Sony ups $US399 PS3 to 80GB, unveils new PSP, PS2 bundles

E3 2008

Sony Computer Entertainment America's Jack Tretton has plans to get more PlayStation 3s and PlayStation Portables in gamers' hands.

This Fall, Sony is set to replace the 40GB PS3 with an 80GB Core model. Selling for $US399, it makes a lot of sense for the PS3's future. With all the content they want to push through the online storefront, you really need that hard drive to take advantage of the PS3. Now, it's not just the PS3 that's getting value packs in the works.

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Meanwhile, a Ratchet and Clank Entertainment Limited Edition PSP Pack is slated for the for the holidays. Along with a silver PSP comes a 1GB Memory Stick Duo, the game, a copy of National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, and a voucher for a copy of the 3D puzzle game. A cagey move to try and lure in a handheld-craving audience. But will it coax over people that already own a DS? Drop in enough value (which Sony is) and they have a fighting chance.

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Actually, while we're at it, how about a couple PSP games that I got peeks at (and plan to scrutinize closer over the next couple days). Resistance Retribution is another take on the PS3 franchise. Y'know shoot aliens, avoid their bites -- stuff like that. It looks like a third-person action / shooting game and those are a little tricky to pull off on a handheld. Will they fare better?

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Fall will also see Sony launch a new PlayStation 2 Bundle. It'll come with the Lego Batman game and a DVD -- Justice League: The New Frontier. Not too shabby for the kids (though the DVD is a little on the mature side) and not too shabby for a $149 asking price.

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