Exchange for a used system you can upgrade yourself. But that’s just me.

Legion_of_Sorrow said:

October 18th, 10:56 pm

I don’t know about the slims. Personally I like the shine of my 120 GB. I got it for Christmas last year along with Uncharted and I love it.

Along with the two year service plan that I got with it, I have no reason to upgrade to a 250 GB hard drive, or a slim for that matter.

keithagraham said:

October 19th, 3:44 am

I bought the 120 slimline…no I feel like an idiot! Is there anyway it can be upgraded to the 250 hard drive? HELP…Thanks

whitekenyan03 said:

October 19th, 7:53 am

couple questions:
1. will it be fully backward compatible (with the better emotion engine as well) like some of the 60gig’s are?
2. will it have the memory slots like the few select PS3’s do (i.e. sd, xd, cf, etc)
3. will those of us be able to exchange it (like ATI does with older video cards for newer ones) to sony for some credit towards a new slim 250gig? and in the process of exchanging with sony, they migrate your gamedata/saves/etc to the new 250gig as maybe an extra $15 or 20 bucks?

Hopefully they give some DLC or somethin to go with it too to help promote it. hopefully.


as far as i know all the PS3’s use a 2.5″ laptop sized hardrive. all you should need to do is look here on playstation’s site for the migration/backup tutorial and poof…ur gtg. also, check up at #215 with wakener’s comment about upgrading. hope it helps.

DezeyL said:

October 19th, 12:24 pm

Wow I just got the ps3 slim, and now this?… I guess.

dsmitty75 said:

October 19th, 1:16 pm

Is this well worth the extra Money though from the 120GB?
To me and few of my friends its not worth the money to pay 50$ (could be a new game? worth) to get just the console and all you know?.
Tell me what you think? Yeah its an opinion question…


Nocturnal-D said:

October 19th, 4:00 pm

It’s pure Genius.
It only does everything. x 2

BeachCrazy said:

October 19th, 7:27 pm

When I bought my PS3 7 months ago, I bought a 250gig HD and stuck it in myself. lots of room. of course, it’s cheaper than back when I paid for it!


October 19th, 8:24 pm

Im good with my 500GB can you upgrade the new one?

AZRAEL32 said:

October 20th, 12:19 am

I am assuming that Sony is doing this to give competition to the CoD MW2 edition Xbox that is going to be 250gb as well.

Hitman-Merc said:

October 20th, 9:33 am

if you buy this your a n00b learn how upgrade the old ps3 you can get 500gb hdd & spend the same for this new one even can get 1tb hdd if you try hard spend alot more there is no reson sony should be doing this to people the hdd is a 2.5 sata 5400rpm read the playstaion mag month october 2009 page 20 how to upgrade your ps3 hdd

cporterfield06 said:

October 20th, 9:33 am

I like the idea of you guys expanding your horizons, but you’re leaving your valued customers that were with you through the PS, PS2, and now PS3 eras in the dust, why not come out with a backwards compatible version of these “new releases” I’d buy one then… so would alot of other people I know… I’ve had complaints like crazy at work because of these new systems not being backwards compatible… if you make it, they will buy it guys, think of loyalty, and you will be rewarded, I can guarantee it.


October 20th, 1:12 pm

@ Post #8… 500GB PS3 slim? Please. Do tell where I can find one of those! Price?


October 20th, 1:22 pm

Am I just being skeptical of changing out the HDD myself or is it REALLY a good idea? I can’t help but imagine that the PS3 owners that have all of these issues with their hardware are the same people that went tampering with their HDD’s. If I can’t get it boxed by Sony and a nice pretty price tag on it, then you can count me out. I don’t think playing Macgeyver with your PS3 is the way to go. It costs enough as it is… Why risk doing something that will void your warranty?

K-grim said:

October 20th, 2:06 pm

actually 250gb ps3 bundles hawe ben awalibe in europe for a week now
one of them is bundled with uncharted 2
all are seling for 250€

K-grim said:

October 20th, 2:07 pm

sorry i ment 350€

gamemaniac98 said:

October 20th, 2:17 pm


theskullkingP87 said:

October 20th, 3:08 pm

sweet now i can have more room (i only have 2467mb)

Sweet_Toothx15 said:

October 20th, 4:00 pm

That real nice. because have everything in ps3 and tight system.

jboog1 said:

October 20th, 5:15 pm

stop rushing for stuff all the time,wait for better deals.

jboog1 said:

October 20th, 5:17 pm

they’ll throw out something everyone wants and then boom! better deal.

udkmhyphyboy619 said:

