250 GB PS3 Officially Headed to North America

Despite denying it for weeks, Sony Computer Entertainment America has finally formally announced a 250 GB PS3 Slim for North America.

The 250 GB PS3 Slim has been a reality for European gamers for some time now, and those on the west side of the Atlantic will be able to pick up theirs starting November 3 for just a $50 premium over the 120 GB model.

What might you want to do with all that hard drive capacity? After all, the original launch PS3s shipped with 20 GB and 60 GB drives.

"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," wrote Sony marketing manager Kim Nguyen. "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."

Personally, I'm plenty happy still with my 60 GB launch unit with PS2 backwards compatibility, but it's shameful that this new PS3 SKU will have a larger hard drive than my laptop.

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  • burnley14
    Still don't see the point of this when you can add your own bigger HDD for so much cheaper.
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  • ubernoobie
    burnley14Still don't see the point of this when you can add your own bigger HDD for so much cheaper.

    For the people who don't know how to change hard drives.
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  • doomtomb
    ubernoobieFor the people who don't know how to change hard drives.

    uber noobs
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