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South Korea to get souped up PlayStation 3

May 22nd, 2007 . by Matt

Usually I only play RPG and strategy games on the PC, but I am also a big fan of pro-wrestling games, so I might consider getting this souped out PlayStation 3.

TOKYO: Sony’s PlayStation 3 video game console will come with a beefed up 80-gigabyte hard-desk drive in South Korea, and that model is being considered for the U.S. and other markets, a company official said Wednesday.

The PlayStation 3, which competes against Nintendo Co.’s Wii and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360, now comes with a 60-gigabyte hard drive. A 20-gigabyte version, which has been discontinued in the U.S., still sells in Japan and some other regions.

“Increasing capacity for models is one of the options,” said Satoshi Fukuoka, spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We make such decisions depending on the needs of the market, and every country is different.”

The 80-gigabyte version will start selling June 16 in South Korea, where online games are enormously popular and broadband connections are more widespread, Fukuoka said. Broadband can enhance some games, and players can also download features for games from the Internet.

No decision has been made on other markets, although the company is considering selling it in the U.S. and elsewhere, he said.


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