October 20th, 5:33 pm

If you want to make it better make a modern warfare 2 limited edition ps3

udkmhyphyboy619 said:

October 20th, 5:34 pm

best of all the new 250 GB ps3 and modern warfare 2 are both days away from my birthday

benslancer said:

October 20th, 6:15 pm

Dan I cant wait, so glad I didnt spend 600 on one! lol

jrsinn said:

October 21st, 8:50 pm

Yea Um!! Everyone that’s complaining about the 250gb being only 50 bucks more is crazy. By the way I purchased a 500gb HDD Western Digital on sale on for $89, I feel great and I works great!! No worries I suggest everyone to buy a Hard Drive that best suits their needs instead of buying a whole new system. Especially if you are like me and own the backwards comp version of the PS3. When Sony said that the PS3 will last for a long time they weren’t kidding as long as we keep getting updates and swappable hard drives I am good!!! Thanks Sony!!!

jrsinn said:

October 21st, 9:01 pm

Actually ATM-SPYRO you don’t void your warranty if you tamper with you PS3 Hard drive. But that’s how far you can go with it. This is just one blue screw and after that it is sooooo easy to remove the hard drive just slides right out!!! Once you put the new SATA 2.5 inch hard drive all to do next is format the drive which is selected in your system settings menu. MAKE SURE you back up your last Hard drive in order for you to transfer your data on to the new HDD. An external HDD will work just fine to do this with.

jrsinn said:

October 21st, 9:09 pm

Now what sony has to do is try to incorporate the PSP GO into the PS3. Like using the new bluetooth enabled device to act like a controller for the PS3. Just think about how much better it would be if your playing a game like Madden NFL and your playbook will be at the palm of you hands instead of the screen!! Please Sony think of a way to do this not for only this game but for every new game that comes out for the PS3. This will also work wonders for your sales in general. Thanks again SONY!!!!

jason1216 said:

October 22nd, 10:10 am

Don’t waste your hard earned money on any playstation 3 systems. I purchased one last year and it crashed on me a few months later. I sent it to Sony under warranty repair and they sent me another unit (refurbished I think). It lasted a few months with little use and now it won’t read any disc at all. Now my unit is out of warranty and Sony wants me to spend $200 to get it fixed. Two systems in 18 months and there is no guarantee the third will be any better. I just want to thank Sony for taking care of its customers. I think I’ll take my $200 and buy an Xbox 360 and use my PS3 for firewood.

XxblitzassaultXx said:

October 22nd, 1:25 pm

for the holidays include games with this.. such as mw2, kz2, r2, or u2. they will sell tonnssss.. and maybe the red/blue controller with it

jason1216 said:

October 22nd, 3:06 pm

I wouldn’t waste your hard earned money on any playstation 3 systems. I purchased one last year and it crashed on me a few months later. I sent it to Sony under warranty repair and they sent me another unit (refurbished I think). It lasted a few months with little use and now it won’t read any disc at all. Now my unit is out of warranty and Sony wants me to spend $200 to get it fixed. Two systems in 18 months and there is no guarantee the third will be any better. I just want to thank Sony for taking care of its customers. I think I’ll take my $200 and buy an Xbox 360 and use my PS3 for firewood.

luxt420 said:

October 22nd, 3:17 pm

awesome just wasted 299

DaiBiX said:

October 22nd, 6:42 pm

But a 1TB harddisk cost about 80 bucks… would you not pay 30 bucks for 4 time the 250GB capacity?

mariokart34 said:

October 22nd, 7:02 pm

awsome, for only 50$ more u can go for double the memory with 10GB extra

hzhardy said:

October 22nd, 7:30 pm

Why is everyone feeling they got jipped do to the new release? Take the 50 dollars you save and go buy a 320gb hd or just spend a little more and buy a 500gb western digital scorpio blue that only cost around 80 from best buy like I did. online you can also get the western digital 640gb hd for around 120 doollars. Personly if they would have offered an 80gb slim for fifty less I would most definatley buy it instead since I had already planned to do the swap. the best part is that it is totally acceptable mod to do preserveing our warranties. It was very easy to do and after downloading the update it was ready to go in about 20 minutes. also does anyone know were I can get an extra hd tray I would like to modify one for the new western digital 1tb 2.5 scorpio blue hds available. so all you people that are upset. look at the bright side. The original hd’s are cheap in my opinion.

AMS_vip said:

October 22nd, 9:40 pm

my is 80gig and I’m set =)

AMS_vip said:

October 22nd, 9:46 pm

but that would cancel the warranty

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