The internet rumormills are buzzing with the speculation that Sony is preparing an 80-Gig model of their PlayStation 3 system.
The evidence: Kotaku dug up a filing with the FCC in which a new PS3 model with an 80GB hard disk was listed as an additional inclusion to the original FCC grant for the two currently available models of PS3s.
Sony responded with this official word, which is neither a confirmation nor a denial:
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.
Hmmm...interesting stuff, no? Who knows what the mad scientists at Sony are cooking up in their hidden PS3 labratories?
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