The Great PS3 Price Drop of 2007 isn’t much of a price drop after all, not when Sony’s moves are looked at in aggregate. When all is said and done, Sony will have one PS3 available throughout North America, and it will be the upgraded/downgraded 80GB PS3.
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The upgrade to 80GB of storage offsets some of that potential bitterness, and Sony can pull the switcheroo while still saving plenty of money on manufacturing. According to Reeves, the cost difference stemming from the 60GB to 80GB hard drive upgrade is “just Euro cents” (a.k.a., pennies).
It is funny that things just costs a few pennies and they see it relevant to slap another $100.00 USD on the price tag I think.