Sony announced yet another new PS3 slim model today: a unit that will have a 250GB HDD and will go on sale November 3 for $349.99. The increased price is due solely to the increased-capacity hard drive, which will give PS3 owners plenty of options for storing DLC purchased from the PlayStation Store.
The 250GB PS3 will have the same form factor and functionality as the current 120GB PS3 Slim console. The only difference will literally be the HDD size.
So, why the need for a larger PS3 hard drive? Well, consumers like downloading goodies from the PlayStation Store, much like they crave Xbox Live content. To date, more than 600 million pieces of content have been downloaded from PSN. But with the holiday season soon to be upon us, even more content is scheduled to release soon, promising the need for a higher-capacity hard drive.
The PlayStation Network will soon add Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bruno and other summer blockbusters to its HD movie lineup. Currently more than 2,300 2,300 movies are available on PSN, one-third of which are available in high definition.