Sony considering "bigger HDD" PS3

Sony has stirred the embers of recent speculation that it's to release an 80GB PS3. Reported on Bloomberg.com, Sony Computer Entertainment spokesperson Satoshi Fukuoka revealed that introducing a PS3 with a larger hard drive is under consideration at the company.

No further details were given, and Sony Computer Entertainment was unavailable for comment at the time of writing.

Above: Are the consumers ready to embrace a larger hard drive?

Fukuoka's revelation follows the news of Sony's confirming it is ceasing offering the 20GB model in North America, this decision "in line with our strategy as we had planed to choose models based on consumer needs," Fukuoka explained.

Sony then will be weighing up whether a PS3 with a larger hard drive is a product consumers will embrace.

April 17, 2007