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Upgraded PlayStation 3 Consoles Coming this Fall

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Sony has announced new PlayStation consoles coming this Fall. One is a bundle, one is not. Both feature expanded hard drives.

The PlayStation Move Sports Champions Bundle features a PS3 Console with a 320GB hard drive and the PlayStation Move bundle. The bundle, worth $100 alone, consists of a PlayStation Eye camera, a Move controller, the game “Sports Champions” and another demo game disc. The camera itself is going for $30-$40 now, so the bundle is a good deal even without throwing in a huge hard drive on the console. The whole package will cost $400, so the savings is in the Move bundle and not the overall package. Sony and Microsoft have been consistently offering the same pricing point while simply upgrading features, which is nice, but not everyone can afford a $300 console.

Sony is also upgrading the hard drive on the standard console. It will feature a 160GB drive. The box on the Move bundle mentions Netflix streaming, but the 160GB one doesn’t. I am not sure if this means anything, as I would expect both versions to feature Netflix, having been told the disc-less version was coming.

Next month will be a good one for Sony with the launch of the PlayStation Move, as well as these consoles. Both consoles and the stand-alone Move bundle will be available September 19. I am particularly looking forward to the Move. What do you think? Are you waiting for the Move, or do you prefer Microsoft’s Kinnect for Xbox 360? Are you going to buy both? Let me know in the comments.