Sony Computer Entertainment has officially announced a new Sony PlayStation 3 80GB product bundle in the USA. What is not known is when and if this new bundle will be launched in Australia. Key to the Sony offering is a new game controller. However qustions have been raised as to whether the new PS3 80GB is backward compatible with Sony PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games.
Speaking in the USA Jack Tretton, president and chief executive of SCEA said “Working closely with our retail and publishing partners and sharing our hardware and software roadmaps we are able to reveal some key milestones for the year. In response to incredible demand, we will be manufacturing more 80GB PS3s, and the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 80GB PS3 bundle is an ideal way to offer that continued value to our consumers.”
SCEA also said it would introduce the Dual Shock 3 wireless controller for the first time in April 2008. DualShock 3 incorporates both rumble and motion sensing Sixaxis technologies, which enhances the gamer experience with more interactive, intuitive and immersive game play experience and will work with more than 100 current PS3 titles.
“With Blu-ray having won the format war, our stellar software line-up and a broad product portfolio, we will continue to drive the incredible momentum we’ve been generating since last fall,” Mr. Tretton added.