With rumors predicting the imminent disappearance
of the PlayStation 3's 80GB model and its subsequent substitution by a new SKU
in America, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has chimed in and told GamesIndustry.biz
that it currently has no plans to introduce a 120GB PS3 to the UK. Whereas the rumored 120GB - 160GB PS3 (with Dual Shock 3
controller) would take the retired 80GB model's place in the US, there would be no ex-SKUs to do the same in the UK. The 40GB system is the only in-production model currently being sold in the European region.
As for the arrival of a new PlayStation 3 in America, Sony is sticking to its silenced "no comment" guns.